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Show us rare coins you own in details grade that you could not afford in numerical grades

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Collecting interests: Mexico & Peru early milled 1 reales + 1796-1891 US dimes

Sports: NHL & NFL

Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

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  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,584 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MikeD said:
    This one is only available in a details holder.

    What date and denomination?

    Collecting interests: Mexico & Peru early milled 1 reales + 1796-1891 US dimes

    Sports: NHL & NFL

    Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

  • BustDMsBustDMs Posts: 1,555 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:
    This one has given me nightmares for years. Some people think it could have been an S.

    Looks like a D to me………damaged. 😏

    Q: When does a collector become a numismatist?



    A: The year they spend more on their library than their coin collection.



    A numismatist is judged more on the content of their library than the content of their cabinet.
  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,435 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @brianc1959 said:
    There seems to only be about a dozen 1839 Small Letters halves in all grades. A few years ago I tried to get a VF sample, but wound up being an underbidder to a billionaire. I consider myself lucky to have found this details-graded sample about a year later:

    Ahh billionaires, always getting in the way of me buying some nice coins, the audacity.......... :o

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,433 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BustDMs said:

    @OAKSTAR said:
    This one has given me nightmares for years. Some people think it could have been an S.

    Looks like a D to me………damaged. 😏

    It's not damaged, it's D for detailed. 🤣

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,474 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 30, 2023 2:53PM

    @Lakesammman said:

    Used to own this one - it was used by NGC for advertising when they started slabbing detail grade coins. Later crossed to PCGS details. Still a mid 6-figure coin.

    Did NGC offer details grading before PCGS? Helluva coin btw!

  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,477 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:
    This one has given me nightmares for years. Some people think it could have been an S.

    That would give me nightmares as well. Two different coins? What am I seeing? Obverse looks like it has 4 holes and Reverse 5 holes. I guess I am really confused.

    bob :)
    vegas, baby!

    Registry: CC lowballs (boblindstrom), [email protected]
  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,433 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 30, 2023 8:54PM

    Good eye @AUandAG! This one is just a black spot on the coin. But yes, it does look like a hole from a distance. I probably should have taken the picture on a white piece of paper.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,584 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Maybe that 1909 is the key to a treasure map to a 1909 S-VDB...lollll!!! Now just need to find that map and use the holes as a GPS.

    Collecting interests: Mexico & Peru early milled 1 reales + 1796-1891 US dimes

    Sports: NHL & NFL

    Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

  • seatedlib3991seatedlib3991 Posts: 402 ✭✭✭✭

    I have never been a details coin guy, but after a recent personal experience I am changing my philosophy. Today I put a bid on a detail coin. (nothing super rare) but I feel good about it. James

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,433 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A 55DDO clip! Damn!! That is sweetness!! 👍

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • Farmer1961Farmer1961 Posts: 160 ✭✭✭

    I purchased an 1874-cc seated dime in an Ana's xf details net f-12 holder a year ago from brian greer.no way I could afford a no problem xf-45 example

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,433 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Okay, will you guys tell me what's so funny? I'm sitting here crying and you're laughing. 😉

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • Project NumismaticsProject Numismatics Posts: 1,271 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Mr_Spud said:
    Just this one for me

    That’s a heck of a lot of eye appeal for a details coin. I’d be a buyer.

  • mirabelamirabela Posts: 4,937 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Portross said:
    For my Dansco 7070, I didn’t want to crack out a straight graded example, this one has a nice strike and smooth planchet.

    Great coin! Really good example of a case where a "problem" coin makes a lot of sense, IMO.

    mirabela
  • mirabelamirabela Posts: 4,937 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 1, 2024 11:53AM

    @OAKSTAR said:
    Okay, will you guys tell me what's so funny? I'm sitting here crying and you're laughing. 😉

    Can't speak for anybody else; for me it's just the "Might there have been an S there? Or will we never know?" nature of this coin's particular problem. I assume that somebody around here has knowledge of die marker traits sufficient to determine whether this is the money coin or not -- maybe yourself included -- and I'm certainly not meaning to suggest that I'm laughing at anybody.

    mirabela
  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,433 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 1, 2024 1:06PM

    @mirabela said:

    @OAKSTAR said:
    Okay, will you guys tell me what's so funny? I'm sitting here crying and you're laughing. 😉

    Can't speak for anybody else; for me it's just the "Might there have been an S there? Or will we never know?" nature of this coin's particular problem. I assume that somebody around here has knowledge of die marker traits sufficient to determine whether this is the money coin or not -- maybe yourself included -- and I'm certainly not meaning to suggest that I'm laughing at anybody.

    I think most of the die markers are associated with the S. Here it says the center bar on the B tilted up is a genuine 09-S-VDB. I would say mine is tilted up.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,433 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @CaptHenway - Would the center bar on the B tilted up be enough to attribute the coin as a genuine S-VDB?

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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