Abbott's Blog

08 Oct 2019

First Graded/Certified Coin

Coins-United States | Abbott

I have been a very casual collector; basically doing it for fun. Well, a couple weeks ago I went home and visited my parents. My mother knew I was collecting and we went thru the coin hoard that my step-grandfather had. She gave me this 1986 Gold Eagle $25 gold coin. I traveled back home and did some research, not really know much about this coin. After researching, I was shocked! Last week I sent it in to NGC. Today I received the completion email. NGC graded it at MS-68; valued at $875.00. I was hoping for MS-69 (or 70 - haha), but I will take the 68. This is my first time sending in a coin for grading and encapsulating. The process was quick, fairly inexpensive, and I'll do it again if the right coin comes around again.

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