Great Expectations - Are NGC Values Reasonable?

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by donMiguel, Jun 13, 2021.

  1. donMiguel

    donMiguel New Member


    Over the years, I collected a little of this, a little of that. Now a change in social state motivates me to sell some (or all) to increase quality of life.

    So I start to inventory and seek valuations. One of the coins is a Switzerland 1913 10F graded as MS63 by NGC. I go to the NGC website, enter the identifier into the Authenticator, coin matches, so I select the Values link.

    It opens a page, with the appropriate row conveniently highlighted, and I am surprised by the asserted valuation. Screen scrape shown below (if I followed instructions). If I sell this, what should I actually expect to gross? Pretty sure the listed values significantly exceed what I paid. Is Great Collections a viable (and appropriate) sales venue?

    Are the values NGC lists typically achievable? Or represent high retail / insurance valuations? Is there a general rule, like 66% of listed price, that is applicable (most days)?

    Thanks for sharing your insights. And thanks for your tolerance of my first thread create.

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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Those prices are mostly always non-realistic to retail sales.I suggest checking on ebay and other auction sites such as heritage,great collections etc.
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  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Like the Red Book, those prices are just a guide. Try checking sales on google, not the listing.
  5. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    I find NGC closer then PCGS on prices... usualy... but always look at recent auctions.. trends can change in hours :D
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