1881 S 54b Wounded and cleaned eagle

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Dirtdoctor
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1881 S 54b Wounded and cleaned eagle

Post by Dirtdoctor » Sun Feb 27, 2022 2:04 pm

Been looking for one of these for a long, long time. I'm sure its grade stating it was cleaned made it off-limits to high end collectors and investors, and I got it for ~pocket-change.

Fields are pretty glassy and shows hairlines, so no argument on grading. As a fixed income hobbyist, sometimes one has to settle, so at least I have one that otherwise is pretty nice.
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VamHelsing
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Re: 1881 S 54b Wounded and cleaned eagle

Post by VamHelsing » Sun Feb 27, 2022 5:46 pm

Nice! One of my favorite VAMs!

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Re: 1881 S 54b Wounded and cleaned eagle

Post by fogie » Sun Feb 27, 2022 6:22 pm

Thats a great VAM! Good score!

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Re: 1881 S 54b Wounded and cleaned eagle

Post by Tekkie1 » Sun Feb 27, 2022 11:40 pm

Nothing wrong with that deal as long as you didn't overpay.
Congrats!! :)

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lioncutter
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Re: 1881 S 54b Wounded and cleaned eagle

Post by lioncutter » Sun Feb 27, 2022 11:50 pm

Awesome details or not.
I may not be the best, but I do not know anyone better.

blh74
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Re: 1881 S 54b Wounded and cleaned eagle

Post by blh74 » Mon Feb 28, 2022 1:21 am

Good coin even with the details grade.

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Re: 1881 S 54b Wounded and cleaned eagle

Post by morganman » Mon Feb 28, 2022 4:09 am

:popcorn: 54B has been totally elusive to me so far
Great pick/congrads
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Re: 1881 S 54b Wounded and cleaned eagle

Post by JASONKFLO » Mon Feb 28, 2022 4:50 am

I would love to pick one of these.
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mark
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Re: 1881 S 54b Wounded and cleaned eagle

Post by mark » Mon Feb 28, 2022 5:55 pm

Congrats! Still do not own one of these. Unfortunately I get really bored looking at 81-s. One day!!

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Re: 1881 S 54b Wounded and cleaned eagle

Post by impairedsquirrel » Mon Feb 28, 2022 11:46 pm

WOW! One of my favorites too... in fact, if I were to ever publish a book or something I might consider it for the cover!
I've found three of them and the last was listed on eBay as an MS-65 1881-P. It was listed for 1881-S money and I thought "Why hasn't anyone snatched that 81-P for 81-S money???" So, I opened the listing and "Oh, it's just an 81-S... HOLY CRAP IT'S A 54B!!!!" YOINK! The other two were raw finds that both ended up as MS-63s.
I go totally NUTS for WOW! VAMs!! Or is that from WOW! VAMs?

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jtlee321
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Re: 1881 S 54b Wounded and cleaned eagle

Post by jtlee321 » Wed Mar 02, 2022 4:06 am

Nice pick!! I've been looking for one of these for a long time. I have not had the luck nor the patients to keep looking at ALL the '81-S's on eBay. I'll just have to keep clicking. LOL

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Re: 1881 S 54b Wounded and cleaned eagle

Post by vamsterdam » Mon Mar 07, 2022 5:48 pm

A super coin even in details grade. I look at so many stinking 81s every month. Haven’t seen one in ages.

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