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Collecting Advice On AU Vs MS Condition Coins

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 Posted 04/27/2018  9:20 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add txgolfer56 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
In doing a search for a particular date, I found a very nice looking AU50 coin and a very nice looking MS64. The cost difference is a little under 4x for the MS64BN. Should I save the money and go with the AU50 or go for the MS64BN? We aren't talking a lot of money. Like $30 vs $110.

Thoughts? Stick with "buy the best coin you can afford"?
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 Posted 04/27/2018  9:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I know a lot of dealers that say buy the best coin that you can afford . I agree with this . If the spread from AU-MS64 is only $30 & $110 then I would probably save for the MS-64 .
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 Posted 04/27/2018  9:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add basebal21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There's no right or wrong answer especially since we have no idea what coin it is or if it's part of a set or not. It's up to you and what you like better.
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 Posted 04/27/2018  9:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add txgolfer56 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's an 1897 IHC. I went ahead and bought the MS64BN coin.
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 Posted 04/27/2018  10:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add basebal21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That sounds like the right choice
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 Posted 04/27/2018  10:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MikeF to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Pictures would help.
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 Posted 04/27/2018  10:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ariette to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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It's an 1897 IHC. I went ahead and bought the MS64BN coin


Probably the choice I would have made too with the prices you posted. At least it spares you from having to upgrade it later on.
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 Posted 04/27/2018  11:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Debrajc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice addition txgolpher!

Your set is progressing nicely and quite rapidly.
Super Congrats!
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 Posted 04/27/2018  11:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinCollector2012 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Always buy the best you can afford.

I think you made the right choice here.
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 Posted 04/27/2018  11:30 pm  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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At least it spares you from having to upgrade it later on.


That's a good point. I decided to get 1951 and earlier Jefferson nickel proofs slabbed, so I was left with the decision of what grade(s) I wanted. I could save a decent amount if I went with say, PF64, and could finish them more quickly. I decided to get the best I could afford to get all in the same grade - PF66. Yeah, I could afford a '51 PF67, but not most earlier dates.

For coins in that price range, get the best of your reasonable options. I doubt you will regret it later.

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This is it!
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 Posted 04/27/2018  11:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kbbpll to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like you gave us 18 minutes to change your mind.
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 Posted 04/28/2018  12:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add txgolfer56 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
LOL. Sometimes you have to move on a coin when you see it.
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 Posted 04/28/2018  08:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am a cherry picker, so,
my first motivation is to get the best value for money.
Nevertheless,
I have a stronger tendency to be a numismatist than a coin collector, and so I am more motivated by the coin itself.
So,
If the value is equal for price vs condition, I would always go for the lower graded coin,
and save the money for another interesting coin that may come my way.


Two coins in my collection are better than one in my hand.
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 Posted 04/28/2018  09:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dsfreeworld to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
beautiful coin
great choice
always buy the advanced coin if its within an affordable budget range
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