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Old 01-22-2019, 06:03 PM
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My dad had this in a drawer and just trying to figure out what it might grade out to be? What is the significance for grading and is it really worth the cost?




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Old 01-22-2019, 08:18 PM
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Nice bust half. Worth paying for a professional grade, IMO.

Current melt value $5.54, what a joke.

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Old 01-22-2019, 10:39 PM
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Awesome coin, gotta be high value!!

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Old 01-22-2019, 10:45 PM
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Capped bust half like that is worth at least $125 so definitely worth having it slabbed IMO.

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Old 01-23-2019, 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted by metaladdict View post
Awesome coin, gotta be high value!!


Originally Posted by amc rulz View post
Nice bust half. Worth paying for a professional grade, IMO.



Current melt value $5.54, what a joke.


Originally Posted by matmit View post
Capped bust half like that is worth at least $125 so definitely worth having it slabbed IMO.


Thanks guys I will let him know your recommendations!


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There are a few major varieties in this date that all have to do with the number 3 in the date. Your coin looks like the normal 3, so I will disagree with everyone else with it being graded. If it was one of the varieties then grading it would be worth it especially with the variety on the slab.

Buy an airtight case and just put it in there, especially if you have no plans to sell it.

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if it was a 3 over2 (looks like a 2 is under the 3 in the date) it would be worth a Least 115. the normal date ones, which it looks like yours is, is worth at least 125. in the condition yours is in I would guess about 200 or more. I would get it graded and see what they say...

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I thought it looked like the ugly 3. Still a fairly valuable coin.
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Originally Posted by yacorie View post
There are a few major varieties in this date that all have to do with the number 3 in the date. Your coin looks like the normal 3, so I will disagree with everyone else with it being graded. If it was one of the varieties then grading it would be worth it especially with the variety on the slab.



Buy an airtight case and just put it in there, especially if you have no plans to sell it.



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Originally Posted by ChrisnAmanda1 View post
if it was a 3 over2 (looks like a 2 is under the 3 in the date) it would be worth a Least 115. the normal date ones, which it looks like yours is, is worth at least 125. in the condition yours is in I would guess about 200 or more. I would get it graded and see what they say...


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I thought it looked like the ugly 3. Still a fairly valuable coin.


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Not worth the grading fees. Keep it raw. Tough to tell by the blurry pic but it appears there may be a staple scratch to the left of the date on the obverse. Also a few scratches in the fields to the left of the portrait. If you just want it in a holder, I can submit to NGC for you if you'd like.

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