Which one would be better and why, thanks!

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by alhas, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. alhas

    alhas Senior Member

    A 2014 Proof Gold Buffalo or a Proof ASE 4 Coin Set for my children.
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    Whichever one they would like more ;)
  4. doug444

    doug444 STAMPS and POSTCARDS too!

    Whichever one they can't get the protective case open. ;)
  5. 19Lyds

    19Lyds Member of the United States of Confusion

    You used the word "children" meaning more than one. The 3 coin set would be better so that each could say they have a coin.
  6. alhas

    alhas Senior Member

    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!
  7. Kirkuleez

    Kirkuleez 80 proof

    If you are looking to leave them something beautiful, get them an origional st. Gaudens. They can be had for not much more than melt and is considered one of the most beautiful coins ever made.
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  8. JPeace$

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    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 ;)
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  10. alhas

    alhas Senior Member

    Thank you all for your great suggestions and I appreciate you taking time to respond. Sincerely, Al
  11. Tom B

    Tom B TomB Everywhere Else

    If your kids have no interest and you are hoping to leave them something then perhaps $1,500 plus a mint state 1938-D Buffalo nickel for each? This way they have the cash, which they understand how to use and value, as well as what most of us would consider a beautiful coin. However, the coin itself would only be worth $50 or so and this means their downside is essentially nil.
  12. stewart dandis

    stewart dandis Well-Known Member

    All kinds of good advice.

    Ever thought about the $5 gold baseballs? Just another option.
  13. alhas

    alhas Senior Member

    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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