View Full Version : Should you have First Spouses in Mint packaging graded??
07-18-2012, 11:24 PM
I have reviewed the several First Spouse threads & I plan to get the Jordan books this weekend, but I am unclear on this = If one buys a First Spouse in Mint packaging (because its gold/its purty/its an investment/ec) should one submit the coin for grading/slabbing & just keep the packaging??
07-19-2012, 01:38 PM
The original boxes and cases are beautiful. So it is up to the individual - you.
The slabs by NGC and PCGS are okay also.
Here's the rub.
When you want to; or go to sell.
Right now a 69 anything is around 9 to 10 BILLS. The 70s more.
Soon with the world, the fiat, the print buttons, and the money supplies -
well things may go up (way up). :551:
So put yourself in the buyers place - would you like to (or not) have a third party grading
service and their guarantee (for whatever it is at that time)? :hmmmm2:
Now that is the quandary mixed, in an enigma, wrapped in a mystery, and covered with your question (?) mark, right? :lol04:
100% of mine are slabbed - even the ones I had in those TOO BEAUTIFUL to believe boxes with the burls and all.
SADLY, because it was :cool1: fashionable to sell 'em later.
PS the Coin World recently ran a few articles when read suggested that coins collectable worth over a grand should be slabbed for MUCH easier sale and
top price. An OGPJ (original govy packing job) sells for around a 68 or lower price.
These are the unintended consequences of "change."
Definition of INFLATION
: an act of inflating : a state of being inflated: as a : distension b : a hypothetical extremely brief period of very rapid expansion of the universe immediately following the big bang c : empty pretentiousness : pomposity (~ HS note who'd a thunk they would be prophets about the US Fed?)
: a continuing rise in the general price level usually attributed to an increase in the volume of money and credit relative to available goods and services
07-19-2012, 02:03 PM
I have a Johnson Proof and Unc in a sealed mint box. FS/ER Eligible. I am going to send them in because I just won't get what I want out of them other wise.
07-19-2012, 06:01 PM
That's what I thought you would say.
Let me re-phrase the question = Would you be quicker on the draw to buy either:
1. A Spouse in original mint packaging?
2. A slabbed Spouse?
(Should any premium be given for slabbed Spouses with packaging included on the side??)
07-19-2012, 09:08 PM
[ I[/LEFT] bought unslabbed spouses only when the slabbed ones were hard to find.
Later I sent in all my purchased boxed spouses so that I would have THEM IN my sets of slabbed spouses.
Guess I read that book too many years ago...
THE SECRET CURRENCY - by Steve Sjuggerud and Dave Hall (you know PCGS fame!)
The book taught me to respect the MS65 Saints as first $1000 bills, then $2000 bills, and third $3,000 bills when they were only
$410 ish (before PCGS slabing) to start. Now they've hit back at $2.500 ish retail. I liked 'em better when they hit around $3,400 ish... Genesis 23
New International Version (NIV)
The Death of Sarah
23 Sarah lived to be a hundred and twenty-seven years old. 2 She died at Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham went to mourn for Sarah and to weep over her.
3 Then Abraham rose from beside his dead wife and spoke to the Hittites.[a] He said, 4 “I am a foreigner and stranger among you. Sell me some property for a burial site here so I can bury my dead. ”
5 The Hittites replied to Abraham, 6 “Sir, listen to us. You are a mighty prince among us. Bury your dead in the choicest of our tombs. None of us will refuse you his tomb for burying your dead.”
7 Then Abraham rose and bowed down before the people of the land, the Hittites. 8 He said to them, “If you are willing to let me bury my dead, then listen to me and intercede with Ephron son of Zohar on my behalf 9 so he will sell me the cave of Machpelah, which belongs to him and is at the end of his field. Ask him to sell it to me for the full price as a burial site among you.”
10 Ephron the Hittite was sitting among his people and he replied to Abraham in the hearing of all the Hittites who had come to the gate of his city. 11 “No, my lord,” he said. “Listen to me; I give[b] you the field, and I give[c] you the cave that is in it. I give[d] it to you in the presence of my people. Bury your dead.”
12 Again Abraham bowed down before the people of the land 13 and he said to Ephron in their hearing, “Listen to me, if you will. I will pay the price of the field. Accept it from me so I can bury my dead there.”
14 Ephron answered Abraham, 15 “Listen to me, my lord; the land is worth four hundred shekels[e] of silver, but what is that between you and me? Bury your dead.”
16 Abraham agreed to Ephron’s terms and weighed out for him the price he had named in the hearing of the Hittites: four hundred shekels of silver, according to the weight current among the merchants.
17 So Ephron’s field in Machpelah near Mamre —both the field and the cave in it, and all the trees within the borders of the field—was deeded 18 to Abraham as his property in the presence of all the Hittites who had come to the gate of the city. 19 Afterward Abraham buried his wife Sarah in the cave in the field of Machpelah near Mamre (which is at Hebron ) in the land of Canaan. 20 So the field and the cave in it were deeded to Abraham by the Hittites as a burial site.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.