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  2. szugelder

    cleaned coins

    Something I've been wondering about, kinda related to cleaned coins. Has anyone on here actually cracked an NGC slabbed cleaned coin and resubmitted it to NGC and have it come back with a straight grade? I'm in the same boat as the OP, always feel taken advantage of, by either the seller or NGC. There are times where I would like to resubmit but that's more than likely throwing good money after bad, thanks.
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  4. d7716045

    Worth saving?

    Um, perhaps you can start your own thread.
  5. d7716045

    Worth saving?

    Thanks, but I did suggest grade “VG-4-VF-20”.
  6. Just Bob

    Worth saving?

    Welcome to the forum. That is considered a mechanical error by the third party grader - not really that rare - so, unless you can find someone who collects those kinds of mistakes, I would consider it worth less than a properly labeled coin.
  7. I would suspect these estimates came from Krause. I tried to dispel some of inaccuracy in my post using the 2 Lepta coin as an example.
  8. coinsandmedals

    cleaned coins

    Do you have nay pictures of the specific coins you sent it? Pictures would make it much easier to explain than simply typing out a reply.
  9. Where did you obtain your estimates? If from Krause, you might as well know that the prices are not accurate, frequently wildly inaccurate and when it is, more often than not over valued. As mentioned by others, you can list it on eBay but otherwise, to maximize the proceeds you will need to find the right outlet which will depend upon the coin.
  10. It appears the labeled prices on the coins are not necessarily indicative of current market value. For instance, the 1834 Greece 2 Lepta marked as UNC is exceedingly scarce in uncirculated grades. The holder that coin is in is marked $0.75; however, the catalog prices it at $1,750 in MS-60. This should be somewhat encouraging, but there is also some slightly less pleasant information I feel obligated to share. These coins are raw and as such the grading will be subjective, they would need to be graded to maximize selling price (this can get very expensive). Additionally, just because of the book prices it at $1,750 does not mean it will sell for that. Like everything else in this world, the prices are driven by demand. Historically speaking, and not entirely based on current trends, the demand for world coins is relatively weak compared to that of US coins. For example, an 1833 Greece 2 lepta coin certified as MS-63 (higher grade than 60 and professionally graded) sold for $204.50 despite the book value of $800 in MS-60. All this to say that the best way to judge value is based off prior realized prices (i.e. not asking prices but actual prices for sold coins). There are several specialists on these forums that could likely lend a helping hand to determine actual market values of some of the coins. For instance, I focus on Irish and English copper coinage and I would be happy to assist in that area as well as any other areas in which I have experience.
  11. Hello all, I have purchased a few Morgan Silver dollars that I sent in to NGC for granding and they come back as having been inappropriately cleaned. I look at the coins and don't see any problems. Are there any tell tale signs that I can look for to determine if there is an inappropriate cleaning? Thanks.
  12. Yea,they have to be scarcer than the price would indicate. They're pretty neat !
  13. I do not blame you. I love the way the toning looks in the pictures. I may submit on the half crowns I got from you shortly. I’ll be sure to let you know the results. Thanks for heads up! I’ll have to take a look next time I get on eBay.
  14. Thank you for the history lesson, C&M's. I appreciate it.
  15. Couple more pics- Straits Settlement, Tibet, Russia.
  16. Thanks buddy is one my favourites. Just give you you heads up I have quite a stash of copper coinage come in English and hibernia 1700 -1900 some high grades, some rare, some lower grades. You might want to scroll through my items on eBay. Thou I haven’t got round to listing them all yet! All best Des
  17. Here's the link to your other post: https://www.ngccoin.com/boards/topic/413959-ancient-collection-value/?tab=comments#comment-9683622
  18. Thank you both for such a quick reply. Here are some pics of some pieces from France and Greece. We have these valued between $100-$700+ (retail) each. The collection ranges from $1 pieces - common Great Britain, South American countries, etc to lots of silver pieces from all over the world, Asia, Europe, Russia, Gr Brit. I counted 175 countries, graded mostly F to Unc. Dates range mostly from 1600’s to early 1900’s, but scattered with 1200- 1500’s. I have a separate batch of ancients that I posted in another chat and got some great help on because I didn’t know how to value them as there was no recoded grade on them. (I don’t know how to link to that post but pics there as well). He collected all over the country & may have started during WWII when he was in Belgium. He marked date purchased for and dealer/location on every coin. He went to select shows (FUN) as he lived in Miami, and had reputable friends & dealers all over the country.
  19. robert and lynn whiting

    Worth saving?

    Whats a Mislabeled PCGS coin worth
  20. Can you give us some examples of your nicer pieces? It sounds like you've put a lot of time and effort into cataloging this collection, which is great. But our advice will be very different if you have pieces worth $1 or $250 or $1000. Is the collection focused on a couple of areas? (Colonial coinage of an empire, Indian coinage, etc) Or is it a wide ranging collection? Are there a lot of old pieces (before WWII), or is it stuff they got while in the military, or during travels? There's a big difference between a collection of 19th century silver and circulating coinage from the last 75 years. If you give us some more detail, we can help you better.
  21. Please create the following set for collectors on collecting Proof issues American Innovation Dollars, 2018-2032, Proof Thank you
  22. Well, it has an interesting backstory as well! As far as value goes, it really depends on what someone is willing to pay. Extremely esoteric items like this are somewhat hit and miss. Your best bet would be to try and find past auction prices if possible. Also, on items like this, provenance is very important. I would try to find out as much about the origin of the medal as possible and how your great-great-grandfather came to own it.
  23. Welcome to the boards! If possible, it would be very helpful to post pictures of some of the more valuable pieces according to his interpretation. This would allow us to better gauge the level and depth of the collection and make more useful suggestions. In general, you have several options, including auction houses, selling them here within the forum, eBay, a local coin dealer. Depending on the level and depth of the collection some suggestions may be more useful than others.
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