Coin Community Family of Web Sites
Coin Community Forum
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some coins?
Our coin forum is completely free! Register Now!
 All Forums
 US Coins and Currency Discussion Forums
 US Classic Coins

To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
 

1965 "buy" prices offered by Stack's Coins of New York City

Next Page    
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic
Page: of 2
matthewvincent
Pillar Of The Community
United States
2788 Posts
 Posted 02/26/2012  3:07 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add matthewvincent to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

A short time ago, while sifting through a lifetime of accumulations, I found a little booklet.
A 1965 "buy" prices guide written by Stack's Coins of New York City. [They are still in business.]
All of the coins listed below represent coins that Stack's wanted to buy. Others were listed as "We don't need this now but save it anyway."
Gee, I was only a freshman in high school in the Fall of 1965!

Just for fun, let's look at a few of the coins. By the way, this little booklet only cost $0.25 to give you some perspective.

1877 Indian Head cent: Good $45 Fine $100
1909-S VDB: V. Good $100 V. Fine $125
1885 Liberty nickel: Good $27.50 Fine $45
1913-S Buffalo nickel Type 2: Good $12.50 Fine $20
1950-D Jefferson Nickel: V. Good $3.50 V. Fine $5
1895-O Dime: Good $22 Fine $55
1916-D "MERCURY" Dime: Good $40 Fine $75
1901-S quarter: Good $90 Fine $225
1916 Standing Liberty quarter: Good $150 Fine $225
1932-D Washington Quarter: V. Good $5 V. Fine $10

See where I am going with this? If you had bought any of these coins for not twice but THREE times the buy price you would have done well. Only takes 45 years or so.
But we did not have a crystal ball back then and we do not have one now.

Just for fun ...

Oh, and all of these were listed in the "Common Coins" section.







I have never met a Barber Coin which I didn't like. Visit us at the Barber Coin Collectors' Society
http://www.barbercoins.org/
Pillar Of The Community
United States
1136 Posts
 Posted 02/26/2012  3:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Wornslick to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am really surprised by the 1916 SLQ. If we could only go back in time.
Wornslick

ANA R3154225

" The Sunshine Bores The Daylights Out Of Me "
Pillar Of The Community
United States
2194 Posts
 Posted 02/26/2012  3:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bpoc1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oh for a time machine Wornslick!
I started as a freshman one year before you Matt. If we only knew and had money and foresight.
Rest in Peace
United States
9104 Posts
 Posted 02/26/2012  4:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add biggfredd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a thread on the 1964 book:

http://www.coincommunity.com/forum/...IC_ID=100664
Pillar Of The Community
United States
12531 Posts
 Posted 02/26/2012  4:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I know how this usually effects us. I have all the Red Books from the first to present. Every once in a while I look up a coin in one of the early ones and think, why didn't I buy them then.
just carl
Pillar Of The Community
United States
935 Posts
 Posted 02/26/2012  8:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add okiepb to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah, if only....

Valued Member
United States
288 Posts
 Posted 02/27/2012  08:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add VetStudent to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Time machine to 1965? Forget that lets go back to the times when those keys were just getting pressed at the mint!
Valued Member
United States
161 Posts
 Posted 02/27/2012  6:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add seateddime48174 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
in 1964 a gallon of gas was 25c .... if you saved that quarter you could still buy a gallon of gas today !
Pillar Of The Community
United States
1633 Posts
 Posted 02/27/2012  7:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add M0nks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
amazing isnt it wish I could travel back to the 1960s not only for the coins but for all those concerts I could have seen HA!
Valued Member
United States
105 Posts
 Posted 02/27/2012  10:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gmwatson to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As they say, hindsight is always twenty-twenty. Interesting though. What can you buy for a quarter now?
Pillar Of The Community
United States
8715 Posts
 Posted 02/28/2012  07:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Folks those were their BUYING prices. When I get into the shop I'll see if I can track down the Graysheet from back then and we can see how their buying prices compared to the market prices.

OK I'm putting in the Greysheet prices I've been able to find in those grades (first two are the buy prices, last two are greysheet.)

1877 Indian Head cent: Good $45 Fine $100 G bid $95 F bid $180
1909-S VDB: V. Good $100 V. Fine $125 VG bid $115 F bid $135
1913-S Buffalo nickel Type 2: Good $12.50 Fine $20 G $22.50 F $40
1950-D Jefferson Nickel: V. Good $3.50 V. Fine $5 avg circ $16
1916-D "MERCURY" Dime: Good $40 Fine $75 G $90 F $175


I can't find quotes for these until about ten years later which is too late to be relevant. But from the prices above you can see that their buy prices were about half of the market Bid price except for the SVDB which was probably higher because they could move it faster. So anyway double the buy prices and you've probably got a good idea of what the dealer bid price would have been at the time.

1895-O Dime: Good $22 Fine $55
1885 Liberty nickel: Good $27.50 Fine $45
1901-S quarter: Good $90 Fine $225
1916 Standing Liberty quarter: Good $150 Fine $225
1932-D Washington Quarter: V. Good $5 V. Fine $10
Edited by Conder101
02/28/2012 10:06 am
Valued Member
Canada
447 Posts
 Posted 02/28/2012  7:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gawd0wns to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sure those prices look nice... However, what would the equivalent price be today when you factor inflation?

If that was priced in Canadian dollars, $1 in 1965 = $7.27 in today's dollars. (Source: Bank of Canada inflation calculator)
Pillar Of The Community
United States
8715 Posts
 Posted 02/29/2012  10:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you use the governments fictitious official CPI figures then for US $1 in 1965 is $7.20 in 2012. Using that figure the 1965 prices in 2012 dollars would have been

1877 Indian Head cent: Good $324 Fine $720 G bid $684 F bid $1296
1909-S VDB: V. Good $720 V. Fine $900 VG bid $828 F bid $972
1913-S Buffalo nickel Type 2: Good $90 Fine $144 G $162 F $288
1950-D Jefferson Nickel: V. Good $25.20 V. Fine $36 avg circ $115.2
1916-D "MERCURY" Dime: Good $288 Fine $540 G $648 F $1260

A comparison of the adjusted 1965 bid prices compared to todays prices will show how much the coins have actually grown in value since then. Sorry I don't have current greysheet bid prices for them. Anyone else have them?
New Member
United States
13 Posts
 Posted 03/05/2012  10:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add AndrewMarek to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This made me thumb through my 1961 "Handbook of United States Coins" blue book for perspective. A 1923 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle is listed at $36.50 in ex. fine..... For the most part the coins on the your list are listed at about 35% to 50% of that value in that '61 edition....
Pillar Of The Community
United States
4249 Posts
 Posted 03/05/2012  10:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TheNickelGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't mean to outdo or hijack your thread but I posted a topic on a 1943 booklet I found at a yard sale similar to that.
These things are neat.
http://www.coincommunity.com/forum/...=94285#94285
Edited by TheNickelGuy
03/05/2012 10:21 pm
Valued Member
United States
82 Posts
 Posted 03/06/2012  11:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add RJP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The old books are really neat, If we just knew then. Try some 30 year old ANA books like The Numismatists, and just read some of the article. whats neat about that is we know how the story ends before we read passed the title.
Bob
Edited by RJP
03/06/2012 11:13 am
Page: of 2 Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
Next Page    
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
American Silver Eagles only $2.49 over Spot!CoinSniper.com is the numismatic penny auction.SWCoins - We Love CoinsCoins Commemorating the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic GamesSELECTED Modern WORLD Coins with LOW Mintage
Coin Community Member eBay Sales - Only CCF Members Included Here
Ending Soon   Newly Listed   Lowest Price   Highest Price  
Certified Coins   Certified VAMs   Certified Errors  
New Forum Topics Recently Active Forum Topics




Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Coin Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2014 Coin Community Family- all rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Coin Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Contact Us  |  Advertise Here  |  Privacy Policy / Terms of Use
Coin Community Forum © 2005 - 2014 Coin Community Forums Go To Top Of Page
It took 2.61 seconds to rattle this change. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05