Purchase the Gold!!!!!

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by CoinBlazer, Dec 9, 2019.

  1. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Numismatic Enthusiast

    Everyone likes their shiny little yellow metal...so let me ask, if you already have, what was your first AU Gold coin, bar, medal or other numismatic item purchased? Do you still have it? What was your reason to purchase it?
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  3. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's part of my $2.50 Indian set. One of the common dates. I can't say which one because I got a really good deal by buying 6 coins to get me going. I need a 1911-D weak date. When I bought one I bought the strong D.
  4. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    Well let's see.
    Yes still have it, not sure if it was a coin or bar (leaning toward coin):D
    I buy what I like, so I still like it.
    The reason behind buying it was I sold off a bunch of car parts that I'd been sitting on for the better part of 20 years.
    I was moving to another house so down sizing the hoard of car stuff was a serious necessity and figured one investment for another just in a smaller footprint was the ticket.
  5. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    My first gold was a sovereign. Bought it the day after the Brexit vote. Figured I couldn't go wrong. :p I love the design and I love holding AU but if need be, it is just another form of currency to me and I would sell it. I can't say that about other coins in my collection.
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  6. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    I never bought any gold coins or bullion...but lucky enough to find this - 1915 Austrian gold_opt.jpg 1915 Austrian gold2.jpg
  7. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

  8. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    I bought type coins for the 2.50 and $5 Indian golds. Both have green CAC stickers.
  9. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I would love a $2.50 or a $5 Indian. I saw a 2.5 for melt at the Baltimore shoe about 2 years ago and I am still kicking myself for not buying it.
  10. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    I found it during a nickel CRH event. Tossed it into the foreign coin can for a few months before realizing it was a gold Ducat. Machine wrapped by the way.
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  11. wood_ster

    wood_ster Active Member

    There is a god
  12. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Supporter

    First gold. Still got it! 001CE640-EEE2-419E-95D5-CE5D88B29B36.jpeg CB88CF90-35D8-4570-9A4D-FC0374D72E88.jpeg
  13. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    Would have been a 1oz American Gold Eagle in 1986 while I was still in college.
    And no, I still don't have it.

    I have been mulling putting together a 1986-Current AGE set one of these days when Gold floats back down to a reasonable spot price.

    you live in a shoe ? ;)
  14. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    C0B44F8E-9CA2-4FDE-9F6E-8C4F9F08CD20.jpeg 9BB59ED3-0D27-4052-921A-1B21F30F3ED5.jpeg My first gold. I know, not a govt issue.
    Wedding gift from my brother in 1984
    Gold Standard Corp
    Conrad Braun
    My avatar is the 1/2 oz piece
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  15. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    $2.50 gold Indian was my first.
  16. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Bought a big "collection" from eBay early in my re-introduction to the hobby. It included a Liberty $10, Liberty $5, and Indian $2.5. Still have them, now in ANACS slabs; none graded cleanly (rim bumps, cleaned, and cleaned), but they're still gold, and genuine.
  17. Gilbert

    Gilbert Part time collector Supporter

    Purchase in 1978 and still have her today.
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  18. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    No I don't remember, it's been so long ago. I'm sure I must have sold it along the way.
  19. Jim Dale

    Jim Dale Well-Known Member

    I bought an 1895$10 Eagle, NGC MS61 and a 1904 $20 Double Eagle, NGC UNC Details: Obverse Scratched in 1987.
  20. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

    Canadian Maple Leaf 1 oz. bullion coin - purchased in 2016 from APMEX for $1312 + no tax (spot was $1295) - today, that coin would be $1528 + $101 tax - no more gold coins for me until the tax is dropped :eek:

  21. Jim Dale

    Jim Dale Well-Known Member

    As I mentioned above, this was bought with a $10 Eagle. The one I saw and really liked was a 1 OZ, $20 Liberty Double Eagle. I bought it Raw and sent it to NGC for grading. I still like this coin.
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