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Another Large Submission of Icelandic coins

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Iceman

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Back on June 2nd I submitted 21 Icelandic Coin for grading that I have collected for a number of years and finally decided to have them graded and did very well with them. I also mentioned that I had around 30 more to send in as well . Its been nearly 3 months now and I sent in a total of 22 more coins.... Most of these coins are from the Republic era that span from 1946 to 1980. What I sent in was a bunch of 10 Aurar from 65 to 73  a few 1 Krona 61 70, 71, both 73's  and to my delight a newly acquired ...last week.... a beautiful Gem 1957 1 Krona  I sent one in 3 months back and it came home a MS63 which I was happy with because it had a light fingerprint ..this year and the 57 is very very hard to find in MS UNC ...But the new 57 is in incredible condition and it will not surprise me if it gets a MS66 . and the other coins I got after the last submission is a 1959 5 Aurar and again the last one only got a 63 but this one should get a least a 65  These late 50's coins are really tough to find in very nice condition....I just got lucky   The other coins are a 50 Aurar and a 66 2 Kronur normal planchet   and 5 Kronur and a few 10 and 50 Kronur coins that should all grade around the MS 64 to 66

But The best two are the 1966 Thick Planchet 2 Kronur and the 2000 10,000 Kronur Gold Comm in ultra cameo... I had both of these coins for years but about seven years ago I sold all my Icelandic Comm's because I needed cash and the only one I didn't have was the 1961 Jon Proof ...But a friend in Iceland did come across one that he sold at auction and got over $5000 for it and if I had the money It would have been in my collection...Boyyy The up and downs of collecting ....Its madding :frustrated:

As you can imagine it has been very costly to replace all these coins but its finished now and that makes me happy again.....:bigsmile::bigsmile::bigsmile::bigsmile::bigsmile: 

I will post the results when I get them ...I did send in the 66 and 2000 gold in Express Tier and they got them today....This coming Friday.....:wishluck:....I hope

 

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14 hours ago, Jade Collection said:

goodluck and don't forget to post pics! Kronur

Thank you .....I did get the results from the express tier and the 1966 2 kronur thick planchet got a MS-65 and the 2000 Gold 10,000 Kronur got a PF 69 Ultra Cameo.

I will try to post pictures but its rather hard right now since my right arm is in a sling from a surgery I just had.

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4 hours ago, Iceman said:

I will try to post pictures but its rather hard right now since my right arm is in a sling from a surgery I just had.

Sorry to hear you're hurt! Hope you heal up okay.

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2 hours ago, Revenant said:

Sorry to hear you're hurt! Hope you heal up okay.

Thank you buddy ... I was supposed to have had this fixed some four months ago but covid got in the way.

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These are the results of my recent submission ....Very happy with the grades I received. I'm still in a bit of disbelieve about finding a 1957 1 Krona in such great condition a MS-66.... It makes me wonder what other gems are out there.

 

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Fantastic results - how many coins do you have to go through before you find the ones you submit?

I ask as it has been years since I got to see raw coins in the flesh before purchasing and the nearest place is in another country!

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3 hours ago, ColonialCoinsUK said:

Fantastic results - how many coins do you have to go through before you find the ones you submit?

I ask as it has been years since I got to see raw coins in the flesh before purchasing and the nearest place is in another country!

THANK YOU....I may look at hundreds of each type or year for each coins and about 70 percent of them I found on ebay. Some of the coins in this submission I've had for over 14 years like the 10 Aurar's and the 50 Kronur's and the others anywhere from 10 to one year ago. and the 1957 1 Krona I found about 3 weeks ago on ebay. Once in a while someone puts up a good one.

Why do you have to go to another country to see the coin's you are looking for ...that must be really hard or expensive to do. 

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On 9/11/2020 at 2:08 PM, Iceman said:

Why do you have to go to another country to see the coin's you are looking for ...that must be really hard or expensive to do. 

 

Many many years ago when I lived in London, and only collected British coins, there were plenty of places to go and spend time going through coins before selecting a coin for my collection. Now that I live a very long way from London and my collecting is now mainly world coins this is no longer possible as the availability of world coins in the UK is extremely limited, so if I want to spend a few hours looking through coins this tends to only be possible at dealers, usually on trips to France, Spain and Italy.

As a result I tend to now buy only at auction, typically overseas, and graded coins or ones that are only available in lower grades as I find it extremely difficult to determine whether a raw coin is MS64 to MS67 from a photo - this is much easier by hand when you can view it at different angles and the lustre is easy to see.

I suppose I could just go back to collecting British coins xD

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6 hours ago, ColonialCoinsUK said:

Many many years ago when I lived in London, and only collected British coins, there were plenty of places to go and spend time going through coins before selecting a coin for my collection. Now that I live a very long way from London and my collecting is now mainly world coins this is no longer possible as the availability of world coins in the UK is extremely limited, so if I want to spend a few hours looking through coins this tends to only be possible at dealers, usually on trips to France, Spain and Italy.

As a result I tend to now buy only at auction, typically overseas, and graded coins or ones that are only available in lower grades as I find it extremely difficult to determine whether a raw coin is MS64 to MS67 from a photo - this is much easier by hand when you can view it at different angles and the lustre is easy to see.

I suppose I could just go back to collecting British coins xD

I know what you mean about having to look at the coin in hand to determent the grade from photo and it can be very difficult. I got rather good at it over the past 17 years of searching on ebay and other sites as long as the seller has good photos . what I hate is when these auction houses in Europe post pictures of coins using some kind of photo technique that hide the luster of the coin...they almost look like a animation of the coin and can be very deceiving.. I guess they do this on purpose in order to hind the true appearance of the coin. What kind of coins are you looking for ...The U.S..  auction houses like Heritage and Stacks has great amount of foreign coins that come up for auction. I would give them a try.

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20 hours ago, Iceman said:

I know what you mean about having to look at the coin in hand to determent the grade from photo and it can be very difficult. I got rather good at it over the past 17 years of searching on ebay and other sites as long as the seller has good photos . what I hate is when these auction houses in Europe post pictures of coins using some kind of photo technique that hide the luster of the coin...they almost look like a animation of the coin and can be very deceiving.. I guess they do this on purpose in order to hind the true appearance of the coin. What kind of coins are you looking for ...The U.S..  auction houses like Heritage and Stacks has great amount of foreign coins that come up for auction. I would give them a try.

My focus now tends to be the Napoleonic period which impacted a large proportion of the world so coins could be from anywhere - although I occasionally still can't pass on a British/British colonial piece. I buy lots from Heritage, Stacks, Goldberg and Stephen Album in the US and across Europe, I even bought a coin in the UK last week which was a first for quite a while - it was NGC graded already though!

I agree that the photos from auction houses vary dramatically, and alot of auction houses do not mention hairlines which are not usual evident from the photo either but are extremely obvious with the coin in-hand.

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But the new 57 is in incredible condition and it will not surprise me if it gets a MS66 . and the other coins I got after the last submission is a 1959 5 Aurar and again the last one only got a 63 but this one should get a least a 65 

You nailed the grades on these two in your prediction. (thumbsu Just curious: what grades did you have in mind for the 1970 Krona that scored a 64, and the '74 50 Aurar that got an MS68?

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3 hours ago, Just Bob said:

 

You nailed the grades on these two in your prediction. (thumbsu Just curious: what grades did you have in mind for the 1970 Krona that scored a 64, and the '74 50 Aurar that got an MS68?

Thank you.....The 70 Krona I figured a 63-64 and the 50 Aurar at 67 being 68 is a hard grade to get.  I'm starting to get rather good at this....:bigsmile: But the two 73's krona's because of the subdued luster i figured the both would have come back 64's.maybe 65's at best.

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2 hours ago, Iceman said:

Thank you.....The 70 Krona I figured a 63-64 and the 50 Aurar at 67 being 68 is a hard grade to get.  I'm starting to get rather good at this....:bigsmile: But the two 73's krona's because of the subdued luster i figured the both would have come back 64's.maybe 65's at best.

I've always known you have an excellent eye for quality and this submission is phenomenal! I suppose a pretty hefty dose of patience goes hand in hand with the good eye seeing that you're not intimidated into buying lower quality pieces. 

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On September 17, 2020 at 2:10 PM, gherrmann44 said:

I've always known you have an excellent eye for quality and this submission is phenomenal! I suppose a pretty hefty dose of patience goes hand in hand with the good eye seeing that you're not intimidated into buying lower quality pieces. 

Haven't seen you post in a while. Good to see it.

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