What is my 1865 3 cent piece worth.

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by coinman2, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. coinman2

    coinman2 Active Member

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  3. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    According to a couple of periodical price guides $65 to $70 retail. Expect a dealer or LCS to offer half if you want to sell.
  4. coinman2

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  6. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Hopefully, the writing on the slab under the grade comes off without leaving any damage. That could reduce the selling price as well

    It looks like the somebody wrote AU58++.
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  7. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

  8. frankjg

    frankjg Well-Known Member

    LOL @ “Investment Grade”
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  9. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    What's the story with all that writing on the slab?
  10. Johndoe2000$

    Johndoe2000$ Well-Known Member

    I think the grade is about right. Some wear so can't be graded MS, or UNC.
  11. buckeye73

    buckeye73 Well-Known Member

    I think the slab grade is about right. The AU-58++ is a seller’s effort to squeeze a few more bucks out of a buyer IMHO. The $65 to $70 retail cited earlier is a reasonable estimate. The stickers are a major distraction. When such stickered slabs show up at a table at a show, I usually skip that table.
  12. 352sdeer

    352sdeer Collecting Lincoln cents for 50 years!

    I’m with you buckeye the stickers just tell me the price is too high and I walk on by!

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  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    With all that writing and the stickers on the slab I didn't even look at it.
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  14. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Still legal tender for $0.03 :)
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  15. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    1865 is the most common date for this series.
    But a true AU is at least $60.
    USA Coin book says $68, but they are usually high retail.
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