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Old 01-17-2007, 01:37 PM
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Can anyone help me with this? What is it?





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Old 01-17-2007, 02:33 PM
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Looks like yours was minted in San Francisco!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trade_Dollar_(United_States_coin)
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Old 01-17-2007, 06:07 PM
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Found a few on Ebay, none as old as yours. Some selling for as much as $599.00

Click here for the ones on Ebay
http://search.ebay.com/search/search...&fsop=1&fsoo=1
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Consulted an expert, the dollar is fake. A very old fake, but a fake nun the less. Almost pure silver though. So much for the 70 ft Ocean.
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Bugbuster - 1/17/2007 6:45 PM

Consulted an expert, the dollar is fake. A very old fake, but a fake nun the less. Almost pure silver though. So much for the 70 ft Ocean.


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Fake, I'd get another look see....
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I too would get a second opinion.

A few years back I bought an old farm to sub divide. When the prior owners were vacating, they brought an antique lamp to an "expert" who deemed it a knock off, but told them it could still sell in his shop and he offered $500.00. They got a second opinion and turns out it was as real as rain and worth about $15K
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Old 01-17-2007, 07:30 PM
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RI Builder - 1/17/2007 6:58 PM

I too would get a second opinion.

A few years back I bought an old farm to sub divide. When the prior owners were vacating, they brought an antique lamp to an "expert" who deemed it a knock off, but told them it could still sell in his shop and he offered $500.00. They got a second opinion and turns out it was as real as rain and worth about $15K

When my father in law pass away he left my wife and her brother his coin collection. I think the face value of the paper and silver money came to about $600.00 I don't remember the exact amout. But what we did was put all the money on a table with the date side down, and my wife and brother would take turns and pull one coin at a time to their side of the table, and so on until they had the same amount for each. I think that was a fair way to do it.
I have often thought about getting it appraised, but I saw a show on TV about the same thing you are talking about. People getting ripped off of their stuff. We really are not planning on selling any of it, nor is my brother-in-law. We are going to pass it on down the line to our chrildren. That won't be to hard because he only has one son, and we only have one son.
I also have a pretty big collection of antique tools that I have collected over a 30 year period. My son will get it all.
My freind is always ribbing me that when I die my son will have one heck of a yard sale. But I really don't care what he does with it, I'll be dead

That reminds me of the story of a man that asked him what he wants people to say about him when he dies. His reply: That man sure did owe me a lot of money
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You've been cleaning old coins.
the experts say not to do it.

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Coin dealers LIE worse than fishermen.

Get 2 or 3 look see's heck even a real old fake could be worth a butt load.
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The HULL TRUTH is that this coin was owned by a South Vietnamese General who assisted our forces interdict on the hoe che mihn trail. He gave it to his daughter on his death bead, along with the other two coins I posted here, a couple days ago. He died yesterday. His daughter is my son's girlfriend. He told her they were his lucky coins. So I guess they are "Priceless".
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Can someone recommend the best book on US coins? With value and prices.



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Old 01-19-2007, 01:01 PM
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The "Red Book" is the guide to retail coin pricing
The "Blue Book" is the guide to wholesale coin pricing

GRADING is everything. When I collected, grading was relatively easy; there were only 5 grades. Now, it's like an arcane art.

Handle coins by the rim only, and never clean them.

http://coins.about.com/od/coinsgloss...ookdefined.htm
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t3rockhall, Thanks for the info.

Ordered the spiral bound “Red Book“ 2007 edition on Amazon @ $10.17.

Now We can look up all our old coins and see if we are rich. Very unlikely eh?



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