1925 Canada cent... you grade it!

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by silentnviolent, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. silentnviolent

    silentnviolent accumulator--selling--make an offer I can't refuse

    Got this one in a lot for $10.05. I see it's a key date and am wondering what the opinions of grade will average out to be, and it's value. Let's hear watcha think!

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  3. gbroke

    gbroke Naturally Toned

    Score! I would grade it at F-12. I feel it would sell between $50-$75 on ebay. Nice find.
  4. Trants4md

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    The obverse is a VF20 in my book. Can't quite get me to a 25. Now I am not a big fan of Split Rating, however this is one of those times that I think it makes sense. I know, I know you rate the coin on its worst side... That said...

    Your reverse is pretty well a VF30, I see this a lot on foreign coins. Can't give you the reason why, laying in all them danged fountains all over the continent maybe.. :devil: You still value on the VF20 overall, but you look to ask a small premium over the VF20 for the VF30 back, You know every dime counts when it is a game of wanting to feel like you got a fair deal and other guy also got a fair deal from you, etc...

    So it is a negotiation, with that being your haggling point for just a little over book!

    I have one of these as well if memory serves me well. (And that is sometimes a question... LOL) :D
    1917 Penny Obverse.jpg 1917 Penny Reverse.jpg

    Yep, I thought so. But it is a 1917 Toning worse than the wear on this one.

    It is a bit better than the picture show's you can make out all the detail in the crown, where it sweeps up and down in the waves and the banding around the middle. The ear shows only slight wear. Real hard to tell with the toning, I have to use a 30x loop to see trough the splotching. I have this one at a VF30 overall.

    Just checked todays price, you would start at $27.00 (For VF20) and add the premium from there. I would think a WILLING BUYER would be willing to go $32.00 to $33.00 It is THE one to OWN in that series, so that makes it a surefire $32.00 IMHO
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  6. gbroke

    gbroke Naturally Toned

    Since the market creates the values, the book numbers, and the TPG "values" are generally useless. :)
    I look at recent completed auctions to get a more appropriate value.

    This one is worse than the OP's sold for $86, RAW and DAMAGED:

    Another one worse than his went for $84:

    And even more raw, between VG and Fine, all selling between $67-$80
    http://www.ebay.com/csc/i.html?_sac...0&_nkw=1925 canada nickel&LH_Complete=1&rt=nc
  7. gbroke

    gbroke Naturally Toned

    I think what you are reffering to on your Large cent there as toning, is actually a planchet attribute. Otherwise known as a "woody", based on the wood grain look.

    Here is an entire thread with examples:


    ere is one of my Canada Large cents showing the same:

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