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Is this worth grading?

1987 D Lincoln. Found this today in a roll and noticed it was really good condition. I think this could be MS67 or higher. I would like a frofessional opinion on is it worth grading and any further action on it.


  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,782 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm not a professional but I'd say no, it's not worth grading. They minted almost 5 Billion with a B! If the coin is a 67 it might be worth 20 bucks. How much a grading fees?

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

  • d9lowed9lowe Posts: 304 ✭✭✭✭

    Your best bet would be to put it on Ebay and list it as a raw, high grade cent. I bet you yield less than a grading fee and shipping. But you may find someone that needs it for a collection or album. Dont grade it, if you want to turn it into cash, Ebay is your answer!

  • d9lowed9lowe Posts: 304 ✭✭✭✭

    Nice looking coin though!

  • 1madman1madman Posts: 1,287 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If it grades ms67, price guide is $28, so you’ll lose money grading it.

    It would have to ms68 or better to make it worth while, and there’s a substantial hit in front of Lincoln’s hair.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice cent... but not worth grading....As mentioned above, even at 67, not worth it. Cheers, RickO

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,804 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice one ... I personally would not have it graded.

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,930 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Don't waste your money trying to get "67" grades on moderns. In the end they are just common coins and you are making yourself a slave to the paid opinions of others. Always calculate just how much it is going to cost you to have a coin slabbed ... fees plus any shipping charges.

    All glory is fleeting.
  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,609 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 5, 2023 11:20PM

    No - But would price right (at grade I assign) in 2x2. This kind of material just price accordingly based on how I grade it.

    So Cali Area - Coins & Currency
  • cameonut2011cameonut2011 Posts: 10,061 ✭✭✭✭✭


  • cheezhedcheezhed Posts: 5,679 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice high grade Lincoln not worth getting graded.

    Many happy BST transactions
  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,474 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No, coin folder yes

  • MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,754 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Short answer: NO.

  • jonathanbjonathanb Posts: 3,414 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Gurney266 are you surprised by the comments here? In YOUR opinion, is this coin worth grading? What does "worth grading" mean to you?

  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,751 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A keeper I would say yes, send for grading, not so much.

    My Lincoln Registry
    My Collection of Old Holders

    Never a slave to one plastic brand will I ever be.
  • silverpopsilverpop Posts: 6,597 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • AlanSkiAlanSki Posts: 1,816 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I only grade Memorial cents if they have crazy toning. There are naysayers about this but the color craze has people paying moon money (for large Mintage coins) even on low grade and QC coins.

  • emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 4,028 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'd save it to see if any of it's friends show up.
    If and when one does presents it's self, you will know more of where yours stands.
    That's just my thoughts on one way to research.

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