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If I wanted to get AU grades on an ASE, a Sacajawea, a President dollar and other moderns, how?

Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 4,447 ✭✭✭✭✭

Just having fun trying to figure out how get a few modern coins to grade AU for my circulated type sets. If I put a silver eagle, a Sacajawea, a President dollar a bicentennial Ike and a few others in my pocket today would they be AU by the next Long Beach show? Or would it take longer? Or is there a better way?

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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They would probably be AU after a day of jingling around in your pocket. It doesn't take much to go from UNC to AU.

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    Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 4,447 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @cheezhed said:
    You’d be further ahead buying slabbed AU examples.

    I’ve bought a few, when I can find them. The only place I’m finding them where people aren’t charging more than the same coin would be in MS grades is Great Collections and they are few and far between. On eBay people are trying to sell them for moon money, like these examples

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    dunkleosteus430dunkleosteus430 Posts: 471 ✭✭✭✭

    You could just carry them around until the next time you go to a show with on-site grading. The ASE would definitely be AU or lower. If you don't have time for that, you could just find the Ikes, Sacagaweas or "others" already lightly to heavily circulated in dealer bins, rolls, etc. Once I saw a VF Ike (among others in higher grades) in a bin for two bucks.

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    U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,609 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You could try putting the common coins in your pocket and see what happens-worst case scenario it's still spendable pocket change.
    Otherwise buying already slabbed is your best bet. Just be patient until you find something at a level you are comfortable paying. Some of the prices will be high because the supply available is fairly low (and people spent the grading fees on them, so they often don't want to lose money). Also, the everyman registry tends to help drive up prices for AU 58 and especially AU 58+ examples.

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    pocketpiececommemspocketpiececommems Posts: 5,744 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Talk to the guy that removes the dollar coins at a car wash.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,811 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm not sure about silver eagle's or bicentennial Ike's, but you can easily get AU Sacagawea and Presidential dollars from rolls at banks.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,115 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,609 ✭✭✭✭✭

    How much fun do you think the graders at PCGS would have grading that whole roll?

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    BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 30,497 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just hit a few local banks and see what the tellers have in their trays.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Put them in the pocket of your jogging clothes... Do five miles and when you get back - Voila' - AU coins.... not extra cost (slabs, shipping, fees etc.). and healthy exercise. Cheers, RickO

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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Mr_Spud said:

    @cheezhed said:
    You’d be further ahead buying slabbed AU examples.

    I’ve bought a few, when I can find them. The only place I’m finding them where people aren’t charging more than the same coin would be in MS grades is Great Collections and they are few and far between. On eBay people are trying to sell them for moon money, like these examples

    That's crazy. Learn to grade and save yourself the time and money involved with confirming a grade you already know.

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    CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,929 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm thinking this one would hit 58. It's not circulated but has rub what do you think?
    Picked it from a souvenir set, oddly the others in the set have the same look, slightly worn.


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    Clackamas1Clackamas1 Posts: 765 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Damn - $1100 for an AU 1976 quarter! Is the seller high?

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,811 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Coinscratch said:
    I'm thinking this one would hit 58. It's not circulated but has rub what do you think?
    Picked it from a souvenir set, oddly the others in the set have the same look, slightly worn.


    Where can I get a closeup picture of one of these in MS67?

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    CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,929 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:

    @Coinscratch said:
    I'm thinking this one would hit 58. It's not circulated but has rub what do you think?
    Picked it from a souvenir set, oddly the others in the set have the same look, slightly worn.


    Where can I get a closeup picture of one of these in MS67?

    Still working on it, this one was close 66+. My next one should make it if I can find it :/

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    Clackamas1Clackamas1 Posts: 765 ✭✭✭✭✭

    To answer the OP's question, just put some BU's in the pockets of a pair of jeans and run them through the wash and dryer.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,811 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks @Coinscratch!

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,811 ✭✭✭✭✭

    66+ even with these hits? Hmmmm I have a roll of these. Many look better then this one.

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    privatecoinprivatecoin Posts: 3,187 ✭✭✭✭✭

    heres my 66+

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    CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,929 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @privatecoin said:
    heres my 66+

    It’s gotta be soooo good for 67 right.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,811 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think I'll start a thread and get opinions on mine.

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