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Old 01-03-05, 05:55 PM   #1
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Coin collecting

Anybody into coin collecting or know any thing about it?

I was recently on vacation and came across a place selling USA "Trade Dollar" coins circa 1847 for a few bucks. Are these thing worth anything?
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Turns out it's a seated Liberty Silver Dollar

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It largely depends on the condition they are in and how rare they are. There is a whole rating system that is used to explain condition. Good, Fair, Fine, Extra Fine, Mint and so on. It takes experience to get a hang for what these ratings are and the difference will be a few more bucks. If you can get one for like 5 bucks and all the words are legable then it sounds like a good deal to me. Some times a coin of the same date will be from a diferent mint and there will be a mint mark on it for example "cc" near the date or some where on the coin. In this case the "cc" stands for Carson City and this can make the coin worth considerably more. You need a more detailed web site or there are many books that are updated with prices ect...
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Anybody into coin collecting or know any thing about it?

I was recently on vacation and came across a place selling USA "Trade Dollar" coins circa 1847 for a few bucks. Are these thing worth anything?
They are sometimes worth more if there is a "chopmark." (Stamped later, Chinese? characters)
Try Numismatic News.
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Good to know.
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