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Hello and Welcome!

Here's a link to NGC's Services and Fees page:

https://www.ngccoin.com/submit/services-fees/ngc/

But I'll tell you right now that the coin posted isn't worth sending off to be graded.  Its value is very low as it is a worn and damaged example of a very common coin.  It's worth about 3 cents in copper value.

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On 12/5/2021 at 7:14 PM, Greenstang said:

Out of curiosity, why do you think it is worth getting graded. 
It would cost you over $50.00 for a 3 cent coin.

That's a very good question......:popcorn:

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I don’t think they would slab it. It seems to have active verdigris or PVC damage. 
 

OP- is it the color that is making you feel this is a rarity? If so I’m sorry to say it’s just the result of environmental damage. It’s been exposed to something that caused a reaction. Not a positive but a negative to the coin. 

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On 12/5/2021 at 11:21 PM, Cldmonet said:

Does weight matter, 3.0 gms?

No we know what the composition is. That’s a little light, but it’s also circulated so well within what would be expected. What everyone is trying to tell you is there is zero reason you should even consider grading this coin. It’s not rare, it’s environmentally damaged, it has some verdigris, and it is circulated. There is no collector value, so the true worth is roughly 3 cents in the metal content. 

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On 12/5/2021 at 9:21 PM, Cldmonet said:

Does weight matter, 3.0 gms?

Not in this situation.

Think about it. If weight mattered, would not knowledgeable people ask you for the weight?

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The weight tolerance is 3.11 grams +/- 0.13 gms.  Your coin falls in the normal weight range.

Color is not an accurate way to evaluate the composition of a coin.  Copper is an active metal and can react with a lot of things in the environment.  Your coin is a common wheat cent, worth 2-3 cents.

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On 12/5/2021 at 6:07 PM, Cldmonet said:

What does it cost to grade a coin like this 

Last time I ran the numbers, if you sent it in with four other coins it would cost you around $28 (for EACH coin).  If you sent it in by itself it cost around $72.  Those figures included the grading fees, the shipping/insurance both ways, and the invoice/handling fee.

 

On 12/6/2021 at 12:21 AM, Cldmonet said:

Does weight matter, 3.0 gms?

Any cent of that date would have an allowed tolerance weight range of 2.98 grams to 3.24 grams so the weight of your coin is perfectly normal.

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