1898 Indian head. Is it worth getting graded?

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Crzyl3gz, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. Crzyl3gz

    Crzyl3gz New Member

    I found this 1898 indian head penny coin roll hunting and was looking for opinions on grade and tone as I am new to all of it.
    Is it worth sending in or is that a waste of time and money?

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  3. USCoinCollector42

    USCoinCollector42 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to CoinTalk! You came to the right place ;)

    Congratulations on the find (better than anything I’ve found haha). However, grading is a major waste of time and money.

    That is about a $1 coin at around a G6 grade and it would cost at least $10 (really depends on the company) for grading. Sending it in would be a rookie mistake.
  4. Legomaster1

    Legomaster1 Cointalk Patron

    I agree, it would not be worth getting this common coin graded. Just put the coin in a cardboard or vinyl flip.
  5. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    A coin roll hunters dream. Very cool find but no, the value does not merit having the cent graded.
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  6. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    There are plenty of IHC collectors here, and I count myself among those less schooled, but eager to learn. Think of this as an incentive to begin your own collection of Indian Heads. My own has grown to several hundred, with many worth the admiration of the ablest of them all.

    And welcome to Coin Talk, amused at your catchy handle, too.
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  7. genXmetalfan

    genXmetalfan Supporter! Supporter

    @Crzyl3gz , Beautiful coin, found in a cool hunt! Always fun to find a rarity among the common, don’t you think?
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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Very nice find but not worth grading.

    Welcome to CT.
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  9. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Good show! I found one like yours in a roll — about 50 years ago.:D
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  10. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    In 1954 my school bus stop was in front of Carson's Esso and convenience store. After school we would go inside his store to get a pop as they were called around Port Matilda, PA. A coke was 7¢ so when you gave Mr Carson your dime he would give you 3¢ change; some times there were Indian Heads in your change. There were Buffalo Nickels too, some still had dates on them even.
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  11. genXmetalfan

    genXmetalfan Supporter! Supporter

    I loved reading your story- thank you for sharing it-
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  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Esso gas, now that goes back a good number of years but I remember them. I also remember the City Service jingle when they changed to Zitgo and Sinclair gas stations. Thanks for the memories.
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  13. PassthePuck

    PassthePuck New Member

    The writing is missing on the head band...not worth the grading.
  14. Neal

    Neal Well-Known Member

    I'm sure you meant a clear flip. Never, ever put any coin in a vinyl holder of any sort unless you want to permanently damage the coin. I recently tried to help a lady whose late husband had stored much of his collection in vinyl flips. I could have cried at the irreparable damage.
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  15. Alan Cecil

    Alan Cecil Member

    << my find a couple of weeks ago !! not worth grading just a keeper !!!
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