My modest 8 coin collection

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Sallent, Jul 10, 2024.

  1. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper

    Here's the state of my current collection. Six 1 oz bullion coins, a 1915 Cuba Ten Pesos, and a St. Gauden. Got a long way to go to go towards building a collection, but hey, it's a start.

    Future goals are a $20 Gold Liberty, a $10 gold Indian, a 100 Francs gold coin, and some Australian and South African bullion.

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  3. physics-fan3.14

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

    That might only be 8 coins, but that is a significant chunk of change!

    I personally like the pre-1933 gold better than the modern stuff, but that is only my opinion.
     
  4. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Great collection even the Cuban gold coin is super scarce and wanted by many! I'd like to own one myself but I'll have to wait as currently, I'm right under the poverty line! :D
     
  5. lardan

    lardan Supporter! Supporter

    Nice eight coins you have there.
     
  6. tibor

    tibor Supporter! Supporter

    Very nice collection. I'm partial to the
    Indian/Buffalo. Show us your additions
    when possible.
     
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  7. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Celebrating 75 Years Active Collecting Supporter

    Very nice. Thanks for posting it.
     
  8. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper

    Older gold is the best, but gold is gold as far as I'm concerned.
     
  9. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper

    Start slow. I began with ungraded common silver and bronze American coins as a kid, which then got traded and exchanged for more common graded US silver coins (Morgans, trade, etc). Eventually it got rolled over and traded for ancient coins...and did that for 5 years (mostly Roman and Greek silver). During the pandemic when money was slow, I sold part of the ancient collection to feed the family and get us through, but what was left over was rolled into the beginnings of a fractional European gold collection. I built that up, eventually recovering and exceeding the value of what was sold off. Then when I had enough of that, I exchanged them for what you see today. I hope to keep building on top of that. Hopefully with more diligent collecting, in 10 or 15 years I can roll some of this into rarer numismatic gold.

    For me it's a hobby that started from humble beginnings and over the years through exchanges, trade, and some extra funds has grown into bigger and better coins. I now have growing retirement investments and emergency fund, so no more selling anything off (at least that's the plan). I still got another 27-28 or so years of working life left, and I plan on keeping this train going for the duration of that time. Hopefully God willing in 25 years this will have morphed into some rare early American and European gold and silver that I can cherish in old age and pass on when it's my time to go.

    Keep going, from humble beginnings and enough time, and rolling your older collection into newer and more choice collections, eventually in a decade or two you could have a very nice collection. You just got to be willing to pivot when you decide it's time for a change, and use your old stuff to barter/exchange into a newer more premium collection and build on top of that slowly until it's time to do it all over again.
     
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  10. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    Well done! Nice collection!
     
  11. QuintupleSovereign

    QuintupleSovereign Well-Known Member

    For South Africa, I would highly recommend the pre-1960 gold pound and half pound pieces. They're not terribly pricey, but the mintages are very low and you get similar obverse designs to the pre-1933 sovereigns.
     
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  12. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    Your collection is worth more than what I've got in mine. All the coins I've got, I either found or got in my daily change.
     
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  13. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Don’t complain. You’re doing quite well.
     
  14. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Damn. Show me one
     
  15. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    I’m still waiting for my first Mercury
     
  16. QuintupleSovereign

    QuintupleSovereign Well-Known Member

  17. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper

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    Added an 83 Krugerrand. Was a little grimmy with fingerprints and all, but cleaned up nice in acetone. I'll have to take a good photo of it later with both obverse and reverse, but here is the reverse before the acetone soak.

    I put it in my new coin pinger and the sound of the coin after pinging was so beautiful. Could still hear it ringing 30+ seconds later. The sound was just as pleasant as the pinging sound from an American Gold Eagle.
     
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