1979 near date susan B anthony

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Virm, Mar 14, 2019.


Should I get this coin graded?

  1. Yes, send it in

  2. No, to bad

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  1. Virm

    Virm New Member

    I am just wondering if it would be worth it to send it to get graded. Sorry for the bad pictures, I need a better camera and lighting, of which I dont have. If anyone has suggestions regarding taking photos of the coins I would be happy to hear them.

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  3. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Even if this was a near date, and through the blurry pics I don't think it is
    (the near date is almost on the rim) it would have value, but not worth getting graded.
  4. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    With those pix, I can't tell. Sorry.
  5. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    See if full-size helps E0FEAA44-C7D5-4F2E-9BF7-80A9307AF103.jpeg
  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    No :yawn:
  7. Virm

    Virm New Member

    Here is a closer photo for you, I am assuming i shoud just put it in a 2x2 then?

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  8. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

  9. TexAg

    TexAg Well-Known Member

    It is a Wide Rim (Near Date). Here is your 2nd photo blown up. I would not send it in for grading due to it's condition.

  10. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    remember, your camera sensor needs light.

    The more light, the faster the shutter speed and thus the less blurry from movement. Do not use the flash on your cell phone/camera.

    So go to a well lit room or add additional lighting. you don't need to direct light to the coin but you could always bounce light off the ceiling and walls. Of if anything, make sure the additional light is pointed at 45 degree angles to the coin with the camera directly above. So light reflection is not towards the camera sensor.

    Next, your camera has a "minimum focus distance"
    If you play around with your camera and get too close to something you'll notice that it will not focus no matter what. As you pull the camera away from the object it will start to focus. So you can find the "minimum" distance needed to focus. Make sure you stay longer than that distance.

    Then you need to stabilize your camera. Put it on top of a box or something.

    Then you need to make sure the camera sensor is directly *above* to coin. Take a look at where your lens on your camera is. Many ppl take images at weird angles because they don't even consider this.

    Then practice with directing the focus point to the coin instead of the background. Make sure your background is a white piece of paper or something without a pattern, otherwise the automated focusing system will try to focus on the background as it has more contrast. Touch the screen if it allows you to pick the focus point.

    Then practice.
    More than once.

    If you see a fuzzy image, delete it and retry. You have a digital camera, not film. So you can retry as many times as needed to get a good photo.
    posting a fuzzy image helps no one.
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  11. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Still a good coin. Condition is a bit circulated, but there's some value there. I would absolutely put it in a 2x2 and keep it. The difference in condition is very telling.
    Instead of a $50 MS coin, yours might be in the $10 max range. (retail) $5 to a dealer.
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  12. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not activity

    NGC is listing AU55, the grade of your coin, imo, at $8.05.

    The general consensus here at CoinTalk is that a coin needs to be valued around $150-200 to begin thinking about which TPG you send it to.

    Of course, there are always exceptions...you may have an heirloom coin you wish to get slabbed to honor a family member...Spark
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  13. Virm

    Virm New Member

    Thank you everyone who helped me on this post there is too many to reply at once!
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  14. Bambam8778

    Bambam8778 Well-Known Member

    Nice Find! Keep it!
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