What have you added to your collection/investment lately?

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  1. rte

    rte Active Member

    I also showed it off and asked over on the www.silverartcollector.com forum IF someone repoped them.
     
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  3. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER" Supporter

    Just finished another tube of Silver rounds :)


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  4. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Active Member

    I was watching that Mike guy on Home Shopping Network one night a few weeks ago, and he was hawking a complete set of Indian Head cents from 1880 to 1909 (excluding the S varieties, of course) for $199.99 plus shipping. It had been a while since I had dabbled in coin collecting so I checked prices on the coins at eBay figuring that this might not be a bad deal. Then I checked buyer comments which, for the most part, said that the coins they received were worn far more than the ones Mike was showing on TV. I've already seen comments on this Mike guy here in other threads, please understand that my fascination with Mike is that he can tell so many lies in a single coin presentation, many of which contradict each other. He's worth watching for the laugh.

    I started my own Indian Head collection the next day, and now have 38 of the 68 coins (excluding the S coins and the 1877, of course) in the 1859 - 2009 series. While the price I have had to pay for these coins is fast approaching the $200 for Mike's set of badly worn coins, I was lucky to find three eBay sellers whose coins far surpass your run-of-the-mill samples and exceeding my expectations so far. Clearly the older coins will be costing me more, but I am approaching this carefully.

    I also surveyed my collection of Lincoln Wheat cents, and decided I should pursue the six coins I needed to complete the set — a 31-S, 24-D, 14-D, 11-S, 09-S and 09-S VDB. I've whittled those six down to three after paying fair prices for the 31-S, 24-D and 11-S coins... a bit less than $200 for the three. I don't think I'll buying the remaining three any time soon, unless I win the lottery.
     
  5. bhh

    bhh Active Member

    I bought 8 circulated Franklin halves for $5 each on Friday night at the flea market. I wish i had had more cash on me.
     
  6. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER" Supporter

    Yeah I have seen that show for entertainment purposes only, I think most
    Of what they sell are seconds in the un graded stuff, graded maybe a bit
    Different but the prices seem a little high to me, but I think I would have to
    Think twice about buying anything from him.
     
  7. Jason.A

    Jason.A Active Member

    This is the bullion sub forum.

     
  8. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Active Member

    I have a lot of those, too.
     
  9. Jason.A

    Jason.A Active Member

    Then post about those.

    What have you added to your bullion collection recently?
     
  10. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER" Supporter

    They really try "The Hard Sell" breaking out news publications showing you
    There price compared to there,s, dont really buy in to it though :(
     
  11. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER" Supporter

    Just picked this up today, what a deal Engelhard bars always go for big
    Premiums over spot even common ones such as this most are $230 plus
    On the bay but i actually got this one at a generic price of $188.00 !
    Was a little rough and tarnished, it was in it,s original packaging, which
    The plastic was hard and the bar had sweated inside, so cut it out
    Cleaned of with some Wright,s silver cream ( my go to cleaner and polish)
    Here are some before and after pics, i think the salesman was a sleep at
    The switch, but good for me LOL.


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  12. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER" Supporter

    Those were the before now lets see the after :)


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  13. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER" Supporter

    What a difference, the pictures really dont do it justice, it,s a mirror finish and
    It looks brand new !
     
  14. rte

    rte Active Member

    Nice pick up.
    I personally would have kept the OG wrap,but people are attracted to shiny bits. :D
     
  15. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    Nothing in July
     
  16. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER" Supporter

    Yeah, I now it's just bullion and it really
    Doesn't matter if it's pretty or ugly
    But the bar was sweating in its own skin
    And it was marked up and tournished
    The original plastics wrapping was becoming hard and a little discolored
    So polished it up and now it looks like
    A million bucks :) any takers at $900,000
    LOL :)
     
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  17. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman 2016 Secretary, Red Rose CC

    Who? Me? Who told you?
     
  18. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER" Supporter

    Just got this in today has a mintage of only <250 !! Johnson Matthey
    10 OZ TD Bank ( Toronto Dominion bank ) Really cool :)


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  19. Johndoe2000$

    Johndoe2000$ RE-MEMBER

    Nice, but the serial number is over 5800???
     
  20. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER" Supporter

    The Canadian version serial number starts at: 005680 <250 POP
    The other version serial number starts at: 000389 <500 POP
     
  21. rte

    rte Active Member

    I believe that the 005680 is just the number of the Bar that someone submitted to AllEngelhard as pictured for reference.
    Same goes for 000389.
     
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