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foodmaniac2003

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#1 11 years ago

My friend is very pissed at me. He gave me some coins to use a machine, and I used his "special" coin. He wants either $5 or for me to replace the coin. I somehow feel this is a scam/joke...

I really need some help finding this coin.

Description: -Worth $1 -NOT the Sacagawea Gold coin or the Presidential coins -It had strange sides. Weren't circular/round, but the coin had many sides. A polygon

Big thanks to whoever shows me the coin, and how much it's really worth...

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#2 11 years ago

Susan B. Anthony dollar?

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If so, if he was a numismatist the worth of the coin depends on the year, where it was minted, the condition, and sentimental value to a certain extent.




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#3 11 years ago

Well. Its worth $1 if used as money tender but as for how much the coin is worth...I can't say. Since it is a collectable coin/highly sought after coin, I wouldn't be surprised if it was worth a considerable ammount. It is no longer in production (so I have heard). So its going to be fairly hard to find one that is in good condition. Its shapped as a Hendecagon (11 sided), just so you know. Although it has rounded edges like a quarter, it was originaly intended to be in a hendecagon shape. But to many complaints were made about the design so they went with the rounded shape. It might be possible to find one with the original shape although I wouldn't put money on it (no pun intended).




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#4 11 years ago

What he asked for was either a replica coin, or five dollars. Five dollars imo does not justify a highly valuable coin, which is why I suspected a scam (or he is not aware of the coin's worth)




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#5 11 years ago

I'd give him the 5 dollars as it's going to be pretty hard to find one of these coins.




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#6 11 years ago

Five dollars could be reasonable depending on the condition. They aren't that rare. If it was in proof or uncirculated condition, yes, it would be worth more than $5, but it sounds like it wasn't.

I can't give you any specific estimates since I don't have any of my books here on campus. :uhm:




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#7 11 years ago
GateCrusher420;4013213I'd give him the 5 dollars as it's going to be pretty hard to find one of these coins.

Thing is, I'm not sure if it's a Susan B. Anthony coin. I just have a feeling this guy is gonna take my $5, and joke about how he scammed some stupid kid behind my back.

What I still can't believe is that he gave it to me in a jumble of coins he had on him at the time, as part of money he wanted me to use to pay for printing a few sheets of an assignment. I'm rather suspicious he would keep something like that in his backpack, or maybe even his pocket as part of his spare change, which we all keep on us in case we need to use the print/copy machine at our school. Bringing it to school was a bad idea, I doubt it was that valuable if he was willing to take it somewhere where it could be easily stolen, and then gave it to me without even taking care of it or making sure he didn't give something valuable to me. I'm also pretty sure that he would've been bragging the whole day about his coin if it was really all that much money.




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#8 11 years ago

Oh. Then in that case....ask him what type of coin it was (off the top of his head) and see if you can either reimburse (bad spelling?) him or get him a new coin.




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#9 11 years ago
foodmaniac2003;4013229I'm also pretty sure that he would've been bragging the whole day about his coin if it was really all that much money.

If he's a coin collector, he wouldn't be bragging about a $5 dollar coin. For serious collectors/investors $5 is a drop in the bucket. My personal collection is easily worth a few thousand dollars.

Definently ask what coin it was, and the year it was minted.




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#10 11 years ago

I doubt that he would know what year it was minted. I'd just ask for what type of coin it was.




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