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How much would you reach for a possible new die marriage?

BarberianBarberian Posts: 3,053 ✭✭✭✭✭

$100 over retail? $200 over retail?

Coin should straight grade but has a minor problem.

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    airplanenutairplanenut Posts: 21,910 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well it depends. Is this a variety that I’d never notice just looking at the coin, or something instantly intriguing? And what’s the coin? And what will someone else pay? Varieties don’t mean a thing to me unless they’re visually interesting (at the very least) or someone will give me extra money for them, so unless one of those requirements is met, I wouldn’t pay anything extra.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Unless it was a major discovery, I would not pay much more.... Neat to have, but not super special. Cheers, RickO

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,944 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No premium. I consider the whole die marriage thing to be just another of many attempts in coin collecting to get ever more money ... money ... money.

    All glory is fleeting.
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    messydeskmessydesk Posts: 19,704 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 12, 2023 8:47AM

    Depends on the series and coolness factor. For a new die marriage of a 1794 large cent, $200 over retail won't even get you in the room, even if it's an ugly coin. For the typical new die marriage of a 1921 Morgan dollar where there are precious few people interested (sorry @DennisH ) and new marriages being discovered with some frequency, no premium. If it's a new 1921 Morgan with doubling like the 88-O Hot Lips or a massive clash on one side that transfers huge amounts of the design, you'll have my attention.

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    CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,605 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What price for happiness or satisfaction? To me, that is more important.

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    BarberianBarberian Posts: 3,053 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @airplanenut said:
    Well it depends. Is this a variety that I’d never notice just looking at the coin, or something instantly intriguing? And what’s the coin? And what will someone else pay? Varieties don’t mean a thing to me unless they’re visually interesting (at the very least) or someone will give me extra money for them, so unless one of those requirements is met, I wouldn’t pay anything extra.

    It's distinctive, but not out of the ordinary. If it turns out to be new, then it's one of the more interesting DMs for a rather ho-hum date for DMs.

    @291fifth said:
    No premium. I consider the whole die marriage thing to be just another of many attempts in coin collecting to get ever more money ... money ... money.

    I don't think that way. DMs have been differentiated and described well before TPGs got their start. I find it to be a cool numismatic pursuit regardless of any profits generated or lost. Chasing DMs is another manifestation of my love for small yet meaningful details, similar to my taxonomic work on small insects.

    If I knew for sure this DM is new, I'd gladly pay a premium for it. It's a small price to pay for "Numismatic glory." My offer is quite generous for the coin, IMO. Problem is I'm not certain if it's a new DM combo.

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    BarberianBarberian Posts: 3,053 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 12, 2023 11:54AM

    Well, the dealer accepted my very generous offer for the coin after cutting 22% off the BIN price. I'm still paying at least $100 more than it's worth to non-DM enthusiasts. In other words, most people in this thread would say I paid way too much for a weakly struck, staple-scratched coin. Catbert wins the thread with the excellent comment that very much applies to me and this coin.

    Now we'll see if it's new. I'll post pictures of it as soon as it's in the mail.

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    MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Barberian said:
    In other words, most people in this thread would say I paid way too much for a staple-scratched coin.

    Don't worry about it. This forum is full of people deathly afraid of overpaying for anything, yet I'm sure they have paid more than I would ever consider doing for coins in their collection. As long as you're satisfied with the coin, that's all that matters.

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    BikergeekBikergeek Posts: 210 ✭✭✭✭

    @Barberian, I like what you said about "small yet meaningful details!" I'm engaged in a hunt for all capped bust half dimes by die marriage/remarriage and I enjoy it immensely. These have indeed been described and cataloged and I don't see it as gimmicky or greedy. Just like I paid more for a 1916 Mercury dime that happened to have a little letter D on the back, I'll pay more for a capped bust half dime of a certain year that has a doubled letter "O" on its reverse.

    But what I'm not sure I understand is: which series are you talking about? Inquiring minds want to know!

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    savoyspecialsavoyspecial Posts: 7,268 ✭✭✭✭

    in the series I collect, large cents, ALOT

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    BarberianBarberian Posts: 3,053 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Bikergeek said:
    @Barberian, I like what you said about "small yet meaningful details!" I'm engaged in a hunt for all capped bust half dimes by die marriage/remarriage and I enjoy it immensely. These have indeed been described and cataloged and I don't see it as gimmicky or greedy. Just like I paid more for a 1916 Mercury dime that happened to have a little letter D on the back, I'll pay more for a capped bust half dime of a certain year that has a doubled letter "O" on its reverse.

    But what I'm not sure I understand is: which series are you talking about? Inquiring minds want to know!

    Seated Liberty half dollars. I had to keep things vague until the seller agreed to my offer and I'd paid for it. I just found out a few minutes ago that the seller had accepted my offer.

    I'll post pictures here as soon as it's well on its way to me.

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    BarberianBarberian Posts: 3,053 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    Unless it was a major discovery, I would not pay much more.... Neat to have, but not super special. Cheers, RickO

    It's MY discovery, so it's a major discovery. ;)

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