Value of VF20 1924-s Buffalo, PCI, green slab

Value of VF20 1924-s Buffalo, PCI, green slab

Post by f-b478 » Fri, 27 Nov 1998 04:00:00



My auction of a VF20 PCI green Buffalo nickel on eBay just ended, but the
high bid was only $57.72.  I set a reserve of $300, which I mentioned in the
Description, but the bidders either ignored it or didn't really want the
coin.  I checked the Coin Universe Pricing Guide, and they don't have a
listing for the '24-s in VF, but XF is way up there.  Does $300 seem like a
reasonable reserve for a '24-s in VF?  Thanks again.
 
 
 

Value of VF20 1924-s Buffalo, PCI, green slab

Post by PFDJ » Fri, 27 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>>>My auction of a VF20 PCI green Buffalo nickel on eBay just ended, but the

high bid was only $57.72.  I set a reserve of $300, which I mentioned in the
Description, but the bidders either ignored it or didn't really want the coin.
I checked the Coin Universe Pricing Guide, and they don't have a listing for
the '24-s in VF, but XF is way up there.  Does $300 seem like a reasonable
reserve for a '24-s in VF?  Thanks again.<<<

The October price guide from Numismatic News shows it at $400 in VF
condition....$300 does not seem like an unreasonable reserve.

It just may be that there was nobody really interested in that date, in that
grade, during that time period. Not every Ebay auction is successful....I see
things re-listed all the time.

You may want to re-list it again. If you had it as a 3 day or 5 day
auction...try a 7 day this time....change the description a bit (or the
heading)....pay a couple of bucks extra for a bold face title.

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Phil DeMayo
Coinmasters 1188
ANA R-182606

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Value of VF20 1924-s Buffalo, PCI, green slab

Post by Ronald Ferra » Fri, 27 Nov 1998 04:00:00


In many cases those looking for a 1924-S in VF condition are insisting on
a full horn. Whether or not this is a valid grading criterion for this
date is irrelevant if that is what the buyer wants. Many slabbed coins
for this date graded VF have as little as 1/2 horn visible and are often
identified as such on the label. Due to this fact, many Buffalo
collectors consider such a coin as a Fine 12-15 regardless of the grade
on the slab and bid accordingly. I don't know if this applies to your
coin but perhaps this is what happened. If your coin has a full horn and
you identify it as such in your listing I believe you will get
significantly higher bids.
Just a thought.
-
  RONALD FERRARA-a buffalo hunter
 
 
 

Value of VF20 1924-s Buffalo, PCI, green slab

Post by Compa » Fri, 27 Nov 1998 04:00:00


the value of any coin is only what somebody is willing to pay. I always
start my auctions with no reserve and o minium and I hvae never been
dissapointed yet. A few have sold for a couple of bucks less than I hoped
for and a few have sold for a whole lot more than I expected. I dont have a
scanner so I report honest descriptions of the coins, warts and all, and
above all I grade them properly, regardless what it says on the slab. Ray
 
 
 

Value of VF20 1924-s Buffalo, PCI, green slab

Post by Bmek » Fri, 27 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Some VF 24S nickes are worth only about
$50.00...and some $300-$600...depends on
the coin....we sell Sharp F/VF 24S's at $139.00..
which ANACS will grade VF20 (part horn)...
we also have a PCGS VF35 24S in stock
that we paid $600.00 for, but this coin has a
full horn....hope this helps...