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Which One Would You Buy ?

 
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 Posted 07/05/2014  12:58 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add plonker to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I am trying to reason which one I should buy from the below. What would you do ?

Austria Burgau 1767 thaler - NGC slabbed XF-40 with Scratches - 125$





Scratches are not that bad and seems to have occurred long time agao.

Austria Burgau 1766 thaler - NGC slabbed VF-35 - 150$



Seems better looking than the first one though a grade lower graded by NGC.

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 Posted 07/05/2014  1:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add denco7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Personally, I would buy the problem free coin for more money. While the cheaper price and higher grades are always a lure toward problem coins, give me a problem free coin every time.
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 Posted 07/05/2014  9:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Joseph7420 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Second one for me, has better eye appeal in my opinion.
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 Posted 07/06/2014  01:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jgenn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with other posters that the VF looks better, however the photograph is also much better so it's not such a fair comparison. I also agree that problem free coins will be a better investment.
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 Posted 07/06/2014  03:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MathieuMa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would buy the one I prefer (hard to compare, the pictures are different).
I don't care about grading - but more about eye appeal.
Price is also important, but just for my budget - I don't care at all about investment.

PS : is it normal to see no denticles on the second one ?
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 Posted 07/06/2014  08:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add austrokiwi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Both coins are "But" coins; as in "its nice but....." I would suggest you save your money and wait for a better coin....perhaps look at sixbid.com. A higher grade will cost you more but it will retain its value and may even appreciate while those coins you have shown us will likely stagnate in value.
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 Posted 07/06/2014  09:22 am  Show Profile   Check coinworldtv's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add coinworldtv to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
At that price I would buy both :)
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 Posted 07/06/2014  10:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add plonker to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you all, that's good advice and different view points. MathieuMa, I did'nt noticed that until you pointed out. Any suspicion on the second one ?
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 Posted 07/06/2014  2:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add austrokiwi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Any suspicion on the second one ?


Actually I didn't think there was too much wrong with the second one until I looked at the obverse(right) picture. It appears to have a rim very much like a modern struck coin. It might well be best to avoid that one!
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 Posted 07/06/2014  2:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MathieuMa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I actually don't know that type, but I found that strange when I compared both coins.

At least it's slabbed, if there is any issue you should be able to send it back to the grader to get your money back (the grader will in turn go back to the one which gave it for certification - if I understood well).
But ... I'm not sure it's worth the risk :)
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 Posted 07/06/2014  3:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DBM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The scratches on the details coin don't look too distracting. If it's BIN, OBO, I'd make a lower offer and see where that heads.
"Dipping" is not considered cleaning...
-from PCGS website
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 Posted 07/06/2014  3:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Westwood Arms to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hold off for a better specimen. I can't remember the last time I bought less than a clean 45, raw or slabbed, unless it was super cheap. Though a lot of the old gold has hairlines.
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 Posted 07/06/2014  5:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add plonker to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you all, I think I will hold off on this one. Here is close up of the second coin from NGC.



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 Posted 08/14/2014  5:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moneditis to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
None of these two
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