As we heard Rick Tomaska got his hands on Kennedy halfs made 17 or 7 Days before release?.I have seen them MS 65 Gem mint. They were in a bag sealed then put into a paint can. These coins took a beating. I sent an email to him saying you always said by the coin not the label. The MS 65 peices are insulting. I have 120 raw kennedys from 1964 they would grade a heck better than his. I have 1964 MS69 proof 69 not one nor two. Why would i buy these. They were first. Thats not collecting thats i have to have it. There all beat up. Well if you were in a bag and a paint can so would you. I like Rick. He put a set together for me. I have lost some respect. He knows his coins. But not prices and regular prices. The mint set a record of 1964 mintages never to be seen again it was something like 167 million. How do you know Rick finds my 120 raw sealed.could they be from that day. It had tags . I will weite one now. When i die they can find my little hoard.1 year ago
Would You Pay For..a Kennedy Quarter Sold by Rick Tomaska Gem Mint 500.00?
Dang, I tried to put a link in my post to Mark Salzberg breaking the seal on the Kennedy Half bag and all my previous text was zapped! ARRRRGGGGHH. Oh well, the point I made is that pedigree collecting is a legitimate area of coin collecting and that Kennedy Half collectors might want this just like I wanted a double eagle from the Saddle Ridge Hoard. I loved the pedigree and the compelling story of how they came to light. Finding buried treasure is the stuff dreams are made of!1 year ago
The pedagree is one thing but like you im not serching i saw the same video. I was not excited. They didnt show a coin just a handful. Thats alot of bread for a pedagre1 year ago
What is the attraction of having a coin made first day of production. How about last day of production? Last day seems like a good attribution. Are first days that much of a better strike? Can you have ms70 coins on a worn die? Last coin off dies attribution before die was thrown out? First release, first day, signed by someone. Whats next? Lets purposely make error coins, and call them early release, first day of making intentional errors, which of course would it be an error?1 year ago
What Gary is refering to is a pedagree. For istance my token set all were bought at auctions. If you win the auction they give you a list of the history of the coin i send that with the coin. Then they can trace it back to an original owner sometimes. My name on the label for a set is a pedagree. People look for this.i had many that sat in a vault for a hundred plus years the auction starts you buy it your name goes on the auctions list of owners like that. Newman a great collector has his own label. I have no problem with a pedigree like that. Thanks1 year ago
I do like the pedigree. Putting the current owner or previous owner does add a nice touch. Its nice knowing what person may of owned the coin or medal, etc. I have a couple so called dollars with Jeff Shevlin name on the ngc holder. Jeff Shevlin is known as the so called dollar guy. I would pay more just for a pedigree, or name on the holder.1 year ago
Aside from buying coins graded for the obvious reason of authentication, I general don't care about what the slab looks like or says. I have coins graded MS64 that would give some MS66's a run due to eye appeal. They can keep on selling their marketing gimmicks to those who collect plastic. Same with the beans. It either is or it is not the grade as eye appeal is in the eyes of the caretaker and not the grader.
Thts exactily what i mean. Here Rick says for years buy the xoin not the label. Now hes singing another tune. I do not collect plastic . I have said in my blog forums i proteck the coin. Or in my case 223 year old tokens. There are good reasons for a slab. Numismatic value. Not bullion value. The fact that the Smithsonian Institution has slabed 300 of our most important most valuble coins in the collection of the United States. Means something to me and they tested all three and chose NGC. Thanks for the comment1 year ago