I Suppose I’ll Just Never Get It

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Randy Abercrombie, Mar 1, 2024.

  1. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Perusing the Great Collections email and admiring all the eye candy and it strikes me…. An MS68 war cent… One of the most common coins out there is bid up over 3k… And an MS65 St. Gaudens, arguably the most beautiful coin ever struck is barely bringing spot value. I suppose I’ll just never buy into the value a TPG label imparts into some coins in our hobby…. There, I said it. Let the beatings begin.
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  3. BuffaloHunter

    BuffaloHunter Short of a full herd Supporter

    I think I found the one you’re talking about, Randy. It should be noted that it is 68+ with a green bean. This is all about condition rarity and people boosting up their registry sets. CoinFacts has this puppy listed at $35K. I wouldn’t spend the $3K on this one, let alone that kind of moon money.
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  4. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I know. I have a full set of MS66 war cents and didn’t pay over 35 bucks for any of them. And I would wager that 90% of us couldn’t see the difference between a 66 and a 68 war cent. A label has no intrinsic value as far as I am concerned…… Man, I just opened the door for some hate mail!
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  5. 1776

    1776 Member

    I’m sure there are quite a few of us true numismatics who feel the same. Thats how I justify buying pre 33 gold, your buying a 2100$ coin for a 100 bucks. Works in my mind if not the wife’s
  6. BuffaloHunter

    BuffaloHunter Short of a full herd Supporter

    I’m with you, friend. I like my MS65 war cent just fine and can put the $3K+ elsewhere.
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  7. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Celebrating 75 Years Active Collecting Supporter

    I was born in 1943 and all my collections center around that date. All of the Steel Cents I have were found in change by me. Eye appeal is my only standard. I have one slab, 16-D Dime. I went many years unable to find one in change.
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2024
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  8. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity

    The beatings will continue until morale improves….
  9. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

  10. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    Worth whatever two bidders decide. Can’t fix stupid
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  11. BuffaloHunter

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  12. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Who want to pay 3 grand for a cent. I wouldn’t
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  13. longnine009

    longnine009 Darwin has to eat too. Supporter

    IMO EF-45 is the ideal grade. An uncirculated coin never had a job. It spent it's life eating Chese Whiz and watching Jerry Springer re-runs.
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  14. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    No beatings. Just love and admiration of you coming to your senses. :)

    Many here value the illusion of plastic mystic.......
  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I can’t beat you on this as I agree.
  16. Tall Paul

    Tall Paul Supporter! Supporter

    Lately I've been picking up coins that look like they worked for a living.
  17. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    I most enjoy commem's of that nature. :)
  18. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

  19. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    Sorry, looks very over graded.
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  20. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    I must agree Cheese Whiz is nasty stuff, I like provolone on my cheese steak.
  21. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    I think a lot of people are motivated by being able to brag about what they just bought. But half the time when I get something I'm really excited about and I'm thinking, the guys on Cointalk are going to love this, I post it and get three likes and one comment. And it's like, that's it? So I'm learning to just collect for me. I don't need to impress random people I've never met in real life.
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