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1947 Gold 50 Peso original vs Restrike


ProfessorStacker

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I recently purchased a second gold 50 Peso 1947. The 1947s are the last year the coin was officially minted and also the date that all restrikes carry. I believe the second one I purchased that is currently ungraded is an original. What does everyone think based on the subtle differences in the pictures. 

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I have a 1945 circulated one and the condition is quite worn, IMO it would make sense if the Mexica/Central American Drug cartels had used them as currency, though its only an opinion I have no evidence and i have never been to central America.  The other way they were worn is they were used as a medallion on a chain again used by suspect people having looked at yours you may have one of those check out the edge marks near the E,T and above the D  it looks suspect  if so yours has a history.   

I bought mine from HGM a long time ago.   There are plenty of original ones out there.       

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The restrike '47 coins are simply bullion coins and have no numismatic value at all. They are only worth spot price. A good coin to re-sell with this recent increase.

Unfortunately, having said all that, I can't bear to part with mine.

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1 hour ago, Cornishfarmer said:

The quality of the 2nd one looks terrible compared to the graded one.  Any chance it was actually circulated?  Where did the second one come from?

They both came from APMEX as "brillant uncirculated". I have found the BU designation to be hit or miss at APMEX.

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35 minutes ago, ProfessorStacker said:

They both came from APMEX as "brillant uncirculated". I have found the BU designation to be hit or miss at APMEX.

The same difference in quality happened when I ordered two proof 1979-1984 Sovereigns from APMEX. One got PF68 ultra cameo designation by NGC the other has a scratch near the face that will probably earn me an MS61. Both coins were from the same transaction. 

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