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Ike rattlers

I occasionally go through my coins, as I have been an avid collector throughout the years, and look to downsize if something doesn't fit my "cup of tea". When doing such, I research as to whether or not this was a good investment or bad, keeping in mind that I could care less as this is a hobby, not a full-time job. That being said, it's fun to make money. Sooooo I found these bad boys who apparently are in demand. NOT FOR SALE. Can anyone shed light on as to why they are at such high levels?
My hoard is pictured.


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    jacrispiesjacrispies Posts: 718 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As far as I know, it is just another fad of the rattler phase. Ikes were fairly new when PCGS was slabbing in rattlers, so they weren't sent in to be graded often. Same idea as a 2005-D dime being sent into PCGS now, seems like a waste of money. Apparent rarity in that niche market.

    Nice hoard by the way!

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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Its the rattlers. Any rattler brings a premium. I sold 2 with Roosevelt dimes for $120 last year.

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    erwindocerwindoc Posts: 4,927 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think the series is up some too. I have watched a few auctions go for surprising money, especially if they have attractive toning!

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice group of rattler Ike dollars..... The holders and grades are price drivers. Cheers, RickO

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    davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,859 ✭✭✭✭✭

    when PCGS started grading, they did not grade moderns

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    EldoEsqEldoEsq Posts: 73 ✭✭✭

    I just recently put a PCGS set together, the market on the series is definitely higher from when I started. And the price for rattlers is insane...seems completely illogical to me. A 73s silver in 67 goes for 35 bucks...a 65 rattler will go for 200!

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    CoinHoarderCoinHoarder Posts: 2,471 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here's one of mine. I have a ‘74 somewhere too.

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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,127 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If you really want to have some fun try finding a clad business strike in a Rattler.


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    U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,618 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It is a combination of increased demand for rattlers and Ike Dollars not having a high supply in rattler holders. There were also a few people on YouTube and Instagram that documented collecting rattler Ikes, which I think helped increase demand some more.

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    DelawareDoonsDelawareDoons Posts: 3,254 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A couple guys are doing sets. Get a gold CAC and you can ask stupid money.

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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,127 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Even just the green bean some are asking stupid money:


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    bob48bob48 Posts: 452 ✭✭✭

    Been collecting Rattlers now for about 20 years,
    Have 14 Ike's in rattlers, 13 silver and 1 clad, (71-D MS-64)



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