NGC-certified 1894-S Barber Dime Set to Sell for Seven Figures in Stack's Bowers Sale
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I wish I had that kind of money to spend on a coin. That be awsome. Ive never made an 1/16 or less of that in my whole life working like a mule doing back breaking work. Im gonna have to try to figure out what they're secret is. What im doing now sure ain't working out. One of these days when I dig up that barrel of gold old dad here gonna get in on some them good ones to. Or line them lottery numbers up right. Cant seem to never line them up. 

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Don't know about Eliasberg's dog, but as part of the coin's provenance it might matter a little to some. Investors would not care one wit about a previous owner unless it cost nothing and added disposal value.

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However, I learned something from the thread title "...certified 1894-S Barber Dime Set...." I did not know that 1894-S dimes came in sets. How many coins in a set? Can they beg, roll over, play dead, or jump through a hoop?

Just curious. :)

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Eliasberg is one of the most famous coin collectors given his extensive collection and longevity. 

I would think a coin from his collection matters -- isn't that why NGC and/or PCGS sometimes put collectors on the labels ?

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That is why, but also because they get paid for most of the labels. I know people who have put together sets that get pedigress free of charge, but anyone can get their coin holdered with their name on it for the right price.

I think a lower level coin with such a pedigree would bring more because "if someone had all of this money and bought a 64 1938-D buffalo nickel, surely that coin is worth more than anything I could buy." type of thought prevails. With a coin like this, no one can afford it.

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On 12/10/2020 at 8:56 PM, GoldFinger1969 said:

Eliasberg is one of the most famous coin collectors given his extensive collection and longevity. 

I think that description might fit Eric Newman better.

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On 12/9/2020 at 12:12 AM, Hoghead515 said:

I wish I had that kind of money to spend on a coin. That be awsome. Ive never made an 1/16 or less of that in my whole life working like a mule doing back breaking work. Im gonna have to try to figure out what they're secret is. What im doing now sure ain't working out. One of these days when I dig up that barrel of gold old dad here gonna get in on some them good ones to. Or line them lottery numbers up right. Cant seem to never line them up. 

[Aside:  You probably remember the story of Andrew "Jack" Whittaker, Jr., already a self-made millionaire who won the largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history back in 2002. Powerball $315 million; he opted for a direct payout of over $100 million. He passed away at 72 just this past summer at home in West Virginia.  If you don't, you may want to Google him and read the write-ups under Wikipedia and his N.Y. Times obit. A cautionary tale that will have you saying, "Well, that would never happen to me!"  

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