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K.D. Lewis

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  1. the Scottish crest looks the nicer of the two.
  2. I agree with your remarks about colors needed to be called rainbow toned. I have also seen White coins with a Rainbow colored tone due to the iridescence of sunlight on the fresh appearing patina. Some have also called that effect, Rainbow toning.
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  4. Good call. I have a 36 PF 65 in a rattler that might be my nicest coin, among many of higher grades. Pale blue even tone. Someday i will figure out how to post a photo.
  5. hello SkyMan, I am having trouble navigating so I will try to answer your message here. I jumped to conclusions when you said that Bob Campbell helped with your photos; I thought you were talking with Bob Campbell, the past president of the ANA, so I assumed that you would have a Cherrypickers Guide available. Later I realized that Bob Campbell is not a rare name. I will try my best to answer your questions but your best recourse is to get in touch with a dealer and ask for his help or get a Cherrypickers and view yourself or get the coin slabbed again with the proper attribution. I own every example of 34D's motto and MM varieties (4); and every example of 34 P varieties also 4. In my case i owned a "Large MM" so I was able to compare Mint Marks untill I completed the set. It took eighteen years. An excellent picture of the rare small MM is available on page 156 of the 4th edition of Fivaz/Stantons Cherrypickers guide with the aforementioned reference #. The Mint Mark in your Photos look like it could well be the rare variety (D Mint Mark of 32) but no one could say for certain until the coin was in hand. The quote from the Cherrypickers is "This is a very rare variety by any standard". Sometimes the hunt for the proper attribution is as exciting as the coin, especially when you are rewarded monetarily. At any rate I wish you the best in your efforts to assemble a collection of my favorite coin and I hope you enjoy the experience as much as I have over the last 64 years. ken
  6. The 34 D is very nice and the tone is attractive. A real positive addition to any collection. If you know Bob Campbell I would have him look at that MM again. From the photo it looks as though it might be the more desirable variety; the Medium Motto small D. If so, there might be an increase in value. Cherrypickers FS-25-1934D-501
  7. I was remarking (attractive) on the subjective nature of the grading service. PCGS Official guide to coin grading; 2nd edition March 2004, "the overall eye appeal still must be positive or the coin does not merit MS-65". ANA grading standards said "a coin with a finger mark would not grade higher than MS/PR-64". All I own are very old books, so perhaps the rules have loosened a little and i am uneducated, or even gradeflation.
  8. #1- attractive, #2- ???, seems generous, perhaps it is the photography
  9. Is that a contact mark on the Rv West design tip? 66 is a Superior grade and might be optimistic.
  10. Do coins with finger marks grade higher than 64 now? I don't see Red on the obverse?
  11. In the old days i would call it AU/XF. AU Details? scratches on OB design?
  12. are u aware of a web site or price lists (no cost), where I can get a suggested retail by grade for FS or VP or coneca or other varieties or errors???
  13. I would check with Heritage Auctions, and try to compare with items sold and their provenance, descriptions and prices. I have seen Prutahs that have sold for $450.00 to $850.00. It depends on many different factors and not just intrinsic metal value. However if you are looking for a "Widows Mite" of Biblical fame, many historians believe that was a Lepton (the smallest denomination), or 1/2 of a Prutah. There is also a Roman coin candidate, of equal value to a Lepton, and also a Greek coin, but i forget the denominations.