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St. Gaudens - Which One Would You Get?

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 Posted 01/11/2022  07:39 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add RoLik to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'm stuck and can't make a decision and was hoping the good folks here may lend their thoughts on the matter...

1907 PCGS MS-62 or 1908 PCGS MS-65?

1907 is a much lower mintage but MS-62 coins are not lookers yet 1908 is as plentiful and common but in MS-65 will look great!

As a side thought... I also found a cheap 1907 PCGS in AU-58 which looks pretty good...

Which one would you get?
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 Posted 01/11/2022  08:46 am  Show Profile   Check Collects82's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Collects82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What are your collecting/investing goals and what are these priced like?
My hoard of '82s is up to 223! 218 BC x 1, 118 BC x 3, 18 BC x 1, 82 x 1, 182 x 1, 282 x 2, 382 x 1, 582 x 2, 682 x 1, 782 x 2, 882 x 1, 982 x 4, 1082 x 1 1182 x 8, 1282 x 2, 1382 x 1, 1482 x 5, 1582 x 13, 1682 x 16, 1782 x 58, 1882 x 62, 1982 x 37
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 Posted 01/11/2022  08:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Pretty difficult to choose without pics.



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 Posted 01/11/2022  09:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add RoLik to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Pics as requested:
1907 MS-62:


1907 AU-58:


1908 MS-65
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 Posted 01/11/2022  10:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Pictures are a little helpful but not very much if these three are your choices.
Top one is out. Has little eye appeal and will be a tough re-sell.
Sometimes an AU58 can have great eye appeal as does No 2.
If you have the money and want No. 3, well, there you go.
I would be happy with No. 2 pictured.

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 Posted 01/11/2022  10:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumisEd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would go for the 1907 AU-58.
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 Posted 01/11/2022  12:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AU58 - it's a no brainer in my opinion.
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 Posted 01/11/2022  12:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kbbpll to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Are you after bang for the buck or a certified gem? The downside with that MS62 is that it could easily be AU on a different day in my view of the coin, but the AU58 doesn't have that downside.
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 Posted 01/11/2022  1:36 pm  Show Profile   Check Collects82's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Collects82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If I was merely a collector wanting to open my album and feel good, the AU58 might be a great choice if it's priced as an AU58. I could look at that over the years and feel fine with my life's decision at that moment. I don't know how much more $ the MS65 is listed for, are we talking a a few hundred more on a $2k coin or a grand+ more?

I'd stay away from the MS62 unless it was being sold for under scrap and you planned to quickly flip if for a profit. If I was going to tie up that kind of money into something ugly and hard to sell, I'd finally buy an AMC Gremlin and at least have fun putting around town in the ugliest car on the street. That ugly MS62 doesn't even bring entertainment value IMO.
My hoard of '82s is up to 223! 218 BC x 1, 118 BC x 3, 18 BC x 1, 82 x 1, 182 x 1, 282 x 2, 382 x 1, 582 x 2, 682 x 1, 782 x 2, 882 x 1, 982 x 4, 1082 x 1 1182 x 8, 1282 x 2, 1382 x 1, 1482 x 5, 1582 x 13, 1682 x 16, 1782 x 58, 1882 x 62, 1982 x 37
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 Posted 01/11/2022  1:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A bit hard to compare since the photos were taken with different lighting and technique, but it would be hard to go wrong with the 1907 AU-58. I agree with avoiding the MS-62.
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 Posted 01/11/2022  1:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add RoLik to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So the consensus is a 1907 in AU58 over 1908 in MS65?
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Do you think the prices for the AU58 and MS65 are fair to you? Is one a relative better deal than the other? They are both fair? One is priced high but is pretty?
My hoard of '82s is up to 223! 218 BC x 1, 118 BC x 3, 18 BC x 1, 82 x 1, 182 x 1, 282 x 2, 382 x 1, 582 x 2, 682 x 1, 782 x 2, 882 x 1, 982 x 4, 1082 x 1 1182 x 8, 1282 x 2, 1382 x 1, 1482 x 5, 1582 x 13, 1682 x 16, 1782 x 58, 1882 x 62, 1982 x 37
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 Posted 01/11/2022  2:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add RoLik to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1907 is $2,1000 and 1908 is $2,500

I guess it comes down to rarer date vs quality


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 Posted 01/11/2022  2:52 pm  Show Profile   Check Collects82's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Collects82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And the last and most important question: which one would make you happier? Down the road, which one do you think you will look at and think, that was a good buy and I am proud I did this? (Least likely to result in buyers remorse?) - Only you can answer this one.

The AU58 with good eye appeal might be a good "value" at $2100. But that's coming from a bunch of folk not actually about to drop $2K+. An MS65 for "only" $400 more at $2500 might have the appeal and higher grade combination that makes you happy even if its a more common coin in general. Its easy for us to give advice when our stake in the game is a few key strokes of our wisdom and experience. That $400 is more than many Community members spend in a year, some newbies have never spent $2500 ever on the hobby! You're the one about to tie up $2+ into a gold coin, so make it something that makes you happy to hold and look at and have on the personal balance sheet as it wont be ours to brag about and explain to the accountant.
My hoard of '82s is up to 223! 218 BC x 1, 118 BC x 3, 18 BC x 1, 82 x 1, 182 x 1, 282 x 2, 382 x 1, 582 x 2, 682 x 1, 782 x 2, 882 x 1, 982 x 4, 1082 x 1 1182 x 8, 1282 x 2, 1382 x 1, 1482 x 5, 1582 x 13, 1682 x 16, 1782 x 58, 1882 x 62, 1982 x 37
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I'd go for the 1908.
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 Posted 01/11/2022  4:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add RoLik to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for all of your thoughts!

I went ahead and bought the 1907:



Thanks again!
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