What have you added to your collection/investment lately?

Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by myownprivy, May 7, 2017.

  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 "You break it you buy it" Supporter

    Just finished another tube of Silver rounds :)

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  4. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer 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 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 "You break it you buy it" 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 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 "You break it you buy it" 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 :(
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