What a grubby looking thing. No letters in Liberty. The scratches around UNI on the reverse look like graffiti. The only positive things are that it doesn't look cleaned and it comes in a special baggie.
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Out of all the GSA dollars released in the soft packs, there are known to be under 10 - somewhere in the single digit number, that alone is worth a bunch to a collector, maybe $3-5K alone, I personally don't think the holder is worth that much, yet it is a very cool and historically rare coin with a known pedigree so who knows what it's true worth is? THe only way would be to put it up at a big auction and see. I'd guess this coin would bring in around $7-8K at auction.
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I've known about the 1864 GSA dollar for a LONG time and I have never heard of another GSA Seated dollar until now. I know the 1864 sold for thousands about 8 to 10 years ago. Yes it is worth a BIG premium over that of just a common Seated dollar, but I think 16K is a little optimistic. I could see it going for 4 to 6 thousand though.
I wonder how a TPG authenticates these. It's just a cheap plastic token and some shrink wrap. Seems like it would be pretty easy to counterfeit the packaging and turn a real $400 coin into $4000+. Heck, you could just cut a real token out of a cheaper one, and then all you have to do is duplicate the shrink wrap.