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Do coins within a the so-called "Portfolio of United States Coins" by the Kennedy Mint have any real or significant value? I realize many of these coins have been cleaned, plated or whatever to enhance their appearance which is taboo for collectors. However, some (Lincoln cent coins) appear genuinely in pristine or mint condition. What is the best disposition of these coins?

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  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,384 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @snk said:

    While this would likely grade as uncirculated it is not worth sending in.

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  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,714 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The coin you show is essentially just spending money even though it is now 62 years old. Those were hoarded in huge numbers and only have value if they are in the very highest of mint state grades as slabbed by a major TPG. Your coin is very ordinary.

    The other coins in your set are probably much the same. The ones containing silver will be worth about 85% of the melt value of the silver.

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  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 7,996 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome to the forum! :)

    "I realize many of these coins have been cleaned, plated or whatever to enhance their appearance"

    You may have answered your own question.... the rest would just be a roll of the dice. ;)

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

    It’s very unlikely but it’ll greatly depend upon the specific coin in question. If you have a pic or two of specific coins or at least a date, denomination, and general condition we can state more.

  • Here is an example. It looks good - but is it? There a few comparable coins in this Kennedy Mint set, and, again, some are obviously enhanced whereas a few look (from my untrained eye) to be in exceptional condition. I guess I could have the ones which appear to be "genuine" professionally graded and as someone earlier wrote "just take my chances". I would appreciate any further comments or suggestions.

  • MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 31,832 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That’s a very low grade large date cent

    Not worth the postage

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  • moursundmoursund Posts: 3,207 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MsMorrisine said:
    That’s a very low grade large date cent

    Not worth the postage

    The coin may be uncirculated and shiny bright, but if it has scuffs, dings, scrapes, corrosion, or crud... it is not "in exceptional condition". Coins in beat up condition wouldn't be valuable unless they are rare date/mint/variety, or interesting and rare errors.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @snk.... Welcome aboard. Your cent, while in good condition, is not of high grade. It does not command any collector interest or numismatic premium. It would be a waste of money to submit it for grading. Cheers, RickO

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