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1732 half guinea au55

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I acquired the 1732 half guinea, graded by pcgs as AU55 coin from the Spink e-circular on last Wednesday. With the buyer premium added, it cost me around 2100 pounds, and I am very happy to add this gem to my collection. All George II Young head half guineas are extremely rare and this one is possibly the best condition available for 1732 half guinea. Thanks to the Spink, lustre of the coin does not appear on the photo taken by them , so I purchase this coin slightly behind "fair price". This kind of rare coins can easily go far more expensive than "fair price". For example, a au58 1731 guinea(as we know, price of 1731 half guinea and 1732 guinea are similar for the similar condition) sold for 6000 pounds in the spink auction of last September ( https://live.spink.com/lots/view/4-URIJO/ngc-au58-george-ii-1727-1760-half-guinea-1731-ex-douglas-morris)   

If Photo of the Spink is of high quality and professionally taken, or private viewing is allowed, I would not be able to buy this gem at this affordable price. Sometimes photo of the spink can be unprofessional, for example, the 1703  Vigo crown sold in the Erik Miller sale. After the auction, it is sent to ngc for grading and auctioned in the heritage. If you compare two photos, you will not believe they are two photos taken on the same coin. (https://live.spink.com/lots/view/4-OROJ/anne-1702-1714-crown-1703-tertio-draped-bust-left-vigo-below-rev-crowned-shields-crucif

and https://coins.ha.com/itm/great-britain/great-britain-anne-vigo-crown-1703-ms65-ngc-/a/3081-32205.s)

Photo of my coin (photo 1 and photo 2 are photos from this auction; photo 3 is the photo from the 2005 Coinex auction; photo 4 and photo 5 are taken by myself):

 

 

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Your pictures are so much better than the "Proffesionals", who should do a better job photographing. Well done on getting such a lovely coin.

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1 hour ago, Iannich48 said:

Your pictures are so much better than the "Proffesionals", who should do a better job photographing. Well done on getting such a lovely coin.

Thank you!

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