Need advice on early teens wheaties

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by NorCal, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. NorCal

    NorCal Member

    Since I’m learning from past experiences I’ve decided to ask the experts here a question. I found 3 early wheat cents at my hometown lcs. They are all in high g-4 to f-12 condition. They are a 1911s,1912s, and a 1915s. Which one is harder to find? Or should I say which one would you by first? The 11 and 12 are $20 each. The 15 is $49. Thanks
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  3. Beardigger

    Beardigger Well-Known Member

    Are they slabbed? I would first cruise eBay and see what is offered there.
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  4. NorCal

    NorCal Member

    They are not slabbed. Ebay seems high a lot of the time. What’s real world prices?
  5. NorCal

    NorCal Member

    A quick check of ebay seems to show that the 1915s cents are getting more action.
  6. Beardigger

    Beardigger Well-Known Member

    Although I am all for giving business to my LCS.
    I use eBay sold listings to find a real world price,.....that is what they are selling for. Grade has everything to do with it. I checked on your 1911 and 1915 ...seems like the 1911 is selling higher then the 1915.
    On ebay you can see the coin and compare it to the ones at the LCS to find a similar grade and what it is selling for.
  7. Beardigger

    Beardigger Well-Known Member

    Be sure to check SOLD prices.
  8. Beardigger

    Beardigger Well-Known Member

    I see very few 1915 S that are sold higher then your LCS is asking. I see a lot of 1911 S selling higher then your LCS is asking. in fact I see very few 1911 S sold for under $20.
    But buy what makes you happy.
  9. toned_morgan

    toned_morgan Toning Lover

    Yeah ebay is usually the lowest prices and the LCS always prices higher for huge profits. $49 is a lot for an ungraded coin, especially a wheat. For me, more than $35 should be slabbed to make sure I don't get scammed or lose money.
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  10. NorCal

    NorCal Member

    Thanks for the replies. This all helps me make a decision. All my coins are being held long term. What’s difficult to find today may be near impossible in 15 or 20 years. I leaning towards the 1911s
  11. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I would save up and buy a F or VF with color that best matches the rest of the set.
  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Check sold pricing, not asking.
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