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1 $85K coin or 85 $1k coins?

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  • d9lowed9lowe Posts: 44 ✭✭

    85 coins. Would be easier to liquidate if you needed funds but not sell everything!

  • ErrorsOnCoinsErrorsOnCoins Posts: 11,759 ✭✭✭✭✭

    85 coins for sure.

    So much risk holding one coin.

    Way less risk holding 85 coins.

  • HydrantHydrant Posts: 3,392 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The question is too vague. Too many variables.

  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 3,908 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Can I keep what I have now? And still keep buying and collecting more??

    If so, I might take just one ... one of those "Jump big or have a sit on the couch" moments

    Todd




    “We are only their care-takers,” he posed, “if we take good care of them, then centuries from now they may still be here … ”
  • OnastoneOnastone Posts: 2,089 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've got an $85K coin around here somewhere, dang, lost it again. Maybe I'd be better off with 85 coins instead. :)

  • BustDMsBustDMs Posts: 684 ✭✭✭✭

    85 coins. I just love variety although the one coin may be a better “investment “. I’d rather invest in my enjoyment of multiple pieces.

    Q: When does a collector become a numismatist?



    A: The year they spend more on their library than their coin collection.



    A numismatist is judged more on the content of their library than the content of their cabinet.
  • bsshog40bsshog40 Posts: 2,486 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It would depend on what the coins were. I would like to have one 18k coin if it was something I liked. Otherwise, 18 1k coins would be easier to sort thru and keep what I want.

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 22,474 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The 85 coins

  • ErrorsOnCoinsErrorsOnCoins Posts: 11,759 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 22, 2020 11:03AM

    Risk vs a ton of work to liquidate. Pick your position. I like the 85 to 850 coin range.

    .................................

    1 eighty five thousand dollar coin

    85 thousand dollar coins

    850 one hundred dollar coins.

    8500 ten dollar coins

    85,000 one dollar coins

    :)

  • Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 113 ✭✭✭
    edited November 22, 2020 10:57AM

    It depends on what I paid for them. Like I would rather cherrypick a rare variety for $1000 that ended up being worth $85,000 than buying 85 coins for $1000 each that are only worth $1000. Or something like that, I think, maybe.

  • BustDMsBustDMs Posts: 684 ✭✭✭✭

    @ErrorsOnCoins said:
    Risk vs a ton of work to liquidate. Pick your position. I like the 85 to 850 coin range.

    .................................

    1 eighty five thousand dollar coin

    85 thousand dollar coins

    850 one hundred dollar coins.

    8500 ten dollar coins

    85,000 one dollar coins

    :)

    Are the 85,000 $1 coins SBA’s? 😉

    Q: When does a collector become a numismatist?



    A: The year they spend more on their library than their coin collection.



    A numismatist is judged more on the content of their library than the content of their cabinet.
  • ErrorsOnCoinsErrorsOnCoins Posts: 11,759 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 22, 2020 11:17AM

    @BustDMs said:

    @ErrorsOnCoins said:
    Risk vs a ton of work to liquidate. Pick your position. I like the 85 to 850 coin range.

    .................................

    1 eighty five thousand dollar coin

    85 thousand dollar coins

    850 one hundred dollar coins.

    8500 ten dollar coins

    85,000 one dollar coins

    :)

    Are the 85,000 $1 coins SBA’s? 😉

    No, they are cents pulled from roll searching that have a value of one dollar each if sold one at a time with photos :D

  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 29,087 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It all depends upon what the $85,000 is. About the only coin at that level I’d like now, since I’ve filled a lot of my want list, have now would be a nice $50 California gold slug.

    Retired dealer and avid collector of U.S. type coins, 19th century presidential campaign medalets and selected medals. In recent years I have been working on a set of British coins - at least one coin from each king or queen who issued pieces that are collectible.
  • TurtleCatTurtleCat Posts: 2,009 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The correct answer is “yes”.

  • BryceMBryceM Posts: 9,417 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'd rather have one $85k 18th century gold eagle than 85 $1k ASE bullion "rarities".

    Also, I'd rather have a single octagonal $85k PanPac than 85 problem coins with a "book" value of $1k each.

    Most likely, I'd rather have 8.5 million copper cents in just about any condition.

    As always, the question is too vague and it depends on the specific coins you're talking about.

    :)

  • TPGSTPGS Posts: 73 ✭✭✭

    Get both! :)

  • vplite99vplite99 Posts: 432 ✭✭✭

    Since I will never own a coin worth $85,000 the question could not be more moot for me.

    Vplite99
  • SmudgeSmudge Posts: 6,185 ✭✭✭✭✭

    85 85k coins.

  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 6,616 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If I could keep what I already have, then definitely the $85K coin.

    ‘The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.’
    ~Salvador Dali~
  • ambro51ambro51 Posts: 13,278 ✭✭✭✭

    Depends. Might be a good bullion play.

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 14,094 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ErrorsOnCoins said:
    Risk vs a ton of work to liquidate. Pick your position. I like the 85 to 850 coin range.

    .................................

    1 eighty five thousand dollar coin

    85 thousand dollar coins

    850 one hundred dollar coins.

    8500 ten dollar coins

    85,000 one dollar coins

    :)

    Why stop there? You can have 850,000 dimes or 8,500,000 cents.

  • MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 22,417 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would prefer to own the 85K coin, but I would have more fun building a collection of 85 $1000 coins.

    Andy Lustig

    Doggedly collecting coins of the Central American Republic.

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  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 4,795 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 22, 2020 5:09PM

    The 85 1k coins. Goal would be retail them get good money from my table at Long Beach then relax at Spearmint Rhino or Imperial Theatre in Anaheim. Been to both lots of fun.

    Buy / Sell US & World Coins / Currency
  • jdimmickjdimmick Posts: 8,818 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Id take the 85k coin

  • jmski52jmski52 Posts: 20,694 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'd like a nice Chain Cent.

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  • SmEagle1795SmEagle1795 Posts: 1,970 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Definitely the one $85K coin.

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  • jrrgdjrrgd Posts: 26 ✭✭✭

    @Cougar1978 said:
    The 85 1k coins. Goal would be retail them get good money from my table at Long Beach then relax at Spearmint Rhino or Imperial Theatre in Anaheim. Been to both lots of fun.

    you couldve gone to 'Fritz That's It' in the LBC until couple of years ago...however there is still one over in Anaheim. Dont ask me how i know.

  • truebloodtrueblood Posts: 140 ✭✭✭
    edited November 22, 2020 6:24PM

    Note practically everyone here has or had the capacity to own 1 or 2 $85k coins, just add up the value or even the cost of your collections and I believe you will have to agree with me. Except for the young ones but eventually they will be able to say yes to that fact too.:)

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 23,988 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 23, 2020 3:30AM

    I probably would never do 1 $85k coin only. The hobby would be too boring. But I could do say a $80K coin and a number of smaller coins with the remaining $5k.

  • ReadyFireAimReadyFireAim Posts: 1,376 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm at 18 out of 23 coins at this point & stuck. (date set of saints)
    A 1921 saint in MS62 would be about 85K and bring me up to 19.

    I'll take the one coin at 85K :)

  • rickoricko Posts: 77,869 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Normally I would say the 85 coins.... However, much would depend on what the one coin was... and now that I reflect on where I am in the hobby, I would say the $85K coin would be my choice. Yep... Cheers, RickO

  • jtlee321jtlee321 Posts: 2,172 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would have chosen 85 Bitcoins back when they were $1000 each.

  • mannie graymannie gray Posts: 6,504 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would choose 85 $1000 coins.

  • rln_14rln_14 Posts: 686 ✭✭✭✭

    85 coins

  • BaleyBaley Posts: 22,146 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A Dansco 7070 Type Set album
    with gold page holds 86 coins.
    With an $85k budget it could be spectacular. Especially uf the average price was just under a thousand, and a couple dozen of the coins were under a hundred.

    Liberty: Parent of Science & Industry

  • ShaunBC5ShaunBC5 Posts: 591 ✭✭✭✭

    85 for me. In this game I’m assuming all the coins in question are problem-free.
    One $85k coin would be amazing, but at this point in my life I probably couldn’t justify owning it, even if it was a gift. 85 $1k coins, though, somehow I can make that work in my mind. One super expensive coin would be an albatross. 85 regular expensive coins would be a blast!

  • privatecoinprivatecoin Posts: 1,287 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Either. Since some of us will never reach that level.

    Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value. Zero. Voltaire

  • OKbustchaserOKbustchaser Posts: 5,005 ✭✭✭✭

    I'm a collector. One coin isn't a collection to me. I would much rather have the 85 coins.

    Just because I'm old doesn't mean I don't love to look at a pretty bust.
  • oldabeintxoldabeintx Posts: 928 ✭✭✭✭

    Already made my choice, working on the 85.

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 23,988 ✭✭✭✭✭

    We need more photos. Here's one:

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 23,988 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 25, 2020 12:59AM

    Here's one that hits close to home for me and it's only $50K!

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 23,988 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @trueblood said:
    1 $85K coin or 85 $1k coins?

    What coin do you have in mind for the $85K? :)

  • DBSTrader2DBSTrader2 Posts: 3,091 ✭✭✭✭

    Without a doubt: 85 coins. Just think how many holes I could finally fill in my collections, as well as great type sets I coud put together. Would bring me so much more joy than 1 single coin could. As a matter of fact, I can't conceive of a single coin being worth that much ever being in my collection or sights........... Thanks for the opportunity & let me know if I win! ;)

  • OriginalDanOriginalDan Posts: 3,440 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MrEureka said:
    I would prefer to own the 85K coin, but I would have more fun building a collection of 85 $1000 coins.

    I’m with Andy. The truly prized coins in the $85k range are a single relic one can bond with and appreciate but the friends I’ve made along the way collecting many $1k coins are what makes the hobby fun.

  • BoosibriBoosibri Posts: 10,050 ✭✭✭✭✭

    One $85k coin

  • CryptoCrypto Posts: 1,291 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Even if I had an 85k coin I would want an 150k coins. So I try to be amazed by the coins I have. So far so good

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 7,736 ✭✭✭✭✭

    85 coins.

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 23,988 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I wonder how many people have a collection with only one coin?

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