If you had $250+- right now, what would you buy?

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  1. kazuma78

    kazuma78 Supporter! Supporter

    Hahaha I'm just joking around because if I didn't laugh about it, I'd cry
     
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  3. okbustchaser

    okbustchaser I may be old but I still appreciate a pretty bust Supporter

    Something like this

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    In fact, I just did.;)
     
  4. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky

    Buy what YOU like.
     
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  5. charley

    charley Well-Known Member

    My PCP will not give me the prescription anymore.
    He sees no reason to medically treat something that has outlived its usefulness.
     
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  6. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Fill my cars with gas and the refrigerator with food.
     
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  7. Silverpop

    Silverpop Well-Known Member

    buying coins -none in that price range that would get my notice as i have a set budget and refuse to go over it

    but i'd use the money to trim the trees and then split whatever is left with my wife
     
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  8. MIGuy

    MIGuy Well-Known Member

    Our cars / trucks have gas - I use a hybrid for local stuff and work remotely, so that's not a big deal, I've got nowhere to go, my retirement contribution is maxed as a deduction prior to me getting my take home pay, the pantry is full, and the kids got their undergrad degrees paid for. I'm very fortunate to have a little play money on occasion for the hobby, so I'm just looking for some fun. I appreciate all of the humor and input ;)
     
  9. nerosmyfavorite68

    nerosmyfavorite68 Well-Known Member

    One could get a halfway decent Nero as or dupondius, or a Hellenistic AR Tetradrachm in fine.

    Or five pretty nice Sassanian Persian silver drachms. (According to the ol' google, gas is 20 cents a gallon in Iran - no political overtones, I just thought it was an interesting factoid). The Sassanian coins are pretty wild, but they're neat and fairly cheap.
     
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  10. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    This ...this morning... s-l1600-9.jpg s-l1600-10.jpg
     
  11. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Please stop this...you really ARE old
     
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  12. Omegaraptor

    Omegaraptor Gobrecht/Longacre Enthusiast

    That’s an excellent choice. $250 can also get you a beautiful Thaler.

    As for US my top choices would be:
    Draped Bust Half Dollar, 1805-07
    Liberty Cap Large Cent, 1794
    Draped Bust Half Cent, 1800
    (Best possible grades for $250)

    Seated Liberty Half Dime, MS-63, common date (might have to stretch that $250 a bit, but definitely doable)
    or 1838-O, G-VG if feeling a key date
     
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  13. MIGuy

    MIGuy Well-Known Member

    I like those! Got my first one recently - good price (under $100), beautiful coin, that's something I'll consider (along with the Trade Dollar, Capped Bust, Bust Cents and Seated Liberty Dimes and other suggestions) -
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  14. Slinky8

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  15. Mike Thornton

    Mike Thornton Learning something new everyday. Supporter

    I'd pick up a 1936 P Texas Commemorative. Need one to complete the set.
     
  16. Nyatii

    Nyatii I like running w/scissors. Makes me feel dangerous

    You beat me to it.
     
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  17. longnine009

    longnine009 Most Exalted Excellency Supporter

    They had to pay it. The Spartan motto was "come back with your car, or on it."
     
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  18. Mac McDonald

    Mac McDonald Well-Known Member

    A tank of gas...maybe (no foolin')...my older SUV has a 42-gallon tank.
     
  19. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Divorce papers might be nice, just an idea of course...
     
  20. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    I have a Turkmenistan coin on my watch list for around that much but I'm struggling to pull the trigger as that is quite a bit for something that only a handful of us worldwide would think to purchase (me being one of those oddballs :D).
     
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  21. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    Something to consider is a token from your town/city/state (or just one with a cool design). Here is one I picked up last year for slightly under $100. At $250 you should have more to choose from (or can get a few less expensive ones).



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