Just Bob

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  1. The article states that the experimental coins that have been found were either greenish, or the color of a Sacagawea dollar. Your coin does not appear to be either of those colors, but it does appear to have been plated.
  2. It is called split plating doubling, among other things. Here is a link that explains a little more http://www.error-ref.com/split-plate-doubling/
  3. Welcome to the forum. I agree with Mr. Feld. Your coin has some issues that could keep it from getting graded, including some hairlines that may indicate a previous cleaning.
  4. That listing is an error. The coin auctioned, lot# 2087, was a 2009 Ultra High Relief one ounce gold coin. In a weird coincidence, NGC has a 2002 Silver Eagle on their price page that supposedly sold for $3805. The link is to Lot# 2088 in that same auction - a coin which sold right after the coin you linked - another Ultra High Relief in MS70.Very odd that both TPGs would have errors from the same auction, involving the same type coins. Must have been a glitch on the part of Goldberg, the auction company. here is a link to the original auction Bottom line: Your coi
  5. With all of the hits that coin has taken, that could possibly be circulation damage to the ear.
  6. One possibility would be that the scratches were put on when the coin was AU or so, but the lines which were once on the high points have since been worn away, while the lower area - the field - was somewhat protected.
  7. The advice that Conder101 gave you in your other thread about this coin was right on the money.
  8. The graffiti makes it worth bullion value only, in my opinion.
  9. Here is a closer picture. The Etsy listing states that they are hand made, but I don't know if the seller buys the boxes already made, or buys the medals and makes the boxes himself. If you wanted to pursue it, I suppose you could contact the seller and ask. Here is a link to the site: https://www.etsy.com/listing/101710634/1882-twenty-dollar-gold-piece-an?show_sold_out_detail=1
  10. I would add, "well played by the coin flippers," also.
  11. Just a badly beaten-up dime. Poor little fella.
  12. Welcome to the forum. If you are selling this piece, which I assume you are, since you listed it in the Marketplace forum, you will need to post very clear, close-up pictures of both sides. Since you don't mention any authentication or grading service, I assume this is a raw coin. If so, you will likely need to provide provenance and documentation to assure a potential buyer of authenticity. To be honest, one would expect to see a coin of this rarity listed in a major auction, not on a chat board. This sends up a red flag, in my opinion.
  13. Coins are graded according to their condition, using the Sheldon Scale, which is numbered from 1 to 70. Circulated coins are graded using the numbers 1 through 59, and 60 through 70 are used for uncirculated coins. Obviously, the higher the grade, the more valuable the coin. A coin as common as a '54-S would have to grade MS66 or higher to be of much value. Although grading from pictures is iffy at best, even with really good shots, your coin does not look like it would grade higher than MS63 or maybe MS64, in my opinion. As far as seeing coins for sale for more, they could be in better c
  14. It appears that you may need some info on what a proof coin is. Here is a link to some information, provided by our hosts: CLICK ME
  15. That dark shape to the right of Monticello that looks like the letter "S" is just a stain or mark of some sort - not a mint mark.
  16. I wasn't paying attention to the fact that the reverse was blank. Good catch.
  17. Thank you. Although I have never bought a coin from Legend, I have read enough of Laura Sperber's writings to not be at all surprised to find out that she was in favor of this, even though PCGS claims that it was done for different reasons. The way that she talks down to the average collector has always amazed me.
  18. Can you elaborate a bit on this, or point me to a thread about it?
  19. Sometimes I read your journal entries and think to myself, "I really like the way he thinks."
  20. Congratulations. Your collection just keeps getting more and more amazing.
  21. I believe this quote, by D W Lange, is appropriate in this situation: " That coin has a form of doubling commonly seen on 1943 cents that resulted from the erosive effects of the plated planchets. A line from the duplicate ... image toward the primary one points directly at the center of the coin, confirming that it is simply a result of die erosion. This is commonly seen on both the date and mintmark, always in the same direction away from the center. "