Your opinion please.

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by GUNNER63736, Jul 7, 2020.

  1. GUNNER63736

    GUNNER63736 Well-Known Member

    I like the newer 90% silver dcam proof silver coins. Being on an old poots limited budget, should I be buying them certified, pcgs etc., or just buying them raw and putting them in a capsule. I just really like the shine and shimmer of the silver proofs. Thanks for your advice.
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  3. David Betts

    David Betts Well-Known Member

    Well my thought is if you enjoy the shimmer and shine and just enjoying or passing on then enjoy. If your really curious about what you may have and/or selling/trading go graded!!
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  4. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Buy a few of each.
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  5. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    If you plan on keeping them I would go the most frugal way. I am old and I like the same thing. I don't have any in slabs. They are mine and I like them.
  6. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    My opinion is if you don't care about making money off of what you buy, then buy what you like! :D
  7. Beardigger

    Beardigger Well-Known Member

    It depends on what will make you happy. you can buy a graded PR70 Ucam 99.9% silver quarter for about $20. A set of 5 will run $80 to $90.
    a PF 69 set is a little less.

    Some of the older 90% mint sets of 5 silver quarters run in the $22 Range.

    You can get an Ungraded one (coin) for about $6 .

    Some links below to help. If you are patient and watch the auctions, you might score better deals.

    So in short you could by 10 or 12 ungraded singles in the designs that hit your fancy for about the same price you could get 5 graded examples
    of any single year.
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  8. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    Have you seen silver proofs sets from the '90s? Back then, the Mint used a sandblasting process to produce fine, iridescent DCAM frosting. After 2006, the process changed to a grainier laser frosting process. Proofs from the '90s represent the pinnacle of proof coinage (imo).

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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    But what you like and what fits into your collection. It's a given that it must be affordable.
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  10. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    I'm not sure what I think of the 1990s sandblast frosting, compared to the "natural" (and very scarce) cameo effect from earlier years. Yeah, cameo is nice, but "artificial cameo" -- even if it was done on the dies at the Mint, and not post-strike -- kind of rubs me the wrong way.

    The less said about today's laser "frosting", the better. (It resembles real frosting the same way that some sugar cubes and a splash of milk over butter resembles cake frosting.)
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  11. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    No arguments here! Early proofs with deep cameo frosting are true rarities! Once the Mint began trying to make all proofs DCAMS, they really made the sandblasted coins look gorgeous! Then, they screwed them up with lasers.
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  12. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Buy what you love/like. Someday down the road I will want to buy those proof ultra deep cameo franklins yes they cost money, but then they are so beautiful.
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  13. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    And if you do care, you might want to look into something other than modern silver proofs. :)
  14. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    I think this is sound advice. If you are collecting them for your own pleasure, nothing says you need to have slabs, unless you just want 'em in slabs.
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  15. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Hm. Learn somethin' new every day.
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  16. GUNNER63736

    GUNNER63736 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the advice gang. I think I will go with the best buy aspect. Some raw and some certified.
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