Saint-Gaudens Silver Commemorative

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  1. DUNK 2

    DUNK 2 Well-Known Member

    Other than ASEs, I typically don't buy moderns. But because Mom collected angels, I just had to have this.

    I think I (finally) got a great deal! Before I say what I paid (and hopefully to confirm a got a great deal), what would everyone consider a great deal?

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  3. sam_raph

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    I'm saying $150-$175 would be a great deal
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  4. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Very nice, if you like collecting tokens or medals. Lovely design.......It's an ounce of silver, so I'd be willing to pay no more than $60 for this beautiful piece. That's just me.........if the price is right for a fancy full item, I buy it. Otherwise, go fish.........
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  5. gronnh20

    gronnh20 Well-Known Member

    A great deal would be $20.00. I say you picked it for $89.95.
  6. DUNK 2

    DUNK 2 Well-Known Member

    OK, I like Sam's answer the best so I'm gonna run with it. . . Yes, at $129, I got a great deal.

    And before I get flamed, I understand it's one ounce of silver. And I also understand what silver spot currently is.

    But $#%&, I got a great deal.o_O
  7. DUNK 2

    DUNK 2 Well-Known Member

    The wife and I went for a motorcycle ride and ran right into an antique shop.:woot:

  8. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    And you got a great deal because you liked was good for you. Amiable and agreeable. Your view. Congrats upon your acquisition.......
  9. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    LIke Ken, I agree all deals are good if you like the coin and am happy. Too much "wheeler dealer" mentality in coin collecting, trying to get everything for the last nickel. Life is too short to worry about every buck. I buy world bullion coins with animals on them for my sons at local coins shows. I never worry if I could have gotten it $3 cheaper somewhere else. Life is too short to be pissed about a few bucks, right? Its a hobby and should be enjoyed.
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  10. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    God, friend, I've missed you. But you had my back.......:)
  11. Santinidollar

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    That is gorgeous!
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  12. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Hate to admit it, but I have to agree.........
  13. DUNK 2

    DUNK 2 Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys. She's even better in hand.
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  14. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    The cheapest sold price on ebay is 165, so you did get a good deal! Plus it's a fantastic design!
  15. Johndoe2000$

    Johndoe2000$ Well-Known Member

    If memory serves, MCM sold these for; gem-$99, 69-$149, 70-$199. All were Mercanti signed and NGC graded. I got one(70) myself. Absolutely gorgeous. Yes you got a good deal IMO.
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  16. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    nice coin.

    was this an official USMint release ?
  17. Johndoe2000$

    Johndoe2000$ Well-Known Member

    No, it was privately minted for the National Park Foundation. If I remember correctly, this was the original design for the St.Gaudens $20 gold pc. But due to the technology of the time, the U.S. mint was unable to produce it. So they made modifications, and minted the St.Gaudens that we all know, and love. A couple years ago Mercanti was tasked to recreate the original Design. I also think that they might have used a original cast, or finished engraving the original dies. Something like that. They didn't start from scratch to make these. Not completely sure. One could probably find the exact details at MCM, or just a search.
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  18. DUNK 2

    DUNK 2 Well-Known Member

    Wasn't this minted by the Royal Mint?
  19. Johndoe2000$

    Johndoe2000$ Well-Known Member

    I thought it was privately minted. It does have "United States" on it. Not absolutely positive though.
  20. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    "We had the Royal Mint, official Mint of Great Britain with over a millennium of experience under their belt, strike these commemoratives for us. Each one was struck in proof high relief out of 1 oz. of .999 fine silver"
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