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05 Apr 2023

Great Engravers Series, Gothic Crown designed by W. Wyons

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Hi all,I haven't posted in quite a while but Im still chasing Mercury dimes I cant find!! LOLThat's beside the point though, I saw a Gothic Crown from 1847 a few months ago at my local coin club and was very impressed with the design. So Ive been chasing it as well. In my view the 1847 Gothic Victoria Crown, mintage of 8,000, is one of the mot beautiful coins designs Ive ever seen.I acquired this recently as a part of the Great Engraver Series from the Royal Mint of England. Presentation mintage of 3,750. Most likely the only one I will ever have in mint state. Gothic Crowns from 1847 are really expensive and rare. Really love this though as it is an exact copy of the original design.RegardsDoug

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09 Sep 2022

1937 S DDO FS-101

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Hi all,I have not shared in quite a while but I had to share this one. Mercury error DDO. Trying to finish the entire set, professionally graded, including all errors. Got this from Stacks and Bowers. PCGS PCGS Pop report States there are 8 others in this state and only one graded higher in its category. I can't lie I was excited to get this one!!!RegardsDoug

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11 Feb 2021

Chop Marked Trade Dollar

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Hi all,Been absent for a while, Ive been engaged in other hobbies a bit, to help keep me busy during this Covid business. At any rate just got this, purchased from eBay. Ive always wanted a chop marked trade dollar that was heavily used and had a history demonstrated by its wear and marks.I was looking st a MS 61 chop dollar to purchase but wasn't willing to pay more than it was worth because it my view how can a chop dollar be graded MS 61 when it has been circulated as evidenced by the chop mark?? Am I wrong in this view?RegardsDougPS iPhone photo ergo sideways. LOL

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19 Aug 2020

Type Set Latest Addition

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Hi all. This is the latest addition to the type set . Barber Half 1892 O with a mintage of 390,000. In my opinion it has great eye appeal with very subtle perimeter toning, it is very well struck as well. Opinions are welcome and appreciated.ThanksDoug

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06 Jun 2020

PQ label

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Hi all.Question here.... I was looking at a coin with a PQ label but no CAC. I do not recognize the PQ label. Is it reputable amongst ANA collectors??Thanks for any help/advice.Doug

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19 May 2019

Mercury dimes

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Relatively new collector here. Right now trying to assemble the Mercury set. I think it is one of the most beautiful coins in US coinage history. Love the concept behind the design.

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