flying eagle cent. help please

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  1. jonathan layne

    jonathan layne Well-Known Member

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  3. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy Supporter

    You can do much better than that.
  4. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Professional Teenager

    Save your money and buy a higher quality coin.
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  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Save your money, you can do a lot better than that one for the asking price. It's too pitted and it's a details coin.
  6. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Nope pass... you're young nothing wrong with got a lot of years to put together a collection that will make you your money until you find one that speaks to you.
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  7. mikenoodle

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  8. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    No, that's a terrible buy! You don't ever want to buy a coin that says anything about corrosion, ever. You also would want to stay away from cleaned or polished coins. You'll find one, just take your time. There are many sellers on ebay who can be trusted, just look around and whatever you do. Don't be in a hurry. good luck!
  9. NumisNinja

    NumisNinja Active Member

    If $20 is your price range, you probably wont do much better than that, but you still could do a better I'm sure. I mean a slabbed details coin that had a low grade and value is a bad combination. That's a $5 coin raw.
  10. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    no. save up for a better grade.
  11. COCollector

    COCollector Well-Known Member

    There are literally thousands of flying eagle cents for auction on ebay.

    On a $30-ish budget, look for straight-grade F12 or F15 examples (not details, not polished, not corroded, not whizzed). With patience & luck, you'll win a bargain auction.

    Enjoy the hunt!
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  12. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    2 things : This guy is a businessman. He even says so. As such, he's going to try to get the very most he can out of this coin, regardless of it's condition, which he knows is poor and worth $5 to $7 dollars.

    This guy is selling the slab, not the coin.

    I have bought several FECs for under $10 , granted, not the best condition, but about this good.

    Do what the others are saying and up your money....learn more about grading and about these cents in for a better coin at a better price.....then pounce on it!!

    Always remember, Buy the Coin, Not the Slab.

    Ignore the slab and learn to grade the coin for yourself.

    Good Luck !
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  13. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member


    Here's one on eBay to take a look at. I buy from this guy all the time, but he has a lot of bidders so his items go for a little more than average.

    I expect this one to sell for about $12.

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  14. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    ...I wouldn’t buy this one either, but rather save some money and buy a nice F15 for $35-$50.
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  15. C-B-D

    C-B-D U.S. Type Coins or death!

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  16. jonathan layne

    jonathan layne Well-Known Member

    thank you guys for all of your input. i will keep searching
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  18. micbraun

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    I think the ANACS VF20 C-B-D shared with you is nice for the grade. I’d save up and wait instead of buying a low grade and/or problem coin.
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