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Guess the spread (coin prices) {revealed]

U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,327 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited June 13, 2023 5:28PM in U.S. Coin Forum

We have had guess the grade and guess the price; how about guess the spread?
These two coins, which I think look fairly similar, sold for two different prices. One sold yesterday and the other a week before. Both were at the same auction venue.

So what do you think the spread in prices was (difference between the final auction prices, with the buyer fee included)? And which coin do you think sold for more?


  • logger7logger7 Posts: 7,765 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll make a wild guess but these sell for looney money. I find the first more aesthetic, $3K and $1500 for the second.

  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,187 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 12, 2023 4:56PM

    Abt $300-$500. One on left brought more.

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  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 11,066 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Cougar1978 said:
    Abt $300-$500. One on left brought more.

    Way too low.

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

  • lermishlermish Posts: 1,398 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm totally lost. I prefer the 81 because I think the darker toning gives a nicer relief look but I think most would prefer the 80. If the one on your other thread went for $2k I would guess the 80 went for roughly the same and maybe $1250 for the 81. So I guess my guess is $750 but I have no confidence and wouldnt be surprised to be off by a huge amount in either direction.

  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,060 ✭✭✭✭✭

    one of those might be a good match to the guy building the clock, he needed an 8:00 coin
    Not for me

  • KOYNGUYKOYNGUY Posts: 82 ✭✭✭

    Colors seem equal, 80-S is a better coin. My pricing guess is 80-S 1200, 81-S 800. Would not be surprised if I am light
    though as these are all over the place. J.P

  • U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,327 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @alaura22 said:
    one of those might be a good match to the guy building the clock, he needed an 8:00 coin
    Not for me

    Do you mean @ElmerFusterpuck ?
    I'm guessing there is not enough of a crescent to fit the clock but I don't know for sure.

  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,060 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yeah, Elmer, hope he's watching...........

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have long since given up trying to guess prices on tarnished coins.... No doubt they went for high dollars... Just not MY dollars. ;) Cheers, RickO

  • U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,327 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Any more guesses?

  • U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,327 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The final answer:
    1881-S = $1,070.73
    1880-S = $762.75
    ...for a spread of $307.98

    I found these to be fairly similar and did not expect that big of a spread. Some people have commented that the 81-S has nicer color but others have preferred the 80-S. I figured the two would end at about the same price-maybe with a one to two increment swing ($25-$50) based on someone missing out one week on the 80-S and bidding a little more to get the 81-S.

  • AngryTurtleAngryTurtle Posts: 1,540 ✭✭✭

    Answer posted before I saw this, but I liked the 81 slightly better and was going to guess a 20% spread - just because thats seems to be the variance for auction results. As to price I was think $1.5 K

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,716 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Amazing money for common date Morgans. Another example of more money than sense in today's coin market.

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  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,346 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Okay, well, I saw the answer before I could post ... but ...

    I like the 81-S better, and those are a really great pair if you could get them together. My guess on price was amazingly close since I don't collect or track these. I figured somewhere between 7 and 12 hundred each.

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