Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by -Andy-, Mar 31, 2016.
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Like the other gentleman said, one can't just pick the highest listed already highly debatable "values" and say that's what a coin "might" be worth. I remember times watching people insist whatever dog they thought gem was highly valuable by simply picking the highest listed "value", PR or BS, in whatever "guide" they chose and expecting a windfall, but simply doesn't work that way. Unfortunately, and aside from the foreign, the total best case retail on the lot isn't anywhere even remotely close to your brother's guess. However, this shouldn't, and I hope it doesn't, matter to you. The coins, which are fine collectibles, if I've understood correctly, were a gift from an older gentleman to a young one, and should be cherished because of it. Tis indeed a fine gift and generous act of kindness, and I do hope your gratitude was made very clear. Congrats, Andy.
Scroll down and you find the date and it gives a few conditions estimated value for that date. Some of the values listed are still a bit high but better than the Redbook and you can actually click a link to view Ebay listings for that particular coin and see what they are actually averaging on an auction site from that page as well.
I would very much hope selling hasn't, and will never cross the young gentleman's mind, but shouldnt matter. Most of what you sell is the type of material that I viewed as being, in context, tough sells and often tossed in the closet or simply gave away to new/young collectors, as freebies, etc, etc. Does this mean there's anything wrong with what you sell, or that I'm right and you wrong? No, of course not and that's the very point here: not everything needs nor should be viewed/judged by what someone else may be willing to pay for it. I sometimes found more "value" in possibly promoting the hobby than what for me was time better spent elsewhere, but I also was at a much later point in life than you. Perception is everything.
He is a woodcarver now, that's how I met him, because I do some woodcarving too!
Oh, also thanks for the tips! I'll remember that for the next time!
Yep, I would never want to sell these coins as they are very special to me!
I don't like selling gifts!!
And I'm sure the older gentleman would appreciate this; it's not the money or the value but principle. Smart kid.
Store them properly and you'll always be able to look fondly upon this generous gift.
That was my thought...they're priceless. A generous gift from a good man.
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