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Which would you rather have? Both are CAC

DisneyFanDisneyFan Posts: 1,720 ✭✭✭✭✭

These are 1910-D Barber dimes. According to Jeff Ambio's "Barber Dime" book, the 1910-D is one of the most consistently unattractive issues in the entire Barber dime series. : ) Ignore the price of either.

Which would you rather have? Both are CAC

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    ConnecticoinConnecticoin Posts: 12,542 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'll take the MS64

    Based on the images, I voted for the 64, but the Trueview of the 65 looks better than the OP photo of it. If I saw both coins in-hand, my answer might be different.

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    DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,561 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'll take the MS64

    +1 for everything Tom said. Pictures are not good enough to really dissect the coins but from those images I like the 64 better

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    messydeskmessydesk Posts: 19,704 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'll take the MS64

    Based on what I can see from here, the MS64. I don't know what I'd choose if I had the coins in hand.

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    MidLifeCrisisMidLifeCrisis Posts: 10,520 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'll take the MS64

    @TomB said:
    My vote is based strictly upon the eye appeal of the obverse images only and I fully understand that the images were taken by different folks using different equipment and techniques. The MS64 appears to me to have better luster on the obverse and the MS65 might have more muted surfaces. Again, this is simply my interpretation of the incredibly limited information.

    Ditto.

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    WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,976 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I like the higher grade MS65

    I know I'm in the minority but I like the look of the 65.

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,056 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I insist upon seeng the reverses and knowing the price for each coin, before making my selection.
    On the other hand, if you’re goi going to give me the one of my choice, I’ll take the MS65, as I could sell it for a higher price, if I didn’t want to keep it.😉

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

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    yspsalesyspsales Posts: 2,230 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'll take the MS64

    I voted the 64, but would love to see the TV.

    Looking at the TV, the toning on the MS65 is not terrible but not appealing either.

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    CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,605 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’ll break the rules. Sell both and buy a nicer, eye appealing version.

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
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    Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,364 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I like the higher grade MS65

    The 65 has more of an 'original' look to my eyes. Both are quite nice.

    Dave

    Always looking for original, better date VF20-VF35 Barber quarters and halves, and a quality beer.
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    cheezhedcheezhed Posts: 5,690 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I like the higher grade MS65

    I'll take the 65 I don't think the photos tell the whole story and the CAC should carry the weight.

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    bsshog40bsshog40 Posts: 3,778 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    JimTylerJimTyler Posts: 3,060 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I like the higher grade MS65

    Don’t care for the 5 but I would sell it.

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    Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 4,455 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I like the higher grade MS65

    I went with the 65 for 3 reasons. One is that both images are blurry and with different lighting so I can’t accurately judge the eye appeal. The 2nd is that the 65 has a higher grade. The 3rd reason is that I prefer darker skin on barber dimes since so many of them that I’ve seen were obviously cleaned.

    Mr_Spud

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    hfjacintohfjacinto Posts: 766 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 21, 2022 5:34PM
    I'll take the MS64

    Neither are what I would consider show stoppers. Based on appearance the 64 is nicer. The 65 just doesn’t do it for me.

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    matt_dacmatt_dac Posts: 959 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'll take the MS64

    It’s crazy the number of high grade coins I see, including gold, that I consider junk/melt from an eye appeal basis.

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,945 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I like the higher grade MS65

    I suspect the MS65 looks much better in-hand than the photo would suggest.

    All glory is fleeting.
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    DisneyFanDisneyFan Posts: 1,720 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Interesting comments; especially, from those who would pick the MS65 and immediately sell it. : )

    Here are the statistics from CAC - 1in MS64 @ $858 8 in MS65 @ $2,100 2 in MS66 @ $2,620

    Both coins have TrueViews which are actually quite different from the photos above.

    All of these pictures show how difficult it is to buy coins without being able to see them in hand.

    Personally, I'd try to find one of the two MS66s. : )

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    I like the higher grade MS65

    Where is the cert # and barcode on the first slab?

    Young Numismatist

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    DisneyFanDisneyFan Posts: 1,720 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @hummingbird_coins said:
    Where is the cert # and barcode on the first slab?

    Sorry - it's on the reverse - CERT #35373217

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    I like the higher grade MS65

    @DisneyFan said:

    @hummingbird_coins said:
    Where is the cert # and barcode on the first slab?

    Sorry - it's on the reverse - CERT #35373217

    Do you have any idea why it's on the reverse? I haven't seen anything like it before.

    Young Numismatist

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    DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,561 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 21, 2022 8:16PM
    I'll take the MS64

    @DisneyFan said:
    Interesting comments; especially, from those who would pick the MS65 and immediately sell it. : )

    Here are the statistics from CAC - 1in MS64 @ $858 8 in MS65 @ $2,100 2 in MS66 @ $2,620

    Both coins have TrueViews which are actually quite different from the photos above.

    All of these pictures show how difficult it is to buy coins without being able to see them in hand.

    Personally, I'd try to find one of the two MS66s. : )

    After pulling at the TV for the 65, it looks exactly how I expected it to look based on the first photo. Can we have the other cert #?

    Edit : never mind, I see that I was late

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    DisneyFanDisneyFan Posts: 1,720 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @hummingbird_coins said:

    @DisneyFan said:

    @hummingbird_coins said:
    Where is the cert # and barcode on the first slab?

    Sorry - it's on the reverse - CERT #35373217

    Do you have any idea why it's on the reverse? I haven't seen anything like it before.

    Custom "vanity" label : )

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    goldengolden Posts: 9,069 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I like the higher grade MS65

    Dang, I hit the wrong one by mistake. I like the 64.

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    MidLifeCrisisMidLifeCrisis Posts: 10,520 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'll take the MS64

    I just looked at the TV for the 64. I still like it better than the 65.

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    KoveKove Posts: 2,027 ✭✭✭✭
    I like the higher grade MS65

    Based on the TrueViews of each, and not the photos in the OP, I'd take the 65.

    Just based off the photos in the OP, I'd probably have chosen the 64.

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    shishshish Posts: 1,106 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would need to see the reverses and know the price for each coin, before making an informed selection.

    Liberty Seated and Trade Dollar Specialist
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    lordmarcovanlordmarcovan Posts: 43,215 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'll take the MS64

    I like the 64. The luster is less affected by the toning than it is on the 65. It just has more eye appeal, to my way of thinking.


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    DisneyFanDisneyFan Posts: 1,720 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @shish said:
    I would need to see the reverses and know the price for each coin, before making an informed selection.

    The TVs and the statistics from CAC are a start - 1in MS64 @ $858 - 8 in MS65 @ $2,100 - 2 in MS66 @ $2,620

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'll take the MS64

    Just based on the OP question and pictures, I will take the 64. Now, in hand, other considerations, could change that, as some have mentioned above. Cheers, RickO

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