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gbrant1227gbrant1227 Posts: 3
edited October 22, 2020 10:11AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Recently just inherited this from my grandfather. I’m being told that if you have really good value. Trying to find a way to confirm.


  • Coin 2

  • Coin 3

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,592 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wrong forum.
    Go to the US coin forum.

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,384 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @gbrant1227 do yourself a big favor and buy a large print Whitman official red book. Every US coin with images, info and condition values. Try to focus for clear images to post. Check your lighting. Have fun. C u around. Peace Roy

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @gbrant1227 .... Welcome aboard...your pictures are blurry but likely @sellitstore has give a solid estimate. Cheers, RickO

  • calgolddivercalgolddiver Posts: 1,305 ✭✭✭✭✭

    +1 on the value estimate above

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  • yosclimberyosclimber Posts: 4,461 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 22, 2020 2:27PM

    P.S. Even though the value of those 3 coins is not in the $1000s,
    these are way cooler coins than a typical inheritance of

    • pocket change brought back from foreign travels
    • some 1990s proof sets
  • airplanenutairplanenut Posts: 21,756 ✭✭✭✭✭

    In terms of dollar value, they're probably not worth that much. The $75-100 estimate above seems reasonable to me. With that said, you may find that they have sentimental value as part of your grandfather's collection (or if he wasn't a collector per se, something led him to hold onto these). If your question was aimed in the direction of selling the coins, yes you can sell them, but these aren't going to provide an enormous windfall, so I'd caution you to consider whether the monetary or sentimental value is worth more.

    As an aside, whatever you do, leave the coins as-is and don't clean them. Cleaning them will dramatically lower their value and desirability.

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  • TurtleCatTurtleCat Posts: 4,583 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Everyone else gave you great advice already. I will say that you will easily find a buyer for that 1830 half dollar. It’s the kind I like to get even.

    One further bit: don’t clean any coin with anything. You won’t make it any better and you’ll likely hurt any value.

  • WaterSportWaterSport Posts: 6,655 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There may be a sentimental value that may exceed the monetary value. Consider that before selling them.


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  • SeattleSlammerSeattleSlammer Posts: 9,940 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Jimnight said:
    Wrong forum.
    Go to the US coin forum.

    You trying to confuse the new guy? lol

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,592 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 22, 2020 4:03PM

    @SeattleSlammer said:

    @Jimnight said:
    Wrong forum.
    Go to the US coin forum.

    You trying to confuse the new guy? lol

    Absolutely not.
    Earlier this thread was on the U.S. & world currency forum.

  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,337 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, don't mess with any coins by trying to improve their looks. That just destroys the value to the collector. Never clean, polish, buff, scrub or otherwise mess with them.

    Nice inheritance,

    bob :)

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  • philographerphilographer Posts: 1,309 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like the 1830.

    I wouldn’t bother buying any books though. Not unless you’re interested in this longer term. Just look at online price guides and eBay sold items...

    He who knows he has enough is rich.

  • SeattleSlammerSeattleSlammer Posts: 9,940 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was just fun-ing @Jimnight

    So the Mod moved the entire thread over here including your comment?..... didn’t know that was possible.....

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