Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by mrweaseluv, Oct 4, 2022.
Which would you buy
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A personal opinion is I am moving on to another opportunity.
Fun over, the 55 actually looks cleaned to me but it is obviously not in a details holder. The 58, for the same price as the 55, has a higher grade. There's a $19 difference on Greysheet, $66 vs. $85. CDN CPG retail lists $88 for the 55 and $115 for the 58.
Neither coin is a particularly good strike so it's pretty much a wash there.
If I was forced to choose and I could get the 58 for a 55 price, then I'd pick the 58. But I would not pick the 55 for a 58 price. IMO, neither coin is worth retail.
On another criteria, which one more closely matches your other coins in the set? That might be the primary reason to pick one over the other. But if neither matches, then maybe pass and look for something different?
looks cleaned (not very successfully) in these images, although I wouldn't second-guess the TPG.
To me, the 58 looks like it was dipped and then re-toned after a bad rinse. But neither my eye nor my taste are especially well-practiced.
The top one has been dipped, and has that weird orange look of a coin that's trying to retone but hasn't been given the chance to properly regain a skin.
The second one really does not appeal to me with that speckled dark brown toning. It has good luster and appears more original than the first, but I'm not a fan.
Keep looking, try to find one with original skin and great eye appeal. But, that's just my opinion, and you know what they say about those
These aren't the dimes we're looking for . . . carry on.
And while the 58 has luster, I assume that scratch is on the holder (running down vertically from the T in STATES). Is this a case where acetone could reveal something you don't want to see? I vote neither.
I'd likely pass on both. If I committed to the seller to take one, just to preserve any potential relationship, I'd choose the 55.
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