Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by redcent230, Jul 18, 2019.
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Same coins but rarer which to me is like they think we are stupid or stupid. Couldn't someone buy a Canadian box and put the US version into it ??
@Autoturf you brought that coin currency set to Meow's attention, that Meow now just has to have in the paws. this place keeps Meow informed a bit too much on things Meow cannot afford all of. Good, or bad?
So, which is it?
If you mean why was it more expensive from the Canadian mint than from the US mint, it is because the US dollar is worth $1.30 Canadian so the price at the Canadian mint was about 30% higher. If you mean why is it higher on the aftermaket, it would be as the others have said, it is ten times rarer.
... but completely indistinguishable as far as the coins are concerned.
I don’t support people trying to create an artificial market for coins in order to cash in on unknowing collectors.
There are 110,000 of each of these coins. 100,000 were sold by the US Mint, 10,000 by the Royal Canadian Mint. Any difference is in packaging only and therefore should not create a premium.
But if the coins are slightly different sizes then there IS a difference between the sets. On the US sets the eagle is on one side (probably the left) and on the Canadian sets it is on the other side. If the coins are different sizes then they can't be transposed in the holder.
Yep, sizes are different ASE is 40.6 mm, silver eagle is 38 mm. So the coins can't be swapped in the holders and the sets ARE different.
Of course if you can get the empty Canada set holder and the coins from a US set you can "create" one of the rare Canadian sets.
Well, that really was the case why would anyone buy any sort of currency set or mint set? They even upped Proof sets at one time to prestige proof sets. There have been very fancy packaged silver proof sets lately. Or the biggest rip of all the circulating quarters set. Ten circulation grade quarters for ten bucks. Meow has bought most of them, and all it is, is the packaging. Anything for the Cat hoard feels good????????...……………..
ME, advocating the value of the holder?? (psst, got a black NGC?)
Yes the coins are identical, but some collectors go crazy over silly little differences. Think about all the premiums people pay for the special labels from the TPG's. I know NGC is putting on the labels which set the coins came from and I would bet the label collectors will be paying a premium for the coins with the "Canadian set" label, and there will probably be people willing to pay a premium for the Canadian sets in OGP over the sets in US OGP. I'm NOT advocating it, I have no interest in the sets. I'm just making an observation based on past behaviour of a lot of collectors.
I’m trying to point out the madness in this, but it seems that there’s no changing some people’s minds.
I agree that container shouldn't base of price or if Canada only allows 10K sales on their end, which is too bad for them.
Well just like the Silver Proof Eagles for the congratulation set. It is the same coin, but in a different holder and yet it is worth so much cause of the US Mint so call mintage.
Both Legion sets are fantastic.
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