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A first for me - Grades Posted

MidLifeCrisisMidLifeCrisis Posts: 10,503 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited April 28, 2023 8:04PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Today I sent a small group of raw coins to PCGS for grading. This was my first time ever doing this. I never had the time or the inclination before. But I've been spending more time with my father-in-law and other older members of my family lately and they like to go to antique stores, flea markets and the like, so I thought I'd look for coins when I'm with them.

I have low expectations. I know it's rare to find anything special at these venues. Also, at one time I considered myself a fairly decent grader (amateur, of course) but over the years I've relied more and more on a small group of go-to dealers, PCGS and CAC to help me decide what coins to add to my collection...so my grading skills (whatever they may have been) have deteriorated considerably. But this is just for fun.

I understand turnaround times from PCGS can be several months. I don't wait well, but it will be ok. I don't have much money tied up in the coins so, if nothing else, this will be a learning experience.

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  • oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,657 ✭✭✭✭✭

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  • baddogssbaddogss Posts: 1,232 ✭✭✭✭

    Good luck and please post your results.

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  • DCWDCW Posts: 6,749 ✭✭✭✭✭

    So...
    Did you buy these coins at flea markets? Care to share what you sent in and what you expect them to grade?

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That sounds like a fun experiment. Sometimes a treasure can be found in such places. Good luck, and let us know how it works out. Cheers, RickO

  • MidLifeCrisisMidLifeCrisis Posts: 10,503 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DCW said:
    So...
    Did you buy these coins at flea markets? Care to share what you sent in and what you expect them to grade?

    I bought them at an antique store.

    1865 Three Cent Nickel (I bought this just because I had one when I was a kid.)
    1938-D Buffalo Nickel (I thought this one was very nice with some nice, mellow, gold toning.)
    1909 VDB Lincoln Cent (No S, unfortunately! I probably made a mistake on this one. It didn't seem as nice as I thought once I got it home.)
    1949-S Dime (I didn't have any particular reason for this one, I just bought it.)

    I have low expectations...I really cannot even guess what they will grade.

  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,336 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If you bought them to collect, submitting them is a no-brainer.

    I particularly like 1949-S Dimes.

    Pete

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  • MidLifeCrisisMidLifeCrisis Posts: 10,503 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1865 3CN AU53
    1938-D 5C Buffalo MS66
    1909 VDB 1C, BN MS63BN
    1949-S 10C Genuine VF Details (92 - Cleaned)

    Not bad for a beginner. I gave $3.50 for the 49-S Dime. I'm pretty happy with the others.

  • TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 43,566 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice. Good eye.

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 30,349 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BuffaloIronTail said:
    If you bought them to collect, submitting them is a no-brainer.

    I particularly like 1949-S Dimes.

    Pete

    Submitting should never be a no-brainer. Spending $35 to slab a $10 coin, for example.

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,592 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good luck!

  • MidLifeCrisisMidLifeCrisis Posts: 10,503 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What should I do with the 1949-S 10C Genuine VF Details (92 - Cleaned)? Crack it out and spend it?

  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,170 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Still a silver dime worth approx. $2 in silver.

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  • @MidLifeCrisis said:
    What should I do with the 1949-S 10C Genuine VF Details (92 - Cleaned)? Crack it out and spend it?

    Keep it as a lesson for the future.
    That's what I would do.

  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 11,076 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BuffaloIronTail said:
    If you bought them to collect, submitting them is a no-brainer.

    I particularly like 1949-S Dimes.

    Pete

    Why? What’s wrong with buying them to collect and not submitting them?

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