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What are these worth? I'd like to know more about them..

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  • Seeing the other side of these coins would help ID them. If I guessed correctly, values for similar coins can be found on these pages:

    https://coinquest.com/cgi-bin/cq/coins.pl?coin=2876

    https://coinquest.com/cgi-bin/cq/coins.pl?coin=7511

    Please supply photos of the other sides. You can also check our page of other Russian coins here:

    https://coinquest.com/cgi-bin/cq/coins.pl?location=6100

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      • JDD
      • JDD
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Paul Richards  Thank you for replying. Both these coins are the same. So the back of the one on the left looks like the the one on the right. Same for the fronts. I believe they're two, 2 kopecks?

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  • Oh. Ok. They are in really good condition.

    DO NOT CLEAN YOUR COINS. CLEANING RUINS VALUE.

    You have either 1 or 2 kopeks in XF (extremely fine) condition. The both have the same pattern, but their sizes are different. The catalogs provide this info:

    1 kopek, 27 mm diameter, catalog value in XF: $135 US dollars

    2 kopeks, 32 mm diameter, catalog value in XF: $150

    The one in my picture sold for $130 in a recent auction.

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      • JDD
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      • 2 yrs ago
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      Paul Richards O wow ok! Thank you very much!! Is there a very good chance that there were any fakes made of these?

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  • There are no fakes, as far as I know. Your coins look completely genuine. Take care of them. Keep them away from dampness and corrosive material.

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      • JDD
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      • 2 yrs ago
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      Paul Richards Ok. Thank you very much! Good 2nd hand store find! 

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      • JDD
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      • 1 yr ago
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      Paul Richards How much do are these supposed to weigh? I was just recently looking at them and found that one has a reticulated edge and the other only has a partially reticulated edge?

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      • JDD
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      • 1 yr ago
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      Paul Richards Wondering why they are different?

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  • JDD -- the catalogs report the following weights:

    1 kopek: 4.0 grams

    2 kopeks: 20.5 grams

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      • 1 yr ago
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      Paul Richards OK. So the one with the reticulated edges weighs 20.55 grams. The one with the partially reticulated edges weighs 20.89 grams is it a fake then? I'll send pictures of both of the coins edges..

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      • JDD
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      • 1 yr ago
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      Paul Richards 

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  • Those a beautiful coins. Plus or minus 0.2 grams is fine for authentication purposes. The non-patterned edge looks like simple wear. The coins are valuable.

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      • 1 yr ago
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      Paul Richards Ok. Would professional grading say from NGC  increase value?

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  • JDD - My pro database has 23 examples of this coin, and none of them are as nice as yours. The one in my previous picture sold to a collector for $130. The catalogs quote $150 in XF condition. Yours are in XF condition, but I am sure they are worth more than $150. So my best conservative guess at value for your coins is $250 each.

    Slabbing by NGC does three things: (1) guarantees authenticity, (2) establishes a grade (e.g., VF, XF, AU), and (3) houses the coins in a hermetically sealed protective holder.

    It's been a long time since I had a coin slabbed. NGC probably charges around $80 for one coin, and perhaps $25 of that would be added to the coin's retail value, boosting it to $275, but taking $80 out of your pocket.

    The question for you is this: Is it worth spending $80 on a $275 coin to get benefits (1), (2), and (3) above.

    If they were in my collection, I'd slab them. But you might be different than me.

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      • JDD
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      • 1 yr ago
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      Paul Richards O my ok. Thank you for your time and advice!!

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      • JDD
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      • 1 yr ago
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      JDD I'm fairly new at coin collecting and places like this are very helpful!! Thanks again!!

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    • Paul Richards 

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  • I AM AFRAID THE PRICE FROM ANY OF THE TOP GRADING COMPANY'S IS NO-WHERE NEAR (80 BUCKS) FOR ONE  THAT ONE COIN, UNLESS ITS LETS SAY A OUNCE OR TWO OF GOLD? EVEN THEN MAYBE NOT THAT MUCH!!!! JUST GO TO ANACS AND THERE IS A DEAL CALLED 10 FOR 10

    THEN ITS ONLY A DOLLAR A COIN ---$10 DOLLARS FOR 10 NORMAL EVERYDAY COINS TO BE GRADED AND SLABBED.

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    • You're right, gaelforcenyc. I checked the NGC site and it's only $22 per coin. Figuring another $10 to $15 for insured postage, the cost would be substantially less than $80.

      You can tell it's been a long, long time since I had a coin slabbed. Back when I was dealing coins, you had to figure $100 each. $22 is a big improvement.

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  • Ok. Thank you.

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