This is Your fault @LakeEffect

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by mrweaseluv, Aug 5, 2021.

  1. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    Told my woman about the ugly coin thread....
    Told my woman about the Shriver Dollar...
    Woman made me buy a Shriver Dollar...

    Haven't decided if this is a good or bad thing lol...
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  3. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    Eunice gives SBA a run for her money.
     
  4. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    I need one for the collection.
     
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  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Hey @LakeEffect
    You have been mentioned :wideyed:

    The @ does not work if used in the thread title ;)
     
  6. MIGuy

    MIGuy Supporter! Supporter

    Now tell her that you hate an ugly uncirculated rare date $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, ;)
     
  7. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Average Circulated Supporter

    I've been a bad boy, LOL. You can't go wrong adding a silver dollar to your collection. Besides, that one is relatively scarce. According to PCGS, 351,764 proofs were made, with 250,000 going to a single corporate sponsor who gave them away. So how many of those survive in good shape? Enjoy, and go after one of those ugly double eagles next :)
     
  8. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    Eh, I bet you MOST of them still survive. I wouldn't call a mintage of 351,764 "scarce" by any definition myself. I see ones nowadays in the 35k mintage ranges.

    Sorry, but this coin is a pet peeve, We have a legal prohibition against living people on coins for a reason.

    Having said this, yeah, I would own one. :)
     
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  9. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank


    WHY?
     
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  10. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector Supporter

    I wouldn't buy for the portrait, I'd buy for the fact that the Special Olympics has instilled confidence in plenty with physical and emotional disabilities while also developing community in the regions where events take place.
     
  11. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Average Circulated Supporter

    I think the point of the PCGS blurb was that only 101,764 were sold to collectors. The other 250,000 were given away to people who likely didn't have any interest in numismatics and treated them accordingly over the last 25 years. But, yeah, hardly "scarce".

    Yeah, that bugged me, too, at the time.

    Yeah me, too, but I'm easy.
     
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  12. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    All this time I thought that was Beethoven.
     
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  13. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I didn't know that.....
     
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  14. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    possibly because it is a uniquely had portrait.
     
  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    From your wife’s view, it’s a beautiful coin. From your point of view, it’s one of the ugliest US coins you ever seen. Just don’t tell her that. Lol
     
  16. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Couldn't bring myself to buying that coin unless it was going for under melt, and even then I'd have to close my eyes when I opened it upon arrival.
     
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  17. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    Not under melt but picked it up for 22, with others going about 30-50, I was happy with that lol
     
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  18. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    I have to say that's about a tie with the SBA mug.
     
  19. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    My wife does not care what I buy for the collection as long as it is for our heirs, our two little terrorist granddaughters. If I say it's for me, I get, you don't need that! Next lifetime I'm going to be rich, good looking, and single. Can I get an amen...
     
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  20. Mikenwuf

    Mikenwuf Member

    This isn't exactly on the same subject, but I met both Eunice and Maria at the shop I was working at in Aspen in 1975, my close brush with the Kennedy's.
     
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  21. Mikenwuf

    Mikenwuf Member

    Amen!
     
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