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Articles in Pennywise, Errorscope & more
Full-time professional numismatist


I like Gem coins in NGC Fatties and ephemera! Most of my research involves Colonial American coins and early US Proofs.
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    How are places on the leaderboard calculated?
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  • Some things I have noticed:

    1. SMS coins count you off for not putting “SP” even though that is not an option

    2. Philippine copper coins count you off for not having a color designation even though that is not an option

    3. Modern Proof copper coins is inconsistent as to whether to put the color designation or DCAM
    Some things I have noticed: 1. SMS coins count you off for not putting “SP” even though that is not an option 2. Philippine copper coins count you off for not having a color designation even though that is not an option 3. Modern Proof copper coins is inconsistent as to whether to put the color designation or DCAM
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  • Pretty hard to get non-ASE PCI Toners to straight grade, but I’m optimistic about this one. Lord knows there are much worse ones in holders, lol.

    do you think it has a chance?
    Pretty hard to get non-ASE PCI Toners to straight grade, but I’m optimistic about this one. Lord knows there are much worse ones in holders, lol. do you think it has a chance?
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  • New Video Just Dropped! Came across a nice batch of rattlers and some neat raw coins today.

    https://youtu.be/IXYmn_DhHHU
    New Video Just Dropped! Came across a nice batch of rattlers and some neat raw coins today. https://youtu.be/IXYmn_DhHHU
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  • This is the nicest coin I’ve ever had the pleasure of handling .

    1864 Proof Seated Dollar
    PCGS PR-65 CAC

    Toning is darker in person, but the coin is a monster in hand. Awesome civil war date, awesome coin.



    #proof #cac #numismatics
    This is the nicest coin I’ve ever had the pleasure of handling . 1864 Proof Seated Dollar PCGS PR-65 CAC Toning is darker in person, but the coin is a monster in hand. Awesome civil war date, awesome coin. #proof #cac #numismatics
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  • You wouldn’t think there were many of these originally graded at early NGC, but during the Fatty era, NGC graded over 20 of these in MS-67.

    Despite this, I have not seen many of these on the market, nor have I seen one with this nice of toning.

    Luster really goes hard.



    #coins #oldholder #numismatics
    You wouldn’t think there were many of these originally graded at early NGC, but during the Fatty era, NGC graded over 20 of these in MS-67. Despite this, I have not seen many of these on the market, nor have I seen one with this nice of toning. Luster really goes hard. #coins #oldholder #numismatics
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  • This coin is now off to its new home…
    Starting to me extremely pulled towards collecting these, but so many other coins in the line.






    #coins #numismatics #coincollecting
    This coin is now off to its new home… Starting to me extremely pulled towards collecting these, but so many other coins in the line. #coins #numismatics #coincollecting
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    Congrats Derrick!

    New group! New book!

    For the start of the new page , I am giving away this brand new ‘Guide Book of Gold Dollars’

    To Enter:

    1.Join the Pre-33 Gold Bugs Page
    2. Comment your favorite year for gold coins
    3. Like the post

    Winner will be drawn Friday at 10pm EST.
    CLOSED Congrats Derrick! New group! New book! For the start of the new page , I am giving away this brand new ‘Guide Book of Gold Dollars’ To Enter: 1.Join the Pre-33 Gold Bugs Page 2. Comment your favorite year for gold coins 3. Like the post Winner will be drawn Friday at 10pm EST.
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  • NGC White Label

    One of the most terrific toners in a white label. Golden Brown crust gives way to strong violets, pinks, and greens.

    Really wish CAC did Roosevelts so I could could get a nice gold bean on this one.
    NGC White Label One of the most terrific toners in a white label. Golden Brown crust gives way to strong violets, pinks, and greens. Really wish CAC did Roosevelts so I could could get a nice gold bean on this one.
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  • *bonk* Who likes giant copper coins?

    This is a 2 Daler Swedish Copper Plate minted under King Frederick I in 1742.
    This massive coin weighs almost 4 lbs and measures 7 x 6.5 inches!

    Was really neat to have this coin while it lasted.

    #copper #swedishplatemoney #numismatics
    *bonk* Who likes giant copper coins? 🙋‍♂️ This is a 2 Daler Swedish Copper Plate minted under King Frederick I in 1742. This massive coin weighs almost 4 lbs and measures 7 x 6.5 inches! Was really neat to have this coin while it lasted. #copper #swedishplatemoney #numismatics
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