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  1. I recently purchased this 1884-O Morgan for $74 through a local auction. The slabbing service was United States Numismatic Services. This particular coin was graded by the service in 1985, and the slab measures "7 3/8 L x "4 3/8 W. The Morgan is sandwiched between a 1/4 inch of Plexiglas. The coin appears to be close to MS65 quality IMO, with semi-pl obverse, and full pl reverse. The only other early slab I have that's Plexiglas is from The United States Numismatic Arts Foundation which is a 1987 slabbed coin. Both firms from California, not sure if related. Here is the Morgan
  2. Nice coin. Tape marks? No. Not on mine either...
  3. I don't believe so; but, I understand why you would have drawn that conclusion. The horizontal lines that you see on the reverse of the '60, are also faint, yet fewer, and found on the obverse. The lines were more than likely from the underside of a coin folder, perhaps textured to a degree. There may have been a paper sleeve, that folded over top, such as your Whitman tri-folds? These two coins, along with the other Roosie's that were submitted with this batch, all have the one sided toning, beautiful obverse toning. Look at the NGC images for these two coins I have with matching order #'s. I have the 001, and 003 in this batch. I did run the 002, 004, 005 at MS66 and was lucky to see all the others- same toning, more than likely from same album/source. I'd love to have those too....
  4. I picked up these three last week to add to my Rosie's.
  5. It's difficult to photograph PL coins, at least for me with camera phone, so yes, images are a bit deceiving. When I received the coin, I was a bit concerned that it was mislabeled as a business strike, and not a proof; because of the mirrors around devices. I believe they got it right though; die polish lines on the reverse- shouldn't be on proof cents? I haven't decided whether or not to send it in to NGC. I might. I have some coins down now. The '64 Washington Qtr. for designation review- fully PL obverse, and a '70-D Washington I'm hoping for full PL designation- nice mirrors on that one. I also p/u another Type 1 Bicentennial Eisenhower dollar graded PL by SEGS- bought very cheap through local auction. It is comparable to my other PL dollar, so, I will eventually crack that out and send it down to NGC. These are different topics for other threads.
  6. Here is an ANACS MS63 PL Indian Head Cent. I collect PL's, and was happy to come across this example. These are exceedingly rare in PL for this particular series. I believe the NGC census is somewhere around half a dozen? Notice die polish lines on reverse.
  7. I enjoy foreign too- I love anything with Queen Victoria, and of course, I enjoy Canadian.
  8. Awesome! Happy that you, and wife had made it out alive. Surprised your safe protected the coins that well through the inferno, and most pleased that NGC was willing to step up to help preserve your collection. A very nice collection of Buff's!!!!
  9. Nice coin, regardless of what you paid. You have something very worthwhile to show for money spent- how much do we spend for trivial "stuff" in life with nothing to show? Movies, a bad date, etc...at least that's how I justify spending a slight premium for a coin I like. What the heck? Right?
  10. I've always wanted to add a gem quality '21 PL Morgan to my collection- DPL are a tad bit out of my budget. This just arrived yesterday. Please comment, or, post a '21 PL if you wish. Thanks!
  11. Man, you did very well with that purchase...If only I had seen it first...my stomach is in knots...thanks Jason!!! Lol. I purchased this '64-D from DM Rare Coins not to long ago. Fully PL with obverse, and strong semi-pl, almost full on reverse.
  12. About $35 a world coin, there are cheaper tiers but I like early bird: https://www.ngccoin.com/submit/services-fees/ Also, this will help you through process: https://www.ngccoin.com/submit-coins/how-to-submit.aspx
  13. @British coins, yes the 1887 is a proof strike. Deep mirrors with cameo devices. Also, the group of 4 coins are Maundy money- 1877. Beautiful toning on those IMO. That half crown of yours would look great slabbed. Keep us posted on grade please.
  14. All in good fun @British coins, I truly enjoy British, and Canadian coins at a very close 2nd to U.S. coinage. At times though I like them more... Here is a sampling of some purchases a few years ago through auction.
  15. Congratulations @valk1999! Good that you checked your change before depositing at the boneyard. I've searched several hundred rolls of half dollars to appreciate what comes through banks. Here is a purchase at a coin club meeting I was at last month that was put through auction. I don't collect currency, yet I didn't want to pass this up at a few bucks over face value. The consignor confronted me after the meeting to let me know he received this note back in change at local bank last year!!!! It happens....
  16. Congrats Jason! Always look forward to your PL quests, and latest discoveries. Hope to build a stunning PL collection as you have someday. It's a work in progress.
  17. The proof I have has mirrors in the field. Of note, your set indicates "specimen set," on box, so, may not be a proof set but looks to still contain very nice uncirculated strikes. That said, I don't know for sure as this is beyond the scope of my knowledge. The internet is your friend on this to research, and there are world coin collectors on this board that have much more knowledge than myself. This is what I use to research value, and mintage with any foreign coins. Always a good start. From there you are able to get an idea at least of value. I'm leaning towards that you have an uncirculated set, as the mintage for proof are really low. https://www.ngccoin.com/price-guide/world/
  18. Beautiful set! I have the 1887 6 Pence proof. Hard to determine on grade concerning your set- have you had a chance to look at the reverse of coins? Curious to the toning on that side as well. Very nice having complete set intact- like as well!
  19. Happy New Year's- hope everyone has a prosperous, happy, and healthy 2019.
  20. Thanks for replies, and appreciate the very informative article on 1883/2 overdate. My focus with the date was not the "2." I'm curious about the cause of the semi-circular artifact that's located slightly above/between the two 8's. My initial thoughts were it may be the remnants of the upper loop of an "8." More specifically, the inner portion of the upper loop as why the smaller size. I thought perhaps the secondary digits were completely polished out leaving behind only the inner portion of the upper loop of the 8? Maybe just a gouge, die damage, just some other thoughts to consider. Thanks again. Posted same response ATS.
  21. This isn't a series I focus on, or, know much about. I purchased this coin at a local coin auction because of the semi-circle located slightly above, and between the two 8's in date. I searched Cherrypickers' guide, and couldn't find a matching example. I know not all examples make Cherrypickers' guide, and wondering if this is a known variety- if the case. Was also curious on your opinions if this is a repunched date, wide date, or, other. I believe this coin to be about VF in condition- please let me know your thoughts on grade as well. Thanks!
  22. Congratulations Jason!!!! Good to see your efforts acknowledged, and thanks for providing the inspiration to search/collect PL's. Congrats to everyone else as well! Some spectacular sets!