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Two awesome 8 Reales

Check out these 2 awesome 8 reales up for sale in the Stacks auction Friday and Saturday.
1776

1891 Mexico MS66+
1 of 5 at grade with none higher in entire 75 year series. Given eye appeal, this could be the nicest Cap & Rays 8 Reales in existence.

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  • TwoKopeikiTwoKopeiki Posts: 8,481 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 14, 2021 9:09AM

    You should buy them. Although I'd expect the strike to be better on something graded this high, IMO.

  • jclovescoinsjclovescoins Posts: 1,002 ✭✭✭✭

    No way is that the nicest Cap & Rays 8 Reales

  • BoosibriBoosibri Posts: 10,259 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You already have a BST post. Is it really necessary to post here as well?

  • YorkshiremanYorkshireman Posts: 3,711 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jclovescoins said:
    No way is that the nicest Cap & Rays 8 Reales

    It is one of 4 or 5 in the highest grade ever given over the 75 years stretch of the series. It has as much or more eye appeal than the others I have seen. One can have a difference of opinion on my statement but I don’t think it my assertion can be rejected out of hand.
    Have you seen all of the 66+’s?

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  • YorkshiremanYorkshireman Posts: 3,711 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Boosibri said:
    You already have a BST post. Is it really necessary to post here as well?

    Well, I must have thought it possibly helpful to try for more exposure. Besides, I have done nothing wrong. If you feel otherwise, that is your prerogative. I, myself, would not object to someone else making such a post.

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  • jclovescoinsjclovescoins Posts: 1,002 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 14, 2021 10:36AM

    As the other commenter pointed out, strike should be better for such a high grade.

  • YorkshiremanYorkshireman Posts: 3,711 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jclovescoins said:
    As the other commenter pointed out, strike should be better for such a high grade.

    Don’t rain on my parade. Take it up with our hosts if you have a complaint.

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  • YorkshiremanYorkshireman Posts: 3,711 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @TwoKopeiki said:
    You should buy them. Although I'd expect the strike to be better on something graded this high, IMO.

    The strike is amazing in hand. I think the toning (which is spectacular) blurs the quality of the strike a bit.

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  • jclovescoinsjclovescoins Posts: 1,002 ✭✭✭✭

    @Yorkshireman said:

    @jclovescoins said:
    As the other commenter pointed out, strike should be better for such a high grade.

    Don’t rain on my parade. Take it up with our hosts if you have a complaint.

    only complaint is your comment that this is the nicest in existence. But, best wishes with your sale - didn’t realize it was yours until I read the other comments.

  • YorkshiremanYorkshireman Posts: 3,711 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jclovescoins said:

    @Yorkshireman said:

    @jclovescoins said:
    As the other commenter pointed out, strike should be better for such a high grade.

    Don’t rain on my parade. Take it up with our hosts if you have a complaint.

    only complaint is your comment that this is the nicest in existence. But, best wishes with your sale - didn’t realize it was yours until I read the other comments.

    I stated it could be.
    It certainly is in the top 5 graded.
    I have seen 2 others. IMO, this one has superior eye appeal.

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    Hunting for Latin American colonial portraits



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  • TwoKopeikiTwoKopeiki Posts: 8,481 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Yorkshireman said:

    @Boosibri said:
    You already have a BST post. Is it really necessary to post here as well?

    Well, I must have thought it possibly helpful to try for more exposure. Besides, I have done nothing wrong. If you feel otherwise, that is your prerogative. I, myself, would not object to someone else making such a post.

    Come on, you must realize it was in bad taste. You know there are at least 3 others that have coins consigned to the sale who followed the rules of not posting self-promotion posts on this forum and instead did it on BST.

  • YorkshiremanYorkshireman Posts: 3,711 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Self promotion, yes.
    Newsworthy items, yes
    Bad taste, I don’t think so.

    If I broke a “rule”, I apologize to our hosts.

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  • bidaskbidask Posts: 12,113 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 14, 2021 5:10PM

    @Yorkshireman said:

    @jclovescoins said:
    No way is that the nicest Cap & Rays 8 Reales

    It is one of 4 or 5 in the highest grade ever given over the 75 years stretch of the series. It has as much or more eye appeal than the others I have seen. One can have a difference of opinion on my statement but I don’t think it my assertion can be rejected out of hand.
    Have you seen all of the 66+’s?

    I have a one spectacular 65 and one a 66
    that would also much more eye appeal as well .
    😄

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  • bidaskbidask Posts: 12,113 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What do you think of these 2 ?😊

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  • jclovescoinsjclovescoins Posts: 1,002 ✭✭✭✭

    @bidask said:
    What do you think of these 2 ?😊

    Stunning! Now those may be the two nicest. Far superior.

  • bidaskbidask Posts: 12,113 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 14, 2021 5:29PM

    Thank you .. actually the 1889 PI MR is a 65+

    I can’t type tonight 😉

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    I give away money. I collect money.
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  • YorkshiremanYorkshireman Posts: 3,711 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 14, 2021 6:49PM

    @bidask said:
    What do you think of these 2 ?😊

    Well, since you asked, the top one probably isn’t original and looks dipped because it’s too white for a coin that old.
    The toning on the bottom one is splotchy.
    The reverse, in my opinion, isn’t eye appealing in any way.

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  • jgennjgenn Posts: 602 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • YorkshiremanYorkshireman Posts: 3,711 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’d still rather have mine.

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  • jgennjgenn Posts: 602 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If I didn't have the other XF40 1776 S 8R I might have made a run at yours.

  • YorkshiremanYorkshireman Posts: 3,711 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jgenn said:
    If I didn't have the other XF40 1776 S 8R I might have made a run at yours.

    It’s still cheap.
    Hope someone makes a run at it tomorrow.

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    Obsessed “Master Collector” of pieces of history.
    Hunting for Latin American colonial portraits



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  • jgennjgenn Posts: 602 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Oh it's at a good price right now. Best wishes for an even better hammer.

  • TwoKopeikiTwoKopeiki Posts: 8,481 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Yorkshireman said:
    I’d still rather have mine.

    Apparently not, since you're selling it.

  • YorkshiremanYorkshireman Posts: 3,711 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 15, 2021 5:57AM

    @TwoKopeiki said:

    @Yorkshireman said:
    I’d still rather have mine.

    Apparently not, since you're selling it.

    No.

    That was uncalled for.
    Between the two, I’d rather have mine.
    That has nothing to do with why I’m selling it.

    Yorkshireman,
    Obsessed “Master Collector” of pieces of history.
    Hunting for Latin American colonial portraits



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  • TwoKopeikiTwoKopeiki Posts: 8,481 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Yorkshireman said:

    @TwoKopeiki said:

    @Yorkshireman said:
    I’d still rather have mine.

    Apparently not, since you're selling it.

    No.

    That was uncalled for.
    Between the two, I’d rather have mine.
    That has nothing to do with why I’m selling it.

    A bit too late to act dignified, no?

  • YorkshiremanYorkshireman Posts: 3,711 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @TwoKopeiki said:

    @Yorkshireman said:

    @TwoKopeiki said:

    @Yorkshireman said:
    I’d still rather have mine.

    Apparently not, since you're selling it.

    No.

    That was uncalled for.
    Between the two, I’d rather have mine.
    That has nothing to do with why I’m selling it.

    A bit too late to act dignified, no?

    You’re lecturing me on manners?
    Actually, I think those folks who berated me over this are far from dignified.
    IMO, I have nothing undignified.
    Here are the facts: I showed a coin that is 1 of 5 with the highest assigned grade for the type and said it could be the prettiest of the 5. It is being sold in auction. I wanted to spread that news. I see nothing wrong with that. Then others got their feelings hurt.
    Let’s just end this now before Someone comes out to post something regrettable.

    Finis

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  • TwoKopeikiTwoKopeiki Posts: 8,481 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 15, 2021 7:27AM

    @Yorkshireman said:

    I'm being deliberately obtuse as I run down the clock to the auction on a coin that I have been trying to sell on these forums for over 2 years.

    Let’s just end this now before someone comes out to post something regrettable. But not "end it" as in I will remove the original post and request mods to delete this thread entirely, but "end it" as in I will have the last word and play a victim.

    Finis?

    Fixed it for you.

  • YorkshiremanYorkshireman Posts: 3,711 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Roman,
    I can not believe you are childish enough to edit someone’s post in such a way.
    How old are you? 12?
    Those were not my words or my intention.
    You really have too much time on your hands.

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    Obsessed “Master Collector” of pieces of history.
    Hunting for Latin American colonial portraits



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