copper coin collector's Blog

02 Feb 2020

$1,500... BUT WORTH IT!

| copper coin collector

Hey everyone,

I'm really excited to be writing about what I did yesterday, but first, we have to rewind about a week and a half. Remember the 131 silver dollars and 84 40% silver half dollars I said that I inherited? If not, I'm not surprised, because that was a blog from long ago. Anyways, I'll fill you in. 3 or 4 years ago, I inherited these aforementioned silver dollars and half dollars. For a while, I didn't know what to do with them, but recently, I decided that, since they were common and not worth more than spot price, that I should sell them and put the money into my Wheat Cents collection. I did just that a week ago, and I got $2,100 from Coins & Currency of Wayne, PA for the whole hoard. Then, just yesterday, I went to my favorite coin shop, owned by Mike, who I have mentioned in my previous blogs. There were four coins which I particularly liked. 1. A 1909 S VDB Wheat Cent PCGS AU-58, 2. 1909 S Wheat Cent PCGS AU-58, 3. 1931 S Wheat Cent NGC MS-63 RB, and 4. 1908 S Indian head cent NGC VF-30. The original price for all four coins was $1680, but Mike, the shop owner, made the price $1500 for me. I still have $600 left over from the silver dollar sales, plus $450 that I had previously saved. I'll probably use most of the $600 on a VF-XF 1914 "D". I am really happy to have these coins!

Thanks for reading,
copper coin collector



Level 4

Great coins


Level 5

Man, what a buy! I hope to acquire some of those for myself! Cheers, NM

I. R. Bama

Level 5

You did a good job. I'm not sure you can get that 1916d in that grade for that price. I think you will need over one large to buy it

Peace Dollar

Level 3

Thanks for sharing


Level 5

Lincoln cents are fun to collect.

A very nice again, I am very proud of you!


Level 6

That is a great story. As stated, everyone made out. You can't go wrong with those. I like Mokie's idea to get a CC GSA. Well done.

Seems everyone is happy here: the dealer got some new stock and paid you nicely for it, which you then passed along to another dealer when you purchased the things you really wanted. That's the bedrock of a good collection.


Level 6

It is nice you where able to get something that you want in your collection. Back in the 70's I trade bulk silver in at 2 1/2 face and bought a Fine 1909-S VDB.


Level 7

That's the way to do it good for you. I'm going to do the same with a few coins. Sell at Heritage and buy something I like. Congratulations great story.


Level 5

Awesome story and very nice inheritance. Having those key date Lincoln cents is really nice. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

It's Mokie

Level 6

That is fantastic and a nice bargain to boot. You should take that $600 and buy one MS CC Dollar as a reminder of your inheritance. Thanks for sharing your story C/Cubed.

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