Heritage High

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Gregg, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. Gregg

    Gregg Monster Toning

    I like to go to Heritage Auctions and carefully examine their Peace Dollar offerings.
    I'll find something pristine in an MS66 or MS67 and then place a bid.

    My bids are usually about 30% of the going market rate for the coin in question.

    At any one auction I may have a couple of thousand dollars in bids and be winning... for a couple of days, only to get outbid to the tune of 3X my initial bid; however, that isn't what is important.

    The important thing is I get to pretend to be a high roller for a few days.

    Me? I'm a very serious collector of high end coins... why I've got thousands in bids out on Heritage Auctions as we speak.
     
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  3. Gregg

    Gregg Monster Toning

    Plus I get to live with the illusion that I'm going to pick up a 1921 Peace Dollar (MS65+ CAC) for $2.00.... for 2-5 days. (1)





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    1: Not that I'd ever pay over $31 for a 1921 Peace Dollar.
     
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  4. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    I used to play that game back in the old, dark time before the internet. I liked getting auction catalogs from the major players, but paying for them was too expensive, so I would send in a few low ball bids which was usually enough to keep me on the mailing list. As a bonus, I would occasionally get something cheap. In addition, I still have the catalogs from the significant sales as part of my library
     
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  5. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    It's always fun to get in early on bids and see how long you can ride yours out. I have a bunch of low ball bids on eBay... sadly most are already outbid.
     
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  6. When I see two identical coins ending at the same time, I bid a bunch of times on one hoping to draw attention away from the one I want.
    It never works so why do I keep doing it?
     
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  7. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    "Hope springs eternal..."
     
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  9. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

  10. Gregg

    Gregg Monster Toning

    I'm currently winning with $1 on Heritage Auctions for this beauty.
    Just think, in another month it could be mine!

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  11. physics-fan3.14

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

    Yeah, I've totally bid on million dollar coins before. Many times.

    And I was winning for a while ;)
     
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  12. DUNK 2

    DUNK 2 Well-Known Member

    My offer of $40 for each 1921 Peace Dollar (BU condition) bought at $31 still stands. :)
     
  13. Numismat

    Numismat World coin enthusiast

    Watch you actually win it on some technical issue. Got eem
     
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  14. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    In the words of the guys selling common coins for thousands of dollars "but it only has to work once."
     
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  15. Gregg

    Gregg Monster Toning

    I'll tell my wife I have a standing offer to sell a coin I bought for $2 for $40.
    It will calm her anxiety over me buying coins.
     
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  16. DUNK 2

    DUNK 2 Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a strategy! Let me know if it works.
     
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  17. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    There’s one big online auction that typically has reserves. A few times, I’ve been the high bidder - but still the reserve was in place. I got an 1878CC Morgan and a couple of Peace dollars at nice prices when the reserves were lifted in the final minutes. It’s been a while, so I don’t know if it still can shake out that way.
     
  18. GoldFinger1969

    GoldFinger1969 Well-Known Member

  19. geekpryde

    geekpryde Husband and Father

    I do the same. @GDJMSP gave me a Gibb slap once for bidding on coins I don't intend on winning. I got like 10 "marker" bids on Great Collections as we speak.:D
     
  20. calcol

    calcol Supporter! Supporter

    "Insanity Is Doing the Same Thing Over and Over Again and Expecting Different Results." o_O

    Quote is often wrongly attributed to A. Einstein. Earliest known use was by an attendee at a AA meeting in Knoxville, TN and later reported in the local newspaper.

    Cal
     
  21. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Average Circulated

    Nice to see virtual Gregg re-animated in a zomby-thread.:zombie:

    Oh, and I have it on good authority* that A. Einstein was at that AA meeting in Knoxville, so....









    *Totally made that up
     
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