1889 1 shilling

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by JGcoins, Jun 3, 2021.

  1. JGcoins

    JGcoins Active Member

    Recently bought this 1889 1 shilling on usacoinbook.com for roughly $18. Ngc has it listed in fine condition for $100. Thoughts, comments, general feedback is welcome.

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  3. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

    In British terms, this is more likely a VG. $15 is about right, and that seems to be a nice, original, problem free, attractive old grey coin. I'd be happy with that.
  4. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Well-Known Member

    There are two different varieties for this particular date. The small portrait variety is worth significantly more than the large portrait variety, with your example being the common large portrait variety.
  5. JGcoins

    JGcoins Active Member

    So In your opinion, what would this one be worth?
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  6. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Well-Known Member

    I concur with @physics-fan3.14. If you ask me, $15 is a relatively fair retail price, but $18 seems a little steep, in my opinion.
  7. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

    Yeah, its a solid coin. I wouldn't fret over a couple of dollars.
  8. JGcoins

    JGcoins Active Member

    Hmmm, thanks for the feedback, originally listed at $20 with a discount added. Might be steep, but a nice addition to my typeset. Would have loved the small cameo of the same coin.
  9. JGcoins

    JGcoins Active Member

    Tis all I have of this one.
  10. Antonius Britannia

    Antonius Britannia Well-Known Member

    Solid looking coin, with nice grey toning.
  11. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Classical British grading is more conservative than American grading. A U.S. collector would call this piece F-VF. The Brits might go down to VG, but they would charge more than the catalog so you end up in the same place.

    The price might be a little high, but then you didn’t have to fly to London to get it. I have had to pay more the Spike Guide Book price for most every British coin I have. The coin is nice with original surfaces. I would just enjoy it.
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  12. Seascape

    Seascape U.S. & World Collector

    World coins you might as well throw out any price guide in use today. 90% of my world purchases are in no way indicative of what guides say.
  13. JGcoins

    JGcoins Active Member

    More or less use them as a base and compare then to what I see them being sold for in the same condition.
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