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My last addition for 2023.....paid $20...did I get my money's worth?

RLSnapperRLSnapper Posts: 494 ✭✭✭✭✭

Well....She's a rim bump and a rim nick away from going off to the slab factory. This 1843 Petite Head/ Large Letters felt good in my hand and will be a nice stress reliever between my fingers as I hunt for her slabbed sister. I think she was well worth the $20. What do you think?


  • RobertScotLoverRobertScotLover Posts: 515 ✭✭✭✭

    I'd say

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,167 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I guess 20$ was good - looks like a VG coin but why put it in a slab?

  • CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,723 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Steven59 said:
    I guess 20$ was good - looks like a VG coin but why put it in a slab?

    Can you imagine what a 180 year old zinc would look like? Yes, I'd say you scored :D

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,203 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice pick-up at a great price. For a lower grade coin that's 180 years old, the grading services may give it a straight grade even with those minor rim issues but it's not worth the cost of getting it slabbed. Enjoy it as a cool raw coin. B)

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  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,065 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Steven59 said:
    I guess 20$ was good - looks like a VG coin but why put it in a slab?

    He’s not….it’s a filler/placeholder until he gets a better one that will be slabbed.

    And yes, well worth $20. Tough die pairing in all grades.
    My own example is a raw VF 30+ that fell into my lap from a Sheet dealer who didn’t bother checking even the major Redbook varieties.

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