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12 Jul 2021

Recent Purchases | Coin Update #25

| CoinHunter

Hello all and welcome to yet another blog!


The topic of today's blog is going to be some recent numismatic purchases of mine, so take a deep breath, and read on.


After reading a blog by @CentSearcher about his purchase from greatcollections.com, I decided to check the website out ( I had heard of it before, but never actually checked it out). After checking the website out, I bid on several coins that I was interested in and won quite a few more than I anticipated. I ended up spending a little more than I was originally planning to. I ended up winning 6 lots, all of which were slabbed coins. Three were slabbed by PCGS and three by NGC. I got most of the coins for a nice price. I got a PCGS MS-66 1963-D Roosevelt Dime, 2 PCGS PF-70 DCAM-Silver Chickasaw National Park Quarters, a NGC F-15 1911-D Lincoln Cent that has a mistake on the slab (the slab says "1911" when it should say 1911-D), an NGC 1944-S MS-65 Mercury dime, and my favorite; a NGC PF-70 Reverse Proof 2018-S Silver Cumberland Islands National Park quarter (my fist reverse proof, truly stunning). Since I went a little over-budget, I going to try to trade some of the coins: the NGC 1911-D F-15 Lincoln Cent, the extra PCGS PF-70 2011-S Silver Chickasaw Quarter, and the NGC MS-65 1944-S Mercury Dime (has some nice toning).


In addition to my first greatcollections.com purchase, I also had a great opportunity to buy some coins off of a neighbor. The story goes like this: my brother, who started a small business helping out people around our neighbor hood was helping a particular elderly gentlemen clean out his basement when he found an old, padlocked metal box on a shelf. The gentlemen who owned the box told my brother that he had been given the box and that they should break it open some time to see what was inside. My brother broke it open and found a bunch of old coins and some bills. He sent me some pics, and I was super excited to check out the collection later that day. When I got there, which was as soon as possible (with permission of course), I went through the collection and estimated it value at over $400. This was the first time that I had had the opportunity to look through a collection of coins, and boy was it fun! The collection mainly consisted of silver coins including silver dollars 90% halves, 40% halves, quarters, dimes and nickels. There was also some wheat pennies and other stuff. The star of the show was a 1899 Black Eagle Silver certificate in decent shape (worth around $125). After I looked through the collection the owner agreed to let me buy some of the coins. He didn't want to sell the 1899 silver cert. (not that I could afford it) or the silver dollars, so I gave him $20 for the following: a 1964-D half, 1 each of 1965 and 1969-D halves, 5 steel pennies, 3 wheats an impaired (circulated) 1964 proof dime, and some foreign stuff for free.To see the graded coins, check out my registry profile here:https://www.ngccoin.com/profile/488977/


Thanks for reading this blog, enjoy the pics, and have a great day!

Comments

thatcoinguy

Level 4

@CoinHuter, I heard that you juggle. Is this true (because I am also a juggler)?!

CoinHunter

Level 5

Message coming at ya.

Kurisu

Level 4

Good stuff congrats! Greatcollections has been gaining quite the momentum this year, they have some great stuff all the time.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks! They do.

Kepi

Level 6

You got some nice finds! Congratulations on your winning bids! I like Great Collections Auctions ; )

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks!

Mike

Level 7

Congradulations on your winnings.. Good for you. I have won many many auctions. It's an art. Mokie has good advice. Myself I look for coins only a few people are bidding on. This gives you a chance right away.. I call them sleeper coins. I won a medal that Heritage said was worth 500. But the auction had like 20 pages . This has three people bidding. Obviously many people don't bid on medals. I looked it up. Put in my bid of 100.99 cents. Why the .99 cents. People bid usually in whole numbers. I won by 99 cents.. 100.99. A sleeper.a big auction and the 99 cents did him in.. Your doing great. Keep up the good work..

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks a lot! Wow did you get a deal for that medal....

Longstrider

Level 6

Nice pick ups. G.C. is a favorite of mine.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks!

Golfer

Level 5

I've won auctions thinking I didn't have a chance. Nice items you picked up for a good price. Always like getting a bargain. I look on Ebay mostly, but should try other sites.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks! Me too.

Long Beard

Level 5

Going off of you asking prices, assuming you aren't taking a loss, I'd say you did fairly well on your winning bids. I've used Great Collections myself, as well as Heritage. Some day I'll participate in the Regency Auctions (Legend Rare Coins).

CoinHunter

Level 5

I did do pretty well. Thanks!

slybluenote

Level 5

Mokie is providing "SOUND" advice! Those are some really nice Kennedy halves that you got! I noticed those first because I have a complete set, and second, it's my favorite coin to collect! Thanks for sharing.

CoinHunter

Level 5

You are welcome!

Mokie

Level 6

Sounds like you have had some great adventures lately. One lesson I am sure you will not forget, never bid on items assuming you will not win. Because if you do win, you will be on the hook. Just bid on what you can afford if/when you win.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks for the advice!

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