Which would you choose?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by mrweaseluv, Jul 30, 2021.


Which would you buy?

  1. 1

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  2. 2

    2 vote(s)
  3. 3

    14 vote(s)
  1. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    I bought one of these for a nice $72.. Which one would you consider a good buy at that price...
    Real easy 1 2 or 3 with a side note they all carry the same grade....MS63


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  3. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

  4. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted Supporter

    I’d say coin #3. Coin #1 appears to have a scratch in Liberty’s face and #2 is a Barber Half, right? ;-) Can you post better pics?
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  5. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

  6. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    3 is by far the best looking coin, based on those pictures.
  7. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    Im gonna keep this short, and say I'm really surprised nobody caught on... all 3 are the SAME coin.. I thought the die crack on the left side of the reverse (near the I of united) was a dead giveaway... the 1st 2 sets are the sellers crappy pics and the 3rd set are from NGC... I have to thank the sellers awful pics for a nice ending price on the auction (well nice price for me the buyer not so much for the seller :D)
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  8. Beefer518

    Beefer518 Well-Known Member

    I'll guess that the reason nobody picked up on it is the same reason I didn't;

    • Pic #1's face was so cut up, I didn't even look at the reverse (other than a cursory glance while scrolling)
    • Pic #2's Obv looked a hair better, but not still not enough to care too much about the reverse
    • Pic #3's Obv looked a lot better then the first two, and the rev looks on par with the obverse, so I liked it enough to know I wouldn't even consider #'s 1&2, or give them another look.
    Some secondary notes on the pics; pic#2's obverse almost looks borderline polished, whereas pic #3's light toning makes the coin look to have natural skin.

    If you put them in a different order, I think there would have been a higher chance of someone noticing they're the same coin, but the photos make it look like 3 different coins.

    This is a good educational thread to show how wildly different a coin can look depending on the photographer's abilities, and also justifies many CT member's claims of "I can't (won't) guess the grade of a photo)".

    Great thread!
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  9. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    We've been Bamboozled I tell you . :banghead:
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  10. Beefer518

    Beefer518 Well-Known Member

    OP's username checks out, so are you surprised? :D:D:D
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  11. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

  12. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted Supporter

    It could have been fun if the OP wouldn’t have misled us… “they all carry the same grade” implies those are different coins, but they aren’t.
  13. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    but what I said is exactly true... all of those pictures carry the "same grade".. not grades.. My English was quite correct, if anything that was a hint... not a misdirection :D
  14. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    I caught it, but was late to the party.

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  15. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    I was thinking it was the same coin but I couldn't match the cheek hit, so I backed off that guess (photo angles played a role and @Beefer518 explained it well too).
  16. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    Zoom!!! That was some nice fast shipping.. In hand already and a much better set of pics (my phone not great but better then the above sets lol) I'm very happy :D side note: the sticker peeled off cleanly.. i do hate sellers that put stickers on slabs..
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