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#1 Unread post by muswell65 »

Greetings, COIN Help U Community,

As stated in the subject, I've just recently joined, and after finding Daniel's website through my searches, decided to join. The information shared here is truly helpful!

I recently inherited a huge coin collection from my father, and am going through it and trying to better understand exactly what I have.

Going through many tubes of Indian Head cents, I was initially excited to find a 1909-S. However, after closer inspection, noticed that it was damaged. It seems to have been stamped or punched with something on the reverse, which is also visible on the observe. Coin does not lie completely flat. I've attached images - not sure how well the damage can be seen.

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So my question is - does this damage render the coin worthless?

Thanks in advance for any feedback!

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#2 Unread post by SensibleSal66 »

Not worthless but it will impact the Value considerably .
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Thanks for the feedback, Sal! I really appreciate it...

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Nice coin despite damage; still has some value and would most definately sell if you were to ebay it for a reasonable price. After all, all of the coin shops and roll makers need S mint IHP's

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#5 Unread post by muswell65 »

Thanks, MonsterBug - wasn't sure what to make of it once I noticed the damage.

Unfortunately, I don't know the back-story of how the coin was acquired. My Dad put his collection together mostly as a kid through his mid-20s, before his own kids came along (he was born in 1937). I knew of the collection, but never went through it with him. I've been blown away by how many coins there...

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Hey, M welcome. Two things I hate, to see a nice coin like this that was damaged or a cleaned coin, makes my OCD come out. I think you should buy a generic plastic holder and make a nice little label, "Dads Indian Head", or something of that nature, the damage will limit the value severely. Just to give you and idea of value a low AU is worth about 22 bucks, and this would be a non damaged coin, so you kind of get the idea. If it were an 1888 P 8/7 in MS 64, well then I would say, Heritage and either buy yourself a new Bass Boat, or a down payment on a New Panamera. 不不不不不不不

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#7 Unread post by muswell65 »

Thanks for that feedback, Mule. That's exactly what I'll do :)

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#8 Unread post by Earle42 »

Just to give you and idea of value a low AU is worth about 22 bucks, and this would be a non damaged coin
A Normal 1909-S IHC for 22.00? Please CoinMule, tell me where you buy your coins :)

This is one IHC I need for the set.

I see XF sold eBay at $446.00 & Au in slabs are no less than 600+.
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#9 Unread post by muswell65 »

A final comment in my "New Member" introductory post:

I'm sure you have all seen this in your coin collecting pasts, but I'll post pictures of how this collection was stored by my Dad when I get a chance. Here is just one example:

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It's a combination of old cigar boxes, canvas bank bags and other nondescript storage. I found 30+ pounds of silver coinage in a WWII M1 ammo box. A mix of $5, $10 & $20 gold coins were carefully stored in a paper clip box. You can't make this stuff up...

Thanks for all that you do here!

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muswell65 wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:29 pm A final comment in my "New Member" introductory post:

I'm sure you have all seen this in your coin collecting pasts, but I'll post pictures of how this collection was stored by my Dad when I get a chance. Here is just one example:


20210223_201851.jpg


It's a combination of old cigar boxes, canvas bank bags and other nondescript storage. I found 30+ pounds of silver coinage in a WWII M1 ammo box. A mix of $5, $10 & $20 gold coins were carefully stored in a paper clip box. You can't make this stuff up...

Thanks for all that you do here!
amazing find; I hope you can either enjoy it yourself or find a home for it

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