Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Severedman, Sep 4, 2019.
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The others look like low grade, but genuine examples. For $20, you about struck even.
You did just fine.
Let me ask you a simple question... Did you have fun?
If you had fun, then the whole rest of your question is moot, at least for $20. MOST coin collectors are going to lose money on collecting coins. Yes, some will make some money on some coins, and some will even make money on almost all of their coins, but MOST collectors will lose money on most of their coins.
Look on coin collecting as a hobby, and enjoy it as such. Only use disposable income. Assuming you use those two rules of thumb, then you will enjoy yourself, and at the end of the day, you'll have something to look at whenever you feel like it, and you'll even have something of value to sell if that becomes necessary.
Given that you've just joined the boards, and I'm guessing you've just started collecting, there's one other point I'd like to make (which has NOTHING to do with your above purchase, which is a nice little intro group)... realize that you're going to make some buying mistakes... sometimes because you don't realize what you're buying has issues, sometimes because the dealer you're buying from is a scumsucker.
Purchasing mistakes are so common for Newbies that it even has a phrase in the hobby, "Paying your tuition". All of us that have collected for any length of time have made purchasing mistakes, it's just part of the game. Learn from them and move on.
It's a GREAT hobby, and there are a lot of really nice people involved in it. Remember the above two rules of thumb, and, most importantly, HAVE FUN!!!
I thought of this lol, the half is an SanFran and the quarter is a New Orleans
Thanks for your post! Defiantly new to the hobby and looking at it as such. Not so worried about making money, but of course that'd be nice lol. Really I got into it because of my love of history, especially American History. Fully aware I'll make mistakes, but looking at these old coins and thinking about the history behind them is the point for me. Part of that too is posting here, showing my findings and sharing with the community. Happy Hunting!
My goof, I didn't see your photo of the reverse sides, thanks.
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