Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Morgandude11, May 3, 2021.
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Aww Man, I wish I had that back .
Gold Sovereign. Sold to finance the purchase of another coin
Never would have sold that one.
Ouch. Those don't show up every day.
Now, OTH, there are a few coins in my collection that I regret NOT selling at one time or another--since letting them go would have freed up funds for something else.
My mom and dad (when he was alive) found one just like this when reupholstering a Victorian style couch. Gave it to me and it went away along with the rest of my silver hoard at that time when the Hunt Brothers cornered the market. Don't miss the coin per se, it's that my parents found it and passed it to me. Still have the fond memory of their discovery though (sigh).
This doesn't mean I'd want to buy them back for what I got for them, though, haha...)
Two such coins I sold after I'd learned (I suppose) to take decent images:
1970 "No S" Proof Roosevelt Dime
(Found in an original 1970 Proof Set at a coin shop)
China - 1932 "Birds Over Junk" Dollar NGC MS63
(Bought at a coin shop for silver melt)
Now, before I learned how to image coins halfway decently, I had a group of MS66-67 Indian Head Cents I picked up at a flea market for under a quarter each. They were residing in one of those cheap paper Whitman folders (the kind that commonly turns copper cents greenish/gray and then corrodes them) so I believe I "rescued" them. They were absolutely gorgeous coins and would have made a really, really nice start to a full set...but again, bills had to be paid and I made a responsible decision to part with almost all of my collection at the time.
The funny part of that story is that I actually took them (already graded) to one local coin shop and the owner offered me a few bucks each on them because they "weren't something he could move all that easily." I should have known that's the offer I'd receive when I saw his trays were full of literal pocket change labelled like whoever had done it was in the middle of a Friday night bender...
I don't regret a lot of the coins I've "re-homed" - but this bunch I absolutely would love to still have in my collection.
I haven't sold a "Dug" coin since .
I don't even have a Pic to show .
. (I have given coins away over the years, but no regrets there.)
But...I will say I believe I acquired at least several that some people regret getting rid of....
That said, there are a couple that my mom gave me as a kid that started me collecting coins. I have not sold those and probably never will.
One is a French Indo China Piastre with some of the best color I've seen for that coin.
Another is a toned Morgan with a cool pattern. I sold this one at a show in 2017. The market wasn't as hot then as now and I figured I would find better examples for around the same amount. I have picked up nicer ones since but still remember this one.
Two gorgeous coins!
Oh man, that's a rarer type II as well. There wasn't enough silver in that to warrant selling even at $50. That's a bummer.
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