1939 DDR NICKEL VALUE

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  1. SmokinJoe

    SmokinJoe Well-Known Member

    Hi guys, I submitted a request I believe they call it, to Great Collections about sending my 1939DDR to them for auction and please read the copy of what they send me back.
    After reading what you guys told me this coin is worth and reading this company's "estimated value ( $35 to $50) " I think I need to put this company on my
    DON'T GO HERE list. Wanted to share this with you in case you didn't know.
    Ohh, the photos I added here are the same ones I sent them.
    GREAT COLLECTIONS.jpg SingleShot0000.jpg SingleShot0002.jpg SingleShot0004.jpg
     
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  3. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector

    Certainly they tried to lowball you. What is this, closer to a 175 dollar coin? Maybe 200? I don't know much of the nickel doubled dies as compared to Lincoln cents.
     
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  4. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Yeah, blow them off, they tried to hustle you.
     
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  5. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    I am not sure why you are angry with them, they gave you conservative price estimates for the coin variety in question, the 1939 Doubled Monticello Jefferson Nickel. You are claiming that they told you that the coin is worth $35-$50. That isn't correct. They said that moderately circulated coins are worth that amount. Your coin is clearly in the AU range and would fall in the category of lightly circulated which they gave and estimate of $100-$150.

    In my experience, AU Doubled Monticello's sell for $150-$200, but perhaps they are including the grading costs and consignment fees in their estimates. The long and short of it is that if you consign that coin with them, you will probably realize a price in their stated range of $100-$150.
     
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  6. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    That's right. I read the reply again. They called it "pretty nice." That takes it out of the moderately circulated range and puts it squarely in the lightly circulated and up range. I take back what I said. What they told you was in the ballpark.
     
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  7. SmokinJoe

    SmokinJoe Well-Known Member

    I was told by professionals right here after I posted photos of my 1939 DDR Nickel that it's value was in the $1200 - $1400 range.
     
  8. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector

    I don't believe that. Look it up even on ebay- plenty of these coins out there, and or much less.
     
  9. SmokinJoe

    SmokinJoe Well-Known Member

    eddiespin and Lehigh96, like I just mentioned to Evan Saltis, I posted photos of my 1939 DDR Nickel on this coin club, which I totally enjoy being a member of, I've learned a lot here, and after I posted the photos a few professionals from this club gave me an estimate for this coin as $1200 - $1400 so it was a real head shaker for me to see that representative from Great Collections give me his estimate of
    $35 - $50 or $100 - $150
     
  10. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    I don't remember it that way. Somebody said that the prices of that DDR had dropped and that spawned an argument about gem grade (MS65) 1939 Doubled Monticello's that were in the $1200-$1400 range.

    I also distinctly remember telling you that your coin was XF, maybe low AU, which would put you squarely in the price range of $100-$150 that GreatCollections quoted you.
     
  11. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    I have linked your original thread below. Every post is numbered. Please re-read the thread and tell me the # of the post that says that YOUR nickel is worth $1200-$1400.

    1939 NICKEL (REVERSE 1940) ALSO DD

    In post #7, I mentioned the $1200-$1400 price range, but I was talking about MY 1939 Doubled Monticello which is graded NGC MS65. I was not talking about your coin and later in post #16, I specifically said your coin graded XF, maybe low AU.
     
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  12. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    I think it could come back as AU or XF details....I see a scratch on the obverse & reverse.
    That being said I like the coin.
     
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  13. SmokinJoe

    SmokinJoe Well-Known Member

    Lehigh96, you mentioned this type of coin goes for $1200 - $1400, now I am missing the grade difference in the price range from my coin and one valued at $1200 - $1400??
     

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  14. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    Condition is everything, that is the whole point of having coins graded. I'm not trying to demean your coin but there are plenty of examples of this variety in the AU range and the price guide reflects that. A gem grade example of this variety looks like this:

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    You can't expect your AU example to demand the same price as a gem grade coin.
     
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  15. SmokinJoe

    SmokinJoe Well-Known Member

    Well I certainly apologize for getting it wrong....It's tough when your an old fart! So I have a XF or a low AU that goes for around $100 - $150.....Thanks again Lehigh96 and again, sorry I got it wrong!
     
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  16. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    No problem, glad I could help!
     
  17. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Wow, nice. Later dies, too, but excellent state of preservation.
     
  18. greatcollection

    greatcollection Junior Member

    We didn't try to hustle anyone! We're an auction house, we're not trying to buy the coin, we want it to sell for as much as possible.

    The OP sent us one image showing 30% of one side of the coin.

    We gave our estimate - which if the whole coin is lightly circulated, I think we agree on. AU (straight graded) examples sell for between $120-$200 regularly.

    - Ian
     
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  19. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    I know, Ian. I jumped the gun on that accusation. :(
     
  20. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    While I agree with everything you said, I still smell a rat.
     
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