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Everything posted by Matt_dac

  1. I would get it graded because there will be higher demand for PF70 vs something else. Those who get PF69 (or worse) will be disappointed.
  2. Wow - someone finally posted a real DDO! Get that baby graded when you can and then review auction sold prices to determine real value. Unless the grade is XF45 or higher, you're looking at maybe $1000 value as long as there are no "details" on the grade determination. Good luck! Have it graded by NGC or PCGS to maximize your value.
  3. A nice looking common 1958 with numismatic value of maybe 2-3 cents for someone looking to fill a hole in a Whitman folder.
  4. My recommendation is to never buy raw pre-33 US gold. The coins have sufficient value to be graded with the insurance of authenticity.
  5. I'm going to the FUN show (Orlando - Jan).
  6. The most common question we seem to see here: "is this one of the valuable double die Lincoln coins?" In every single case, the answer is "no". More senior members can chime in if they ever recall an actual DDO coin posted here found from pocket change but I do not recall a single example. There are technically dozens of double die Lincoln's but only two that (most) collectors care about, the 1955 DDO1 and the 1969 S DDO1. You would know instantly if you had one of these coins as they will make you blink and question if your vision is blurred for a moment. I have attached pictures of each. Please compare your coins to these pictures to help you identify whether you have a real example (and it would be fun for all if you really did find one). Note in both cases, the Liberty doubling is very obvious. Here is a resource that may be helpful for those interested in the more obscure DDO examples: Here is a resource with examples of double die (real deal) vs. machine doubling (novelty without value):
  7. In my opinion, melt, unless a key date in the series. Details coins are generally a tough sell at any price. The first time I bought a raw gold coin it too came back as cleaned. I only buy graded coins except for late 1700's copper now. Good luck with the process.
  8. Can’t unfortunately: Double die coins are so obvious you think you’re dizzy for a second when you look at them.
  9. None of what you posted has any value beyond a few cents tops, but you have a fun task of looking for any of the key dates. This will help as a resource: There are basically 6 Wheat pennies that would be collectible unless you had some that were in high MS condition. Good luck with the hunt and research.
  10. I would not suggest putting your address online like that Karen, this day and age and all. Good luck with the submission though.
  11. Let us know how you make out getting it slabbed in terms of grade and error confirmation.
  12. My favorite is the $2.50 and $5 Indian gold quarter and half eagles. I love the incuse design (yes I know it's not technically incuse but it's commonly referred to as such), love the design history, and it just screams "gold treasure" to me. A kid I knew in elementary school inherited one and I thought it was the coolest treasure in the world. I completed the $2.50 set a few years ago (AU58-MS61) and it remains my favorite.
  13. I had to search to find the original thread you were referring to. I can understand how some of the comments would be offensive, but this response does not leave any ambiguity about an invitation to meet and fight: " REMEMBER WHAT I SAID, ANYTIME YOU FEEL FROGGY, LET ME KNOW AND WE'LL SETTLE IT IN PERSON!!!!!!******$$$$%####$" I regret when new members come in and wind up with intense posts from riled up natives. The last thing we need to do is discourage new forum members or new collectors. The natives react strongly to posts that suggest something fake and portions of your posts were apparently interpreted as such from a few. There is a cadence to posting on coin forums, and this one, believe it or not, is the calmer/nicer of the two primary boards out there. Good luck with the coin, and even if a fake it could still be interesting.
  14. My only (collectible) Euro:
  15. My most recent Saint (acquired at last FUN show - going back a few months):
  16. People use acetone as a 'dip' to try to improve the look of the surfaces that are dirty or have gunk on them. I suggest old fashioned means to get those coins dry - careful removal from packaging (including the Saint Gaudens since it's not in a graded slab) and then careful pat dry. Good luck. Let us know how you make out.
  17. Oh boy.... Do not remove any coins from solid encapsulation (proof sets, graded coins, etc.) but you don’t want water droplets or moisture on the surfaces of the non-encapsulated coins. If they are in wet plastic and cardboard squares I would remove them and dry then carefully to protect them.
  18. I suggest you remove them all from their packaging (presumably still wet packaging) and carefully lay them out on a towel to dry, patting the surfaces carefully (don't wipe/rub) to remove any water drops. Wiping or rubbing could cause scratches, etc. The value depends on the coins and their condition. If they were briefly wet and then dried - perhaps no damage and no change in value. Post some pictures of the coins to give us an idea of what you have.