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Is it worth it to grade an AU Columbian?

davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,657 ✭✭✭✭✭

I can't decide if I should send this in for quarterly special and get a True View. The reverse is dark but obverse rocks ++++

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  • GoldbullyGoldbully Posts: 16,790 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice looking obverse.

    The PCGS Price Guide for an MS62 is $70.

    An AU graded coin would put you deep in the red, but you would have your very expensive TrueView.

    I would only submit this coin if it has some deep rooted meaning, other than the grade and toning.

    Good Luck.

  • originalisbestoriginalisbest Posts: 5,896 ✭✭✭✭

    Only only if this particular coin is sentimental and you want it holdered. If looking to make some money off it, stranger things have happened, but I wouldn't hold my breath.

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,589 ✭✭✭✭✭

    To me that coin is little more than bullion.

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  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,402 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 28, 2023 2:36PM

    Send it in

    I could not stand the suspense of what it would grade.

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  • 1madman1madman Posts: 1,253 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This is the kind of coin you’d wait and use it on one of your collector club vouchers.

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,186 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Cougar1978 said:
    Send it in

    Just take your cost plus grading cost x 1.35 to get your cost plus selling price

    Lmfao

  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,402 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 28, 2023 2:38PM

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @Cougar1978 said:
    Send it in
    Just take your chance

    Goodbye and good luck.

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  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,186 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Cougar1978 said:

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @Cougar1978 said:
    Send it in

    Just take your cost plus grading cost x 1.35 to get your cost plus selling price

    Lmfao

    Laughing at u too rofl.

    He didn't ask you to price it. He asked if it was worth grading. And adding 35% to your coin cost doesn't make it worth that to anyone. Why don't you buy bullion at melt, add 35% to it and see if you can sell it. You'll either be rich or broke.

  • dhikewhitneydhikewhitney Posts: 355 ✭✭✭

    No, I also have an slider Columbian and it pays not to get it graded.

  • Pnies20Pnies20 Posts: 1,954 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @Cougar1978 said:

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @Cougar1978 said:
    Send it in

    Just take your cost plus grading cost x 1.35 to get your cost plus selling price

    Lmfao

    Laughing at u too rofl.

    He didn't ask you to price it. He asked if it was worth grading. And adding 35% to your coin cost doesn't make it worth that to anyone. Why don't you buy bullion at melt, add 35% to it and see if you can sell it. You'll either be rich or broke.

    It’s a valid point to think about what you’d need to get to recoup your money. I think that’s all he was getting at.

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  • U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,491 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's nice but not worth the grading costs. The reverse holds it back as well. Just enjoy it raw.

  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,402 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 28, 2023 2:45PM

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @Pnies20 said:

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @Cougar1978 said:

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @Cougar1978 said:
    Send it in

    Just take your cost plus grading cost x 1.35 to get your cost plus selling price

    Lmfao

    Laughing at u too rofl.

    He didn't ask you to price it. He asked if it was worth grading. And adding 35% to your coin cost conservative way to go. Why don't you buy bullion at melt, add 35% to it to it break sell it. Isn’t that how the shops operate?

    It’s a valid point to think about what you’d need to get to recoup your money. I think that’s all he was getting at.

    His calculation is conservative.

    And he knows how sell it. In that case it cost + slab fees = winning play. He's a super seller.

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  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,609 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I do not feel it would be worth it, but people slab coins all the time for reasons that I would not.

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  • AlanSkiAlanSki Posts: 1,657 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The color reminds me too much of the framed coin sets of the 70’s.

  • VanHalenVanHalen Posts: 3,763 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Even if it's straight grades you'll have more money in the grading expense than the coin is worth.

  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,657 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @AlanSki said:
    The color reminds me too much of the framed coin sets of the 70’s.

    I will look closer to confirm not polished or cleaned

  • rec78rec78 Posts: 5,660 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No.

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  • BarberianBarberian Posts: 2,871 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It would look great in an Air-tite on your desk.

    3 rim nicks away from Good
  • airplanenutairplanenut Posts: 21,849 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There is no price swing between the grades this coin might receive, so grading won’t add value there. The coin doesn’t have a high value, so any marginal increase in value won’t cover the cost of grading. I can’t imagine a scenario where you come out ahead by sending this in.

    @1madman said:
    This is the kind of coin you’d wait and use it on one of your collector club vouchers.

    You still pay for those—wasting them on coins not worth being graded is still throwing money away, just money that you spent before, not at the time of submission.

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  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,657 ✭✭✭✭✭

    you all have convinced me - a plastic cover will not increase it's worth by $40

  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,355 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If your just looking for nice pics you could try some of the forum members here.
    @FlyingAl takes good pics and there are a few others. Much less expensive on your end.

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  • CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,429 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Surely you are jesting.

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  • oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,790 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This piece would be a fine candidate for self slabbing.

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  • AlanSkiAlanSki Posts: 1,657 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Do a type set of similar coins.

  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,045 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @AlanSki said:
    Do a type set of similar coins.

    That’s along the lines of what I was thinking; put it in a 7070 and if you want to see a blow up of it, use your magnifier, and save your money for something else.

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  • REALGATORREALGATOR Posts: 2,577 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If you send it in, I think PCGS might return it to you alone in a box of 20. They did that to me after I sent in a single coin and came back without a numeric grade.

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