Collecting District Set $1-$20 Series 1928-present + Stars
stop teasing us, I WANT MORE PICTURES OF THE COINS!!!
Look, learn and listen in the mean while. Give yourself 2 to 5 or more years to make any big decisions - reductions or additions. My bet is that after you learn enough, you will be adding to the collection and not subtracting.
Consider yourself very fortunate to land here to get such fine advice. Put the coins and bullion in a very safe place and don't tell anyone. The last thing you need is for some bum to show up and steal them.
As you learn, you will be able to sort and make lists with more confidence. Pause and pause long. Consider your gift from the relative a longterm blessing.
Post pics on the coins that stump you. You will receive a bountiful of good hearted and knowledgable guidance.
Hope I don't sound too fanatical, but in todays world, coins/bullion in a quiet silent chest may be one of your best potential investments.
And welcome to CoinTalk.
I agree with the above. This collection looks serious and it would be very prudent to wait before you make any decisions on what to do with it. I'm betting that after a few years when you learn exactly what you have, you will simply become a collector that has some prized coins. Somebody has spent their life putting this collection together and has blessed you with their effort. Welcome to the forum and believe what these experts tell you, there is a wealth of numismatic knowledge at your fingertips on this board.
I noticed in the photo of the silver dollars that you have 5 PCI slabs and one NTC slab. NTC is notorious for overgrading, and PCI can be "hit or miss" because they went through a lot of hard-times years. Neither of these will generate the premiums associated with NGC and PCGS.
Where are you located??? We might be able to help out find an honest coin dealer.
Lost Dutchman Rare Coins
I am not one to jump the gun, but not knowing is a big handicap, and these forums turn up some great people and results.
thank you to everyone that responded...
The collection goes back to the 30's and 40's to my grandparents, thats where it started. Some of the rarer coins and such were sent off to be grades, and stored in a safe, the rest are in what I believe to be in great shape.
I believe the more the economy tanks and people sell their coins, the more I will be glad I have kept mine.
just take a boat load of pictures of all the coins and if we see stuff that we think is valuable we can ask for more specific pictures.