The newest lady just added to the collection

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  1. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    Just picked up another $20 Liberty Double eagle, I found this super nice 1878-S
    in A/U 55 had the opportunity for a MS 61 but it had allot of gauges and distractions
    along the face and the crown, this 55 looks way better a more complete of a coin in my
    opinion, I like the old west so the years in the late 1870,s to mid 1880,s is what I am looking for stay tuned more coming :)
     
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  3. mpcusa

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  6. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    She's a beauty!
     
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  7. mrweaseluv

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    That's a pretty lady :D
     
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  8. expat

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    Nice example of a higher AU looking much better than low MS
     
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  10. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    You are so right, the A/U grade almost
    always trumps MS 60 and 61,s as there
    usually scratched up pretty bad, the higher grades might have a little more
    luster but that would be all, they had a
    61 in this exact coin but it didn’t compare
    to the one I got.
     
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  11. GoldFinger1969

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    Do you own or are you looking at the Carson City Double Eagles ?

    Much rarer, demand has skyrocketed, but mid-to-low 50's is somewhat affordable to the average collector if they are willing to spend.
     
  12. mpcusa

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    I have seen a few on APMEX website, will definitely get one sooner rather then later :)
     
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  13. GoldFinger1969

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    I suspect those are very low quality. Still better than nothing, for sure.
     
  14. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    When you looking at coins from this era
    they can go for upwards of to $40 -
    $50 K per coin depending on the year
    even A/U which is my favorite grade
    many 55,s and 58,s of better eye appeal
    then allot of 60-62 the only thing is
    you get a little more luster but the
    faces are pretty scraped up, I take
    it on a coin by coin bases.
     
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  15. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Nice coin for sure, in hand even better! :D
     
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  16. mpcusa

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    Looking for more...LOL
     
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  21. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper

    Surprisingly not, at least way in the past when I bought from them more frequently. Whenever buying a "BU" sight unseen coin, I tended to find that I almost always got just that, a coin that was an MS-60 or MS-61, with your typical bag marks and still some original luster here and there. Occasionally a coin marked "BU" was more like an AU-58 or AU55, but the dates on these coins were so common anyway that the difference in price was negligible enough to where it really didn't matter. Think about it, you are not going to get a rare coin by any means. Their "random date" selections are going to always be the 3 or 4 most common dates for any coin. You are never going to get a rare date, period!.
     
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