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Post Your Perfect Coin Here
« on: October 13, 2010, 12:06:08 PM »
Everyone needs one perfect coin.  This one has a pricetag of $34.95 and when I looked it up in the Red Book, it was listed at much less.  Apparently, someone had a sense of humor.  I only hope that I did not actually pay that much for it.

(OK... I'll have to do this later...  It seems that the holder is taking the coin too far from the scanning head...  Let me work on this...)

(It's a Silver Roosevelt Dime. 1992-S Proof Deep Cameo 70 ICG.)
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Re: Post Your Perfect Coin Here
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2010, 01:41:59 PM »

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Re: Post Your Perfect Coin Here
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2010, 03:14:52 PM »
Outstanding coins, there, Stefanie.  Not only physically perfect, the token is ideal on several levels.  I just told a friend about Conders and how they celebrated common virtues such as Industry and Progess.  But celebrating the pleasure of smoking, now, there is indulgence!

Indeed, Mint State 70 and Proof 70 are perfect.  Your perfect coin might not be certified.  This one is not.  The blue field is an artifact of the scanning.  It is a mirror field.  I think I bought this when I was writing an article about Cameos, it was in a 2x2 and I put it in a hard plastic holder.  The apparent imperfections are in the plastic, not on the coin.

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Re: Post Your Perfect Coin Here
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2010, 03:30:11 PM »
Ahhh, moderns :)


Always loved this design!




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Re: Post Your Perfect Coin Here
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2010, 06:26:29 PM »
I'm not sure if these qualify as perfect but close enough as far as comparison to what's usually found for the following item. The first is 2 Para/3 Kopek from MOLDAVIA & WALLACHIA dated 1773. Often called Sadagura coins (named for the town which they are minted), these coins are extremely difficult to find in mint condition.  Most are found in very poor condition due to weak striking and wear. Except for the scar marks from being mounted, this is a choice example for this denomination. The next is 3 Ruble (Type 1) from ARMAVIR dated 1918. Being the only coins issued inside Russia proper during the civil war period, these are extremely rare to find in any grade, especially the high ones. The last is 10 Reichspfennig from GERMANY dated 1945 E. Being the last coins issued for the Third Reich, 1945 issued are very scarce. This one was minted in Muldenhutten, one of only two mints that were active at the time.  Berlin was the other. With it's nice toning and sharp detail this is a choice specimen considering zinc coins don't often age well.


MOLDAVIA & WALLACHIA (PRINCIPALITY)~2 Para/3 Kopek 1773


ARMAVIR (MUNICIPAL)~3 Ruble <Type 1> 1918


GERMANY (THIRD REICH)~10 Reichspfennig 1945 E


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Re: Post Your Perfect Coin Here
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2010, 06:59:33 AM »
Mint fresh:



PCGS MS-67, one of the few commemorative USA half dollars I wanted to own.  Some say design is busy, I say it fills out the coin and screams "Texas!". 

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Re: Post Your Perfect Coin Here
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2010, 08:31:14 AM »
Mint fresh:



PCGS MS-67, one of the few commemorative USA half dollars I wanted to own.  Some say design is busy, I say it fills out the coin and screams "Texas!".

Gorgeous specimen 'Scottishmoney'. I especially love the luster and how it brings out the elaborate pattern. I agree with your opinion. I think the detailing is perfect. So many coins today are too stark or simple. This one on the other hand, is unique and eye-catching. Thanks for sharing.


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Re: Post Your Perfect Coin Here
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2010, 12:12:49 AM »
Heres one of mine.
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Re: Post Your Perfect Coin Here
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Re: Post Your Perfect Coin Here
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2010, 05:06:05 PM »
Heres one of mine.



WOW :smiley-cool11: :kneel:

What Stefanie said. Beautiful coin 'regandon'. Toning and all.