If you had to pick one US coin you own

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Morgandude11, Jan 3, 2021.

  1. charlottedude

    charlottedude Novice Collector

    It would have to be this one - a gift from a dear family member.
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  3. COOPER12

    COOPER12 Well-Known Member

    Not my prettiest Morgan but 1880 Vam 33A XF-45 is my rarest vam

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  4. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    No, not at all.... It is called a bar token due to the thirteen parallel bars on the reverse that represent the thirteen colonies. They traded in commerce with the same value as a cent.
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  5. Gam3rBlake

    Gam3rBlake Well-Known Member

    Ohhh ok xD.

    I only asked because I know in the Wild West they had brothel tokens for prostitutes ("Good for 1 screw") and they also had tokens for general stores so I figured maybe some bars had tokens of their own or something. Lol!
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  6. Gam3rBlake

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    That's seriously #1 on my most desired coins list.

    Basically any American pre-1800 gold coin.

    Very nice!!
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  7. dimeguy

    dimeguy Dime Enthusiast

    Some very nice coins, folks!

    Like many, I have several favorites, but one of the tops would be this commoner. I remember as a teen I loved how this looked with a bit of circulated wear, some lady with wings on her head and something on the reverse I had no idea what it was. It showed artistic beauty and typical monetary use...simplistic and beautiful. This first Mercury purchase started a long love/lust relation with dimes.

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  8. Vess1

    Vess1 CT SP VIP

    Same. Not even going to attempt but enjoying everyone else's.
  9. Marshall

    Marshall Junior Member

    I have to cheat a little. My favorite find was too expensive for me to own. It is the Third known 1793 NC-6 which I Attributed from the Heritage Archives. It has a provenance older than the Discovery coin and had been attributed as S-16. Mark Borchhardt wrote this find up in the April 2019 issue of Penny-Wise.
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    The favorite coin I was able to purchase was this recent cherry pick of a 1796 NC-2 and is either the 10th or 11th known.
  10. 80s_Kid

    80s_Kid Member

    I've only been collecting for a few years and became fascinated by Barber Halves about 12-18 months ago. During my search I found this 1897-S graded MS-63 PL and I became obsessed with it. It was and still is the only PL graded 1897-S that I'm aware of.

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  11. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 65 years Supporter

    Nice coin. I must have the wrong friends!
  12. Browns Fan

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  13. Seated J

    Seated J Supporter! Supporter

    It's in a PCGS AU-58 holder with CAC green bean.
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  15. Lembeck13

    Lembeck13 Active Member

    Bravo! [Absolutely no need for some CT validating photos - mine doesn't include one either] Your account captures that lifetime "hook"; that first numismatic coup/epiphany/kiss. For me, it was a 1964 laundromat change maker on L.I.. In went a shiny 1962 quarter and out came two amazing - but numismatically unremarkable - Barber dimes and a Liberty nickel. Lifetime addictions often catch coin collector dilettantes off-guard... even at thirteen. Oh, BTW, I didn't convert them into mini-boxes of Tide... Sorry, Mom.
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  16. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I've always liked Indian Head Cents, but, being a cheap guy, have never bought a really nice Unc or AU one. Saw this one for cheap and had to order it. Additionally, it is a "smoothed" coin, which I had never seen outside of ancient coins (the fields are shaved to make them smooth). After I got it, I noticed the easily visible clash thumbnail_IMG_0342.jpg thumbnail_IMG_0343.jpg thumbnail_IMG_0340.jpg behind the Indian's head. What's not to like?
  17. harrync

    harrync Well-Known Member

    My 1853 C $5 gold piece. I guess it really isn't mine any more, since I gave it to my wife about 25 years ago. She must wear it about half the time she goes out -
    $5 C.jpeg probably knocks about 25c of collector value off it from wear each time. Before you get too upset, hidden under that bezel is the worst rim nick [rim gouge?] I have ever seen. I know, it's weird, but I value human relationships more than material things. And in case you haven't guessed, my wife's name is Charlotte.
  18. okbustchaser

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

    Thanks for the reply...Let's see if my pics remain this time.
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  19. I will post a pic of it soon but, I have an 1853 Gold dollar coin (ANACS MS 50/50). I am amazed at the fact I have something from back then and wonder who may have touch it, owned it or its path to me from my wife's uncle. Just trying to imaging the lineage is intriguing to me.
  20. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    My Chris Columbus 18something coin. Only coin I really wanted @lordmarcovan
  21. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Wow that’s fancy
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