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Baltimore Show Report... a few newps... and a couple of milestones...

lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,607 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited March 17, 2023 6:47PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Hello Everyone

I was able to make both Thursday Afternoon (albeit late) and today's show too. I wasn't able to make it to the Thursday show until 3:30. I had two collecting goals for the show... 1) a lightly circulated (AU-ish) Seated Liberty Dollar w/Motto for the 7070 definitely certified, and 2) a nice piece of Early Copper. My first stop was by Tom Reynold's Table just to scan what he had for Middle Dates... as usual... very nice and I knew I had to come back. I stopped by a number of tables only looking for SLD's. There were plenty of no Motto's in AU grades all over the show, but finding one with Motto proved to be a bit more of a challenge. One of the first tables I stopped at was Gerry Fortin's. Beautiful Dollars... too beautiful on My Budget! However, he also had a nice array of Seated Half Dollars. I needed a Seated w/Motto Half as well, but it wasn't a real priority. I'd been watching a few of the more common dates on various auction sites but none dated 1866 that also fit my XF45 criteria... until now. Pardon my crappy cell phone images (camera battery is on the charger).

So, that was the end of the day on Thursday. I had seen maybe 4 or 5 coins that met my criteria but I hadn't been able to cover the entire floor in that short time, so I knew I'd have to come back. Here was the crowd at the end of the day. It was still pretty brisk but had definitely calmed down a bit...

So, I made it back today just after lunch and started where I had left off from yesterday. After walking the entire floor and seeing only about 6 XF and AU coins I figured I might start looking for Reeded Edge CBH's instead... since that was the only other coin I'd need to complete the 7070 I'd been working of for forever. I'd gotten a few other Type coins from Wayne Herndon before and he had this piece at a pretty good price


As for the Seated Dollar, it came down to two... this little lady followed me home. Common date, but it left enough room in the budget for other coins, I finally got to complete my 7070, and the True Views were a plus.



I was pretty pumped up for finishing my set but I had to make it around to the EAC tables too. One thing I noticed on my search for SLD's was that it seemed a lot of vendors had at least some higher end Copper... not much, but definitely there. Tom's table was pretty busy but I saw a few Middle Dates I'd been looking at the previous day still available, and Butternut was set up right there too, so I stopped and checked out Col. Ellsworth's table too. There were a couple of Classic Heads that caught my eye, but I really wanted a "statement piece" for my Middle Dates and I knew the coin I wanted... again the first year of issue: 1816.


As I put the smoldering ashes of my checkbook away ;) I got these shots of the floor as I was leaving... very satisfied with how the show turned out and the pieces I acquired today...


Thanks all... Leo

Collecting: Dansco 7070; Middle Date Large Cents (VF-AU); Box of 20;

Successful BST transactions with: SilverEagles92; Ahrensdad; Smitty; GregHansen; Lablade; Mercury10c; copperflopper; whatsup; KISHU1; scrapman1077, crispy, canadanz, smallchange, robkool, Mission16, ranshdow, ibzman350, Fallguy, Collectorcoins, SurfinxHI, jwitten, Walkerguy21D, dsessom.

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  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,846 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I love the 1838 Half and the 1816 Cent. I'm less enthusiastic about the 1872 Dollar. It seems to have too many small marks for the grade. However, since you are going to put it into a 7070 album it should work well.

    All glory is fleeting.
  • Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,311 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool report and great pick ups! The 1816 LC is spectacular.

    Dave

    Always looking for original, better date VF20-VF35 Barber quarters and halves, and a quality beer.
  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,045 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great report and the pick ups are wonderful!
    I really like that bust half, and the large cent is over the top.
    If Reynolds graded it 58, you know it’s all there!

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  • CladiatorCladiator Posts: 17,917 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great report, thank you. Love the new additions.

  • FlatwoodsFlatwoods Posts: 4,122 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm glad you had a good time.
    With motto Seated dollars, that are nice, are harder to find than most people think.
    I still don't have THE one for my set.

  • morgandollar1878morgandollar1878 Posts: 4,002 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice haul, Tom always has some really nice early copper.

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  • divecchiadivecchia Posts: 6,501 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great report and thanks for taking the time to share your experience.

    Nice pickups, also.

    Donato

    Hobbyist & Collector (not an investor).
    Donato's Complete US Type Set ---- Donato's Dansco 7070 Modified Type Set ---- Donato's Basic U.S. Coin Design Set

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lkenefic .... Thanks for the report. Nice pictures of coins and the show. Seems it was a successful show for you. Cheers, RickO

  • shishshish Posts: 1,081 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for the detailed report. Love all your new additions except for the 1872 LSD which shows clear signs of cleaning. No problem, you can always replace it with a better example.

    Liberty Seated and Trade Dollar Specialist
  • mirabelamirabela Posts: 4,937 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Fun report, and great large cent in particular. I love coming back from a show with something spectacular, and that's how I'd feel with that coin.

    mirabela
  • ad4400ad4400 Posts: 2,026 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congrats on completing the 7070. Sounds like you came away from the show with that ‘warm fuzzy’ upon scoring some nice pieces after a long search. Great report too!

  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,607 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Walkerguy21D said:
    Great report and the pick ups are wonderful!
    I really like that bust half, and the large cent is over the top.
    If Reynolds graded it 58, you know it’s all there!

    I was going to buy the 1816 straight away, but I hadn't had the opportunity to scan the show for Seated Dollars. Ever since I got beaten out last summer on a nice XF coin with some strong bids, i was determined to find a nice example to kick off the Middle Date series... this was the sole 1816 that Tom had. There were other MS examples in plastic at the show with ask prices at multiples of what i spent on this one.

    We did get talking about the toning... and that was my only reservation on this piece. But upon further inspection and talking with Tom, I'm convinced that this coin probably spent a long time in an oak keg... look at the toning pattern on the reverse... like another coin was pressed up against it and the remainder was in contact with the wood from the barrel. Just pure speculation...

    Collecting: Dansco 7070; Middle Date Large Cents (VF-AU); Box of 20;

    Successful BST transactions with: SilverEagles92; Ahrensdad; Smitty; GregHansen; Lablade; Mercury10c; copperflopper; whatsup; KISHU1; scrapman1077, crispy, canadanz, smallchange, robkool, Mission16, ranshdow, ibzman350, Fallguy, Collectorcoins, SurfinxHI, jwitten, Walkerguy21D, dsessom.
  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,825 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for the report!

    Naturally, I love the Seated dollar!!

    “I may not believe in myself but I believe in what I’m doing” ~Jimmy Page~

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  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,607 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Walkerfan said:
    Thanks for the report!

    Naturally, I love the Seated dollar!!

    lol.. yeah, I like the design, but after buying 15 of them for a 76 coin Type Set I was a bit burned out on them. Since I already had a decent no Motto, I bought a lesser graded coin so I could complete the set and have a little room in the budget to focus on copper.

    Collecting: Dansco 7070; Middle Date Large Cents (VF-AU); Box of 20;

    Successful BST transactions with: SilverEagles92; Ahrensdad; Smitty; GregHansen; Lablade; Mercury10c; copperflopper; whatsup; KISHU1; scrapman1077, crispy, canadanz, smallchange, robkool, Mission16, ranshdow, ibzman350, Fallguy, Collectorcoins, SurfinxHI, jwitten, Walkerguy21D, dsessom.
  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,825 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 18, 2023 7:48AM

    @lkenefic said:

    @Walkerfan said:
    Thanks for the report!

    Naturally, I love the Seated dollar!!

    lol.. yeah, I like the design, but after buying 15 of them for a 76 coin Type Set I was a bit burned out on them. Since I already had a decent no Motto, I bought a lesser graded coin so I could complete the set and have a little room in the budget to focus on copper.

    Wow!! Didn't know that you had that many!!

    A Box of 20 is my goal for the SLD series...I have a long way to go. LOL

    “I may not believe in myself but I believe in what I’m doing” ~Jimmy Page~

    My Full Walker Registry Set:

    https://www.ngccoin.com/registry/competitive-sets/16292/

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,298 ✭✭✭✭✭

    all cool stuff. i love that 1816 cent ya got :)

  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,245 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Gratulations on completing your 7070 set and thanks for the show report with pictures.
    Wayne

    Kennedys are my quest...

  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,607 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Walkerfan said:

    @lkenefic said:

    @Walkerfan said:
    Thanks for the report!

    Naturally, I love the Seated dollar!!

    lol.. yeah, I like the design, but after buying 15 of them for a 76 coin Type Set I was a bit burned out on them. Since I already had a decent no Motto, I bought a lesser graded coin so I could complete the set and have a little room in the budget to focus on copper.

    Wow!! Didn't know that you had that many!!

    A Box of 20 is my goal for the SLD series...I have a long way to go. LOL

    That's 15 coins over all denominations... half dime to dollar... NOT 15 Seated Liberty Dollars. If I had that many, I'd be selling them to fund my copper addiction. ;)

    Collecting: Dansco 7070; Middle Date Large Cents (VF-AU); Box of 20;

    Successful BST transactions with: SilverEagles92; Ahrensdad; Smitty; GregHansen; Lablade; Mercury10c; copperflopper; whatsup; KISHU1; scrapman1077, crispy, canadanz, smallchange, robkool, Mission16, ranshdow, ibzman350, Fallguy, Collectorcoins, SurfinxHI, jwitten, Walkerguy21D, dsessom.
  • Riley1955Riley1955 Posts: 136 ✭✭✭

    Great report. Nice pics of the floor. And congrats on the new additions.

  • DelawareDoonsDelawareDoons Posts: 3,163 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice 1816, lovely example. It was a decent show!

    Professional Numismatist. "It's like God, Family, Country, except Sticker, Plastic, Coin."

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,592 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Those are wonderful half dollars and the large cent looks really nice, as well. Thank you for the detailed report.

    Thomas Bush Numismatics & Numismatic Photography

    In honor of the memory of Cpl. Michael E. Thompson

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  • kazkaz Posts: 9,038 ✭✭✭✭✭

    thanks for a report w/pics. wish I could be there! Very nice large cent! I'm a fan of the halves as well.

  • goldengolden Posts: 8,950 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for the nice show report.

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