Friday, March 16, 2012

Selling Change Finds

Did you sell a coin after asking me the value? Leave the results in comments

I got this great response from a recent commenter:
Hi, Man, Regarding the 1955NSF I posted about a couple months ago, just thought you and your posters would like to know, it sold on ebay for $180.00  
My response: 
Congrats, this is why I always recommend eBay.

I think this was it...
Canada cents I had saved up, found a 1955 NSF in about VG/fine

About $85.00 it should be verified in hand.

I assumed VG and gave the lowest average value, yours sold for $180 meaning it either is a higher grade or you are great eBayer.
Follow up response:
Hi, Man, It's all in the photos, thanks
At the time I quoted $85.00 the average auction values were low now they average $140.00 in VG and $160.00 in Fine. Now with this sale I see the trend is going higher.
Things the seller did right:
  1. Posted clear shots of both sides
  2. Posted the I in DEI that shows the variety clearly
  3. Has a 100% positive feedback rating
  4. Coin looks higher than VG
This response makes me so happy since I am always worried that I say something is high value and someone tried selling it and it got little to no value. This is the reason I tend to take the low range of values. Please understand these value I say are the least you should accept (at that moment in time) and if you are a good seller there is no limit to what you can get.

Did you sell a coin after asking me the value? Leave the results in comments

16 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Anonymous said...

Hi Man,

I've through over 7000 pennies all collected by change since I was a kid and have kept 1920-1965 in a pile and also key dates of 1985,1999 and 2006. Especially with the later ones how can I find out which ones to keep...if in fact these are key dates. Any feedback would be appreciated. Cheers.

Man said...

7000 pennies all collected by change since I was a kid and have kept 1920-1965 in a pile and also key dates of 1985,1999 and 2006. Especially with the later ones how can I find out which ones to keep

Assuming U.S. none are key dates. 1920-1959 average $0.10 each.

Are talking about Canadian cents?

Anonymous said...

Hey Man,

Sorry..I am talking Canadian coins...no 1936 dot penny though lol...I saw some checklists with those as key dates but could be wrong. Just want to know before I roll them up...still have to go through all my silver coins also so I might bug again.
Sean

Man said...

Canadian coins...no 1936 dot penny though lol.

Key dates:
1922-1925, 1929(high 9), 1949(A to denticle), 1955(NSF), 1965(Large Beads - Pointed 5), 2006(Magnetic)

The others like 1985 have Pointed 5 and Blunt 5 which are varieties but not rare or key.

Canadian coins have so many varieties that 2006 alone has 6 varieties.

Many others have minor values but nothing that stands out as key.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Man,

I found 15 from 1965, 5 from 1955 and 1 from 1949...not sure if they meet the criteria you mentioned but I'll keep them. As for the 2006 pennies should I just take a magnet to them to find out if I have one? I have about 300 of them. I really appreciate your help:)

Man said...

15 from 1965, 5 from 1955 and 1 from 1949...not sure if they meet the criteria you mentioned but I'll keep them. As for the 2006 pennies should I just take a magnet to them to find out if I have one? I have about 300 of them.

Here is a link with some pictures.
If anything is not clear just ask over here again.
http://www.coinsandcanada.com/coins-prices.php

Anonymous said...

Last question for tonight lol...I just went through my nickles and have one of each 1923,24,31,31 and 49 more from 1937 to 1965...Should I keep these as well?

Man said...

nickles and have one of each 1923,24,31,31 and 49 more from 1937 to 1965

All pretty common but yes keep one of each if you are a collector.

I keep all Canada coin but then again I'm in NY.

Try and get familiar with all the varieties especially 1953.
http://www.coinsandcanada.com/coins-prices.php?coin=5-cents-1953&years=5-cents-1953-2012

Anonymous said...

Hi I got a bill with a fancy serial number.

K47332211b 2009
EF Condition

Thanks !

Man said...

bill with a fancy serial number.

K47332211b 2009
EF Condition


Not fancy enough, no extra value.

BrewCity said...

I purchased a coin and currency collection from a craigslist post. Please take a look at this misalignment and give me your thoughts and perhaps a value. Thank you!

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-h3PqnyLRMWo/T2dkTxxBPZI/AAAAAAAAAAc/sxr5CQc1Yhs/s640/OBV_LOWRES.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Vdy0IM0kdFk/T2dkVGqGdHI/AAAAAAAAAAk/4WbJIu5rJD8/s640/REV_LOWRES.jpg

Man said...

Please take a look at this misalignment and give me your thoughts and perhaps a value.

Fake error.
All 2003 B-A $2 bills were sold in uncut sheets.
Someone purchased an uncut sheet and then cut it to look like an error.

No extra value. Just $2.00.

Anonymous said...

Hey Man,

While going through all my canadian pennies, I kept all my us pennies separate (about 500) and I'm just wondering if you would be able to give me key dates to look out for. Thanks again for all the help.

Cheers,
Sean

Man said...

us pennies separate (about 500) and I'm just wondering if you would be able to give me key dates to look out for.

Scarce dates: 1910-S, 1911-S, 1912-S, 1913-S, 1914-S, 1915-S, 1922-D, 1922-D, 1924-D

Rare dates: 1909-S, 1909-S V.D.B., 1914-D, 1922, 1931-S

Anonymous said...

Hey Man,

So I didn't find any u.s pennies from the dates you mentioned ( earliest was 1920) but I looked on pcgs just in case I had something and I found a 1969 S penny in pretty good shape but not sure if it's a rare one or not. How can I send you a pic?
Cheers, Sean

Man said...

I found a 1969 S penny in pretty good shape but not sure if it's a rare one or not.

You're talking about varieties and errors that may exist in every date.

It would be better for you to become familiar with Doubled Die coins.
http://www.lincolncentresource.com/doubledies/Top50DoubledDies.html

Basically you're looking for Doubling on the words and date.

You can use a free photo site and then copy & paste a link here.