Finally caught up on opening my mail

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by lordmarcovan, May 31, 2023.

  1. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    When I was a kid and my mail order coins arrived, I used to feverishly tear open the packages on the spot. Nowadays, for whatever reason, I tend to let the mail pile up for a while and only open it when I’m in a suitably numismatic mood.



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  3. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    Worth the wait. That Philippines peso is beautiful.
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  4. Dima

    Dima Member

    The 1836 half eagle is amazing - congrats all around!

    Also, I didn't realize this was even an option; I thought waiting by the door for the mailman and shredding open your packages before the mailman has left your driveway was the only way :p
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  5. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    I've got 6 coins (3 Roman Imperial, 2 Ancient Greek and 1 Roman Republic) arriving in 3 packages from 3 dealers between tomorrow and Monday. Don't think I will be waiting till Monday to open them all.:yuck:
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  6. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector

    I just won a coin on a Heritage auction.
    Their delivery schedule: 7-14 days.
    Oh, well.
    Nothing I can do about that.
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  7. asheland

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  8. lardan

    lardan Supporter! Supporter

    Very nice coins.
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  9. Jim Dale

    Jim Dale Well-Known Member

    I have been looking over some Coin Auction Houses and have wanted to throw my hat in the ring, but by fear o losing the amount of work it would take to get the coin (S) to the auction house. There have been some beauts out there, but I let them go due to my fear.
    If there are any collectors out there, give me e,,
  10. Jim Dale

    Jim Dale Well-Known Member

    I, too, have admired your Philippine Peso. Do the mints of the United States mint their coins?
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  11. Jim Dale

    Jim Dale Well-Known Member

    Great coins.
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  12. BurrosCoins

    BurrosCoins Well-Known Member

    That's some nice looking coins.
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  13. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis Helpful? Click *Best Answer*! Supporter

    A classic head half or quarter eagle is something I have long wanted. My favorite! Haven't bought one yet.
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  14. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    With the exception of a branch in Manila (“M” mintmark), all Philippine coinage of that pre-independence era was struck in the United States. That 1904-S is from San Francisco.
  15. Endeavor

    Endeavor Well-Known Member

    It's more fun to let a pile of mail packages grow and then open them up all at once. It's like being a kid on Christmas.
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  16. KSorbo

    KSorbo Well-Known Member

    I would never let packages with coins like those accumulate. A Philippine peso is high on my list right now and I hope I will have enough patience to find one as nice as yours. Also, with most gold being out of my budget, a circulated classic head quarter or half eagle is probably my only option for a genuinely scarce piece.
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  17. H8_modern

    H8_modern Attracted to small round-ish art

    Really nice group. The classic head half eagle is an interesting short run type. I’d love to get a set of P, D and C for 1838 but I’m never going to be able to spend that much.
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  18. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

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