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 Posted 07/15/2018  10:08 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add backpackadam to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Good evening. I'm new to the forum and I've not had much chance to look around, but I wanted to know if anyone can help me figure out if any of the coins/paper bills I've recently received are worth much? The collection is over 1300 pieces and a lot of it seems to have come from places like QVC or TV commercials.

I've not taken photos of anything, but I've put the coins into individual bags as well as numbered them and put them into an Excel spreadsheet. I don't imagine that the items are worth much and even though some are slabbed, they are PCS (and maybe a few other ones but not the big names).

Is it possible for me to post the Excel spreadsheet? Or paste all of the items into another post? I'm not looking for a value of the whole collection (like I said, most are probably not worth more than face value and a lot of them are in 'collector cards'), but there are some what I consider to be 'neat' coins like a 1916 Lincoln Half dollar and the ones listed below:

Face Year Mint Coin Nickname
$0.05 1883 none Liberty Head
$0.50 1945 none Liberty Walking
$1.00 1898 none Morgan Silver Dollar
$1.00 1923 none Peace Silver Dollar
$0.01 1861 none Copper-Nickel Indian Head
$0.01 1864 none Copper-Nickel Indian Head
$0.50 1964 none Kennedy
$0.50 1943 S Liberty Walking
$0.01 1862 none Copper-Nickel Indian Head
$0.01 1863 none Copper-Nickel Indian Head
$0.01 1864 none Bronze Indian Head
$1.00 1886 none Morgan
$1.00 1921 none Morgan
$1.00 1923 none Peace
$1.00 1924 none Peace
$1.00 1925 none Peace
$1.00 1974 D Eisenhower
$1.00 1879 none Morgan
$1.00 1890 none Morgan
$1.00 1921 none Morgan
$1.00 1921 none Morgan
$1.00 1923 S Peace
$1.00 1923 none Peace
$1.00 2010 none American Silver Eagle
$1.00 2010 none American Silver Eagle
$1.00 2010 none American Silver Eagle
$1.00 2010 none American Silver Eagle
$1.00 2000 none American Silver Eagle
$1.00 2009 none American Silver Eagle
$1.00 1921 none Morgan Silver Dollar
$1.00 1882 none Morgan Silver Dollar
$1.00 1922 none Peace Silver Dollar
$1.00 1924 none Peace Silver Dollar
$1.00 1923 none Peace Silver Dollar
$0.10 1853 none Liberty Seated
$0.03 1865 none Nickel Three-Cent
$0.50 1941 none Liberty Walking
$0.50 1938 none Liberty Walking
$0.50 1939 S Liberty Walking
$0.50 1940 S Liberty Walking
$0.50 1942 S Liberty Walking
$0.50 1934 S Liberty Walking
$0.50 1936 none Liberty Walking
$0.50 1958 D Franklin Half-Dollar
$0.50 1959 D Franklin Half-Dollar
$0.50 1961 D Franklin Half-Dollar
$0.50 1935 D Liberty Walking
$1.00 2005 P Sacagawea
$1.00 2005 D Sacagawea
$0.01 1827 none Matron Head
$0.03 1867 none Nickel Three-Cent
$0.02 1865 none Two Cent
$0.50 1958 D Franklin
$0.50 1944 D Liberty Walking
$0.50 1970 S Kennedy
$0.50 1935 none Liberty Walking
$1.00 1890 none Morgan
$1.00 1878 S Morgan
$1.00 1889 none Morgan
$1.00 1902 O Morgan
$1.00 1921 none Morgan


Thank you in advance for any help that can be provided!
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 Posted 07/15/2018  10:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tootallious to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
First of all backpackadam

Secondly, from what you listed you may have some of value but the experts are definitely going to need to see pictures!! A value or estimate of what you have is next to impossible to do without seeing what you have! If you run into problems uploading pictures feel free to ask for help. I look forward to seeing what you have and I'm sure others will feel the same.
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 Posted 07/15/2018  10:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add backpackadam to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the response! What's the best way to take photos of slabbed items or items inside of cardboard collector cards from places like First Commemorative Mint? Rip them out? Try to get them with the least amount of glean on them?

I've (tried to) attach an example of what the cardboard placard looks like (--note that I don't actually have this and mine is all cardboard with no plastic stuff outside of the thin plastic holder thing that slots into a binder)
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 Posted 07/15/2018  11:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


What you listed (assuming everything is genuine) is worth several hundred dollars at least.

If you are not hurting for cash right now, I would sit on your collection for a bit. There are some Morgan and Peace dollars that will be worth a lot regardless of the silver market value, but most of them go up and down with the market. Silver peaked in early/mid 2011 at just shy of $50/oz. It has been bouncing between $15 and $17 for the past few years now. Just not a good time to be selling.
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 Posted 07/16/2018  12:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mtuma3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you are overwhelmed try this: ON the left column, look for appraising your coin collection... good article. Then if you look in the left hand column just under US coins and Currency, the first one is US coin facts. If you go to dollars and click on Morgan, then the first thing on the left side of the new page is Morgan grading Standards... It will tell you what to look for to get a rough idea what the coin would grade. Then go on eBay and look for similar coins and if they look about the same as yours, it will give you an idea what they are worth. You can do same for other coins.

You are always welcome to post photos of each coin, preferably one at a time, and ask the people here to give you a rough grade and value. A lot of people here will help you.
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 Posted 07/16/2018  08:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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Most of these are Classic US coins, so I have moved your topic to that forum.

As noted, we may need to see some photographs to get a better idea of value. You will want to post them in individual topics in the appropriate forum (Modern, Classic, NCLT). Do not worry if you get it wrong, we can fix it.

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 Posted 07/16/2018  1:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Look into purchasing what is called the Red Book by Whitman Publishing. In that book you'll see how to grade coins. However, although it is full of prices of coins, basically the prices you see are excessive. If you do use that book for values, reduce them by about 25%. Make a spread sheet and add approximate condition or grade and estimated value.
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To CCF , looks like you inherited a nice collection . However grade and condition is a huge part in determining what they are worth . With the right photos of some of your coins ( NOT ALL )CCF members can give you a good idea of value .
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 Posted 05/12/2019  9:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jcaillier to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hello all. I used to watch my dad go through circulated coins searching for errors for years, I have now inherited his collection which includes many error coins, foreign coins, silver coins, a $1 California gold token, and coins from countries that no longer exist. I have no idea what they are worth and need to know where I can go to get them appraised. I would even be willing to part with some to the right collectors. I live in Port Leyden, NY, USA, and don't know where there are any reputable dealers I can take it to. I don't trust pawn shops as a rule, as you never get true value for something you take to them. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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