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38 minutes ago, SkyMan said:

I love the reverse design of the Monroe.

NICE coin! Nice tone, deffinately a unique design. Cool

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I don't Know what to make of the mint mark on this 1941 S nickel I found today, Can anyone help?

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8 hours ago, Sued1 said:

I don't Know what to make of the mint mark on this 1941 S nickel I found today, Can anyone help?

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Looks like a regular san Francisco minted 1941 Jefferson "s" nickel with some machine DOUBLING of the MM mintmark and a little enviromental damage that has had the MM possibly repunched by hand. Do to this being a normal proccess in the creation of the coin. I believe although the MM is distorted this is common and is just a nice CIRCULATED 1941 s nickel and good addition to a coin or nickel COLLECTION! It is possible it is an error coin, however I do not believe it is. I am not an expert so please do not take just my word for it get other opinions as I do not want to mislead you or give you wrong info, It is a nice find and it is an early Jefferson nickel as the first year was 1938 of this type of Nickel, yours is from the third year of issue. Hope this helps a little and good luck. Capone1929

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Rather than machine doubling or strike doubling, it is actually the result of die erosion. AKA die abrasion, this is simply the steel wearing from repeated use of the dies. The erosion lines radiate outward from the center and are most evident on peripheral features, such as the legends and mintmark. There is no added value to this, as it's a natural effect that occurs to all dies if used long enough.

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Finally, after many years, I have a 1910-S Lincoln.  As a kid in the 70's it was impossible to find in change, and a bit pricey back then from the coin shops.  So now I have one graded by PCGS in MS-62 BN and under 100 bucks.  It's about time.

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9 hours ago, robec1347 said:

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Very nice strike and luster Bob.......

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12 hours ago, dean1345 said:

Very nice strike and luster Bob.......

Thank you Dean!! It is a sparkly one.

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34 minutes ago, Coinaholic said:

Here's my most recent purchase:

 

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That is an impressive first post. Did you pick that up at a recent auction?

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12 hours ago, Just Bob said:

 

That is an impressive first post. Did you pick that up at a recent auction?

Thank you!  And yes, I bought the coin from Heritage.  This was, by far, the most I've ever paid for a single coin.  But I've been squirreling away money a little at a time for over a decade for just this kind of purchase.  This is NOT my typical purchase level... not even close!

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4 hours ago, Coinaholic said:

Thank you!  And yes, I bought the coin from Heritage.  This was, by far, the most I've ever paid for a single coin.  But I've been squirreling away money a little at a time for over a decade for just this kind of purchase.  This is NOT my typical purchase level... not even close!

Looks like Heritage's pictures were a bit juiced compared to yours, but it is a great looking coin, and a scarce one, as well. I think you made a great buy. (thumbsu Is this part of a Barber set?

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On 7/16/2018 at 4:37 PM, Just Bob said:

Looks like Heritage's pictures were a bit juiced compared to yours, but it is a great looking coin, and a scarce one, as well. I think you made a great buy. (thumbsu Is this part of a Barber set?

Actually, Heritage's photos are pretty accurate (the slab photos I mean).  The toning is electrically vivid and the luster underneath it is flashy... makes for one of the most spectacular looking coins I've ever owned.  It is without question the centerpiece of my entire coin collection.  Is it part of a Barber set?  Sort of.  I've been slowly pecking away for about 18 months.  I'm not even a quarter of the way to completion.  I'll probably never finish it up to my standards given my budget, but it's a fun way to pass my hobby time.

 

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I hope you will post pictures of some of the others.

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Won this one last night. These were from the 1850s. Seller's pics:

 

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13 minutes ago, Just Bob said:

Won this one last night. These were from the 1850s. Seller's pics:

 

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s-l500.jpgWow a Vicksburg! What a rare beauty Bob! I love civil war tokens, especially battle field type (general area) ones. very nice win, find,  score, and token (coin). Appears to be in great condition XF-AU in the photos. If you don't mind me asking, no numbers needed, but did it set you back much? Capone1929

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On 7/17/2018 at 9:23 PM, Just Bob said:

I hope you will post pictures of some of the others.

Here are a few others I have in my collection:

1892 NGC MS64 CAC

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1894 NGC MS64 (never been to CAC)

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1897 PCGS MS65 (never been to CAC)

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1899 NGC MS64 Gold CAC

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1903-S PCGS MS64 CAC

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1904 PCGS MS63 (never been to CAC)

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1905-S PCGS MS64 (never been to CAC)

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And here's a better shot of my 1896-S showing a more accurate representation of the color

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Beautiful Barbers.  That 1894 looks like an upgrade to me.  What am I missing?

 

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1 hour ago, rrantique said:

Beautiful Barbers.  That 1894 looks like an upgrade to me.  What am I missing? 

 

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10 hours ago, rrantique said:

Beautiful Barbers.  That 1894 looks like an upgrade to me.  What am I missing?

 

You're not missing anything.  I thought the same thing when I bought it.  That cheek is CLEAN for a 64.

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On 7/18/2018 at 2:15 PM, Capone1929 said:

If you don't mind me asking, no numbers needed, but did it set you back much?

I don't mind, especially since I got it for what I consider to be a good price.

First, a little clarification: It is a Merchant Token, which predates the Civil War (I'm from Mississippi, so I cringe to call it that). It is actually the only Merchant Token from Mississippi in Russel Rulau's token book. This token was struck in several different metals, and it is hard to tell from those pictures, but  this one appears to be a Miller 3, which is copper, or maybe a Miller 4, which is brass. If it is copper, it does not look like it has original surfaces, but since I have not seen an M3 for sale since I have been collecting them, I was willing to give it a shot. I have an M4 in AU that I bought years ago for around $100, and, even though those don't come up for sale all that often, right now, there are two for sale on Ebay . One looks AU, and is $150 plus $16.50 shipping :whatthe:, and the other is an NGC MS63, for $300.

So, having said all of that, I got this one for $50, including shipping.

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