1877-S Trade Dollar damaged

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Neal, Mar 3, 2020.

  1. Neal

    Neal Well-Known Member

    A widowed friend asked me to tell her what some of her coins are worth. They were collected years ago by her deceased husband. This Trade Dollar has been cleaned (the husband had stored it in a pvc flip). It is holed and has some scratches on the reverse near the hole. She needs money for an operation (I know, sounds like an old line, but in this case it is true, she has cataracts) and I thought I'd offer to buy this from her. What do you think would be a fair price to offer? I don't really need the coin, but I want to help her. IMG_0055.JPG IMG_0054.JPG
     
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    That poor lady has seen some abuse :(
    Having no knowledge with the series and just using the PCGS photograde as a baseline. I would say it is maybe G-VG details. Numismedia says a straight VG is in the $135 range. I don't think I would pay anywhere near that.
     
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  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    A fairly common date. I would only pay her about $50-$75 in that poor condition.
     
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  5. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I just looked through some ebay sales and was thinking about $50 as well.
     
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  6. Neal

    Neal Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the input! Very helpful!
     
  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I have a few of them so it seems right to me. I have a nice one but I've never posted it. Maybe one day.
     
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  8. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    It has character and history. I like it. icon_smile_thumbsup.gif
     
  9. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I need one for my son and my 7070. I don’t need anything crazy. This coin would probably be perfect if it wasn’t holed.
     
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  10. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector Supporter

    Looks like it was holed for a neckless.
     
  11. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Don’t need a necklace when you are neckless... :p
    Sorry, couldn’t help myself.
     
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  12. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Such a bad repair on the hole. $50?
     
  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Sometimes a filler like this is all that is needed. :)
     
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  14. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Honestly, I'd be happy just to have a decent example. OP's coin would be a decent example if I could get it at a decent price.
     
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  15. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector Supporter

    :banghead:
    Touché:banghead:
     
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  16. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Definitely!
     
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