1932 to 1998 Washington quarter set

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Victor, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. Victor

    Victor Coin Collector

    I recently took a complete set in a Dansco album to a dealer to sell. The coins are just average circulated but no junk. The dealer offered $330 which I did not accept. I see sets for sale on ebay for $485 and more. What is a complete set worth?
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  3. Bluntflame

    Bluntflame Active Member

    Including the key-dates of 1932D and 1932S, the lowest available price of ebay is 750$. The current average selling point seems to be right around 600$-700$.
  4. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Two points to consider:
    1) It may be that you and the dealer differ on the opinion of "average circulated" condition.
    2) Maybe his overhead is high and he needs to pay less to make up for it. ~ Chris
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  5. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    So what price would you have accepted?
    how would the dealer make money, after spending time to put together a sale, any other work, if sold online expenses of eBay and paypal, etc.

    A dealer normally would not offer "retail" price for something.
    If you want top dollar then you'll have to sell it and manage the expenses and time.
  6. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    There is also cost of holding inventory. A lot of overhead cost. Then, they need to make a profit. So, you just have to shop around.
  7. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    The above answers could be helpful. Question for you: Why would you post that question here without pictures?

    Your opinion of average circulation, our opinion of average circulation and the dealers opinion of average circulation, could be three different things.
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  8. Hommer

    Hommer Curator of Semi Precious Coinage Supporter

    Melt isn't far from that price.
  9. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 64 years

    Other than a few key and semi key dates, the rest of the coins are probably just worth their weight in silver. I'm assuming that they are well circulated examples. Without pictures one can only speculate. If you want more than the dealer is offering try to sell it on eBay. A dealer has to make a profit, plus account for rent, utility costs, ...
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  10. Victor

    Victor Coin Collector

    Thanks for the replies. No I would not take $485, never mind $330.
    The dealer is pretty good on his buy prices and I just sold him 2 gold coins for a fair price. So just wondering why he lowballed the quarters. He has a successful business and can hold inventory. Sorry no pictures available. He just didn't have an interest in this item. On a set of Kennedy halves I offered, he passed instead of pricing it. He said "I have no interest in those".
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  11. David Betts

    David Betts Well-Known Member

    I'd only add into above good comments 1940 d + s 2 of which I'm missing
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  12. Victor

    Victor Coin Collector

    BTW this guy is known for paying the highest at a local coin show. He rents 3 tables right by the front door.
  13. Victor

    Victor Coin Collector

    Yes he looked at the CDN which probably said $330.
  14. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    You can't compare quarters and half dollars to gold (of any kind).

    If you don't like his offer, move on! Don't whine about it. ~ Chris
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  15. Clawcoins

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  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    How do you expect us to give you a price for your set based on an average condition without photos?

    Without any photos it's all junk grade, except for the key dates and they would be low.
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  18. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    There's your answer
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  19. coinquest1961

    coinquest1961 Well-Known Member

    There are some outstanding doubled dies in this series that could double the value of the set. Go here-http://varietyvista.com/index.htm-to see what those might be.
  20. Victor

    Victor Coin Collector

    Yes you can assume all are junk grade. You don't need pics for that.
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  21. Victor

    Victor Coin Collector

    Now I know why I have not posted for a while. You guys are cutthroats and backstabbers.
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