The real value of a toned coin...

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by LA_Geezer, May 27, 2019.

  1. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    I am on the prowl for a nice looking 1953-S quarter, and I think I found one I like enough to call my own.

    In the process of the search, though, I came across this particular example, and thought I'd share it with Washington Quarter lovers, and those with a keen eye for toned beauties. Enjoy!

    No, I bought another that was a few thousand less. ;)
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  3. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Wow. The reverse of the coin is really pretty. Strong price.
    pinnaclerarities are great folks. Not in my budget.
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  4. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    Amen to that! that '39 nickel they have up for sale—though not toned—is a real beaut!
  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The reverse is sweet but the obverse is ugly. Way overpriced in my opinion.
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  6. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    Meow would agree, the reverse is very nice. The obverse is a little to muddy for Meow's taste. And the price...…………….Meow would rather have a real nice used car for that kind of money.
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  7. WildWest

    WildWest Obsessive Compulsive Disarry

    I’m confused. The seller bad mouths the 1953-S stating that it’s not the rarity of the year in high grades and that the D and P are, also states how there are several toned beauty S out there and still lists it at 23,000?? Ok
  8. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    Their entire inventory exudes exceptional eye appeal.
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  9. LA_Geezer

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  10. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    There are other sellers out there with similarly toned early fifties quarters for as much money. IIRC I saw a '54 for almost exactly the same asking price; don't recall where or whether it was D, S or P, though. I'm with the poster who'd rather spend that kind of money on a car. I can be just as happy with a nice AU '53-S like the one I bought for $8.77.

    I need to be thinking about one of those electric cars anyway.
  11. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis #CoinUp Supporter

    I put an offer in for 18 ;)
  12. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis #CoinUp Supporter

    I'm not a person for toned coins though. Maybe once I see one that really appeals to me I will be.

    23 THOUSAND dollars is not going to get a buyer. If anything, send in an offer with something more reasonable. That's probably what they're expecting.
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