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Which $20 Saint would be your personal preference...

lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,829 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited March 13, 2024 10:19PM in U.S. Coin Forum

I think I've decided my preferences and if I don't win an auction between now and next week, I'll be looking around at the Baltimore show...

Given a price spread of +/- $150 between the two choices... they'd be roughly in the same ballpark...

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Which $20 Saint would be your personal preference...

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    alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,662 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Same boat as airplanenut,
    Type collector mostly
    Higher grade all the time

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,942 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Essentially just a generic coin. Keep as close to bullion value as possible.

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    BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,034 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Better the higher grade.

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    Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,150 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I voted for the higher grade common date as well, but would change my mind if the less common choice was a No Motto example.

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    Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,637 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 18, 2024 5:03PM

    Attractive MS63-65 common date close to melt my preference. The bigger ticket coins I tread lightly - unless getting one for a client can tie up funds for a long time.

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    rnkmyer1rnkmyer1 Posts: 525 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Less common MS63/64

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    GoldFinger1969GoldFinger1969 Posts: 1,304 ✭✭✭✭

    Normally I would say go for the higher-graded Saint...but if you can find a nice MS-63, esp. in an OGH (like I did at FUN 2020), that could be worth a look.

    Only common I wouldn't want in MS-65 would be the 1908 NM. MS-66 CAC or higher, yeah, but not 65 unless you find one clearly undergraded.

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    divecchiadivecchia Posts: 6,528 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Like most other type collectors, common date higher grade for me.


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    WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,974 ✭✭✭✭✭

    MS 63 and, especially, MS 64 is a GOOD grade, if the piece is carefully chosen.

    I'd MUCH rather have a better date in one of those grades.

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,512 ✭✭✭✭✭

    i would get the ms 65 and get some of the lower grade just to have both, fwiw

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    mirabelamirabela Posts: 4,967 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'd want the most attractive one I could get at a small numismatic premium over melt. Not so worried about the numerical grade, just an example with a look I really like.

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    goldengolden Posts: 9,062 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Higher grade.

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    VanHalenVanHalen Posts: 3,809 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If prices and relative quality of the piece are equal, I'd take a better date in 64 over a generic 65.

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    OverdateOverdate Posts: 6,938 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would take the common date over the lower mintage, but I'd make an exception for a 1933.

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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I am primarily a type collector and would never collect this series as a set. Therefore I would go for the MS+65, but you need to be very picky. Not all MS-65 coins graded coins are the same.

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    JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,818 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Common date MS65

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