Featured Meaningful Coins

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by AdamsCollection, Nov 25, 2019.

  1. AdamsCollection

    AdamsCollection Well-Known Member

    Hey Everyone! I was wondering what coins you hold in your collection that regardless of what you are offered you won't sell, or trade for. These are the coins that have meaning to you, coins with not only personality but history. Coins that share a deeper connection and story to you, sentimental coins.

    For me I have one coin that I will never sell, and that is my AU 55 1949 S Franklin Half Dollar.
    au55frank2.jpg This coin is particularly special to me simply because of the moment I got the coin, and its impact that day had on my life. My grandfather who was a very honorable and respectful man who taught me a lot about life, who helped me when I needed it, who gave me a roof over my head and who shared his wisdom to me had a heart attack in may of 2017. He survived but it impacted us all greatly, we were so close to losing him. Flash forward to April of 2019 and while doing yard work with my brother he had another heart attack, It was so sudden, too sudden.

    He was born in 1949, and had a small collection of his own, I would always show my coins off to him and share him the stories of the coins. This half dollar was special because while in the waiting room of the hospital, moments after I had won the auction, my grandfather passed away. It was surreal the entire day, and now this coin reminds me of that day each time I hold it. It reminds me of the strong, and influencial man he was, and everything he had done for me and my family.

    Please share any coins you have that are sentimental, or coins you simply cannot part with. What are their story?
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  3. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    That's a very nice story. Sorry for your loss but thank you for sharing.
  4. Coinsandmedals

    Coinsandmedals Well-Known Member

    Well, I can certainly understand why this coin has a permanent place in your collection. Thank you for sharing. My grandpa gave me a small collection of coins a few years ago. One of which was a well-circulated (maybe a VG at best) 1928 S Peace Dollar. Although it is not worth much and is not in the best shape, it means a lot to me because it was something my grandpa took the time and energy to save for me. Unfortunately, I do not have a picture to share.
  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    @AdamsCollection .. Touching story. Thanks for sharing.
    The following coin I knew would not get a good grade. I knew it had the hairlines before I sent it to NGC. But it was one of my dad's favorite foreign coins. He started me into the coin hobby when I was a teenager. He passed away 20 years ago due to a brain aneurysm. So this coin is very special to me.
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  6. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Great stories!! Mine was 1970-something. I cannot remember exactly. I was a young pimple faced kid totally engrossed in coins. Mom was working two jobs and going to school at night trying to make something of herself. So my coin collection was a poor kids collection. But I loved it anyway. The TV was showing regular commercials about the Morgan GSA dollars that were being auctioned. My granddaddy saw me wistfully watching these commercials and he bought me these two. They are the most common of the GSA Morgans but they are priceless to me.
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  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    And priceless they should be! Very touching Randy and it brought back some very good memories for me. :)
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2019
  8. Amos 811

    Amos 811 DisMember

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    This puppy stays with me.
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  9. Amos 811

    Amos 811 DisMember

    Looking for my full pics, uggg
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  11. hotwheelsearl

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  12. Bambam8778

    Bambam8778 Well-Known Member

    I don't have any photos of them at the moment. I have a roll of bicentennial Kennedy half dollars that my dad gave me from my grandfather. I'm sure not worth a lot monetarily. 2 Morgan dollars from my Aunt, a couple Ike's from my grandmother and pap, a jar of french and German money from my pap from WWII. Like everyone else, not worth much monetarily however the heart understands that the people you love had these in their possession at one time and that means more to me than what someone would offer.
  13. Kein

    Kein Member

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  14. Colby J.

    Colby J. Well-Known Member

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    This coin is not particularly special. It was my grandfather's coin that was part of his own collection before he passed away in 2004. I love the orange toning on the back
  15. Colby J.

    Colby J. Well-Known Member

    Like you would know. Do you know who that member is sharing the coin.
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  16. Kein

    Kein Member

    Yeah, just another person,,,I have the same exact penny matter of fact I have about 9 of the same looking pennies,,, what makes his penny more valuable than mine???
  17. charlottedude

    charlottedude Novice Collector

    I have several coins that have much sentimental value. The coins were purchased with inheritance funds from the sale of two properties left to me by my grandmother. These were pieces of land that had been in my family in SE N.C. since the late 1700's & early 1800's, but due to my parent's monetary needs, decided to allow them to broker separate sales of both. From this, I took a small amount of the proceeds to purchase "mementos" reflecting the time period when the properties were originally purchased.
    She was the no-question matriarch of my family... when we all (extended family) got together, it was at her house. Convenient for me and my siblings, as she lived just across the street from us while growing up. She was a great woman, and I think of her when I see these coins.
    This one from the first sale in @ 2004:
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    These two from the property sale in @ 2014:
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  18. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    At a young age, this coin put me on a long path of collecting. Pretty special to me. Also one of the first coins I posted on this site, 12 years ago.
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  19. Amos 811

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  20. AdamsCollection

    AdamsCollection Well-Known Member

    Sounds like that is a really special coin! Appreciate everyone sharing their meaningful coins, learning a little bit about each other through our collections! Hope you have a great thanksgiving!

    Today is a good day to reminisce about those we lost and be thankful for everyone we still have with us!
  21. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 64 years

    I have a 1906 IHC that I found in a roll I got at my local bank in Algonquin Illinois in 1968. At the time I almost wet myself.
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