Recent submission experience and results!
As I mentioned in another thread, my most recent submission experience has been a good one. 14 regular world coins received on 08/01/2023 and now coming home to me today 09/22/2023. The package was entered into “Received” quickly, and generally moved through each stage pretty uniformly. Even with a bunch of coins that had to be properly attributed and there was one that needed an oversized holder. I’ve noticed that the pops are updated but not the coinfacts images as some of these are top pops.
This is in marked contrast to a prior submission about a year ago which took 4 months door to door. Sorry @MrEureka – I feel your pain but either I got lucky or PCGS is starting to get unstuck.
On to the coins! They cover a pretty wide range – in general I look for interesting coins, original surfaces and nice eye appeal. All of the coins straight graded this round, which is always a bit tricky and I have been surprised before. A couple coins that might be really AU came back MS which I have noticed before. But, a couple could have graded a point higher in my mind so I guess it evens out. I haven’t posted the grades for now, in case anyone wants to GTG. Thanks to @PCGSPhoto for the pictures!
The first three are coins from Italian City States. These came from one of the Salton Collections sales (info here), this one run by Kuenker. These are all the size of a similar era English penny for example, but MUCH more well prepared. I also like these examples as they aren’t just an image of the ruler.
Pisa grosso– 1150-1312 - with Mary and Child
Florence fiorino – 1182-1252 – with image of John the Baptist
Lucca grosso – 1209 -1315 – with the “Head of Lucca” (Here)
Sort of similar but here are two Gigliatos from the Knights Hospitaller on the island of Rhodes. These are about the size of modern quarter. Both came out of an Elsen auction.
Next up is a Teutonic Knight 1612 ¼ taler. This is the second one of these that I have purchased raw, both now have graded mint state. This one is well detailed but does have some terminal toning.
I’ve always wanted a klippe – this is from Salzburg from 1587-1612, from Keunker auction. Still not sure why Salzburg produced so many klippes over the years?
Here’s another coin from Salzburg, this time a Taler with the US-centric “magic date” of 1776. I purchased this in an NGC holder graded AU58, but the holder was all beat up.
Next is a beautiful 1625 Taler from Munich, also a Kuenker auction. Yes, it has a planchet flaw but as predicted (by @Rexford , among others) it straight graded. I do think it was knocked down 1 point though.
And now for something completely different: I’d seen these vomiting dog jetons before from @CoinRaritiesOnline or @numismagram and thought they were cool looking. There’s a lot going on imagery-wise. This one popped up on MA-Shops from Dirk Loebbers.
OK, here was the big one – literally! Here’s a 1655 1 ½ Taler. This coin comes from the Preussag collection. These coins are BIG but a lot of times they are not necessarily that well made. Often they have areas that are weakly struck or have doubling. Also, a lot of these are either terminally black or dipped out white. I like the look of this one.
And then fast forward a few hundred years. I think I’d seen these 1930 Iceland coins from @Weiss and thought they looked cool. I saw an original 3 coin set at auction. The 5 Kroner is absolutely beautiful and in my mind is very undergraded. Reminds me of the northern lights!
Thanks for looking. Comments always welcome.
My current "Box of 20"