Au Indian heads

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by schepys_coins, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. schepys_coins

    schepys_coins New Member

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    What do you think these are worth ? One is a 1903 and the other is a 1907
     
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  3. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    I can't see the one on the right too well, but unfortunately the one on the left has been heavily polished. This pretty much kills any value.
     
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  4. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Dang....that 03 is toast! Shined that Indian right off the obv. The 07 too!
    My best guess 2 cents
     
  5. Legoman1

    Legoman1 Active Member

    First one (damage by polishing)- $0.25-$0.30; Second one (does not appear damaged)- $0.50-$0.60. Altogether, both would be worth a dollar or slightly less. How much did you pay for them?
     
  6. atcarroll

    atcarroll Well-Known Member

    They both look polished, there's no liberty left on the headband on the one on the left, and i can't see the one on the right well enough to tell for sure if there's any letters in liberty showing. These are G details at best, You might get a little something for them, but i'd only offer face value if it were me.
     
  7. Legoman1

    Legoman1 Active Member

    I would pay more than face value, but not more than $1-$1.25
     
  8. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Get your check book out! As I'm sure theres plenty of members here on CT who be more than willing to unload their junk and damaged coins to a buyer willing to pay a premium for scrap medal.
     
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  9. Noah Finney

    Noah Finney Morgan / Gold Indian Member

    Not worth a thing, sorry. I would pay .25 cents a piece.
     
  10. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    I see you are new to the forum, so welcome. Not sure if you are new to coins in general or not but sadly what everyone has said above is true. The one on the left is a space filler for an album until you find something better. The one on the right is okay for an album but very worn in the important details. Best to get a guide on grading and bone up with some good reading.
     
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  11. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    No better advice could be given.....yes I was harsh and for a reason to make you think. You can not in life jump in both feet unless you know what you're doing!
    This is a very rewarding hobby! In many ways....and it can be very disappointing if you don't do your homework.....it's not just about filling holes in an album.
    Google is your friend as there's so much information out there.
    I say this all the time.....if you don't like to read...if you don't like research, if you don't like history...You're in the wrong hobby!
    Baby steps...before you make major errors.... buy the book before the coin!
     
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  12. schepys_coins

    schepys_coins New Member

    Ok thanks everyone for your input
     
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  13. Legoman1

    Legoman1 Active Member

    I see what you mean, but, since I am missing the 1903 and 1907 Indian heads in my collection, I would pay $1 for both. $1 isn’t a life changing amount of money.
     
  14. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    For a few dollars more you could obtain two nice specimens that aren't problems coins. Neither are keys and both in fine condition would not be life changing either.
    The issue is this buying a problem coin is just that a problem. Personaly I rather not have a hole filler in my collection then settle for something that is never going to please me.
    Now that said I collect half dimes a doable collection over time with some very rare dates and varieties.
    There has been times when my target grade couldn't be obtained due to how rare a certain date or variety is. So yeah sometimes when you get to a point as such one needs to make choices. Do I accept a coin that isn't what I want ,or do I pass with hopes of a later find.
    That's a decision only you can make....but we are talking RARE specimens....not
    Common dates or varieties of that series.
     
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