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I recently auctioned off this coin after receiving it from a deposit box my grandfather had left me. I sold it on eBay with little knowledge of the value other than the grading it had on the booklet it came in and the suggested retail in coin books. So, your challenge? What was the grade, and how much did I sell it for?

 

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It was actually really hard to decide to sell it off, but I haven't collected coins in years, and just couldn't justify holding on to it.

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I recently auctioned off this coin after receiving it from a deposit box my grandfather had left me. I sold it on eBay with little knowledge of the value other than the grading it had on the booklet it came in and the suggested retail in coin books. So, your challenge? What was the grade, and how much did I sell it for?

 

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It was actually really hard to decide to sell it off, but I haven't collected coins in years, and just couldn't justify holding on to it.

 

I don't understand why you don't just tell us. The picture load takes forever, and the magnification is not worth the load time. Even on High speed cable!

I guess AU58 and $1200, not that the grade makes any difference once the price is agreed on. A coin no matter what it's grade is only worth what is paid for it at that instant and under those conditions.

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Well, I have a habit of reading sticky threads and it said to make it interesting. I've got say, hearing I could have sold it for $4000, I wish I hadn't have sold it yet.

 

The booklet it was in graded it as an MS63, and I sold it for $1750 on eBay. I'll confess that the thread was to see if I was taken, but I was originally only looking for $750 from it, so I think I made off well.

 

I'd find faster hosting, but I can't find any that will let me upload pictures these size. Should I scale them down?

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If its real then its a solid AU-58 and you sold it for about $750 less than its worth. If its not real, and I cannot make the call based on your pictures, then you made out real good (and someone else didn't).

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I know you don't have the coin in hand anymore so you can't check but all those lumps on the lower obverse and, the particularly large one above the A in STATES point to the coin being counterfeit. They look raised in the image, which is impossible on a genuine coin, but that may be an illusion. Also the color looks way off but that may also be your lighting. The $3 gold is a heavily counterfeited series and whoever gave you $1750 on an uncertified example is brave.

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Yeah, I wouldn't even purchase a coin over a couple hundred ungraded let alone 1750. Either way, that's 1750 more in your pocket. I'd buy a graded coin with that money.

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