Scott Gardener's With Liberty and Gold for All Coin Album

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1895-O $10 MS62 PCGS #8733

A regrade; I had hoped for a 62+. I bought this coin before knowing its real relative rarity, intrigued by the O mint mark and passing on a more common date in MS63. I got home and discovered on CoinFacts what a bargain I had.

1852 G$1 AU55 PCGS #7517

I really expected this coin to grade better. I thought it could even grade MS62. So, I've been taking a magnifier to it. I'll have to compare it with an uncirculated coin so that I can get a better feel for what I'm missing. Thankfully, I did not over-pay, and it's a great-looking coin for the grade.

1896 $2.50 MS64 PCGS #7848

First new coin of 2014 (not counting the ones from the proof set gift from New Year's party)

1853 $5 MS61 PCGS #8253

Underappreciated, this coin is, by date and condition census, my rarest coin.

1895 $5 MS62 PCGS #8390

From Lone Star Mint, funded in part by purging CDs, DVDs, and books I no longer need. This coin has subtle but remarkable toning when viewed up close in person.

1895-O $10 MS62 PCGS #8733

A regrade; I had hoped for a 62+. I bought this coin before knowing its real relative rarity, intrigued by the O mint mark and passing on a more common date in MS63. I got home and discovered on CoinFacts what a bargain I had.

1876-S $20 AU58 PCGS #8978

From Texas Coin Show in Grapevine, 6/15/2013

1904 $20 MS63 PCGS #9045

From the TNA show in Fort Worth, 2011. It's the common 1904 date, but it has excellent eye appeal. My first CAC green-bean.