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Plynn View Drop Down
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    Posted: 11 Mar 2008 at 2:50am
Hello all:

First time to this site.  I'm not a coin collector, but do believe this coin is valuable.  I have a coin I've had for years and want to know what its worth?  I need help on where to go or how can i take a picture of it.  I used my regular camera to no avail.  Anyway its an 1886 dollar coin, its in very good condition [learned that from this site].  It has a Liberty lady on front.  I've seen one in this forum that looks like it but the dealers coin was an 1893 coin. My coin looks like his or better Wink!  All the ridges are in tact.  The picture I've taken isn't good at all.  I live in Washington, DC.  I'm sure there is not much help you can give me without seeing a picture of it.  I'm not sure if I had it scanned it would do much better.
 
Thank you for any help you can give me.  plynn
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First. Until you know what you have, use gloves to handle the coin.
Second. After you know what you have, use gloves to handle the coin.
Always handle your coin over a soft cloth surface to prevent accidentally dropping and damaging it.
Nobody can tell you what you have without seeing it. Wrap your coin in several layers of protective tissue and cloth. Take it to a reputable dealer in your area(PCGS,ANA certified). Tell him you have ABSOLUTELY no intention of selling your coin. Ask him to give you an evaluation of your coin. Ask if it would be advisable to have your coin graded by one of the Grading Services(PCGS,ANA,ICG,NGC). if you can't do it, have someone
else photograph your coin(both sides). Make notes of all defects you can see under magnification before sending it off to be graded. If all this sounds like too much trouble, remember that some coins can have Tremendous value! Take the time and make the effort to find out what you have. You may be sitting on a small fortune. Good luck, and let us know what happens!
 
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