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 Posted 05/14/2018  12:56 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Janiern5555 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'm curious, does anyone know what the price would be for such a coin? Is it worth getting graded?

It's part of the coin collection my Dad left to me.





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Looks like the F-12 F-15 range. (Hard to tell exactly from images. If they are not clear, they can hide the grade a bit. But here is a site that can help with grading coin from images:
https://www.PCGS.com/photograde/#//
Keep in mind that incuse marks with drop the grade a bit. coin scratches/damage/holes can make the value a lot lower. (turning them into cull coins)
Your coin looks like a nice medium grade coin. Don't call it a Good coin. That is actually a much lower grade in coin lingo.

Value? You might check eBay and see what they are going for. Don't go by what they are asking for a coin. When you see a coin click to watch it, then later you can see what it closed at. Do this with several auctions, then take an average of them to see what that would be. Keep in mint mark marks also affect the prices. I don't see one on your coin, so it is probably a Philadelphia coin.
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 Posted 05/14/2018  1:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nemlas to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hard to grade from picture. It is at least AU. Nice coin.
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Technical Grade 30. Eye Appeal 5/10.

Don't clean it. Not valuable enough to send to a TPG.

Value $18-22
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Looks like a nice original VF35. It's the 7TF reverse, with 7 eagle tail feathers and parallel arrow feathers.

Value-wise, it's worth about $20-$25 as-is.

Cleaning it, including wiping or rubbing it or using any kind of chemicals or polishes, will make it of no interest to collectors and reduce the value to its silver content only, around $12.75 last I checked.
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Very nice original coin! I'd keep it in a nice holder. Your dad must have loved coins like us!
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Thanks for all the input. And advice. Yes, it a fond memory sitting at table, my Dad and I looking through his coins. Most memorable, was he had 2 coins we didn't know what they were, but got a kick out of them, and found funny why make a 2 1/2 cent coin?!(before Google on cells), aND a 20 cent (or so we thought), so I had him put them separate from the rest until I figured out what they were. Found out they were a 2 1/2 dollar and $20 gold coin, the D was dead give away, but went right over our heads. Long story short, couldn't find them after his funeral, and mystery solved, my mom threw them inside his casket, as he had them in and Indian pouch. At least I know they are safe.
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Grade appears to be VF-25. Don't clean it, or it will reduce the value of the coin.


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2 1/2 cent coin?!(before Google on cells)


I think you mean 2 1/2 dollar coin. That is a Quarter Eagle, made from gold.


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aND a 20 cent (or so we thought)


Yes, 20 cent pieces were produced from 1875 - 1876, and proofs were struck from 1875 - 1878. There are definitely some unusual denominations of US coinage.

You could always use this as a start of a Morgan dollar date set, which goes from 1878 - 1904, and 1921. It would be an excellent example to do so with, as it has nice original surfaces and good eye appeal.

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