Matt_dac

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  1. The writing style is like a fingerprint with this guy....how many aliases is he up to now? I thought he was going to retire with the "1969 S DDO" he was trying to sell? Try again...
  2. As other intimated, even 2020 proof coins from the mint can have production or handling flaws which render it a lower grade. Also, with time you will observe that even coins which have been graded may have been over or under graded. Trust the pros, but sometimes it can be obvious and grade does not always equate to eye appeal. While not from the US mint and not a coin, I was recently on the hunt for the 1/2 oz gold Apollo 11 Robbins Medal 50th Anniversary Restrike Matte Proof by Sunshine Mint. I examined three of these medals in hand with my 10x loupe. Two were raw (not graded) and one had been graded PF70 Matte by our hosts. The graded PF70 Matte had immediately obvious flaws on the rim of the obverse, and in my humble opinion, there was no way this deserved a grade of PF70. Only 2019 of these medals were minted so they are not available in high quantities. I selected the best of the three from my eye appeal perspective and it ended up being one of the raw examples. I submitted to our hosts and it earned the grade of PF69 Matte. I agree with the grade (two very small hits likely prevented the 70) but this one looked MUCH better than the PF70 I examined as well as the other raw example.
  3. Unfortunately not, and worth 1 cent.
  4. My first thought was ex-jewelry with the rings. If yes, it would be worth melt authenticated or raw in my opinion.
  5. Would you take 1 penny, and you pay for shipping?
  6. Don't indulge the troll....we've explained a dozen times the difference between a real double die and mechanical doubling.
  7. How does it look? Only a super high grade, MS67 or better, would be worth the grading fees. Graded 66's are under $40 now. Unless you are prioritizing the case/protection/grade for your very cool find in the wild! I have not seen a single 2019 W quarter in the wild. I bought an MS67 this past year at the FUN show (cell phone pics):
  8. You may already know this, but the 2019 Lowell quarter with value has the W mint mark. It's OK to spend the coin pictured above as it has no numismatic value.
  9. My wife actually just did a similar project with a huge number of inherited wheat cents. I bought her the Whitman folders and some small envelopes to go through the coins putting one in the folder slot and the rest in an envelope marked by year. The others pointed out those that have value, and in addition to those repeated above, look closely at the 1955 and 1969 for a double die variety - it's super obvious because you will think your eyes are blurry. Good luck with the process.
  10. No one will want the whole collection unless they can get it CHEAP to compensate for the time/effort they have to put in to selling the individual coins. You can maximize your profit but it will take a lot of time and effort on your part. If you share the series in the collection here we an help you look for the more valuable dates. For example, wheat pennies? Mercury dimes? etc. Good luck with the process.
  11. Unfortunately it's OK to spend the coin. It would be super rare to find anything in circulation worth grading fees. I'm sure there are key date treasures out there yet to be discovered, but again super rare. You may find it helpful to search online to read about the difference between mechanical doubling (worthless) and actual double die coins. Good luck with the hunt.
  12. Don't bite this work of art! This would not be a heavily counterfeited coin. You are looking at a $300 coin if straight graded (meaning no one cleaned it, had it set in jewelry, etc.) Good luck with the process. These are my favorite coins!
  13. No, OK to spend it. The real thing will make you dizzy it's so obvious to the naked eye.
  14. OK to spend all the coins pictured above (if a merchant will take them).
  15. No If authentic coins, they would only be worth melt in my opinion. Only key date coins 'may' be worthwhile but even then they are a tough sell when determined to be 'ex-jewelry'.
  16. I was thinking more along the lines of a non-collector (applies in this case) having a more reliable baseline to evaluate the value of inherited coins. I definitely agree that circulated or low MS non-key date gold would be close to or at melt but if he had a high grade and/or a key date the grading would provide some insurance of getting full value. A less expensive option would be to get good pictures of the coins and post here. We would happily identify those worth the cost of grading vs. those that would go for close to/melt.
  17. All pre-1933 US gold coins are worth getting graded and slabbed (choose our hosts or PCGS).
  18. Based on the pictures, you should spend them, no numismatic value unfortunately.
  19. Welcome to the forum! To help set expectations, #1 as suggested above is true 99.9% of the time, common coins with very little numismatic value. How many coins are we talking about? There is a time cost in going through boxes/jars of coins (for you and for the dealer) and they have no reason to invest their time unless they can make a profit. If you want to invest your time, itemize each coin by specific series, date, and mint mark. If you don't want to commit that level of time, at least identify each coin group by series on a list (i.e Washington quarters, Morgan dollars, Mercury dimes, etc.) and share here. We can quickly tell you what to look for. Those new to coin collecting and value are often shocked to learn 100 year old coins can be worth pennies over their face value for example. For example, a normally worn 1955 penny could be worth 2-3 cents but the same coin if the double die error could be worth $1000. It would be awesome if you really had something of value!