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$100 Gift Certificate to Local Coin Shop - Suggestions?

So I have $100 dollars to spend at a local coin shop.
I would like to spend it on one coin - potentially a slabbed coin.

I know this is very vague, I'm open to most anything. Suggestions?
What would you get/look for if you had a $100 to spend?



  • 3keepSECRETif2rDEAD3keepSECRETif2rDEAD Posts: 4,285 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 27, 2021 9:41AM

    ...Dansco albums, coinflips, and some literature ;)

    added: Welcome to The CU Fam!

  • TurtleCatTurtleCat Posts: 4,583 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome! If you’re looking for a slabbed coin, I would suggest something that you would enjoy looking at for a long time like an older higher grade Lincoln cent, a high grade war nickel, or a blazer later date Mercury dime.

  • yspsalesyspsales Posts: 2,025 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1938D Buffalo Nickel in PCGS MS66.

    Throw a few more dollars and get it in MS67

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  • MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,669 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It wasn't too long ago you could get a PCGS MS-65 Morgan dollar for that or less. I know, I bought several. That ship might have sailed however.

  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,169 ✭✭✭✭✭

    MS65 Morgan, some will probably have to come out of pocket for that, or a MS66 common Buff.

    Collector, occasional seller

  • Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,236 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 27, 2021 11:49AM

    A roll of circulated Mercury dimes, and a dime folder. Start filling holes. You might have to kick in an extra $10 or $20, but it will be lots of fun.

    Good luck,

    Always looking for original, better date VF20-VF35 Barber quarters and halves, and a quality beer.
  • astroratastrorat Posts: 9,221 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What do you like to collect?

    Numismatist Ordinaire
    See http://www.doubledimes.com for a free online reference for US twenty-cent pieces
  • Batman23Batman23 Posts: 4,991 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would walk in with a few extra dollars in your pocket. Find a nice looking coin that catches your attention that you can afford. The walking liberty half dollar is a great example. Find a nice one you can afford. Tell the dealer what you are looking for and price range and he might point you right to a few options.

  • CalifornianKingCalifornianKing Posts: 1,259 ✭✭✭✭

    I'd go for a nice MS65 morgan. The 81's are particularly pretty.

  • markelman1125markelman1125 Posts: 1,769 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If I were you I’d go for a nice original Morgan. There are plenty of great high grade Morgan’s for under $100.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @cambriamarket.... Welcome aboard.... Some good suggestions above. My advice would be to go to a nice coin shop, or, preferably a big coin show, where you can view a lot of coins. Then select the one that really appeals to you personally, in the price range you are comfortable with. Cheers, RickO

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,717 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A non-US item with some upside potential for the future. US coins are fully priced and a poor value for the money at current levels. Second choice would be an item that sells close to bullion value if you think bullion will be going up in the near future.

    All glory is fleeting.
  • Thanks all for your insight, welcomes, and great suggestions!

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