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  1. old thread Ed, those look pretty nice but unfortunately aren't related to this discussion. What you have are two Proof coins('62 and '63). Proofs are expected to have full steps since the striking pressure is so much greater than circulation or SMS coins. Grading services don't designate FS for Proofs for that reason.
  2. That's just what they look like when worn down.
  3. That's a good die chip. I'm wondering if the one with a crack in the same place is from the same die before it broke off or if it's another one about to chip.
  4. Microscope and rim pictures aren't necessary, this is very clearly a circulated coin. If the seller claimed it is unc, they are a liar, plain and simple. A truly uncirculated 1884-s $1 is a 5 figure coin. You won't find one raw on ebay or elsewhere for $140, it just isn't going to happen.
  5. Very cool! How do the shells hold closed? Does each half hold the edge of the coin or do they hold onto each other?
  6. That does look like a silver planchet. What's the weight? Does it sound different than the others if dropped on a wood surface? Are you able to take it anywhere that has an xrf scanner?
  7. Not back yet but here is the cert page with the NGC slab picture. Helps if I actually paste it in...
  8. My pictures aren't that great, I struggle photographing small coins
  9. It is quite attractive, I'm interested to see if NCS can remove some haze in the fields as well. I'll see if I can get a decent picture or two.
  10. I was able to check and it has the half hologram with only the NGC and ANA logos. I'll get it shipped out for regrade. Thanks!
  11. Thanks, I don't recall if there is a PNG logo in the hologram. Is there a way to tell by certification number?
  12. Is there a way to know if a coin was graded prior to NGC designating PL on coins other than Morgan Dollars? Thanks!
  13. I recently purchased a nice 1921 Peace Dollar and noticed there is a small piece of... something, like a little glob... on the coin. Cert verification pictures(here), on the obverse near the hair curl above the eye. I don't want an unsightly spot to form around it in case it is some sort of oil/organic material. I will try to post a picture showing this when I get home. Is this something that NGC will take care of or will I have to pay the reholder fee to get it fixed? Thanks
  14. Agree, I'd cross it just for the designation though.
  15. Someone trying to build a premium quality set in old holders probably sees that as a bargain.
  16. Resurrecting and bringing us back to PL Buffs. I've got a 36 that I think might warrant a PL designation. Currently resides in a PC66 holder. I'll try to make a decent animated gif or something to better show the reflectivity than still pictures. I should add, I had a heck of a time getting decent photos of this coin.
  17. Seems kind of pointless. The recent buyers must be trying to get some of that 135k pounds back. I say recent, but the story I found was from 2014... recent enough.
  18. Ha! Not doing time, just figured I would make an account to post over here as well. That '21 is mine, bought it last year off the bay and was pleasantly surprised when I received it. It's only a 62 but because of the toning is one of my favorites. Here are the high-res.
  19. I wanted to say hello as my first post here, some of you may know me from another forum. I've been collecting on and off for about 20 years, but only started getting more serious about it in the last 5 or so. My primary collecting interest is 20th century US, particularly Peace Dollars, but also Buffalo Nickels, Lincoln Cents, and anything else that I find myself having a "need" for. I look forward to contributing to the discussions here! -Chris