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1909 - 1959 Lincoln Cents- Incomplete Collection

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 Posted 08/08/2022  7:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KenKat to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
We've all probably overpaid a bit when starting out - you can say you are part of that club also

So you overpaid a little - so what, it's a couple hundred bucks at most and you do have a key date in the 09-S. And some of the semi keys as well, so it's a good start to a set. It's onward and upward from here!
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 Posted 08/08/2022  8:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Camrdaddy19 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah I was bothered at first but after glong through it with yall I realize I paid extra but saved some time. It'll be difficult to find a lot of these in circulation and for now, that's how I prefer to hunt. So, all in all, I'm good.
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 Posted 08/08/2022  8:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Camrdaddy19 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ok so is RedBook not something I should use to determine coin values? I get a lot of different opinions on the resources and its really confusing. Who/what should I use for valuation?
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 Posted 08/09/2022  02:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Red Book is good as a general guide, but book pricing will always be hopelessly out of date. Better would be to use price paid from finished eBay auctions. Remember too, you'd prefer not to always pay full retail for your coins.
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 Posted 08/09/2022  07:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kopper Ken to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The RedBook should be used as a guide.

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 Posted 08/09/2022  12:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumismaticsFTW to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Definitely not worth the $300.

Every single person told you it's over priced and you still bought it, why even ask then?

$150 value- You paid double.

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 Posted 08/09/2022  2:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nick10 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I doubt the 09-S would straight grade with the rim hit evident at 11K on the reverse. Since that's the only key date present, most of the value comes from the more common dates, the older of which are are not in high grade. Even with the better pics now, $300 is pricey IMO.
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 Posted 08/09/2022  11:02 pm  Show Profile   Check BadThad's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Dang, the 20D is not what I thought I saw in the first picture. :(
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 Posted 08/10/2022  12:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JTCC to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with above comments.
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 Posted 08/10/2022  9:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Camrdaddy19 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I bought the coins before I saw all the comments. . Seller lied to me about what was included in the book. That's why I bought it. Also, like I said earlier, it did save me some time.

The local coin guy offered me $115 for everything. It is what it is. A learning experience. The 1909S he put at about $60.
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 Posted 08/10/2022  11:17 pm  Show Profile   Check BadThad's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I purchased the majority of coins below 1959 for $175 about 4 years ago.


That was a great deal, lots of red in there and ticked a bunch of boxes!
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 Posted 08/11/2022  12:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hfjacinto - I would definitely pay $300 for your set!

Camrdaddy, we all make mistakes and you have at least one decent coin in that lot. The later ones (Post 1934) are at least decent quality. There is room to upgrade and add. Think about it, you could drunk away that $300 or spent it on trendy clothes that would be unwearable in 2 years.

There are much worse things to spend money on and with all the common and scarce coins there - there is less leg work and now you can add and upgrade at your leisure. The later Memorial pennies can be finished up with change at 1c per coin! Plus you can go backwards and start adding Indians!

You did well and learned a valuable lesson. Patience builds the most satisfying collection.

Thanks for showing us and we hope it does not put you off collecting.

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 Posted 08/11/2022  09:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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 Posted 08/11/2022  10:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You learn more from your mistakes than your successes, a wise man said.
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