1919 Lincoln penny

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Valar Morghulis, Mar 29, 2021.

  1. Valar Morghulis

    Valar Morghulis New Member

    What ya think? worth it to grade?

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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Again, like with your 1928 Canadian cent, you have a coin worth less than a dollar there. It is a decent circulated coin and by all means you should enjoy it, but would you like to spend $30-40 having it graded and encapsulated, when it is worth less than $1?
  4. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Nahh . I don't think so . WHY ?
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  5. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Except he's not talking about buying slabbed coins. He's asking about submitting a coin to be slabbed. That's a whole different thing, due to the expenses.

    When you buy a slabbed coin, somebody else paid for the slabbing, so that doesn't come out of your pocket! But when you "make" one yourself, it tends to be a bit pricier. And it really isn't worthwhile for cheap coins, unless you just really want whatever it is it in a slab.

    Not that there's anything wrong with cheap coins. Or slabbing coins. You just have to keep the expenses in mind. It might make sense on a $100 coin. On a $1 coin, it might make no sense at all.

    Cheap coins are just fine to enjoy as-is, without entombing them in expensive TPG plastic.
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  6. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Agree senseless . ;)
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  7. Inspector43

    Inspector43 73 Year Collector Supporter

    Of the early wheat cents I think the1919 is the most common. When I dumped out my accumulation a couple of years ago the 1919's took the prize for the most. Others have said the same thing. Here are a couple that were in my stash.

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  8. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    19 is the most common first wheatie decade date i find CRH.
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  9. SorenCoins

    SorenCoins Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't recommend it unless you feel that the expense of greater is worth it for a personal reason, and you can't live without it being in a slab. If sentiment isn't a role then I suggest leaving it the way it is.
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  10. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Grade it and slab it yourself, cost, one cent plus the slab. You do the math, good luck
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  11. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Put a VF25 on it and sock it away.
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  12. Mac McDonald

    Mac McDonald Well-Known Member

    No...agree centsless...but a nice keeper for album or even a 2x2. Pretty even if moderate wear and nice color in photos, plus have seen much worse and for those, this is pretty decent.
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  13. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Welcome to CT @Valar Morghulis. Please remember that old does NOT equate to valuable. You have a nice 1919 Lincoln wheat back cent that would go nicely in a small collection, but nothing else, IMO.
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  14. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    Not going to beat a dead horse. What everyone else already said, I concur with.
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  15. whopper64

    whopper64 Well-Known Member

    I agree with masterswimmer, it all depends on sentimental and/or historic value to the owner. Self-slabbing would be the cheapest way to preserve the coin, or if the owner has more coins to save/collect, purchasing a Dansco Album 7000 with a slipcover would be the best way to preserve the coins provided they're in 2X2 flips.
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  16. 1stSgt22

    1stSgt22 Well-Known Member

    It is a nice wheat cent but like everyone has said, not worth sending in!!! Put it in a 2x2 and keep it if you really like it.
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  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Not worth the cost to grade.
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  18. Jeffjay

    Jeffjay Well-Known Member

    In my opinion there are only a handful in the entire Lincoln series that's are worth having graded unless of course they are extremely nice.
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