Experience is what is required.
Go to shows and look at slabbed coins and get an "eye" for what's authentic.
If you are going to deal with raw coins,...
When I go to buy US Currency, particularly modern FRN's (1963-2003), I just have to do a "best guess" of what to pay.
I've got Azpiazu's book but...
Way out of my league.
I've got a few, just for my type set.
You got to 1868 faster than I thought.
It's the next one that I've got imaged.
1868 PCGS MS-64 BN
I think "yes".
But sellers don't seem to be aware of that.
Prices haven't gotten lower.
Collectible coins are not selling at current levels.
Since you're up to 1864 I've got two imaged.
1864 CuNi PCGS MS-64
Nice die crack on the reverse (3 to 5).
1864 Bronze PCGS...
I have a full MS set but most of them are without images.
To rectify that situation would require a trip to the bank and a LOT of photo and editing...
Since I'm still looking for the two I'm missing AND the one DETAILS coin plus upgrades to some of my others, I'm going to jump all...
This is a bit more complicated than just valuing the quarters.
My set includes the varieties by Browning number.
I don't know any catalog (book or...
Remember, only take into account the coins that actually sold.
Same with eBay.
That will weed out most of the overpriced material.
I use a spreadsheet.
But the hard part is assigning a value to each coin.
For the last 20 years I've been recording how much I've paid for each...
That's often a sign of a coin cleaned by wiping.
Not dipped; not abrasively.
I should be there at opening time on Friday.
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