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NEWP! J T Stanton autograph and PCI 1939 QDR. A remembrance of a Legend

Aspie_RoccoAspie_Rocco Posts: 3,252 ✭✭✭✭✭

I won the auction for this coin at an alarmingly low price for what it was. It is an attributed FS 802 1939 QDR, with an autographed JT Stanton label. Graded MS65 by PCI.

I have acquired some really special nickels this year but this slab takes the prize for the most exciting addition to my collection.
It pairs well with my autographed Cherry pickers guide I got from JT years ago and I am beyond thrilled right now. The autograph is the best part, although the coin is awesome too.

JT has been my numismatic hero since I got into the hobby and I am glad to have had the chance to communicate with and buy coins from him. Just taking this chance to remind everyone how awesome a contribution he made to our hobby and to variety collectors. If you did not already know, the CPG is what is referenced for most PCGS attributed varieties. It was written by JT and Bill Fivaz.


  • divecchiadivecchia Posts: 6,460 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great pickup. You got a two for one deal with a great coin and a terrific autograph to boot.

    Congrats on your nice score.


    Hobbyist & Collector (not an investor).
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  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,240 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That slab is in great shape - another bonus.

  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,476 ✭✭✭✭✭

    very nice pick up

  • DCWDCW Posts: 6,751 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Awesome coin, and you sre right about his many contributions to the hobby.

    Gone too soon.

    Dead Cat Waltz Exonumia
    "Coin collecting for outcasts..."

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice acquisition... and fits your collecting focus very well. Cheers, RickO

  • BStrauss3BStrauss3 Posts: 2,913 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You want to look at the autograph like any autograph for signs that it's really hand-signed. Those are coins that JT or the other experts really reviewed.

    BTW, there are several generations of the "Signature" series, for example see https://www.cointalk.com/threads/is-this-a-newly-discovered-pci-sample-slab.296703/

    There was the original (90s, Tomaska) -- some good, some bad

    "2. It appears that after about 1994 -97 PCI was playing games with the original "signature" coins. Before then, it was on the level"

    There was a revival (2006-2007 Stanton/Daughtrey)

    There was a later generation where the "sig" is part of the printed label. Each signature is exactly the same and doesn't show any signs of hesitation or other penmanship marks. Those are pretty much bunk.

    ANA 49 year/Life Member (now "Emeritus" because ANA can't count)
  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,022 ✭✭✭✭✭

    agreed thats one in nice shape that we dont see every day (slab included)

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