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Old 09-19-2022, 02:30 PM
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While roaming around on eBay, KT came across a complete collection of Ben Franklins in an old folder. As no one had bid on them because the minimum bid was nearly $10/coin, I bid their minimum bid. Surprisingly, no one else bid so His Majesty won the collection. One thing, when looking at the pictures of the album pages, no one could tell the quality of these coins. When it arrived at the Castle, KT was shocked! Almost everyone was uncirculated, or almost unc! Only one shows a bit of pocket wear, but it should grade fine to VF. So KT ordered a new folder to put them in. It came in over the weekend so Sunday afternoon, KT moved all of them over to the new album. KT thinks this was an estate sale find.

So here are 3 pictures showing the Album Title, Page 1 and page 2 of the obverse of the 35 Bens!

This ranks right up there with the completely uncirculated and proofs Ike Dollar set KT purchased a few years back.

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Old 09-19-2022, 03:49 PM
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Nice score KT! Good looking coin set!

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Old 09-19-2022, 04:21 PM
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Wow those do look darn near brand new, nice snag KT!

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Nice buy there KT!

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Old 09-19-2022, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Kreeper View post
Nice score KT! Good looking coin set!
Originally Posted by cellrdwellr View post
Wow those do look darn near brand new, nice snag KT!
Originally Posted by GroundSweeper View post
Nice buy there KT!
Royal Thanks to you all! The best thing about all of it aside from their really nice condition, is that the postage was no more than if I had bought a single coin!

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Nice coins KT. A good investment in the face of rising inflation. Congrats!
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Old 09-19-2022, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Soil Surgeon View post
Nice coins KT. A good investment in the face of rising inflation. Congrats!
Royal Thanks, Soil Surgeon. Hopefully some day in the distant future, this will pay off for Prince John since He will inherit all the Royal Coinage.....UNLESS, suddenly silver jumps to some crazy high value over night and people start paying 40 to 50 times face value! If that happens, KT will cash it ALL out! His Majesty might be crazy about silver coinage, but not when it comes to making LOTS of money off of it!

Just a few years back, KT purchased a totally unc set of Ike Dollars, including Proof and silver issues...for $175. Just the other day, KT looked up these sets on eBay and the cheapest nice set was $250, so if KT needed the cash that was a decent investment, but like with any gamble, KT can afford to "let it ride" in the hope that Prince John will greatly profit by it years down the road!

KT is hoping that the Kennedy halves issue will soon end, as that would make the sets rise in value, but who knows. They have stopped making Ken halves this year due to high demand of lower denomination coins like dimes, quarters, and nickels. At least those are taken in vending machines! Half dollars are now dinosaur coins, with no machines using them and the present generation having never seen one!

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Nice set of Franklins, KT!

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Old 09-23-2022, 12:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Wolf-Dog View post
Nice set of Franklins, KT!
Royal Thanks, Wolf-Dog! 35 good ones!

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That is an awesome score.
Congratulations!
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Old 09-25-2022, 06:36 PM
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That is an awesome score.
Congratulations!
Royal Thanks, atomicbrh! They certainly are SWEET!

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