Bill in Burl wrote:There are many type errors that are one of a kind...... it's varieties that there have to be any 'number-of' to get certified. Jeff didn't know what year/date the other coin similar to it actually was.... he was explaining that it probably IS a one-of-a-kind. If you were in Canada, I'd say send it to CCCS, who certify more type varieties and errors than any other TPG. It will cost a pretty penny to have a "one-of" coin certified in a hard slab. I would send it to NGC (or any other TPG) with the proviso that if they won't certify the 'double-struck', then don't certify it at all and send it back ... you don't want to spend nearly $100 to have an F 5 cent silver put in a slab. Or, you can just put it in a 2X2 and write what you've learned about. You know what it is and an experienced eror collector will know as well .. why get anyone else's opinion on what it is. You are just paying for an opinion, cardboard and plastic
I fully understand that, Bill. I really do. My 2x2 is full of writing now.
I joined NGC for the novelty, at first. But then realized that today, that otherwise meaningless piece of plastic does add value. But, the flip side, can also decrease value; depending on the coin etc. I feel in this case if I ever did wish to see what it would garner at auction (a REAL auction, if applicable) ask a pro what they thought the potential value is, encased would be beneficial. I do have some yet to be used coupons from NGC, so...? I've already had an offer for it, which that too, was novel. And one in which I politely declined with a, "It's not currently for sale."
I think I have some questions to sleep on about what to do next. Then again, if in the event I do sell... I could always go on eBay and make $15,000.00... or $1.99. Ha-ha.