1907Q's DTP sans gold Coin Album
A dreamy piece, an absolute favorite in the set! A happy find, exactly what i was looking for. No problems. Great strike, luster and color. Nice amount of red for an RB.Priced right too! Thanks to Frank of Currency and Coins of Wayne PA. Nice that the obverse has more red as the coin is wall-mounted with this side showing!
A wonderful nickel from Larry Whitlow-PQ! Soft cartwheel, satin luster with beautiful fields and a nice strike. In hand, it is a great coin to savor, especially while you rotate it slowly. The satin look, while not as flashy as a brilliant or frosty luster is beautiful in its own way. Hard to put down, like a favorite scotch!
gorgeous AU55 here, the head is just a tad soft, the pic is not best either here but there is considerable detail in-hand. light gold with hints of green and rose; these colors produce a kaleidoscope effect when the coin is rotated in person! the flat pic only produces limited 2-dimensional characteristics. again it's the natural toning here that is unquestionable here.
Fortuitously found! Thanks to Larry Whitlow! White, lustrous, a good pairing with the Standing Liberty Quarter. Very nice strike which produces exceptional flow lines. The pic does not show it, but the metal flow of the eagle head appears on the obverse, amd moreso when tilted. It is part of the overall cartwheel.
deceptively difficult to find this original and in the grade and common date I sought, this is a type collector dream coin! Civil War date is always a plus, but it is the way that the dirt and toning which gets into the dress folds that adds depth to the appearance. Thank you Alex Barna, for finding this special piece!
A frosty and lustrous Barber Half with just a scattering of minor hits. White but not blast white, this coin has a beautiful skin that hints at being original, and is the farthest thing from a stripped and dipped out coin which is unfortunately so common these days. Wholesome and makes a great trio with the dime and quarter. superb example for the grade!
Literally, a perfect type coin!! Common date for grade I was seeking. Looking for a blast white and courtesy CU Forum member Heywood, got one here! Took quite a while to find a quality MS65 with a clean cheek. 54s comes quite nice and settling for a non-FBL yields more examples and a much lighter price-tag. These are great coins if they are relatively mark-free. This allows their booming luster to be appreciated in its entirety. Final Franklin made at the San Francisco mint; a little bit of history thrown in as well!
Purchases are now coming fewer and farther between. the quest for original coins gets more difficult, but here one came along with original patina and dirt in the perfect collector grade of vf-35! Nice that the clasp is all there. Strong Liberty for grade and even though hair detail could be better, nice head detail.
One of the fine things about putting together a collection is the great people you meet along the way! Rob Ezerman, an specialist in lunar eagles coins(Ikes and Suzies!) hand picked this one for me. It is a full-talon; a classification that, he tells me will be somewhat important down the road. Lustrous, these SBAs are not bad on the eye! The 99-D is a perfect type coin in high grade-easy on the wallet! Thanks to Alex Nocerino for setting up the contact!