Time Traveler from 1965 landed in 2023 at the PCGS table at Long Beach
TMZ and The Onion have finally released this story, so it is claimed to be true.
A man, approximately 40 years old, "traveled" from 1965 and was instantly
plopped at the table of PCGS during this last Long Beach coin show. After staring around in amazement, he knew what he had to do.
The story continues that for this man to return to his home in 1965, he must submit all his pocket change
for grading. Once he has done so, and the results are in, he is/was allowed to return.
According to eyewitnesses- most of whom were sworn to secrecy- he, with the help of a fellow collector, filled out
the application and submitted the change he had been carrying in his pocket when he was zapped from 1965 to 2023.
The results are below.
Now personally, when I heard this story, I knew for a fact there was NO WAY this happened. Absolutely NO CHANCE!
Do you know how I know?
There is no way coins were submitted at this last Long Beach show; the results are available already!
THAT'S how I know.
The supposedly submitted coins:
They visit my table at shows all the time:
Person at the Table: Are these worth submitting?
Hands me a group of coins similar to the OP
Me: No, they're all common and because they're circulated and some have problems they wouldn't be worth what you'd pay to have them graded.
Person at the Table: How much will it cost per coin?
Me: For economy grading and return shipping about $17 per coin.
Person at the Table: Ok, let's go ahead and do that. Can I pay more and get them back faster?
Very funny...i just wish the cert numbers were sequential
Chopmarked Trade Dollar Registry Set
US Basic Coin Design Set
Every once in a while, I come across a coin that I know for sure cost more to grade than the coin is worth, and I think to myself "Why in the world would anyone spend money to have that graded?".
Then, for some weird reason, I feel sad because someone loved that coin enough to send it for grading, and sometimes even TrueView images as well - and I buy it. Weird huh?
Here are a few of them I have bought:
Paid $12 (Price Guide $10)
Paid $7.50 (Price Guide $10)
Paid $10 (Price Guide $20)
It would have been nice too if the 1953-S Franklin was a FBL.
(Is it close?)
I also submitted pocket change at the last Long Beach show. I received the coins back from PCGS 2 days ago. The only thing is they are circulated, but they all graded MS
Does this mean that I get to go back in time now? 🤔
Here’s proof that they turned them around that quickly😎
When I was working for Harlan Berk I once had an attorney come in with an "Estate" he was settling. It was about a dozen common coins all in slabs because the attorney had read somewhere that coins should be slabbed before they were sold. I swear that it was the deceased's pocket change!
Just as in life in general, there are some things that defy explanation. Many will simply resort to a mythical resource, such as time travel or 'the devil made me do it'.... Cheers, RickO
If I was to time travel to pick up a few coins, it would be to 1893. Then I would come back to sell them at the Chicago showin April.
Oops, I already did.
Only to go back to 1889 in carson city and come back with 5 rolls 😎
Did his car have a flux capacitor?
Rolls... do you mean bags?
Ummm, ok 👍 😉
Or just a Full Bell.
As noted here by others I’m a time traveler and was wondering if my fellow traveler mentioned where I left , in no particular order, my
“ fair well my buddy. Chewy 2002-2023.” My kitty collecting buddy and my best friend Aged 21 years- 3 months- 7 days 🙀
My uncle works for the San Francisco mint, and he is burying a coffee can of new just minted gold coins by the side of the road. We are firing up the machine tonight and will go back and fetch them
If you got the money to waste it can be fun to challenge your grading skills.
Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value. Zero. Voltairehttps://collectivecoin.com/coinbowlllc