Need A Little Help On This 1915S Lincoln

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Roger Sosnowski, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. So I came across this 1915S Lincoln. I've been debating buying it but haven't done it yet. It's described as a GEM BU but it's priced in the MS60 range. It's going for $449. According to ANAC standards a GEM BU is supposed to be in the MS65 range--but I'm not naive enough to think this seller is listing a $4500 coin for $449. So two questions--1). In your opinion is $449 a reasonable price and 2). If you want to venture a range you think this is in that would be great--I won't hold it against you,lol. Any help would be appreciated

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  3. Arkos

    Arkos Member

    I my unprofessional opinion, don't buy it. It could be the pictures, but I have some that look to be around the same quality which I got simply by trading. Keep in mind my opinion is based only on appearance, not mint, year, ect.
  4. LRC-Tom

    LRC-Tom Been around the block...

    From those pictures, the coin appears to be circulated and cleaned / reprocessed /recolored. I wouldn't touch it with a 100-foot pole.
  5. Thank you. The part that bothers me is you can usually see the 2 horizontal marks below the lapel on every Lincoln--not so much on this one. The whole area looks not right to me
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  6. 352sdeer

    352sdeer Collecting Lincoln cents for 50 years!

    Way to much texture in that surface, I wonder how many times that coin has been cleaned?
    More than once I’d venture to guess.

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  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Find another coin!
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  8. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    This coin has been abused. In the words of another, find another.
  9. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    That coin looks cleaned and buffed to it's death. Cleaned killed the value. Do not buy this coin.
  10. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    I agree with our fellow enthusiasts; altered. Buy a problem free coin (slabbed for that price).
  11. So quick question off topic--went to your site. Do you sell any Lincolns pre 1930 higher than ms63? Also how do I pull up a picture for the ones you are selling? Thanks
  12. 352sdeer

    352sdeer Collecting Lincoln cents for 50 years!

    I have to ask, is this coin offered by a dealer. If so I’d put that dealer on my never buy from list. Any dealer worth his or her salt wouldn’t touch that coin with a ten foot pole. I took a look at eBay and the offerings are great for that year and mintmark. From lower end raw at $40.00 or less to high end slabbed coins for to much money. I’d wait and find the right coin if your willing to pay close to $500.00 you will find a nice honest example that you can enjoy.

  13. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    Roger, several are mentioning the color, but I thought this was your photos and if it was on a white background, your color levels are very boosted. Adjust until the background appears correct and the rest of the colors will be more indicative. I agree with the forum on the grade and value. Much top high, but it may be the color setting that overwhelms the natural surface color. Jim
  14. RonSanderson

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  15. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Does not seem natural to me.
    And if it was legit I am at $250.
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