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Does Adding Things To The Coin Worth It?

 
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 Posted 07/06/2022  10:01 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add DaRukus660 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message


https://www.ebay.com/itm/115396458927

Does adding this ugly, most likely fake gold plate add anything to the coin, sell price, collectibles, and on and on?

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 Posted 07/06/2022  10:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Perhaps for some folks, but this sort of coin alteration is generally frowned upon by the numismatic community.
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 Posted 07/06/2022  10:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It certainly interesting to say the least - to say the most - I think it is (and all the others he is selling) are quite ugly. But folks that don't know any better usually snaps these things up like tic-tacs.
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 Posted 07/06/2022  11:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The most valuable things you can add to a coin are
-authentication, and
-provenance.

And they don't alter the coin's appearance !
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 Posted 07/06/2022  11:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hokiefan_82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's basically ruined the coin from a numismatic standpoint, though for very common coins like the State Quarters I don't consider it a big deal - it's still worth 25 cents...
What really aggravates me is when sellers try to market these modified pieces as great investments. Then, years down the road when the customers try to sell them they realize they threw their money away...
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 Posted 07/07/2022  08:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I for one do not like colored coins even the Canadian ones from The Royal Mint . This U.S. Quarter in my opinion has no added value beyond 25˘ . Actually I don't even think a merchant would accept it as payment for anything . However , if you like it as a NOVELTY then go ahead with the purchase .

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 Posted 07/07/2022  09:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wrekkdd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I hate Americans shipping lol, 9$ for the coin 18$ for shipping haha, I personally like coloured coins but as for added value? I guess it would depend, these coins are technically damaged and not original but they could be collected like love tokens in the future. If you like it go for it, but look at it more as art rather then a coin.
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 Posted 07/07/2022  11:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If they were coloured at the mint, like Canadian coins, I love them ( see my avatar for example)! Coloured after the mint I dislike and consider it only damage.
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 Posted 07/07/2022  12:22 pm  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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The most valuable things you can add to a coin are
-authentication, and
-provenance.

And they don't alter the coin's appearance !



sel that is about the best thing I've read in a long time! Plus it's true. The truest thing in coin collecting ever said, beyond my Aaron Feldman quote.
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 Posted 07/07/2022  12:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DaRukus660 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


Thanks for the info. I did like this kind of thing, until I found out it is not worth the money. So it is just another seller tricks.... IMO.


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 Posted 07/08/2022  1:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
The most valuable things you can add to a coin are
-authentication, and
-provenance.


Nicely put!

These could also be considered to add value
-attribution
-accurate assessment of the grade and rarity
-good clear photos

(which is what dealers do with an unorganized collection)
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 Posted 07/08/2022  3:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not a fan of any coloring added to coins.

That being said, it's kind of amazing how accurate the placement of the hologram is. It doesn't spill over onto the fields.
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 Posted 07/09/2022  02:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have to agree with the idea of accurate attribution.

Over the years I have bought quite a few low grade un identified ancient coins in job lots at auction, and
have doubled their value with an accurate identification.
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 Posted 07/09/2022  6:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cujohn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I kinda like them, they are art. I guess maybe. But they carry no numismatic value over face.
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