WitP W Quarter!

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Severedman, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. Severedman

    Severedman New Member

    So as I've mentioned I am brand new to coin collecting. Mostly because I like the history behind it and such. Well today at work I stop at a store and happened to ask for a roll of Quarters so I can do laundry later. I looked thru the roll during my break and found they were all brand new War in the Pacific 'D' Quarters.. save for one 'W' quarter!!!

    My basic question is would it be 'worth' it to have it graded? Or at least when i have a few coins to send at once (this is my only hit so far) I'm not so worried about selling the coin right now but I would like to create a nice little collection.

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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    No. Not worth getting graded. Toss it in a 2x2 flip and call it good.
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  4. Severedman

    Severedman New Member

    I understood 1/2 of that lmao, Thanks
  5. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Ya want it graded, buy it graded.......

    Use someone else's burro
  6. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Average Circulated Supporter

    a 2x2 flip is a cardboard or mylar pouch in which to store coins. A good place for coins such as this - safe, but no need to spend money on third party grading. Around here, we use them a lot.
  7. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Supporter! Supporter

    Just Google "coin supplies" and compare prices. Make sure you buy flips that are safe for coins. Mylar flips are safe for coins. Personally I buy 2x2 Saflips.
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  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    A 2x2 flip will cost you a few cents. Getting it professionally graded by a top-tier TPG (third-party grading service) like PCGS or NGC will cost you $35++, and even if it were to grade out towards the top end of the scale, it is very unlikely to be worth as much as the money you spent grading it.
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  9. Maxfli

    Maxfli Well-Known Member

    If you want graded coins, it's better to buy examples of low-value coins like this one that are already in a slab, rather than doing it yourself.

    Dealers will bulk-grade coins like this at a reduced rate, keep the very best ones to sell at a profit, and then dump the rest. You can find a nice mid-MS grade version of this coin for less than you'd spend to grade it yourself.
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  10. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    You can usually get the flips locally at Hobby Lobby or other type stores. Welcome to CT where you can learn all you want about coins and currency.
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  11. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    PCGS has a grading special on these quarters for the first 45 days after first find. $20 per coin.

    I will tell you thi's raw and ungraded it's only going to be like $10.00 in the long run, maybe less. They are settling currently between $10 and $15 raw.

    If it's graded and high graded (66 or above) it will be worth more than $10. Likely more than $30. It's all speculation, nobody knows where it will settle in a couple years. Either get it graded and slabbed or protect it well so it doesn't get and damage or worse, and wait it out to see if it's worth it to get it graded later.

    For sure though it's a modern coin and raw coins are going to get raw coin prices when sold and someone else will take the gamble if they think it will make the grade and make the profit. Ungraded it's going to get whatever the going price is which is lower than graded coins. Best way to check I think would be ebay and the sold prices for raw and graded.

    I haven't graded mine but I have protected them well from any new damage ect. And I'm waiting to see what happens. Mostly I don't want to cash in on them now and I don't want to spend the money to get them graded to let the sit around either. If I wanted to sell them I do think grading would be the best to get the best money for it though, I just don't know where that grade line is right now where I'm sure to make some money. Right now they costed me face value. If I spend another $20 per coin then shipping to and back, ect. Probably it gets me to a $30 cost or so, so I'd want to be sure that I would make more money by grading it then just selling it raw for $10-$15 each. If I still made that $10-$15 or less then I wouldn't bother with the additional cost of grading. If I could get $20 -$30 or more profit by having it graded after all costs it would be worth doing it since I'd be making more money by doing it.

    This is a long story but if you are going to have a coin graded you want to be sure doing it puts more money in your pocket when you go to sell it, if it doesn't, don't do it.

    You are already winning regardless you got it for face value. There's just no way they are going to ever just sell for a quarter.

    Oh and I'd go back immediately to that place and get another roll of quarters for laundry!
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  12. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Nah. Kinda nicked up. But can tell you to take care of it cuz it's a keeper. Goggle it
  13. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    2x2 is a coin paper holder. With a clear circle window
  14. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Make sure it fits better in the holder then you helmet
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  15. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    And get another roll
  16. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's nice enough to put in a flip or 2x2 holder to protect it but it's not worth the price of grading. Welcome to CT.
  17. Severedman

    Severedman New Member

    Thanks for all the info!
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