1899 Perth mint gem/proof sov

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  1. dragafem

    dragafem Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    as above what would it worth? how do you make a difference between gem and proof? obviously no coa only nice patina on the coin.
     
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    That can be tricky. Some proof/pattern coins have plain edges and things like that but it's not always the case. A really really minty gem uncirculated 1899 p could be worth a couple thousand but when your talking about coins like that then tiny tiny things that you might not even notice can knock hundreds off the value.

    Do you have a picture?
     
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    dragafem Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    in the book the 1899 gem sov is $22500 and the proof is $175000 if Im correct.cannot remember exactly...

    I will try to get pics.
     
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    Certainly a nice one to have in any condition. If it's even nearly that nice I would have it graded. It's going to be tough, if you aren't used to dealing with high end grading it can be a little disappointing, what might look like a perfect coin to you and me might only come back MS64 or so. I say "only", of course that would be a very nice coin, but at these higher levels it's tiny little things you would barely notice that differentiate the grades. Given this you should really avoid even touching it, put it in a coin slip in something well padded and safe. The book values are always way off but even if it's really just a $10,000 coin a scratch with your finger nail or dropping it on the floor could cost you $1000.

    If you like I can put you in touch with the dealer who does most of the high end grading of Australian sovereigns. Very nice guy, very helpful and knowledgeable. If it is very valuable it will cost a fair bit to get graded just because you have to pay insurance on the postage which is a percentage of the value, the actual grading is only about $75. You might think of taking it by plane straight to the dealer of it is that special.

    If it is all that and a bag of potato chips would you be looking to sell it? Just that if you were thinking of selling it then other option would be to put it straight into a high end auction like nobles. But having it graded would give you the opportunity to show that it's one of the finest graded absolutely generate a bit of buzz.
     
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    Any update on a picture? I'm all curious now.
     
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    what would be the worth of a 3 coin set of 1899?

    Sydney with 12 pearls - mint UNC
    Sydney with 13 pearls - mint UNC
    Melbourne - mint UNC
     
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    bluesheet paints a different picture

    MS63 P $4400 highest grading
    MS63 S $1200 highest grading
    MS63 M $1400 highest grading
    PR63CA $270000
    PR65DC $400000
     

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