Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by LA_Geezer, Jul 3, 2019.
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Who am I guessing against?
one of mine..
Thanks, UR right. Maybe I should have asked, "Assess the grade," instead. I am not schooled enough in coin assessment to assign a grade. The seller said this about his coin for sale:
I'll be surprised if it is cleaned when in hand, but he gladly refunds if I'm not happy. Seller calls this a common date, but after watching these for the better part of three months, all of the 1924 coins I've seen that I thought deserved a second look sold for much higher than I was willing to pay. Some guy much smarter than I am is purported to have said that we pay our money and we take our chances. I chose to bid on this one instead of this slabbed one, which is a nicer coin, admittedly. I didn't think this one is worth $200 more than I paid for the one I won.
Thanks. This encourages me to send it to NGC.
$85? I'd have jumped on that too. Certainly a nice example, but there's just something about that obverse photo......looks funky to me. Please do post some photos once you have it in hand so we can have a better look at it.
Yours is raw. That one is certified. A number of us have raised the possibility that your coin may be cleaned, or overdipped. While I don’t see a justifiable $200 difference in the two coins, the certified one is worth at least $100 more than yours, as TPG grading, while far from infallible, certainly vindicates a problem-free coin.
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