Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by statequarterguy, Sep 29, 2011.
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Here's a couple links to similiar coins on eBay. You can see I'm in the ballpark on the price. You might get more or less.
Yeah, I kinda like it compared to others I've seen. But I'm concerned about that carbon spot (if it is one). Is it going to grow? Did NGC do anything to "conserve" the spot before slabbing - if not, can anything be done to “arrest” it? It looks big in the blow ups, but may not even be noticeable in hand. I’m still waiting for someone to criticize it, LOL. If you were negotiating a price what would you use to knock the price down?
If you didn't, click on the obverse pic to enlarge it. Then look for the black spot with a "halo" around it, to the right of the top of the last S in STATES.
It really isn't a bad example at all. I don't know what price you're working. But for what it is, I think it is fine.
Key dates like this are low-risk, IMO. It's 140 years old and not like more are going to spring up suddenly.
I like it. And I'll say this: while you are on the fence someone else with more determination will come along and snatch it from you. And you will look back and say "Damn...I wish I'd bought that".
LOL! I don't know, this is the first one of these I've bought and just wanted to get opinions about what is important. I've learned the hard way for a few coin purchases, so tend to be over cautious when buying something unfamiliar. Thanks again for the education.
And I can certainly understand your position - I think at times I do that also and probably miss a few good coins. Now - let me prepare you for the second lesson, which I have learned, - if or when you go to sell you may or may not re-coup all your money. Even key date prices vary. I believe I might break even on my 1877, but no guarantee's. Prices were up when I got mine and now it might go $100 or $200 less. I don't regret buying it, but just another lesson. The second part to the lesson is on my IHC's on some of the non-keys, common dates I wish I had spent more to get better coins to start with. Again, no regrets buying them - but now my tastes are a little better(I certainly know what I am looking for better now) and sometimes it is more expensive.
Enjoy it - I like the way the coin looks.
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