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Braincase
04-20-2008, 07:08 PM
My wife was digging through an old box of jewelry and came across a coin her dad had given her. It's a 2 cent piece (US) from 1865.

Anybody have an idea what it might be worth?

Baconeater
04-20-2008, 07:09 PM
Nothing. Please send it to me.

Deberg_1990
04-20-2008, 07:10 PM
My wife was digging through an old box of jewelry and came across a coin her dad had given her. It's a 2 cent piece (US) from 1865.

Anybody have an idea what it might be worth?

Oh, i dont know....let me guess: 2 cents?

Skip Towne
04-20-2008, 07:13 PM
Prolly worth more if it was Confederate.

kstater
04-20-2008, 07:14 PM
About $25.

evolve27
04-20-2008, 07:17 PM
Just saw one on ebay selling for $4.50 with 15 minutes left.

J Diddy
04-20-2008, 07:21 PM
Oh, i dont know....let me guess: 2 cents?


nobody asked for your 2 cents worth

:)

banyon
04-20-2008, 07:43 PM
How could you let the chance to use the word "numismatist" slip you by?

Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan
04-20-2008, 08:43 PM
Braincase,

It's hard to say simply based on the date.

Three things drive prices: rarity, condition and popularity.

If you can give me an idea of what kind of condition it's in, I'll check the price guide and give you a ballpark range of prices. A 1865 2 cent piece is not extremely rare like the later dates in that series, but some collectors really like the coin because they like picking up the shorter run coins to complete sets (2 cent piece, 3 cent nickel, 3 cent silver, shield nickels, etc.)

I know this isn't much help yet, but if you can give me a rough idea what the coin looks like (wear on the lettering, how clear the date is, wear on the back of the coin, how strong the lines are in the shield), I'll do what I can.

blueballs
04-20-2008, 08:48 PM
If he gave her two cents
what did she give back in return
-the promise to kill you in your sleep

kcchiefsus
04-20-2008, 09:10 PM
I collect some coins but I really don't know a whole lot about numismatics. I mostly just like to get various coins from around the world.

Saggysack
04-21-2008, 01:13 AM
Not a coin collector but have held this in my hand on more than a few occassions.

DenverChief
04-21-2008, 05:35 AM
Not a coin collector but have held this in my hand on more than a few occassions.


WTF is that?

Braincase
04-21-2008, 05:39 AM
Braincase,

It's hard to say simply based on the date.

Three things drive prices: rarity, condition and popularity.

If you can give me an idea of what kind of condition it's in, I'll check the price guide and give you a ballpark range of prices. A 1865 2 cent piece is not extremely rare like the later dates in that series, but some collectors really like the coin because they like picking up the shorter run coins to complete sets (2 cent piece, 3 cent nickel, 3 cent silver, shield nickels, etc.)

I know this isn't much help yet, but if you can give me a rough idea what the coin looks like (wear on the lettering, how clear the date is, wear on the back of the coin, how strong the lines are in the shield), I'll do what I can.


Not great quality. Fairly worn, similiar to the ebay auction item. I apreciate your offer of assistance, but I think I've ascertained that it ain't worth much.

DenverChief
04-21-2008, 05:40 AM
Not great quality. Fairly worn, similiar to the ebay auction item. I apreciate your offer of assistance, but I think I've ascertained that it ain't worth much.
at least not for another 100 years :p

Groves
04-21-2008, 06:43 AM
That guy here who's buying Lexus cars like chicklets has collected a LOT of coin.

MOhillbilly
04-21-2008, 07:07 AM
i used to collect coins, and like anything it depends on the condition, if you can still see the intricate parts of the stamping itll be worth more. but if you really wanna know go to a certified coin shop.

Saggysack
04-21-2008, 07:36 AM
WTF is that?

1913 Liberty V Nickel. A friend of mine has one in their family. Never circulated. Descendants of Woodrow Wilson. The coin is worth about 4 million.

DenverChief
04-21-2008, 07:43 AM
1913 Liberty V Nickel. A friend of mine has one in their family. Never circulated. Descendants of Woodrow Wilson. The coin is worth about 4 million.

Nice...and I thought my 1920 silver dime was hot shit :p

Saggysack
04-21-2008, 09:41 AM
Nice...and I thought my 1920 silver dime was hot shit :p

You aren't alone. I thought my 1810 penny was worth something. Still nothing but chump change.

Sure-Oz
04-21-2008, 10:29 AM
Coin collectors annoy me at my job "you got the new qtrs in??" No, we dont, we'll get them xxx date!!! I mean they'll still be worth a qtr in 50 years!!!!