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orevilleoreville Posts: 11,784 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited January 29, 2023 9:48PM in U.S. Coin Forum
Broadstruck is amazing. He found this PCGS slabbed 1877-S 25c on ebay at 3am in August 2008, bought it right away. He then sold it to me on August 12, 2008.

Ok, it is not graded MS-59 as per a separate thread but an MS-58 is still pretty decent enough as a conversation piece for a mechanical error.

These things can happen (I have only seen it once before) and there is no shame in this kind of error. It is a lovely coin.

By the way, it did receive a green sticker.

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    AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,538 ✭✭✭✭✭
    So, in your opinion is truly is a MS68?

    Or, is it an AU58?

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    BlindedByEgoBlindedByEgo Posts: 10,754 ✭✭✭✭✭


    << <i>So, in your opinion is truly is a MS68?

    Or, is it an AU58?

    bob >>



    Neither. It is an MS58.
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    image

    Hope they got the numbers wrong and not the letters. image
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    mcarney1173mcarney1173 Posts: 900 ✭✭✭✭✭
    so I'm guessing the coin is actually AU58, right?
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    orevilleoreville Posts: 11,784 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It is accurately graded as a 58. It is technically not a mechanical error but a typo error of just the alpha characters AU vs MS. But it is way too cool!

    I showed this slab to John Dannreuther pf PCGS at the Boston ANA show, He studied it very carefully and remarked that this kind of mechanical error cannot occur anymore with the blue tags as the numeric grade controls the alpha characters. He then stated that when the older green labels/tags were in use, the alpha characters had to be manually reset when changing from MS to AU. This slab occurred when alpha character was not reset from a prior MS graded coin to this AU graded coin. The slab then somehow escaped the reviewer who normally would have caught this error.

    Even John thought it was a cool slab who then showed it to QDB who also liked it.

    According to the PCGS Certification Database, the requested certification number is defined as the following:
    COIN INFORMATION
    Cert Verification #: 4564055
    PCGS Coin #: 5506
    Date, mintmark: 1877-S
    Denomination: 25C
    Variety:
    Minor Variety:
    Mint Error:
    Pedigree:
    Country: The United States of America
    Grade: AU58
    Mintage: 8,996,000
    PCGS Price GuideSM Value: $235
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    Today it might grade MS58+!
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    BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 30,497 ✭✭✭✭✭


    << <i>Broadstruck is amazing. He found this PCGS slabbed 1877-S 25c on ebay at 3am in August 2008, bought it right away. He then sold it to me on August 12, 2008.

    Ok, it is not graded MS-59 as per a separate thread but an MS-58 is still pretty decent enough as a conversation piece for a mechanical error.

    These things can happen (I have only seen it once before) and there is no shame in this kind of error. It is a lovely coin.

    By the way, it did receive a green sticker. >>



    oreville, I'm so glad you saved the image as I lost when I had a hard drive crash.

    I caught it just as it was listed via BIN and thought this is too cool and hit the button.

    I find it funny you had it CAC'd which now makes it even more of a conversation piece! image
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    joebb21joebb21 Posts: 4,733 ✭✭✭✭✭
    nice!
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    How is that even possable as a mechanical error???
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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,512 ✭✭✭✭✭


    << <i>How is that even possable as a mechanical error??? >>



    it is what it is. ( i think lol )
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    << <i>How is that even possable as a mechanical error??? >>

    >>



    "It is technically not a mechanical error but a typo error of just the alpha characters AU vs MS."


    Gotta love Broadstruck's insomnia! Way cool. image
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    orevilleoreville Posts: 11,784 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ttt

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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like it

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    ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,893 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @oreville said:
    Broadstruck is amazing. He found this PCGS slabbed 1877-S 25c on ebay at 3am in August 2008, bought it right away. He then sold it to me on August 12, 2008.

    Ok, it is not graded MS-59 as per a separate thread but an MS-58 is still pretty decent enough as a conversation piece for a mechanical error.

    These things can happen (I have only seen it once before) and there is no shame in this kind of error. It is a lovely coin.

    By the way, it did receive a green sticker.

    Wow! Great coin, slab and thread! Lots of info there :)

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    kazkaz Posts: 9,067 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's just too funny! Now we need to see one graded "AU63."

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