@Randy Abercrombie posted some new purchases. Among them was a Lafayette dollar with great grey contrasting toning- the CircCam appearance I love on circulated silver. This Lafayette dollar. It has the perfect look for a circulated coin, in my opinion. I posted some admiring comments at the time, and semi-jokingly hinted that I'd be a buyer if he ever wanted to sell it. Fast forward to the other day. Randy asked me if I remembered the coin. Surprisingly, I did not, but hey, it had been four years. And then the surprise. Randy announced that he was just sending it to me, out of the blue... as a gift! Imagine my astonishment! Now, here's the weird part. You see, I do love this coin. The compliments I posted about it four years ago were sincere. And I'd have been delighted to add this to my collection. But instead, I just regifted it. Why, you ask? Am I crazy? (Well, yes, but that's beside the point.) You see, just a couple of months ago, I bought my first Lafayette dollar. A lovely MS63. And I don't need two Lafayette dollars! So there was my dilemma. A coin I had admired in the past just up and fell into my lap, suddenly and unexpectedly- as a gift- but since I now own another (rather expensive) one in higher grade, I didn't really need it! Two or three months ago, I'd have happily added that VF25 to my collection. But now... what to do? I could sell one of the coins, but that didn't feel right, selling Randy's crazy-generous gift. And I'm rather fond of the MS63 coin I recently bought. Or I could offer to send the VF25 back to Randy, but knowing him, he'd decline, and besides, that would seem ungrateful of me. The only solution I saw was to regift it, and make somebody else's day. (I explained the dilemma to Randy all along, and he was cool with this idea.) So I approached someone else who has always been very generous with me, both with time and advice, and with gifts... that would be Josh Z (@kazuma78). I asked Josh if he owned a Lafayette dollar, and surprisingly (given the caliber of his collection), he said no- he'd never had one. So I said, "Merry Christmas! Now you do!" and explained I was giving the CircCam NGC VF25 Lafayette dollar to him. And hey, doing that was every bit as much fun as adding that coin to my collection would have been. It just felt right. Many thanks to @Randy Abercrombie, for the incredible kindness.