WalkerfanWalkerfan TOTAL NEWBIE, makes no sense and seems very paradoxical and counter-intuitive.
Is it a very lame attempt at sarcastic humor??
If you have a dream about out-posting me, you better wake up and apologize.
I just wanted to share this one with you-
The 1919-S has always been the 'thorn in my side' and my 'white whale' for FAR, FAR TOOOO long.
I had a MS 63 that I overpaid for and that was dipped out and it had a nasty strike-through error. I lost money on that coin, so that I could upgrade to a MS 64 that had only an average strike and the surfaces were badly impeded with dip residue and it had virtually no luster. I was fooled by the BAD images from the auction house and will likely NOT buy from that auction house again. I feared that I was buried in that MS 64 coin and I would never, ever be able to get my money back much less find another decent one. To make matters worse; I found that that MS 64 coin was originally a MS 63 that had been gradeflated by PCGS to a MS 64 and undeservedly so!!!! I finally sold that MS 64 a few weeks ago and, miraculously, I lost NO MONEY on it!
Well, I finally found a real nice MS 64 19-S!! It has a sharp strike, great luster and, although dipped, it's still VERY unimpeded and very lusterous. Anyone who knows this series KNOWS just how bad this coin issue's surfaces have been simply ruined and messed with. To find a truly original one is like finding a unicorn with a 4-leaf clover hanging from it's mouth. So....to criticise it for being dipped is not realistic, just as long as the luster is 'all there'----THAT, in effect, is the tough and more practical challenge. This one's a keeper. IMHO. The head is just a bit flat (if you wanna get really picky) but otherwise the coin is a real GEM and is truly one in a million! The skirts, thumb, eagle's breast and luster are great. IMHO.
Thoughts/opinions? Thank You.
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#5736505 - 06/02/1201:33 PMRe: Long Beach NEWP
FACT if I stop posting, trillions and trillions of transistors would be out of work.
I like it a lot, and as you note, it is superior to many that I have seen for the issue. If I were in the market for one of these, I would have had interest in it too.
Edited by coinman_23885 (06/02/1201:34 PM)
Areas of Interest: Original classic gold coins from the Southern mints (New Orleans, Charlotte, and Dahlonega); Carson City minted Morgan Dollars, early copper; high end, quality U.S. type coinage; proof like and deep mirror prooflike coinage; toners including Peace Dollars and classic gold; and cameo and deep/ultra cameo proof coins from 1936-1942.