powermad5000

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  1. Maybe more opinions would help here as I am only offering my single opinion at the opening request....
  2. If you enlarge the image of the wheat I have that I posted above, they called it a curved clip even though there isn't an actual part of the planchet gone. It caught the rims on both the obverse and reverse. It didn't travel into the coin as far as it is on his quarter, but it is the best thing I have that is similar to the condition on his coin.
  3. You could also check out CONECA at the website https://conecaonline.org They are they authority on mint errors.
  4. Not saying that or even 100% that they will call it an error. I think if you can check error coins over the internet and find something slabbed that is close to the condition on your quarter then you have a chance of earning the mint error label. Its probably going to be hard to see but here is one of my errors that is the closest thing I can find similar to yours.
  5. I have 1955 wheat with both fives filled and submitted it as a mint error but it returned as not a mint error and a regular grade. After checking, I agree with the others and learned that was created from either a die chip or other foreign matter that had gotten into the die. As for the edge, I agree with Greenstang, as that is just a minor misalignment of the die. Also not an error. The only way die misalignments earn a mint error label from NGC is if it is so bad that part of the true image is missing, i.e. some lettering in the motto, say, or a numeral of the date missing. Otherwise it come
  6. I have sent in quite a few submissions under the Mint Error designation, and have to admit it seems to be a 50/50 shot on something like this. To me, it has a clip at 5:00 but it would not be the first time submitting something like this and having it come back with the little white sticker that says "Not a mint error - too insignificant". I have several errors with a clip that there is an actual piece of the coin missing. I have also got back little white stickers that have said "Not a mint error - physical damage" and were graded in the slab as damaged or mechanical damage. That said, t
  7. Another note, I wouldn't flip these through eBay either as I am well aware of the shipping and seller fees on there. There is a local coin shop here that would buy these outright in a second.
  8. That is assuming they all come back as PF69. I also noted you are giving me the clad prices. These were all silver in the set. As for $20 in shipping, I have sold full reels of wire and shipped those out for less than $20 so I don't know where that figure is coming from. If that is for the shipment to and from NGC, they are being sent in with one of my bulk shipments which on this round is going to be roughly 65 coins if I don't acquire more before I submit, so that is not a factor in this experiment. Regardless, its my money, and if you can tell me anyone who hasn't lost any through the
  9. I got all five for $22. No Delaware but one is a Wyoming and one is a Pennsylvania. I don't follow your statement when I know I can flip all five and not lose any money even after grading fees. Sure, you can buy non-slabbed raw proofs with the sellers "claim" it is a PF70UC on the cheap side. Anybody can write PF70UC on a cardboard flip, but graded slabs all go for more. If four come back as PF69UC and even one comes back as PF70UC, if I flip all five, I won't lose any money.
  10. I noticed the shape of the "fat" five on this right away. I used my phone to take a picture of your picture to further zoom in on the date (a trick that works well too when a seller has images you cant zoom in on). A quick comparison to a genuine shows a glaring difference in the shape of the five. Sorry you suffered a loss on this one.
  11. I can see why he didn't list them with the make an offer option. I would have given him $0.01 with free shipping so I could cut them up and send them to the scrap yard....LOL!
  12. I agree with rocket23. Weigh it. The mint adheres to specific tolerances on the amount of silver and nickel especially in coins this modern. The magnetism might not be present, but a counterfeiter is not going to get that mixture correct and the weight will be off from mint tolerances.
  13. Terrible fake. Mushy details. Incorrect image. Pitting and metal piles. Awful.