Go Ahead and Brag. Show Me Your Prize

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Randy Abercrombie, Aug 31, 2019.

  1. giorgio11

    giorgio11 Senior Numismatist

    Just one new prize for today ...

    1c 1901 PR66+RB PCGS CAC 37236026 Trueview.jpg
    1901 Indian Cent PR66+RB PCGS

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  3. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    More than a few years ago, I would have felt the same, but trust me brother......whatever it is that you treasure in your collection is up there with gold. If you love it, it belongs posted here.....:)
  4. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

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  5. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Depends on which side of the fence you sit on.......
  6. calcol

    calcol Supporter! Supporter

    A favorite of mine. A pattern, Judd-241, PCGS PR62,.

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  7. calcol

    calcol Supporter! Supporter

    Go ahead and post. A coin doesn't need to be rare, expensive or high grade to be appreciated. I bet I'll like what you've got. :)

  8. Tracy62

    Tracy62 Well-Known Member

    This is my most expensive coin...

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    But, this is my favorite coin in my humble collection.

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  9. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    Thank you gentleman.

    Here's a couple of my favs (all raw):

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  10. Paul M.

    Paul M. Well-Known Member

    I see you posted a couple of coins already. Good!

    I just wanted to mention for you and anyone else reading that not all the coins in this thread are rare or expensive! I mean, I posted a 1963-D dime! Granted, it's not your average 1962-D dime, but it's a coin you can aspire to on a $25/week budget. And there are collecting areas where you can get incredibly rare, eye appealing pieces for peanuts relative to your typical US coin series.

    Edit: 1962-D, not 1963-D. Sometimes I don't remember the dates of my coins.... #TypeCollectorProblems.
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  11. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    Thank you Paul and the rest of you fine folks that encouraged me to join the party. It's quite daunting seeing pictures of coins that quite frankly could grace the archives of the Smithsonian. Again, I'm truly humbled but glad I changed course and joined the fray.
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  12. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Awwe heck man.Every one of them are historic and have a story to tell. I just love looking at coins. I don't care if it is a worn slick V-nickel or a proof Morgan. I love em all.
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  13. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    I totally agree. The difference being, each coin has a different story. Some of the stories behind the coins I'm referencing have stories that define history and movies are made from. Truly awe inspiring.
  14. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Old men have deeper pockets than young men......you'll be old someday. :)
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  15. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    I'm not as young as you might think. Or at least my grandson would say I'm old. I just accumulated over the course of the last 50 years. Not so much a collector.
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  16. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes? Supporter

    Old men and young men both have the same in common - to afford rare coins, they have to save disposable income to spend it on commodities like coins instead of other things. It's a decision. Any 25 year old could by a Ferrari if he saved his money and that's what he wanted, and he sacrificed other things instead. Any 34 year old with a successful career could have my collection if he spent his money on that instead of whatever 34 year olds tend to spend their money on.

    What are your priorities? That's where you'll spend your money. Do you desire a $7000 Bust Half from 1815/2 like me, or would you rather spend that on something else?
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  17. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    Excellent points. My priorities have always been saving for retirement. Never any extravagancies (cars, travel, boozing, jewelry, clothing, etc). Our accumulation of coins and such only amount to about 2-3% of our portfolio.
  18. giorgio11

    giorgio11 Senior Numismatist

    S$1 1899 MS66+ PCGS CAC 37307616 Trueview.jpg
    1899 Morgan MS66+ PCGS CAC Gloriously Toned Low-Mintage P-Mint!
  19. Evan8

    Evan8 A Little Off Center

    Alright I have a lot of coins I could post here but Im going to hold myself to one. I don't show this one very much and it isn't the nicest Lincoln I own, but it is mine.

    I purchased this shortly after turning 21.

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  20. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    A person once told me.... You can have a good time as a young man... Or you can have a good time as an old man. I chose to have my good time as a young man. So I'll be burning the midnight oil for some time to come!! You are a wise man.
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  21. BuffaloHunter

    BuffaloHunter Short of a full herd

    Excellent thread, Randy! Love seeing all these gems that our coin brothers and sisters have! Here's one in my collection that I never tire of looking at:

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