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Getting different opinions.... what do you think?


So I sent the 1916/16 buffalo nickel off to ANACS just to confirm it was real. It came back as a good 4 details corroded which is kind of what I expected..... I have looked at other for sale and sold examples of this coin and honestly in good for am having a hard time finding one where the date is very clear at all.

So my question is does my coin, even though it has corrosion spots, carry a premium because you can see the date and the variety very clearly? Or ??????? I'm not trying to squeeze every penny out of it or anything, just something I'm more curious about

What's your opinion?

Greysheet bid in ag3 is 2,650.00 and cpg 3,310
Greysheet bid in g4 is 4,250.00 and cpg is 5,310

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  • joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,595 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 24, 2022 1:49PM

    Beautiful variety!
    Regardless of that corrosion. Just as long it is proven authentic.
    Yes, I feel you should have a higher premium for the clear date!
    If you're interested in selling. What I would do is capture a photo of another one (like you explained) and have the future buyer notice the difference orher than just the same grades. Than let him decide why you want more than just an ordinal 1916/6 in the same grades.
    Good Luck

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  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,726 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The market decides the value of problem coins, even valuable ones.

    All glory is fleeting.
  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,083 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 23, 2022 12:18PM

    If it was mine and I wanted to sell it, here's what I would do.
    Put it in GC for auction. Put a 80% of value starting price on it.
    Then let the buyers decide.
    A $10 listing fee is all you have, anything over $1001 and there's no sellers fee.

  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,340 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There's enough of a date on your coin to make anyone happy with it.

    Someone, somewhere might want to pay up a little more for it.


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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Your coin is authenticated and graded. The issue is quite clear to the naked eye. You should certainly get true value for it - and if auctioned, and two bidders get excited, maybe a real premium. Good luck, Cheers, RickO

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