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Radagast

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Is this penny worth anything?
« on: October 19, 2017, 11:47:57 PM »
A long time ago when I was a kid one of my parent's friends gave me a penny which he seemed to think was a valuable mis-strike. I believe he thought that revolved around the nine, which may look like a double strike. Anyone care to guess if this is worth money or time? (Hope this image sharing site works)


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Re: Is this penny worth anything?
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2017, 12:43:16 AM »
It's worth at least a cent.

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Re: Is this penny worth anything?
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2017, 05:42:19 PM »
A quick search on ebay shows double struck ones that seem as slight as yours going for a couple of bucks.  Others with real bad doubling on letters as well as the numbers with the strikes quite, relatively speaking, far apart are being sold with asking prices of $1400 to $2400. Didn't check the prices of actual sales but it makes me think if you get a buck out of it, that'd be doing well.

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Re: Is this penny worth anything?
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2017, 07:27:16 PM »
A quick search on ebay shows double struck ones that seem as slight as yours going for a couple of bucks.  Others with real bad doubling on letters as well as the numbers with the strikes quite, relatively speaking, far apart are being sold with asking prices of $1400 to $2400. Didn't check the prices of actual sales but it makes me think if you get a buck out of it, that'd be doing well.
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Re: Is this penny worth anything?
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2017, 10:57:39 PM »
A quick search on ebay shows double struck ones that seem as slight as yours going for a couple of bucks.  Others with real bad doubling on letters as well as the numbers with the strikes quite, relatively speaking, far apart are being sold with asking prices of $1400 to $2400. Didn't check the prices of actual sales but it makes me think if you get a buck out of it, that'd be doing well.
Thanks! I am hanging on to it but it seems it is not enough to bother about. You must use better eBay search terms than I do.