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Coins not worth getting certified?

logger7logger7 Posts: 8,069 ✭✭✭✭✭

We have seen the premiums come down on type gold so that unless many of the issues grade MS63 and above the cost of submission is not justified. Other popular series such as Walkers and Morgans need to grade gem or better or the $20 or so submission fee, shipping, is not justified. Exceptions would be better varieties, pl and other value added results. I know dealers who will not submit coins generally unless they will be worth $400 or more in the holder.

Where do submitters here draw the line on what they send in?


  • jwittenjwitten Posts: 5,075 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If I really like the coin (gold toner, etc), or if I think I can profit more from it being graded. If I think it's borderline, I keep it raw.

  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,533 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As a collector I say the cut off is $200 or more in plastic.

    bob :)

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  • TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When in doubt, pass.

    Keep it raw


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  • messydeskmessydesk Posts: 19,679 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Typically $150-200 unless I can send it bulk.

  • KkathylKkathyl Posts: 3,762 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Treashunt I agree with you. It is like remoding a home, if you are not sure that when you sell it that the buyer would be willing to pay for your "upgrades" then don't do it expecting it to add value. If the coin however is older (1964 earlier), and you think it could gain value in a holder (ms63 or higher), authenticate it, and bring value, then I would get it graded. One consideration is that cost rise so assuming the cost of grading will only go up, then grading now could save money if the coin is something you feel will be a desired collectable. Bullion=no unless limited production/mintmark, same for sets & commemoratives.

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  • keetskeets Posts: 25,351 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2, 2017 1:07PM

    the OP's point makes sense if you are trying to profit from a coin purchase --- encapsulation --- sale type of transaction, otherwise I don't see any need to justify the cost of a submission.

  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,406 ✭✭✭✭✭

    "Profit" .................is the point to be made.

    Slab anything you want.


    "I tell them there's no problems.....only solutions" - John Lennon
  • LindeDadLindeDad Posts: 18,766 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When I can't buy one to fill a hole.

  • BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 30,497 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I haven't needed plastic to sell anything upwards of five figures.

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  • jwittenjwitten Posts: 5,075 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Broadstruck said:
    I haven't needed plastic to sell anything upwards of five figures.

    I would imagine you could have gotten a little more out of some of those 5 figure sales if they were certified. Just speculation.

  • logger7logger7 Posts: 8,069 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I am pointing here to both collector submissions and dealer submissions, big and small.

    You have collectors who may or many not send in coins to be certified, but clearly there are reasonable floors for any given category. And dealers as well as collectors often misjudge a coin or two on submissions, thinking it was better or worse than it grades. The value of certification of coins over a reasonable figure, say $200-$300 cannot be understated; the three graders as well as the grading company making serious judgments on condition and lack of impairment are vital consumer protection areas.

  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,835 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I do not look at coin value as much as 'how much more could I sell it for in plastic' (after waiting a couple months for turnaround)

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