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Micro S

Post by 1872Hokie » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:16 am

I guess this is as good a place as any for this thread since it deals with a Variety of the Obverse.
Lately I've been doing a lot of hunting on eBay for Naked Eye Varieties using seller photos. It can be challenging, and a lot of fun at the same time.
Here is my latest roll of the dice:
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Didn't look like much from the main photo, but a close up reveals what i believe to be open field in the upper curve of the S mint mark:
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Let me know what you guys think. Fingers crossed on this one. :mrgreen:
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Re: Micro S

Post by SteveP » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:40 am

Looks like a possibility. Not a bad gamble. Let us know how it turns out
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Re: Micro S

Post by 1872Hokie » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:27 pm

I figured with a 14 day return policy it was worth a shot. I have another gamble that i pulled the trigger on today, but I'm going to wait until that one is in the mail to reveal it.
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Re: Micro S

Post by SteveP » Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:49 pm

What I love is that there is low hanging fruit out there, making payoff for the gamble worth it enough of the time. I have to tip my hat, though, cherry picking a MM variety off of eBay photos is ballsy. I managed to pick up a MS66 1971 S/S from the parallel die gouges (not the MM) on an eBay photo once (it was in a regular holder, but now is in a FS-501 holder).
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Re: Micro S

Post by 1872Hokie » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:58 pm

Turns out it was worth the gamble. Micro S confirmed! Thought I snagged an OAK as well, but the scuffs on the slab fooled me.
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Re: Micro S

Post by SteveP » Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:59 pm

DIVA sticker that bad boy!
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Re: Micro S

Post by 1872Hokie » Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:28 pm

That is the plan. Glad this one worked out for me. I think the estimate was around 10,000 of these, and it is definately one you don't see every day. Any guess on the value in PR69DCAM?
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Re: Micro S

Post by 1872Hokie » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:41 am

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Finally got the USB Microscope working right, but still learing the ropes.

Once DIVA'ed, and guess on what the value might be? I know there aren't a ton floating around out there, but then again I don't know that people are really looking for them right now either.
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Re: Micro S

Post by SteveP » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:21 am

It is definitely a MMS1. However, I can't tell from the photo whether there is enough field present in the upper loop to make it a micro-s. I'd suggest sending it to Brian. He just had a look at two 74S proofs that I had sent him, both MMS1, but only one made micro-s. He tells me that he knows of only two 74S silver proof micro-s in PR69 DCAM holders. That might give you an idea of valuation, should yours make it.
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Re: Micro S

Post by 1872Hokie » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:52 am

What amount of field extention into the upper loop must be present to qualify for Micro S?
I wish I could get a closer pic, but my equipment is maxed out.

Of the two pictures below (taken form a post Lee made about the 74 MMS-1) mine is definately closer to the first one.
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