2009 Lunar Ox 1oz Silver Coin - proof or bullion?

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  1. bsides

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    bullion it was.

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    cant see the photo but on the listing it mentions "proof"
     
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    Bullion 100%. americans call bullion coins "reverse proof", or they just got this listing wrong or whatever.
     
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    projack Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    It is bullion.
     
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    Thats a bullion coin:

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    On the left is the proof, its got a mirrored finish. The right is the bullion coin.

    Slam

    Edited: yeah I mean that =D, left is proof.
     
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    SilverSale Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Perhaps you mean... "on the left is the proof"
     
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    slam - great to see the difference!

    the seller has revised his listing after mentioning the error. bit surprised to see this happen twice in close succession. but once the silver bull gets going, with all the HGE and MILLS listings, and potential for erroneous listings, a lot of buyers are going to be disappointed..
     
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    Although I ~try~ to stay to pure bullion, I have recently hit a stack size goal and am thinking of splurging on a treat.

    I'd really like to get a proof of each of the 4 lunar2 1oz'ers and looking around it looks like they will ding me around $85 each. However, am I crazy...I have been looking for a week and cannot find a proof tiger anywhere!?! Did you guys hoard them all or what? I'd prefer not starting a proof set if it's going to be too much of a pain to round up or at a wild cost -I might have to pick another 'treat' to spoil myself.

    Two questions: 1) what is the fair price for a proof 1ozt tiger (since I cant even find one on feebay), and 2) is the market for the tiger really that tight or am I just not looking hard enough.

    ...it figures that I happen to be a tiger too, lol.
     
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    The Tiger proof sold out quicksmart that's for sure. You will find the Ox and Rabbit freely available and the Mouse a little harder but gettable at a reasonable price. The Tiger has been hoarded alright, the retail price from a coin website could be $130-$150 just depending on the deal.

    It goes to show when some people think all silver bullion coins are the same - they are not. The poor Ox, just cant give them away. But the Tiger which has only been released for a bit over a year cant be found.
     
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    Slam Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Mate, I had trouble getting a tiger and had to jump a few hoops.

    Thanks to a member on stackers, I was able to source one. But I think thats about it. I won't be able to get anymore.

    I'm glad I bought a few mouse and rabbits to trade up later. I only picked up 1 ox as well.

    Slam
     
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    You could buy the proof Ox still on the PM website up until a few weeks ago. The gilded versions appear to be a bit of a flop. Gilded tigers still available from the PM. You can still get 2011 proof rabbits for around $85, Ox proof you can buy for $105 both at coinclub for example.
     
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    Gilded coins have very poor resale. I'm a bit surprised by this - looks better than the proof (IMO).
     

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