Bicentenial Proof Set, why arent these worth more?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Kay67, May 18, 2024.

  1. Kay67

    Kay67 Member

    I have a Proof Silver set with the proper paperwork, and it's only worth about $35 or so. But I see the same coins sold single for thousands. I don't understand the difference.

    Can someone please help me with this, I can't find an answer anywhere.

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  3. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Where are you seeing the thousand dollar single ones?
  4. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    You may be seeing what people are trying to sell them for. There is a big difference between that and what they are actually selling for.
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  5. Kay67

    Kay67 Member

    On Youtube, people are buying single silver Bicentenial coins for thousands. I don't get it why my set doesn't fetch the same. I can't find an answer anywhere.
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  6. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    Go ask the YouTube video maker and report back your findings.
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  7. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Check sold listings on auction platforms such as ebay and heritage to come up with a ball park figure as to how much they're selling for. Youtube is not the place to confirm selling prices. Too many yo-ho's........
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  8. Dima

    Dima Member

    The only thing I could potentially see hitting those high prices are PCGS/NGC graded PR70 Ike dollars -- those tend to be a bit rarer. However, the commemorative quarter and half, either clad or silver, even in PR70 aren't that crazy expensive.
  9. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Hi Kay….. In the numismatic world there are a number of variables that can add value to a coin that would otherwise appear similar to another face value coin that someone who doesn’t study coins would never understand…… The one thing I can tell you is that the Bicentennial coins were a big deal at the time. The US mint had not changed any designs for quite some time so when they came up with the bicentennial coins, they were minted quite a lot of them…. So for the most part, while interesting they are quite common……. The other thing too is that often people will try to auction common coins like this for sky high figures and that leads others to believe they have more value when they really don’t.
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