Tuesday, August 6, 2013

PCGS 1930B British Trade Dollar Graded MS 64 and MS 65

This coin was closed at USD 376 at ebay open bidding.

Superb details and nice luster.

Generally 1930 British trade dollars has quite a number of coins in high grades.
Hence the price is also relatively lower compared to other scarcer years.

Nevertheless, the truly high grade 1930B which is graded to MS65.
The price can be double of that of MS64.

This MS65 coin, was sold for USD 990 in ebay buy it now.
There is 11 coins graded PCGS MS65 from the census
Unfortunately the seller did not put a nice picture for the coin.

Please click this link to go to PCGS cert verification site to look at the proper picture.
Enter "17235487" to look up for this coin.

Monday, August 5, 2013

PCGS 1929B British Trade Dollar MS 64

This particular coin closed from, ebay open bidding at USD 462

Nice coin, light tone, great luster.
(click on image for larger view)

PCGS British Trade Dollar Graded MS64+

This coin is closed at USD565 from ebay open bidding.

This coin was toned rather significantly.
However it still received a very high grade from PCGS.

The price justify the grading, but i feel it is not justified for eye appeal.

Nevertheless, after seeing the price closed at sales and the grading....

Recent PCGS graded British Trade Dollar Prices in Ebay.

During the past 1 month, there were a number of slabbed British Trade Dollars on  EBAY.
These coins are graded by PCGS and given a very high grades of MS 64 - MS65.

The pricing of these coins are summarized in the table below:
  1. PCGS 1908 B British Trade Dollar MS64+, closed at USD 565 from open bidding.
  2. PCGS 1929 B British Trade Dollar MS64 , closed at USD 462 from open bidding.
  3. PCGS 1930 B British TRade Dollar MS64, closed at USD 376 from open bidding.
  4. PCGS 1900 B British Trade Dollar MS64, closed at USD 710 from open bidding
  5. PCGS 1897 B British Trade Dollar MS 64, closed at USD 710 from open bidding
  6. PCGS 1925  British Trade Dollar MS64, closed at USD 488 from open bidding.
  7. PCGS 1899 B British Trade Dollar MS 64, closed at USD 482 from open bidding
There were two PCGS graded MS 65 British trade dollar sold as well:
  1. PCGS 1930 B British Trade Dollar MS 65, sold at buy it now USD 990.
  2. PCGS 1929 B British Trade Dollar MS 65, sold at buy it now USD 990.
A piece of super nice, one of the highest graded PCGS Britis Trade Dollar
  1. PCGS 1929 B British trade dollar graded MS65 +, closed at USD 1452.00 from open bidding

A piece of rare over dates
  1. PCGS 1929/1 MS63+, closed at USD 1175.00 from open bidding

I shall create link for all these coins pictures shortly.
Disclaimer: The pictures were taken from ebay and for sharing purpose only. If the respectful owner feels impropriate to share, pls drop me a comment line.

Key points that i learned from studing the price pattern is as follows:
  1. Never clean your coin! PCGS and NGC likes natural coins, some of these coins are toned quite significantly but yet given a superb gradings. Once cleaned, you will only get UNC details which worth significantly lesser.
  2. The denote + sign from PCGS also translate into more higher price for that particular coin.
  3. From MS 64 to MS 65 grades, the price is almost double for the 1 grade higher coin.
  4. The overdate coins rarely given a numerical MS grading. they usually get the details grading. Hence the 1929/1 is a rare coins.