Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by cplradar, Mar 5, 2021.
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I think I'd shop for silver comp at that price....
Yes, I feel like you could find one for a few dollars less elsewhere, or even less as part of a huge buy (as in, buying a bunch of proof sets at a discounted rate from someone who wants to move a bunch of inventory.) A full 1975/1976 Proof Set is still a $10-11 Numismedia FMV, so a coin shop will probably want something close to this - but then you're getting the whole set, and you can pick one with a nice Ike.
If you're just wanting to buy ONE Ike for a set, it's not a terribly outrageous price. Personally, I'd look around for one where I know exactly which coin I'm buying (because there is a great range in quality with these 70's-80's proof coins, and a lot of them are milk-spotted or cloudy.)
I'm also one of those people who'd rather buy a ton of proof/mint sets for a super discounted price (quite a few dealers have offered me common proof/mint sets at 2x face value, seriously, because they just sit around taking up space for them) and picking the gems out for my own sets (or to send in for grading, or to sell later for a bit more of a premium, or just maybe to photograph for practice.)
JMHO, hope it helps inform your decision
Coin World puts the value at $10.00. On ebay you're probably about as close as you'll get. But, personally, I would just buy the silver bicentennial set. You can get it for $24.00 on ebay right now and it includes all three silver coins.
"You are buying a beautiful proof coin very similar to the pictures."
Just me, but I don't/won't buy representative coins of any type, save from the mint. Too many indeed have NOT looked like the photo coin for one reason or another. One exception might be from a trusted seller with a good rapport established between you. I have often included a pre-purchase (contact the seller) question or a note with the purchase...those who are courteous enough to kindly/accurately reply usually turn out well. Those who don't...or don't even acknowledge/reply...I don't mess with, or maybe they're just too big for my kind of customer service.
I would agree, but in this case, it is not that much money.
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