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

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by MIGuy, May 19, 2022.

  1. MIGuy

    MIGuy Well-Known Member

    I have to admit, I am on a quest for my Numista inventory map to have a coin from every country, and I don't have one of those - but Botswana and Ecuador are higher priorities. I like the token idea too.
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  3. MIGuy

    MIGuy Well-Known Member

    Now I don't have any Seated Liberty Half Dimes - well I didn't, but I saw this one, and now I do! Thank you for the suggestion. It's a lower grade (PR50) proof 1871 Seated Liberty Half Dime in a PCGS slab, mintage 960. It was (to me) surprisingly affordable, though more than I usually spend on a coin by quite a bit. I think folks interested in these only want them PR60 or better for the most part and have the bank accounts to support that. It was a little over my payday project budget, but not much. I'm really excited about it and I'm so glad I asked you all for suggestions - now I have good ideas that will carry me forward. Seller's pics:

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  4. BuffaloHunter

    BuffaloHunter Short of a full herd Supporter

    Sweet! I think you chose well!
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  5. Scott J

    Scott J Well-Known Member

    I too cannot regularly spend $250 on coin. Like you, that is a lot for me. I was in the same boat last month and was trying to buy a FH SLQ, unfortunately I was outbid on everything and ended up buying a few cheaper coins.
    Long story short - a nice Standing Liberty Quarter
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  6. Scott J

    Scott J Well-Known Member

    True, but I'd rather have gold or silver.
  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    You did great on that coin. It will be worth the higher cost to you but if you only paid what’s on the reverse, I wouldn’t think a thing about it.
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  8. MIGuy

    MIGuy Well-Known Member

    I wish! Full disclosure - $264 with shipping.
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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I don’t know much about the series but I do have a few in my Dansco. It will be worth that price for the lower mintage.
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  10. Omegaraptor

    Omegaraptor Gobrecht/Longacre Enthusiast

    Congrats on your purchase and I see why this coin spoke to you. It may be an “impaired” Proof but the Proof qualities are still very much there and it’s an appealing coin. You made a good choice!
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  11. Mr.MonkeySwag96

    Mr.MonkeySwag96 Well-Known Member

    A Liberty Head nickel proof graded PCGS PR63

    A silver tetradrachm from the Seleukid Empire

    A type 1 large size Bust quarter or 20 cent piece in VG-VF grade

    A Roman Republic denarius. I never get tired of silver denarii
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  12. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    I unfortunately can't afford $250 and even if I did, it would have to go to Bills. However, if I didn't have to do that it would have to be something Silver like a half dime or Standing Liberty Quarter or both.:smuggrin:
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  13. desertgem

    desertgem Senior Errer Collecktor Supporter

    I have been putting it into stock. There are some bargains there if a person is patient and long term looking. Jim
  14. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    At my age, long-term is 2 weeks... :)
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  15. desertgem

    desertgem Senior Errer Collecktor Supporter

    Well, when I am gone, the family will carry on and I won't worry about them financially before or after. Assuming the whole country doesn't vaporize first.
  16. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    Probably a CC Morgan in an OGH.

    That should keep you busy for a while.
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  17. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    Bought this for less than $100.


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