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- Had this coin was curious who is the man and if its worth anything?
- I wanted to know how much would one of these pennies be?
- I have a silver dollar, it was printed in 1878. On the back of it it says the United States Of America, and 120 grains 900 Fine, Trade Dollar. Can you please help me understand if this is worth anything. Thanks
- I have some China pandas ms70 PCGS, They look like they have milk on them inside the slab. I was wondering if this was a common thing or not? Does that happen to silver over time?
- I have a 1935 Indian nickel with a mint, the “five cents” is shown close to the edge of the nickel between the “F” and “S” I wanted to know how much would this be worth. I’ve seen where one of these cost over $8,000. I wanted to have an expert look at this
Hi, Nakia! This is Konstantinos Vasileus Greek coin. There are no precious metals used in its production and it's pretty common because of the big mintage. It's worth a couple of dollars.
Hi, Lucky! The penny you have is of a high grade. However you need to see whats on the reverse (back) of the coin. If your penny has the initials VDB on the very bottom close to edge your coin is in the $10-15 range. If your coin has no such lettters it's worth very little as there were millions of them minted. Also if your penny had an S mint mark and VDB on the reverse your coin would be at least $1000 worth. The 1909 S VDB cent is the most rare one in the the Lincoln vent series.
I have a silver dollar, it was printed in 1878. On the back of it it says the United States Of America, and 120 grains 900 Fine, Trade Dollar. Can you please help me understand if this is worth anything. ThanksAsked by Evone smith-kelliehan on Jan 21, 2020
Hi, Evone! Let me start out by saying that trade dollars are one of the most commonly counterfeited US coins. Is there a mint mark on the back of the coin underneath the eagle? There should be an S or CC indicating that the coin was minted in San Francisco or Carson City. Carson city coins are highly sought by collectors. If your trade dollar has a CC mint mark on it with rim damage i see in the picture it should be a coin in a $700 range. If your coin has an S mint mark in it the value is in $90-130 range. You should check the authenticity of your coin. The easisest way is to try picking it up with a magnet. Real silver never gets picked up with a magnet. Another easy way to check your coin is to weigh it. A trade dollar weighs 27.22 grams. Counterfeits are normally underweight. Please let me know if you have any questions. Andrei
I have some China pandas ms70 PCGS, They look like they have milk on them inside the slab. I was wondering if this was a common thing or not? Does that happen to silver over time?Asked by Chris Paradise on Jan 21, 2020
Hi, Chris! Unfortunately milk spots on silver are not that uncommon. The reason for them to appear traces back to the minting process. At some point of the process blank planchets get treated with chemicals and washed afterwards. Sometimes detergent residue stays on planchets without being visible to a naked eye. Depending on what conditions a coin gets stored in the spots take different time to appear. I can totally see how frustrated someone can be after seeing spots developing on what used to be a perfect slabbed MS70 coin. Obviously milk spots make eye appeal worse which normally brings the value of a coin down.
I have a 1935 Indian nickel with a mint, the “five cents” is shown close to the edge of the nickel between the “F” and “S” I wanted to know how much would this be worth. I’ve seen where one of these cost over $8,000. I wanted to have an expert look at thisAsked by Keona Garrett on Jan 21, 2020
Hi, Keona! The 1935 Buffalo nickel you have is very common. There were about 58 million of those coins minted. The retail value of your coin is around $1. I fair dealer offer for it would be $0.15-0.50 based on the condition it is in. You've mentioned seeing some Buffalo nickels selling for $8000. It's possible but only if the coin is of a rare date and in really pristine condition as well as certified by a reputable grading service.
I have a lion daalder from 1617, it comes from the province Utrecht in the Netherlands. What are these coins worth?Asked by David Cordero on Jan 21, 2020
Hi, David! Your coin has about $10 worth of silver in it (as of 9/3/18). It also has some numismatic value. By reserching recently closed auctions for the same kind of coins I would say yours is worth $30-50. Plese keep in mind that your coin has been cleaned and has no original luster or patina. Cleaning always drops the value of a coin.
Hi, Manuela! Your buffalo nickel is a regular one and worth about $0.15. If it was a double die reverse one you would be able to clearly see doubling in 'FIVE CENTS'.
I have a 1907phillippines coin with America on the other side. How much can I sell it for and who tooAsked by Tonya Gorrell on Jan 21, 2020
Hi, Tonya. This coin is .750 pure silver and its melt value at the current silver rate is about $4. The coin is pretty common and looks to be in an average circulated condition. It has very little numismatic value. You can expect an offer of $2-6 for it. You can always call us at 833-THE-COIN if you have more questions about it.
Hi, Narida! It is very hard to say just by loooking at one side of the coin. Is there any mint mark on the other side of the coin? For example is there a letter "s" on the other side? If there is no mint mark the coin would be worth about $400 to a dealer. An "s" mint mark would make it a better, more rare coin. You can call 833-THE-COIN Ext 2 so that we can discuss further. Andrei
Hi, I bought this coin some time ago and I have yet to figure out what it is or its approximate value. I would appreciate your input and your form only allows me to upload 1 file hence my only inserting the front of the coin. I would be happy to email you a picture of the back should you respond but the quality is the same as for the front. Regards, Dr. David EmgeAsked by David Emge on Jan 21, 2020
Hi, it took us a while to identify this ancient coin. What you have is a Parthian drachm. Parthians were huge enemies of Rome known to be extremely skilled archers. The coin was struck in 148-190 AD. The obverse looks like Volgases III. The reverse has a man making a bow on it. There are many counterfeit coins with the same design. They are mostly made of some cheap base metal. If yours is silver, it is most definitely authentic.
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