Baseball HOF Coins most significant coin of the century

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by bkozak33, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. 19Lyds

    19Lyds Member of the United States of Confusion

    Yes, time will tell BUT.............my Spidey Instincts are yelling "Hype! Hype"!

    Kinda like the hype surrounding the ATB 5oz Hockey Pucks which were selling for close to a grand each and are now worth a bit over melt. (That's an ouch!)

    About the only coin which really stands out is that 2009 UHR.

    The HOF coins, despite the hype and wishes that Baseball Fans around the World are gonna want one of these, will have to stand the test of time. Keep in mind folks, Baseball fans are watching scores not US Mint products AND they'll have to go to ewither a Coin Show (and miss the big game) or visit a coin shop (probably to sell grampa inheritance) before they'll even know about these.

    My money is on the fact that only coin collectors/flippers will know about these coins and as such, once the flipping is done, they slip into quiet repose right next to the ATB 5oz Pucks.

    Don't intend on being a Debbie Downer but historically speaking, very few of these Modern Wonders ever last more than a year.
     
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  3. Amanda Varner

    Amanda Varner Well-Known Member

    Ok, I'll say it:

    They're ugly.
     
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  4. jack92029

    jack92029 Member

    Isn't the best gauge of demand, regardless of mintage, is the Premium that informed buyers are willing to pay?
    Therefore, the coins with the highest premiums vs similar coins, are deemed the "Must Have" by the market.
     
  5. Endeavor

    Endeavor Well-Known Member

    I think some of these flippers might be on this thread hyping it up. :D
     
  6. Morgandude11

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

    Is this the next Morgan Dollar, or Lincoln Cent? No way. Is it a desirable coin? Of course, and everybody knew this, as there are lots of baseball fans, so it had a built-in following, as well as a numismatic value. I do not see it as a coin of great significance though, and only time will tell.
     
  7. Endeavor

    Endeavor Well-Known Member

    I don't like or dislike them personally, but I don't take them as a serious coin. I see them more as a novelty item.
     
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  8. Endeavor

    Endeavor Well-Known Member

    Couldn't one argue that the"built in following" is evidence the Mint is trying to capitalize on hype? Can/Will the "coin" hold up on its own once the hype wears off?

    I would also challenge that fans of baseball doesn't necessarily translate well into desirability of a baseball related item. Go take a look at baseball card values. It doesn't get much more baseball related than that!
     
  9. 19Lyds

    19Lyds Member of the United States of Confusion

    Desirability is an opinion which is often used in conjunction with Hype but MY Opinion is that I only ordered them for my current commemorative Coin Collection. Otherwise I would have passed since I have no desire to really own an oddball shaped and gimmicky coin. US Mint or not. But that's just my opinion on how I feel about these "coins".
     
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  10. Amanda Varner

    Amanda Varner Well-Known Member

    I imagine it will be like the UHRs ... pandemonium at first, tons of excitement and ungodly premiums for a while before settling down.
     
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  11. If you think these are ugly, you should take a look at the First Spouse gold coins.

    :yack::wacky::bucktooth::depressed::dead:
     
  12. Amanda Varner

    Amanda Varner Well-Known Member

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  13. The US Mint is already considering a Football HOF commemorative coin. I am sure after that Golf, Tennis, etc. will follow...lol :)
     
  14. You are probably right that they will be reproductions. I do not collect labels but many do, and this may increase demand and cross over to the sports memorabilia market.
     
  15. Endeavor

    Endeavor Well-Known Member

    Yup. Once the ball starts rolling...

    Then when things cool off, they will include a game used piece/chunk of equipment. And for a LIMITED TIME ONLY!!!
     
  16. 3 of what? :stop: If you are referring to HOF gold, who in their right mind would sell them to you when they could 2-4x their money on eBay? :bucktooth:
     
  17. LostDutchman

    LostDutchman Under Staffed & Overly Motivated Moderator

    Bought 3 PF $5 gold and 3 UNC $5 gold, 3 of each of the dollars and halves...
     
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  18. Sports cards hit the wall when they became easy to forge among numerous other reasons. However, the sports memorabilia market (jerseys, autographs, video games, etc.) is huge though. Who doesn't like gold? These will fade of course over time, but so does just about anything else.
     
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  19. Wow! That's crazy. I am sure you pay a fair price, but they could have made a lot more money (like you will) elsewhere.
     
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  20. anchor1112

    anchor1112 Senior Member

    raw coin gold baseball should pass $1,000.00 each. silver one should pass $100.00 in both type. proof or uncirculated. that is my estimation.
     
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  21. LostDutchman

    LostDutchman Under Staffed & Overly Motivated Moderator

    The guy just wanted a quick flip and left some meat on the bone for me.
     
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