1909-S VDB for the price of a 1909-S

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    Bruce Boyce
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    A long time ago at a coin show I was going through a dealers coins trying to find a couple to buy. He had a bunch of Lincoln Cents I was going through. One of them was a 1909-S. I always look at coins that I am buying with a magnifier, and I spotted what appeared to be a VDB on the back of the coin. Except it was very, very faint. I almost thought I was imagining it, because it wasn’t fully visible. If I remember right, you could see the bottom part of the ‘VDB” and the top was super weak. Anyway, I decided to buy the coin. I think it was a VG or Fine, some lower grade coin. I showed it to a couple of dealers. One said it was a 1909-S VDB, and the other said it was not. I decided to send it in to get certified (which is the only coin I have ever sent in to get certified in my life). I sent it to PCI at the time because it was cheap. It ended up coming back as a 1909-S VDB “Weak VDB”. I was so so so happy when it came back! Later I ended up selling it because I needed money, but I made a few hundred dollars on it!

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    David Salyer
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    Awesome Bruce! Way to Cherry-pick!

  • #17318
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    Bruce Boyce
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    Thanks David! That will probably be the best investment coin I will ever buy in my life lol!

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    Garry naples
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    Good job!

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