Focus? Pick a denomination... my primary focus is half dollars.
Then buy the best examples you can afford within The “Box of 20” collecting method.
For starters, get one of these:
Available from many sources, like this:...
Generally, 19th century and early 20th century U.S. silver coins are liquid -- especially high-grade coins with eye appeal.
That covers a lot of...
$3 - $6 uncertified. Lots of 'em on ebay.
1971 Ike dollar -- my everyday carry piece (which I rarely carry nowadays).
FWIW, I believe the OP's coin is an O-112 (R.2).
Would the OP's 1817 coin have graded higher if it was dated 1830 (many varieties that year have a worn appearance even in mint state)?
That is, are...
Maybe at 62 it's worthy of a Gold CAC.
Instead of re-submitting to NGC or PCGS, maybe it's worthy of a Gold CAC.
Are you re-submitting? Might be worth the risk if it's currently 62 or 63 -- especially since the '41-S is the priciest of the short set Walkers.
Fun pocket piece... let today's youngsters discover the sound & feel of 90% silver.
Aside from the designs, I agree the coin itself should be innovative. Or at least different, unique, interesting... something collectible.
Look in any Red Book: Compare the issue price of modern proof sets with "current value".
You'll find it's generally a poor investment.
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