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Hello, I have an inquiry. My grandfather gave me a coin when I was a baby and I want to know what it is worth. On the front of the coin are pictures of Washington, Lincoln, Kennedy and the Statue of Liberty over the New York skyline. On the bottom it says centennial 1886-1986. On the back it says standard mint
. Mesa, arizona. No. 679. 3 troy ounces. .999 fine silver.
Thank you for your time.
Chelle

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Hi Chelle,

This is a commemorative souvenir from the Statue of Liberty 100th anniversary celebration.  It's a relatively rare item, however most of its value will come from the 3 ounces of silver it contains.  At the current price of silver, there's about $60 worth of silver in it.  Being unusual, you might be able to find a collector willing to pay about $75 for it.

I hope this helps,

Dan

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My strong familiarity with all U.S. Mint coins, extensive reference library, and close relationships with many other dealers allows me to identify just about any coin made in the USA. I receive regular updates to all the current price guides -- both wholesale & retail -- to provide accurate values. So, with a good description or pictures, I should be able to identify and value any U.S. coin you have.

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I've been a coin dealer since the 1980's and a coin collector since the 1960's. I specialize in U.S. Silver Coins and have an active online website -- The Working Man's Rare Coins -- http://www.workingmancoins.com -- offering information and inventory in U.S. coins.

Organizations I belong to :
American Numismatic Association Member #187770
Michigan State Numismatic Society Member #8255
Florida United Numismatics Member #19710
Monroe Coin Club Treasurer
Lincoln Coin Club Board Member
WINS Member #14
CoinMasters Member #1814

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I have created a Frequently Asked Questions page on my website, where you may be able to get an immediate answer to your question. You can find the page here :
http://www.workingmancoins.com/FAQ/index.htm



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BBA from Adrian College

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