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27 Jul 2018

Wonderful Finds

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Today, after my paycheck was cashed, I found myself inside an antique shop  in which my favorite coin dealers had a booth. After looking for about twenty minutes, I did not find a lot like usual. All I found was a 1909 Indian Head cent, and the second to last date and mintmark in my silver Roosevelt dime collection, a 1949-S, I only need a 1947-S now. The best thing however, was underneath some trinkets in the booth next to their's. Inside was a group of, not a proof set, of 1957. It included a proof-65 Franklin half, a proof-66 Washington quarter, a proof-67 full steps Jefferson nickel (too bad it was a proof), and my favorite, a proof-65 what ears reverse Lincoln cent, after paying for the items, only $33 for all of them, I made my way to the grocery store next door. I went in to get some meat for dinner, and after paying and looking through my change, I found a silver 1964-D Dime. What a lucky day!

Comments

Mike

Level 7

Coin week reported that the grading company was hit for two million dollars under the Rico laws. Keep buying them.

CoinLady

Level 6

Proof 65 but not a proof set? Sold separately?

Mike

Level 7

How do you know there proof. Explain that. I'm trying desperately to help you. You say your a yn. But you go to work by dinner and go home. How old are you? You just don't buy coin you have to know what your buying.

I am 15, I go with my father. These are real, I got them checked out by my favorite coin dealer Hanny.

Mike

Level 7

A proof 66 Franklin goes for 250.00 dollars in that year. The other prices I'm not even going to look at. Never heard of that grading company no one I mean no one sells all those proofs coin in those grades plus the others for 33.00 . I'm sorry I think got bought 33.00 worth of so called proof coins from a so called company. You need information be for you buy anything you buy on impulse you lose. They will take your money all the time. Buy a book I know you hate the red book. If you had it you would never of bought those so called proofs. Read your buying coins not worth the price why would you do that. Do you know what P.C.I. stands for? I say no. We're are they located? When did they start. You need this information before you buy anything. Do you know how to tell the difference between a counterfeit Franklin no.. Unless you get serious your going to wind up with a collection worth 33.00 .Look it's your money you can spend it like you want an you can collect what you want. But no one in this word will ever know everything about coins were still learning into our eightys. Buy smart. Buy at a dealer buy at a store where all they sell Is coins and buy a reference book on coins. You got taken for 33.00 this time next time it could be 133.00.

A company named PCI, but from the internet I hear they over-grade a lot of examples. I would not have the quarter as it was, more like a Proof-63.Lots of tiny dark spots. It may have been a slacker trying to make a fake slab, they were easy to take off. I took them off because some of the coins were developing a tiny bit of tarnish near the rim. I am transplanting them to some archival quality Kointainers. Even with the possible fake grading company, 33$ is still a good deal as I am concerned I am very happy, for a proof franklin, quarter, dime, nickel, and wheat. The person was selling them together as a sort of year set of proofs. and it was a 1909 Indian head cent, not a wheat. I will upload a blog post with pictures once I get a device which can do such things at the beginning of September.

Kepi

Level 6

Sounds like some great finds! And a good dinner at the end of the day! ; ) Thanks for sharing!

"SUN"

Level 6

Sounds like a very rewarding day.

Longstrider

Level 6

Good day..

Mike

Level 7

I might be misunderstanding what your saying. You bought those proofs graded proof 67, 65,66, and a 1909 wheat cent all for 33.00. All 1957? Who graded these what company ? Plus the other coins. Could you clarify this for me. I have to be misunderstanding. Thanks Mike.

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