Ok, Ok. I know what my coin is. I recently went to a flea market and picked up a proof 1964 lincoln cent for $1. I looked at it under a microscope and it appears to be an MS-70. Before sending it to NGC, I called around to my favorite dealers. Only one was really interested. They wanted to know if it was a brown, red-brown, red, or cameo. It is either a red or deep cameo. The other dealers were not interested in "modern proof coins." One sold on ebay for $1,750, so I think they just didn't know. How much do you think this is worth and should I send it to NGC, should I sell it, and how should I sell it if I do. *all apparent scratches are on 2x2 Sorry they are sideways3 years ago
1964 proof cent
you should send it! it looks awesome.3 years ago
Well worn Copper
I'd send it as well, even the 2x2 looks ancient. Probably hasn't been exposed to air for decades.3 years ago
I hope you get the grade you want. That would be terrific. I have been grading coins for about 15 years. The last sheet we keep I put the grade next to the coin. I have a 93% correct grades. Now I studied books and developed a system. I read NGC article on grading. Believe me they don't use a microscope either do i. They use a loop. If i thought a coin to be a MS 70. They go to a higher magnafication. That's were you will find that one mark. It breaks your heart. I use a halogen lite and the room is dark. These must be followed. You will see marks unfortunately under these conditions. I have in all this time never graded a MS 70. A proof yes. I encourage you to send it in and wish you all the luck. But grading is very hard. I have faith in you. Good luck.3 years ago
A proof 68 Rd went for $14.00 on ebay yesterday. In a PCGS slab. Search the SOLD listings. That is where the truth lies. Good luck.
the 1750 one was in sold listings3 years ago
Great. Good luck..3 years ago
Interesting discrepencies, a PF69 64 recently sold for just under $60, and a group of PF70s, from ICG, that included a 64 sold for $128. That tells me that the PF70 must be exceedingly rare and when you consider the original packaging, the fact it was taken out of that original packaging and placed in a 2X2, makes me think the chances of it coming back as a 70 are not good. Please let us know he outcome.
The 1964 Proof.set was the first year in the Kennedy. I don't have a book my back is out so I'm not sure it's the mintge. That makes everything.3 years ago