Old US coins

Old US coins

PostBy: U235a4 On: Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:18 pm

anyone here know anything about old US hand stamped coins, Why I ask is I was working on my house and came across one.
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Re: Old US coins

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:28 pm

One of my good friends is an expert on coins, makes his living at it now. If you want to e-mail a clear photo of it I can see if he can give me some idea of the value.
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Re: Old US coins

PostBy: U235a4 On: Sun Jan 20, 2008 6:11 pm

ok here are two large picture of the coin. I've done a little research and it's a 1827 quater dollar and does not appear to be a restrike but a orginal. so that being said the thing is very rare from what I've read.

link to a site about the coin.
http://www.coinfacts.com/quarter_dollars/capped_bust_quarters/1827_quarter_dollars/restrike_1827_quarter_dollar.htm

coin side 1

http://www.engtechs.com/temp/coin/img_0204.jpg
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


coin side 2

http://www.engtechs.com/temp/coin/img_0208.jpg
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
U235a4
 
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Re: Old US coins

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:14 pm

I don't have my friends e-mail address, I will be in his area tomorrow, I'll stop by and talk to him. E-mailing it to him would be the easiest.
Just a note, don't try to clean the coin in any way. That will diminish the value. Also, there are a lot of so-called "coin experts" out there who use deceptive practices, they will offer "cash on the spot" to try to get you to sell them the coin if it really is rare and worth $$$, they pocket large sums of money this way, they take advantage of people's lack of knowledge. They are knowledgeable about their business, they know what they are buying. With the advent of the internet, it's easier to determine the value of objects like this, so do your due diligence and research!
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Re: Old US coins

PostBy: av8r On: Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:23 pm

Sounds like really nice, sharp strikes sell for $40K to $70K. You may have a $10K or more piece there!

Don't clean it....you've already taken good photos, now put it in a safe place and take the photos around to get it appraised.
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Re: Old US coins

PostBy: U235a4 On: Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:29 pm

well I haven't touched the coin for cleaning after some looking at sites on the net and seen that cleaning was a bad thing to do and also after things became apperent I took the coin offsite and put in a safe box.
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Re: Old US coins

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:31 pm

U235a4 wrote:well I haven't touched the coin for cleaning after some looking at sites on the net and seen that cleaning was a bad thing to do and also after things became apperent I took the coin offsite and put in a safe box.


Good idea. I'm glad you didn't clean it, some people think that cleaning it is the right thing to do.
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Re: Old US coins

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:53 pm

Well I know you don't want to clean your quarters with sulfuric acid. If they stay a little to long, they are black. :)
Then try telling the bank they are real. :D
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Re: Old US coins

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:14 pm

U235 check your e-mail.
Thanks.
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