Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Noah Finney, Nov 17, 2018.
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Sorry........... I will relink it
I'm looking for something better
Or is it that this is the George Walton who may have been a relative of the equally famous Sam Walton of Bentonville Arkansas?
I am not so sure, but I think this was a different George Walton that had enough money to buy the coin back in the day. https://coinweek.com/coin-clubs/ame...iation/george-walton-heirs-donate-100000-ana/
I was at the FUN show when they graded that coin, and watched them put the label in the holder. It was a ceremony of sorts. That was an amazing experience.
hmmmmmmmm, still thinking Hee hee hee
You also have to think about all of those fee's! eBay takes 10% of all sales!
No, it's capped at $500 max eBay fee.
Great minds think alike. But my PayPal limit is just a little short, and the seller is not offering $50 per month payments.
How much did he pay for this coin 1.5 M? How many years has he had it? So even
with auction fees, etc. he will double his money on this coin.
Do we know the price he paid, and how long he had it? I was just trying to jog my memory and I thought one of these went for 1.5 a few years ago.
Look at the prices for the 1943 copper. Not too long ago they were getting 100K which seemed a little high. And now, they are 250.
These pieces belong in museums so that average folks can enjoy them.
I don't claim to be an advanced collector; I know just enough to be a danger to myself and my bank account. I do set limits, though, and rarely exceed them.
1 is the price you have to pay to see a certain, special exhibit outside the normal admission fee.
The other is, some museums are not coin experts and they will clean this coin.
And, after many years, it can literally end up in a drawer or closet, and many years later, just sold quietly, and use the money for other acquisitions or museum general fund. So there's no guarantee the museum is going to take proper care of this coin.
@Michael K and while it's really no comparison to going to the Louvre, unless such a costly coin were donated with stipulations, it makes sense to me that if the coin were purchased with a museum's own funds, I might encourage it to sell the coin in order to pay for some other exhibit that people might enjoy seeing more. I had the great privilege to live in Paris as a teenager during which I had the memorable experiences of visiting the Louvre and all of the other sites that helped to make that city famous almost sixty years ago.
While this might sound silly, I was saddened to learn that the Roy Rogers Museum had closed shortly after his death decades ago. Time had taken its toll, though, as his fans grew old with him and passed on. I had the pleasure of seeing and talking with Roy several times back in the 1960s when he visited Washington, D.C. on business.
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