Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by longarm, Oct 26, 2018.
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I'm going to the hardware store this weekend for some, check back after I dip them.
What would be a good price for them? The ones on the counter were all 80's and 90's and the lady said they had older ones (70's) in the back. I am seriously considering going back tomorrow and picking them up, I just need to figure out a good price.
I use silk fabric, when I am popping coins into an album so they don't pick up
any fingerprints. Looks like a nice buy.
If you can get $1 to 50 cents off the price per set that could be worth it. The mint sets could have nice Gem clad quarters that could pay for the entire purchase.
Plus, always remember that the coins are always worth face at least. A 1978 proof set has $1.91 in face value alone, so...
Also, those cents with the verdigris are not worth the effort to clean, unless you're simply using them for experimentation. Even as proofs, they are only worth face value now.
Yeah, that sounds like a plan. I'll offer them $3 a set for the proofs and $4 for the mint sets ($1.82 face) and get all they have, if not, I'll go up $.50 a set.
In a shop that doesn't specialize in coins and has a batch of cheap/badly-stored modern stuff, I'd have a hard time convincing myself that such a coin was genuine. But I'm not there, and I have found big surprises in pawnshops.
To answer your question, though, if I could convince myself that the coin was real, I'd still make a lowball offer, just to mitigate my own risk. If I pay no more than half of what I know I could get for genuine coins, I can afford to be wrong up to 50% of the time. Sort of.
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