$1700 spending limit, what would you buy?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Junior lawson, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. Junior lawson

    Junior lawson Active Member

    Title says it all, if you had 1700, what coin/coins would you buy to add to your collection. I really like another users post on his 1911 D $2.5 gold indian. But i most likley would buy like 3 or 4 $400/$500 gold pieces just to own a couple.
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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    an 1877 indian,1916 D merc ,1909 s vdb wheatie and 1932 D /S quarters.
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  5. DarkRage666

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    Dan Carr that is (maybe more than 1)
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  6. Penny Luster

    Penny Luster Supporter! Supporter

    The 1909-s vdb Lincoln cent!
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  7. Exodus_gear

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  8. jwitten

    jwitten Well-Known Member

    Several really nice $2 1/2 Indians. That would be the start of a nice set.
  9. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Supporter! Supporter

    Good question; I can't say I've got a concrete answer. However, I wouldn't mind any one of the following coins in no particular order.

    1. 1870 Japan 1 Yen
    2. Japanese Trade Dollar
    3. A denarius of Otho or some other comparatively rare Roman Emperor.
    4. A low-grade gold coin from either Charlotte or Dahlonega.
    5. 1851 Switzerland 5 Francs
    6. An ancient gold coin.
    7. A complete date set of Cuban ABC Pesos
    8. 1922 "plain date" Lincoln Wheat Cent
    9. 1916-D Mercury Dime
    10. 1909-S VDB Lincoln Wheat Cent
    11. Finish my Dansco 7070.
    12. 1850 Great Britain Shilling
    13. 1893 Great Britain "Jubilee Head" Sixpence
    14. 1948 Canadian Silver Dollar
    15. An assortment of Canadian silver coins from the Victorian era.
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  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I would buy a 1911-D, weak D. Then I'd have all of them. I have the strong D but I want the weak D as well. I almost did it but I found another coin that I've been looking for over 6 years. I bought that as it was exactly as I wanted and $125.00 under the gray sheet. It's on it's way to me.
  11. KSorbo

    KSorbo Well-Known Member

    A problem free certified Draped Bust Dollar in F/VF.
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  12. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    This gets my vote. It was exactly how I forayed into the world of gold coins some 30-40 years ago. I still remember the exchange. Two quarter eagles and one half eagle and it ate up all my Christmas bonus that year..... BUT I did enjoy having several gold coins to enjoy and pour over rather than one single half eagle. It was much more satisfying to the collector side of me.
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  13. okbustchaser

    okbustchaser I may be old but I still appreciate a pretty bust Supporter

    Probably the same thing(s)I'd buy with a $170.00 budget--or a $17000.00 one... more bust halves.
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  14. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    High grade Morgan Dollars. MS 67. You can buy two for that price (common dates), and they are hot now.
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  15. CommemHalfScrub

    CommemHalfScrub Active Member

    spanish trail commemorative half dollar
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  16. Matthew Kruse

    Matthew Kruse Young Numismatist

    High Grade 1909 S VDB Lincoln Penny
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  17. GoldFinger1969

    GoldFinger1969 Well-Known Member

    Not a bad choice....I might personally go for a larger denomination (more gold) coin.

    If whoever could spring for a few hundred more, I'd go for a nice MS65 Saint-Gaudens if they want gold.
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  18. GoldFinger1969

    GoldFinger1969 Well-Known Member

    For $800 each, they can probably get some common MSDs with a CAC, right ? Or $800 might buy them an MSD 1-step up from common, huh ?
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  19. GoldFinger1969

    GoldFinger1969 Well-Known Member

    You're asking us what WE like based on what we buy for ourselves.

    What do YOU currently own and buy ?
  20. Junior lawson

    Junior lawson Active Member

    Well..personally I started looking for something not seen everyday and befor or durning civil war gold. That brought me to georga 1830s to 1860s dahlonega mint. All coins there were gold ($1.00, $2.5, $3.00 and $5.00) with the "D". When civil war broke out, the southern government, took over the mint and started minting gold dollars and half eagles. While its not know how many the confederates minted, there is only 1500 to 1600 grand total. Making them rarer.
    Most are outta my price range but i have found acouple worth watching. As i have NO gold coins beside a 1940s restrike gold peso, iam really just looking for older american gold coins. When the wifey gets off work to today, were headed in to the next town over to see what they have in there coin shops.
    Lol oh the wifey got a new carr..... 4 door lol, not dan carr
  21. Junior lawson

    Junior lawson Active Member

    Now what i own, its scaddered.....Ill post some pictures as soon as iam done feeding the baby. Got a 32d quarter, 1909s and a 1909vdb, got a handful of silver dimes, and silver quarters, got the v75 silver dollar from the mint... its all over the place really... i like it all.
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