The 1952 Mickey Mantle of US Gold Coins?
Hey everyone, I've been collecting baseball cards for 20+ years and feel a little burned out by the recent craziness of the sports card market so I've joined this forum to learn and start a small, high quality collection of gold coins. So with that context, I'm interested to hear everyone's thoughts, What's the 1952 Mickey Mantle of the gold coin world? So while not super rare, it's in extremely high demand and is almost universally seen as the iconic coin of the industry. Is there a consensus?
As a kid I remember paging through a coin value book and seeing the draped bust as the featured coin and assuming that this was the holy grail of the coin collecting community. Was little me right, is the answer to my question the 1795 draped bust?
Right now a pre-1800 draped bust gold coin is on the top of my list of coins to start my collection with (I'm also liking the SS Central America Liberty coins, the $5 Indian heads, and the modern Brittania gold) but I'd be interested to hear the thoughts of the coin collecting community.
Thank you in advance!