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Pre33 gold: high grade/high mintage vs low grade/low mintage

For collecting/investing.

For an example:

1928 st gaudens ms64 vs 1907 st gaudens au58
Au no motto 20 liberty vs Ms motto 20 liberty?
Thank you!


  • TheRavenTheRaven Posts: 4,143 ✭✭✭✭

    I have a MS-63 1927 saint

    Also have a MS-62 1904-S

    So that is my answer by my actions.

    Favorite part is I paid less then $400 for each of these coins.

    Collection under construction: VG Barber Quarters & Halves
  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,728 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Supply -Demand rules.

    Coins are for collecting. Forget about "investing". Do the gold coins have any collector demand or are they just more bullion plays?

    All glory is fleeting.
  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 30,381 ✭✭✭✭✭

    For collecting, you collect what you like. Period.

    For investing...see the 7000 prior threads on the topic.

  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,042 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 27, 2023 11:56AM

    In general lower grade gold coins in less than VF-30 are not very desirable for collectors. Most gold coin collectors want their coins to grade at least EF-40, unless you are considering a major rarity.

    As for the more modern material that was mentioned, advanced collectors are most likely to want the better dates. Usually those collectors want higher grades because they can afford them.

    Retired dealer and avid collector of U.S. type coins, 19th century presidential campaign medalets and selected medals. In recent years I have been working on a set of British coins - at least one coin from each king or queen who issued pieces that are collectible. I am also collecting at least one coin for each Roman emperor from Julius Caesar to ... ?
  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @proventheory ... Welcome aboard. Gold coins are interesting to collect. Usually, high grade low mintage are super expensive... But collector premiums, in many cases, though not always, go down as PM price increases. Cheers, RickO

  • Thank you everyone for their advice!

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