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  1. This one came in the mail today! Unfortunately it's a duplicate die marriage...but I think I'll still keep it! This is a fun one with double T and Y in LIBERTY and so many die cracks!
  2. This one arrived in the mail today, it's been a while since I've filled a hole in the penny book, I think the last one was the 09-S, but still two holes left to be filled!
  3. The 1925 is common in almost every grade, NGC has graded over 55,000 and there are more than 4,000 in MS-65.
  4. I know I've purchased coins before this one, but as near as I can tell, this is the first coin I ever bought in a Heritage auction back in June of 2000. It's been a favorite of mine for a long time and is still in my collection.
  5. Why does it look like Liberty's throat was slashed? If that's a scratch on the coin it might prevent it from grading, though it certainly looks to be AU to me.
  6. This one just arrived in the mail today, just a common date upgrade.
  7. Hard to tell from the photos, as they look a bit dull and dark, but if it's brighter with a colorful halo of toning it would be a winner in my book.
  8. Hard to tell from photos, but I thought the double eagle and eagle looked pretty nice, perhaps MS-62. I can't grade incuse indians in hand let along from photos, so good luck this them. If you paid melt, that would be about $2,500 for the $39.50 face I see in the photos, which wouldn't be a bad deal at all, so long as they are all genuine.
  9. Very pretty Saint! I've found so often that some of the "lower grade" uncs have such better eye appeal than many of the higher graded coins. I hope you enjoy it!
  10. Gold coins especially larger ones, can look a lot worse under magnification in photos. I've found that large photos can magnify flaws that in hand are really quite minor and to not detract from the overall look of a coin.
  11. Welcome! What have you landed on in terms of collecting? Don't worry, we won't hold you to it if you change your mind later!
  12. What a great story and lesson! Congrats on this one, I'm sure you'll enjoy it for many years to come!
  13. The mail lady was good to me today, got this one to upgrade the cleaned net graded one I had.