Andrey Shvetsov

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  1. Conder101, sorry, I meant 1855C, not S. Jgrinz, here is a picture showing measurements. Don't laugh at the "instruments", they are calibrated.... 1.66 grams and .593 inches or 15.06mm.
  2. Sounds like a good deal - $150 for all five. Would be nice if I got denied that price on the basis of the 1855S being >$3,000 but that's wishful thinking.
  3. Specialty Gold $30 5 working days All California fractional, $1 gold, $2.50 gold, $3 gold, $5 Indians and all better date US gold. Maximum value $3,000 per coin. Five (5) coin minimum
  4. Again, thank you all for chiming in. I dug up this lot of coins I bought around the 2006/7 timeframe. I was not into numismatics at the time and would not pay the premium so I'm sure I paid <$100 for each of these. The coins in the lot were: 1851, 1852, 1854, 1855 and the 1855S. They weighed / measured right on so I'm leaning towards them being real. The 1855S has a weird color to it, so I see how it can look fake. Also the date is very strong unlike most of these coins. Are the others worth grading?
  5. Okay, thanks Coinbuf. I'll dig it up and measure. Will try to report back after I do. If it measures "good", I'll probably send it in.
  6. Thank you all for your input. I sincerely appreciate it. From your responses, I'm thinking the best course of action for me would be to get an initial idea on the authenticity by measuring it. What is an acceptable amount of weight for this coin to be "missing"? 5%? If it measures within the acceptable specs to rule out an obvious fake, I will consider sending it in. Would NGC grade a damaged coin? Conder101's estimate of $600 would make it worth grading.
  7. Oh no! Thank you for your input. Luckily I did not pay much for it. What makes you say that? Why fake a damaged coin? More believable?
  8. Hello all, Newb to the board here, relatively long-term gold / silver bug, and enjoy some collectibles. Many years ago, I acquired a handful of 1850s gold dollars. One of them turned out to be a pretty rare 1855-C. The coin condition is "pretty poor" in my very unexperienced opinion, so I haven't taken the time to consider getting it graded. After doing a little more research on the recently graded coins, I came to realize that maybe I am wrong in my opinion. In order to help me get an idea of the category of coin to submit this under (or whether it is even worth it), can you please give me an idea of what range this may grade in? Should I submit in the "Ask NGC" section of the forum? Here is the site that has some recently graded coins that I'm referencing - https://www.pcgs.com/coinfacts/coin/1855-c-g-1/7533 Thank you!