Posted: 2/28/2009 2:41:15 AM |
The big purchase has arrived.
As I lay in bed last Friday morning - sick in bed and taking off from work, a knock at the door woke me. I wasn't expecting the package from Goldberg's until after the weekend, but it occurred to me that it might be here. I rushed downstairs to the door, in pajamas, and without either variety of corrective lenses. Sure enough, it was the mail man with my six now ex-Naftzger middle date large cents.
Of course I had seen them, held them, a few weeks before. But now I can add personal enjoyment to the general appreciation of how nice these coins really are.
Just now I finally took pictures of them to post in the registry. Unfortunately, my camera always seems to highlight every imperfection, and these new photos are a bit noisy.
The coins are really quite nice to the naked eye and under my 10x loupe.
I'll post a journal for each of the six new coins.
The first is an MS65BN 1831 N-6. It's the only one of the six I saw last Summer during the ANA show, at which time I more or less rejected this cent due to a "hint of wear". When I examined it again during lot viewing, I rejected that earlier criticism, and put this on my list of potential purchases.
During the auction, the earlier 1831 65BNs, which I also liked, sold for more than I was willing to pay. So I was pleased to get this one for half my limit, and to see the other "acceptable" 65BNs go for more. There were several 1831s with higher PCGS and EAC grades, but most of those had issues (like fingerprints) or sold for way more than I would pay, or both. I'm quite happy with this one, even though it's the lowest graded coin of the six.
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