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1894 Eagle in exceptional condition. Beautiful die Crack on obverse. Approx value?

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  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,253 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Crossfyre said:

    No one could answer your question any more than you could answer mine. What is this Buffalo Nickel worth?
    Jim


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  • Die Crack extends from U on UNITED through wing tip and extends to second T on STATES. Thumbnail value please? Thank you.

  • NewEnglandRaritiesNewEnglandRarities Posts: 1,041 ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 3, 2024 5:05PM

    I think you will get much better responses if you post a clear full picture of the front and back.

    Edited to add. That is the reverse you showed part of BTW. The obverse is the portrait side

    New England Rarities...Dealer In Colonial Coinage and Americana
  • epcepc Posts: 160 ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 3, 2024 5:37PM

    Yes, a full photo of each side, please. As-is, it reminds me of ebay offerings with a hole or other damage in the un-shown area.

    Collector of Liberty Seated Half Dimes, including die pairs and die states

  • RobertScotLoverRobertScotLover Posts: 583 ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 3, 2024 5:59PM

    Also the photo is too of focus. So when looking at the partial reverse shot there is a double scrape I believe to the right of the eagle's head that could possibly be an issue

  • lcoopielcoopie Posts: 8,755 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Is it counterfeit?

    LCoopie = Les
  • CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,541 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A die crack like this generally would not have any effect on the value.

    Numismatist. 50 year member ANA. Winner of four ANA Heath Literary Awards; three Wayte and Olga Raymond Literary Awards; Numismatist of the Year Award 2009, and Lifetime Achievement Award 2020. Winner numerous NLG Literary Awards.
  • conrad99conrad99 Posts: 345 ✭✭✭

    I bid a dollar three fitty, as she sits.

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,392 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @CaptHenway said:
    A die crack like this generally would not have any effect on the value.

    Agree. While very interesting and a good die marker, die cracks on classic gold are fairly common and carries no premium.

    Worry is the interest you pay on a debt you may not owe.

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,392 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @NewEnglandRarities said:
    I think you will get much better responses if you post a clear full picture of the front and back.

    This thread is worthless without decent pics. The 1894 gold $10 is a common date and this coin appears to be a high end AU or a low end MS coin based on the numerous contact marks under the eagle's wing. At the current high gold spot prices, it's essentially a bullion coin worth a very small premium over melt value.

    Worry is the interest you pay on a debt you may not owe.

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