Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by alhas, Oct 9, 2014.
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My kids have no interest in coins. They don't know what ASE stands for, nor they want to know what a buffalo is all about. I got talked into buying proof coins some time back. I pick up some proofs when I have some funds. I do want to leave some thing beautiful like proof gold eagles and/or buffalo behind. Share your thoughts, if you would. Thanks!
All the more reason to follow my suggestion, here's the deal. What you think is beautiful, or me, or anybody else here on this forum, will probably be quite different than what your kids think is beautiful. Even at a very young age kids are attracted to different things for different reasons. But whatever it is that they are attracted to, whatever it is they think is interesting, beautiful, or just looks cool, even many years later they still do.
Thus my answer. So, get your kids to sit down with you, one at a time, and show them some pictures of coins. Ask each one which one they like the best. Why they like it won't matter, all that matters is that they do like it. Then get each one of them what they picked. Put 'em, away if you like, and get them out from time and show them to the kids. They will remember and the feelings they experienced when they picked them out will come back.
Years from now when the kids are grown and adults, maybe even with kids of their own, they will still remember. But what they will remember the most is the time that they shared with you looking at those coins and that you allowed them to pick them out.
Get them whichever one they would like more
Thank you all for your great suggestions and I appreciate you taking time to respond. Sincerely, Al
Ever thought about the $5 gold baseballs? Just another option.
Hi Kirkuleez, it never occurred to me about the possibility of an original Saint-Gaudens! I would like to buy in a graded condition. Do you recommend any date, motto/no motto, for about $1,500 and could you possibly guide me in this area? Thanks!
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