What would you rather buy, if the price was the same?

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What would you rather buy, if the price was the same?

100 BU American Silver Eagles in the original tubes.
44
59%
100 BU Engelhard American Prospectors in the original tubes.
31
41%
 
Total votes: 75

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What would you rather buy, if the price was the same?

Postby Bucketeer » Sun Mar 12, 2017

There you go.
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Re: What would you rather buy, if the price was the same?

Postby silverhead » Sun Mar 12, 2017

Being that the Engelhards are only 1982-1987 and much lower mintage, and the ASE from 1986 to "eternity" with the recent dates in the tens of millions, not exactly apples to apples comparison. A key date ASE is probably worth more though, but I would go with the 100 Engelhard.
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Re: What would you rather buy, if the price was the same?

Postby Bucketeer » Sun Mar 12, 2017

The price is the same. I would assume that some people might prefer ASE because it is "Government silver" with a $1 face value.
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Re: What would you rather buy, if the price was the same?

Postby Shortstack McAygee » Mon Mar 13, 2017

Next vote is the official tie-breaker! :pop:

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Re: What would you rather buy, if the price was the same?

Postby iron-pyrite » Mon Mar 13, 2017

Yeah, but I don't have a clue yet! lol... (my vote came by how pretty I thought the design was, ha)
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Re: What would you rather buy, if the price was the same?

Postby b4/Vj()z » Mon Mar 13, 2017

Bucketeer wrote:The price is the same. I would assume that some people might prefer ASE because it is "Government silver" with a $1 face value.

Odd that folks would desire government silver to protect against the excesses of government. I'll go private any time, especially with Engelhard.
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Re: What would you rather buy, if the price was the same?

Postby Mr. Ed » Mon Mar 13, 2017

ASE's all day long, It all melts the same. ;) Engelhards are over rated.

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Re: What would you rather buy, if the price was the same?

Postby MaxGravy » Mon Mar 13, 2017

Seems to me the premium on prospectors has been more volatile than eagles over the years. I like stability so definitely eagles.
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Re: What would you rather buy, if the price was the same?

Postby Brick's » Mon Mar 13, 2017

Appearance is everything. An ASE recognized the world over as representing the power, stability and value as does the U$D just in a hard currency kind of way.

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Re: What would you rather buy, if the price was the same?

Postby b4/Vj()z » Mon Mar 13, 2017

Mr. Ed wrote: Engelhards are over rated. :turtle:

And so are turtles!
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Re: What would you rather buy, if the price was the same?

Postby Iwant2beu » Mon Mar 13, 2017

Eagles are more recognizable therefore has a higher probability of getting a better premium.

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Re: What would you rather buy, if the price was the same?

Postby Mr. Ed » Mon Mar 13, 2017

b4/Vj()z wrote:
Mr. Ed wrote: Engelhards are over rated. :turtle:

And so are turtles!
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:lol: :lol: I was waiting to see that comment, mighta knowed it would be you. :lol:
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Re: What would you rather buy, if the price was the same?

Postby Bucketeer » Mon Mar 13, 2017

Where's Long John when you need him?
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Re: What would you rather buy, if the price was the same?

Postby bigjohn » Mon Mar 13, 2017

If price is the same, I'd buy YPS....................I mean........ASEs.........All jokes aside, ASE's are easier to sell on a short notice, more liquid. My LCS pays more for ASEs and buys them regardless of market conditions. ASEs have my vote
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Re: What would you rather buy, if the price was the same?

Postby Bucketeer » Tue Mar 14, 2017

I don't remember how I set the voting, I maybe set it for 30 days. I realize the quantity stated is for 100 coins, so this is a little off the chain.

If I was going to sell a monsterbox of ASEs, and was in no particular hurry, I'd probably go to one of the major regional coin shows. Why...well why not? I'm going to have a big wad of cash and I might see something I would want to spend it on.

Remember...I'm in no hurry to sell, and I enjoy coin shows. That's the scenario. This is what I consider to be the outcomes.

If I shopped around a monsterbox of ASEs, those dealers are going to yawn and the premiums are going to be low.

If I shopped around a monsterbox of BU Prospectors, those dealers would start a bidding war, maybe a riot!

Here's how I'd do it.

I'd walk the floor, introduce myself, let them take a peek, and tell them bidding starts at 1300 at the lunch counter. At 1300, I would hand each dealer a card, open the box, open a couple of tubes and inform them of the minimum bid I was willing to accept. I would complete the sale at the winning dealers table.

Before you say there is no such thing as a monsterbox of BU Engelhard American Prospectors, let me assume you that they exist, but there can't be very many of them. Those "gubmint" boxes work just fine.
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Re: What would you rather buy, if the price was the same?

Postby Bucketeer » Wed Mar 15, 2017

The vote is now 35 - 28, in favor of ASE's. The clock is running, the end-date/time is unknown, but I believe limited.

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Re: What would you rather buy, if the price was the same?

Postby iron-pyrite » Wed Mar 15, 2017

Do we win anything if we vote the majority correctly?
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Re: What would you rather buy, if the price was the same?

Postby Bucketeer » Wed Mar 15, 2017

There are no prizes for voter participation in this ongoing survey.

If you can posit a valid challenge to the construction of the current survey, I "might" be willing to reconstruct a survey that could provide 3 prizes: "total si'", "total no", and "Gran maestro o senora".

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Gentlemen prefer Engelhard.

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Re: What would you rather buy, if the price was the same?

Postby rawteam1 » Wed Mar 15, 2017

Lol if you think a bidding war would break out over prospectors...

Nice thought though...

Oh and in your scenario, you be hauling them all back home...
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Re: What would you rather buy, if the price was the same?

Postby Bucketeer » Wed Mar 15, 2017

Your comments are valid.

It is not a bidding war.

It is an opportunity to place a bid over the minimum. It has worked before, but not with Prospectors, and that was back in the 1980's. Nonetheless, that is how I'd offer them, and I believe I would have a few bids.

Please be sure to vote! Thanks.
Gentlemen prefer Engelhard.


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