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 Posted 04/15/2018  1:15 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add KenBerthiaume to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
what do you think? Cleaned? Good condition? The Peace dollar is expensive.
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 Posted 04/15/2018  1:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add acloco to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The high relief 21 Peace dollar has a few too many chatter marks on the obverse. Bit of a rim bump at the 11 pm reverse position with very little luster. Could just be the lighting though. At worse, AU58. At best, MS62......both grades depended on luster and lack of obvious over dipping (which I cannot tell from these photos, at least 100%).

The buff- How is the luster in hand? Is that a scratch on the reverse, starting at the horn and heading due east?
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 Posted 04/15/2018  2:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The dollar looks like it has a strong strike?
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 Posted 04/15/2018  3:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KenBerthiaume to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
i don't have them in hand yet. if that is a scratch, I will probably return it. Sad if it's a scratch.

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 Posted 04/15/2018  4:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sure looks like a scratch to me. Dollar looks like a solid 62 or better.
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 Posted 04/15/2018  4:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KenBerthiaume to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, i'll have to send it back. Not sure how I missed it. Crazy. I got a decent price on the 1921, I think. What do you think would be a good price?

Weird, I see 1937 and 1938 unslabbed Buffalo nickels and the look as good as some of these MS 63 or MS 65 ones, but they're much cheaper. Why wouldn't a person just get them "slabbed"? Does it cost a lot? Do you send the coins in yourself or do you go to a coinshop and they do it?

Sorry for the many questions.
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Weird, I see 1937 and 1938 unslabbed Buffalo nickels and the look as good as some of these MS 63 or MS 65 ones, but they're much cheaper.


I've seen many coins that have been cleaned and marketed as high-grade coins. Be careful when purchasing raw coins. Don't forget - if you have any questions before buying something, post pics of it here. We're happy to help.


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Why wouldn't a person just get them "slabbed"? Does it cost a lot? Do you send the coins in yourself or do you go to a coinshop and they do it?


It depends on the coin. Any coins below $150 - $200, you should not slab IMO. You will not really enhance the value much, and sometimes the grading fee is more than what the coin is worth.

With PCGS and NGC, you can either send the coins in yourself, or through a dealer. If you send them in yourself, you have to pay a membership fee, though.
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 Posted 04/15/2018  6:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ron6788 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The obverse of the Peace dollar looks dipped to me, with a flat, overly silver-looking surface. If not, if it's just the way the photo makes it look, then the coin looks MS-61 to me. I think $250 is a good price, provided you have return privileges.

The buffalo pics are very small but it looks MS64. The light scratch on the reverse looks like it could be on a plastic cover, as on a flip. Hopefully, it is. Doesn't look like a high value coin, maybe $25.
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 Posted 04/15/2018  6:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thq to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Solid strike on the 1921, looks MS but you need to submit to find out for sure.

It could be the proof dies. You can see the distinguishing die polish marks with a loupe. Compare with the proof die photos 1G and 1H.
http://www.vamworld.com/1921-P+Peace+VAMs

Here's my proof dies MS62




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 Posted 04/15/2018  6:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KenBerthiaume to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I paid 144 for the Peace dollar. I didn't think it was dipped, but it does look kind of overly silvery as you say. Not sure what to do. 1921s are expensive.
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 Posted 04/15/2018  7:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add edweather to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree strong strike and MS on the 1921. I'd keep it regardless. The Buffalo isn't worth a whole lot anyway....maybe you could send it back and keep the '21.
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