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  1. Actually there is a solution. Around 1986 the company that produces Eagle Coin Holders which are either black or white 2 x 2 holders with acetate that holds the coin in place produced special albums for their coins which were vacuum formed pages that held twenty coins per page, 5 rows with 4 coins per row. These pages also worked great with the 2 x 2 clear Whitman snap locks which have been on the market since the early 1960ies I believe. They were originally offered in either 2 or 4 page formats. These vacuum formed pages while exceptional in quality and function turned out to be too expensive to produce, so the company later came out with a different solution which was just a clear acetate page which had a strap over the front of the coin to hold it in. The vacuum page albums held the coins in tightly with no strap, holders just snapped in place tightly. I was able to obtain two of them by approaching the manufacturer and asking for them. I am in the process of using this for a type set just as you are looking to do. Just google ‘eagle coin holders’ and you should be able to locate their website which has their address and phone number. Good luck!
  2. For now, so-called "1964 SMS" pieces, are more the product of a bologna factory than of truth. RWB sure doth like his bologna, he uses this word frequently in posts. But I agree with what he says here.
  3. So lets see, on an ngc slabbed coin you can have a plus on the grade, a star for superior appearance, and a “bean” from CACI for ? Good grief!!!!
  4. Here is a monster color buffalo nickel which is being offered right now on da flea! (eBay).
  5. And I have also run into 1936, 1937, and 1937d examples which were PL.
  6. I have an ICG MS67 buffalo nickel which is fully prooflike. There is one die pair that has this complete proof like lustre to it and I suspect that these may have been specially prepared dies that were used to strike some really nice coins at the end of the 25 year run of the buffalo nickel. Very few seem to show up and I have never run into any au or xf examples from these dies, meaning they did not appear to have been released into circulation. Also the 1934-d and 1935-d on rare occasions also show up proof like.
  7. picked this off of eBay, raw! 1913 type one three and one half legged buffalo nickel (and also a 2 1/2 feather)
  8. I once bought a monster toned 1938-d buffalo nickel in ICG MS68. It really did look like a 68 believe me. In auction it went for $1000, double the $500 that I paid for it.
  9. this has such a nice look to it that calling it “satin finish proof like” is not unreasonable!
  10. my latest buffalo nickel pickup from eBay........
  11. Just won this 1916 pcgs ms62 (secure) buffalo nickel with beautiful toning. Do you like this kind of wood grained toning. ms62 looks like a harsh grade for a coin as mark free as this.
  12. The price of the 1913 matte proof buffalo nickel may be restrained by the availability of really nice ms66 and ms67 specimens at a reasonable price.
  13. Got a book yesterday by Walter Breen entitled “The minting process, how coins are made and misnamed” published in 1970. This is a very rare book, one sold for over $150 a few years ago and an antique book shop in Pennsylvania had the copy I got priced at $165. I really wanted to read this book as I had been told by others that it was a good read, but was not willing to pay over $160 for it! All of a sudden the book seller reduced the price on his copy from $165 to $35, so at that point I bought it. It is over 150 pages and reads well, so looks like I got a good deal here. Has any one else ever seen this book? I did a search for this book and only found one other copy available, at a library in Maryland.
  14. The relative mintages of the 1909 vdb matte proof Lincoln cent and the 1913 type one matte proof buffalo nickel are roughly equivalent. Yet the 09db is many times more expensive than the 1913 type one nickel. Is this all attributable to supply and demand? Or are there other factors in play here.
  15. Today I received in the mail a copy of Walter Breen’s book “How Coins are Made and Mismade” published in 1970. This is a very rare book, well over 150 pages Seems very interesting. Has any one else ever seen or read a copy of this book? A copy of this books sold for over $150 in 2015 and was offered by an antique bookseller in Pennsylvania for $165 last year. He suddenly lowered his asking price to $30 so I bought it at that point, knowing how rare it was.
  16. As far as I am concerned Way Down South, i.e. “Great Southern” is a great place to shop. And when buying a raw coin from them, like anywhere else, you just have to be careful. Their pictures are sometimes taken at multiple angles giving the coin more depth than it really has. But overall their pictures a pretty good, based upon my experience. (I think this coin shows rub on the hip and will come back “58” for that reason.)
  17. does anyone in this thread have an opinion on the 1916 nickel that went along with the 1936 (got an email from pcgs saying both coins had been received last night)
  19. ================================= 1936 USA 5 cents matte proof PR-60 =================================
  20. Pete you are right and I would never under any circumstances dip, clean, or alter the surfaces in any way. pcgs has it now and it went to them in one of those rigged pvc-less flips that pcgs requires for submissions. one thing i always thought about the coin is that it was completely original, never messed with any way.
  21. No, but in my opinion that would do nothing for the coin. Would it? What would you expect to see from a dipping?
  22. Here is a pcgs pr64 satin finish proof that i got on eBay couple years ago. compare to 1936 nickel above. ( this was a raw unattributed coin)
  23. both the 1916 and 1936 nickels were picked up by pcgs today at 9:16 am. so we shall soon have their opinion of both pieces. the more i look at the 1936 nickel i am convinced it is something other than the typical garden variety 1936 business strike. But what it is and under what circumstances it was produced shall remain unknown.
  24. I think we have all beat up on this 1936 nickel enough and we’ll just have to wait n see what pcgs says. Anyone have an opinion on the 1916 posted along with it above? It is on is way to pcgs along with the 1936 nickel. Here is pic of 1916 nickel again. ( I would grade it PR-58) The nicest 1916 proof buff you will ever see with a grade below 60! This is an example of a “58” that rolled around in its plastic flip with the reverse rubbing against the plastic, thus imparting the “rub” to the coin. At least that is my opinion.