New Flying Eagle

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by rosethe, Aug 12, 2020.

  1. rosethe

    rosethe Junior Member

    Hello all,

    I've bought myself another coin!

    I found it in a Pawn shop. Opinions on the grade, please! 1858FlyerPawnObv.jpg 1858FlyerPawnRev.jpg 1858FlyerCentPawnInHolder.jpg

    How did I do? I will follow-up with the price I paid.

    And, by the last photo, you can see why I had a heart attack :wideyed:, when I saw it in its holder.

    BTW, The holder was just stapled with 2 staples way up high, and I slid the coin right out the side. :eek:
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  3. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I'll go with VF-35. Nice coin.
  4. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    I would be around a VF, though FE cents always gave me fits. Btw, its a 1858 (large date I believe), not an 1856 like the label says. An 1856 is just a LITTLE more expensive....
  5. Danomite

    Danomite What do you say uh-huh Supporter

    Very nice. X2 on VF35
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  6. rosethe

    rosethe Junior Member

    :D A "little" more expensive. I crapped myself when I saw the holder. Thank you for your input on the Large Letters. I could not determine it myself, even with pictures.
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  7. rosethe

    rosethe Junior Member

    I knew I couldn't get to an XF-40.....

    and no trace of the 8/7 overdate, correct?

    Now, how much is a VF-35 worth?
  8. Danomite

    Danomite What do you say uh-huh Supporter

    It’s not large date it LL, large letters.
  9. Mike Davis

    Mike Davis Well-Known Member

    My guess before I read the comments was VF. I've never heard why they changed to the Indian Head after only 3 yrs of production.
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  10. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    I'll agree with the VF35's up there, nice looking coin! My guess is $35! :D
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  11. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

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  12. rosethe

    rosethe Junior Member

    Thanks for sharing the Ebay coins, Fret.

    Well, I paid $25.

    I think is may be worth $45-50.

    The shopkeeper called them "three cent" coins. That was a dead giveaway he knew little about what he has. There are a LOT of raw coins and slabbed as well. I intend to have a look through as much as possible. His prices are generally high.

    There is another 1858 Flying Eagle at this shop, but I didn't get it because it has a spot of verdigris on both sides. I can see in the Ebay coin a similar spot.

    Should I go ahead and buy the other one with the spot for $25?
  13. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry, but how can any self-respecting coin dealer confuse a coin clearly marked ONE CENT as a 3 cent piece?!?!
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  14. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    ...if they are a pawn shop.
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  15. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    You did very well! As far as buying the other one, if you're gonna sell on ebay go ahead! :D I have one, not as nice as yours but I like it! Says mine has a scratch, but it's nothing, it's really tiny I didn't even notice it until they slabbed it! :D

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  16. Kentucky

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  17. rosethe

    rosethe Junior Member

    He's not a coin dealer, per se. It is a Pawn/Collectible boutique. They have a huge amount of varied goods. It is a very upscale place. There are 5-6 employees on the floor, but I don't think they know much about coins except to post a sign that the prices are based on the current metal prices.
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  18. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Dang, I'd like to shop there...
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  19. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Maybe you'll score a certified trade dollar advertised as "kennedy half dollar"
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  20. rosethe

    rosethe Junior Member

    The guy says his 'coin guys/clients' like to come in on Saturday and spend some time. But how come one of them didn't pick up this FE, seeing it as a bargain? I think I will spend some 'time' there on Friday. I just don't know what I will come across and I don't have the knowledge in my head for all sorts of coins, apart from researching them first. I am thinking it couldn't hurt buying the other 1858 for $25. Maybe it's a better grade as well. I am not looking to sell anything on Ebay, or anywhere for the time being. Just looking for bargains to add to My Father's Collection.
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  21. rosethe

    rosethe Junior Member

    WHO KNOWS???? I am trying to be 'low profile' and say things like "please, can I see that coin in the 'plastic case' instead of 'slab.' I don't want to reveal myself. (not saying that I know much at all...)
    They do have lots of shiny, shiny proof sets. But I am looking for that old, old hidden gem.
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