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ajaanajaan Posts: 17,124 ✭✭✭✭✭

I was at a coin show today and saw a nice 1904 1c PCGS PE65BN in a dealer's case. He wanted $440 for it. I looked at the PCGS price guide and Greysheet values an am wondering if $440 is a good price. Thanks.


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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,056 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I wouldn’t base my research/decision on just the two price guides you mentioned. There should be a good number of auction archive results available for examples of that type, grade and color designation.

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    dsessomdsessom Posts: 2,212 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ajaan said:
    I was at a coin show today and saw a nice 1904 1c PCGS PE65BN in a dealer's case. He wanted $440 for it. I looked at the PCGS price guide and Greysheet values an am wondering if $440 is a good price. Thanks.

    It's a little on the high side, but not too crazy. $375-$400 seems about right, but certain specimens may go for a bit more, such as ones with colorful toning, or dramatic cameo look.

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    TomBTomB Posts: 20,734 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Regardless of price, what did the coin look like? In my experience, some of the worst quality collections I have ever had the misfortune to examine were built by price-buyers. Don't be one of those.

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    ajaanajaan Posts: 17,124 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @TomB said:
    Regardless of price, what did the coin look like? In my experience, some of the worst quality collections I have ever had the misfortune to examine were built by price-buyers. Don't be one of those.

    Very attractive IMO. If he still has it at the next show, I may pick it up.


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    Glen2022Glen2022 Posts: 844 ✭✭✭✭

    Don't rely just on comps. One coin may be a dog at $440 but another a steal if the look of the coin has an excellent/outstanding look.

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    rheddenrhedden Posts: 6,619 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The is a huge variation in quality among "BN" graded Indian cents. The coin could be worth less than greysheet if it has dull surfaces and a few tiny carbon flecks. It could be worth multiples of greysheet with deep mirrors and a little color. No way you can put a value on that coin based on assigned grade.

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    OldIndianNutKaseOldIndianNutKase Posts: 2,700 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 19, 2023 10:23PM

    For comparison purposes this is my 1904 IHC PR66BN:

    I think I paid about $1,500 for it. A PR65BN for about $450 seems like a petty good deal. If it has nice color I think it would be worth more than $800.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ajaan ... Good advice above. That being said, waiting for the next show often ends up with the coin already gone. Contact the dealer if possible... If not... Best of luck. Cheers, RickO

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