Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Stang1968, Mar 24, 2012.
Thank you CT.
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Why do you want it graded, stang?
I have some cameo dimes from the 50's to submit as well, and needed a 5th coin. Submitting to TPG is also along the lines of something new. I've never submitted before, so its a learning experience. Lastly, I received it as a gift, so to me, its not a big deal to spend the $17 to get it graded as I never paid out of pocket to begin with.
Its a coin I've had since I was kid, and was my first Franklin.
I never mentioned that being in a slab would add value to it. With "without being in a slab [...]," I was trying to separate "melt value" from "a grade of proof 67". I could have continued my first sentence with the following: if the coin gets into an NGC slab with a grade of proof 67, it can reasonably sell itself for 30 USD.
Save your money.
Actually, this would need to be higher than 65 to be worth the expense of slabbing it, IMO; and would really need to grade 68 or more.
At best it's a 64, possible shot for 65, but I think 64 is a good grade for it and can be found for $22-$25 in that grade and even slightly over melt if you look hard enough.
Nice looking proof though.
The coin is not a big deal. It's purely sentimental to me. I've always figured it was 64-65, so to see some folks suggest 66 or 67 was surprising to me. There is no way it would be 68- there are too many small surface imperfections from the original mint cello. In person, the surface is not cloudy, but you can see extremely fine white spots through the mirrors.
Good to see you dropped the act.
How can a coin be "at best" a 64 and have a "possible shot" at 65? Please enlighten me.
To the OP, if the coin means something and you want it slabbed, submit it and do not concern yourself with the opinions expressed here. Your opinion, and that of the TPG, is all that matters.
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