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    My 1885 V Nickel. Help with condition? Value? UPDATED w/ GRADE

    Hey folks,

    In case you were interested, my coin FINALLY came back. It was graded F15 by PCGS pics below:

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    Hi fellow T-Neters,

    Long time lurker, first time poster in this section. I really appreciate and value your opinions, so I was wondering if I could get some opinions on a coin I just got. Looking through my dads collection, I didn't even know that this coin was rare until I looked it up. Apparently the 1885 V Nickel is pretty hard to come by.

    I know they are only pictures, but I'd love to hear your best guess on the condition of this coin and a potential value. Also, I'm curious to know if you think I should send it in to get graded by PCGS.

    Any thoughts appreciated. Thanks!

    USA

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    Last edited by USA; Dec 02, 2013 at 12:53 PM.

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    I'd say around fine 12
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    the coins indope condition I'll say that much. But what I really came here to say is that you got yourself a good username dawg.
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    If you plan on selling it online, I'd slab it. Otherwise I wouldn't.

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    Have a few coin dealers look at it....slabbing has its pro and cons.

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    Is the coin really gold colored or is that just the picture making it seem that way? If this is a legit coin, it could be worth hundreds:

    Liberty Nickel (1883-1913)

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    roughly around a few hundred bucks.

    Best price is no eBay "Sold items". You need to be a member to see them, but it's actually what they sell for.
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    Well this coin is a little tough to grade. The obverse is a solid F-15, and I would possibly push it to VF-20, the only thing keeping me from giving it a solid VF-20 is the lack of being able to read the I in Liberty. The reverse however is a different story. The reverse grades around a F-10 to F-12.

    If I had to throw a grade on the overall coin I would have to give it a F-12 with a possibility to be priced at a F-15 due to the condition of the obverse.

    Still a great coin. I'm still looking out for mine. One of these days I will run across one.

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    Thanks for the input everyone! Very helpful. The gold color is because of my crappy picture, so I apologize. I'm hoping to get to a coin shop soon so I will keep you posted.

    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by USA View Post
    Thanks for the input everyone! Very helpful. The gold color is because of my crappy picture, so I apologize. I'm hoping to get to a coin shop soon so I will keep you posted.

    Thanks again!
    Side story: when the Liberty Head Nickle first came out in 1883, it did not have the word CENTS on it, just the V as in Roman Numeral 5. Some enterprising hucksters would gold-plate the coin and pass them off as a new type of $5 gold coin. The Mint had to add the word CENTS to stop this practice.

    Good luck on your coin and let us know if you do get it graded or at least a professional's assessment.

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    Updated with pics of graded coin.

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    Glade u posted the results. Congratulations on the overall grade. Considering the faded area on the reverse i think that is a sold grade

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    That's an awesome coin! It's on my want list. I actually have it's twin sister, a F15 1912S.

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    If you are able to hang on to this coin, I would do just that. This economic downturn has hurt the price of collectibles. Even so, I feel like this is a $850-900
    coin because it is a key, and a generally nice looking V nickel. Most of the common V nickels don't look this nice. The five cent coin got a real work-out back in the day.
    wagbert

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteTornado View Post
    Side story: when the Liberty Head Nickle first came out in 1883, it did not have the word CENTS on it, just the V as in Roman Numeral 5. Some enterprising hucksters would gold-plate the coin and pass them off as a new type of $5 gold coin. The Mint had to add the word CENTS to stop this practice. Good luck on your coin and let us know if you do get it graded or at least a professional's assessment.
    That's where the term "you're joshing me" came from. To the OP very nice coin!

 

 

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