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MetAL PorN FRIdAy 03-04-22: Old and New

WeissWeiss Posts: 9,922 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited March 4, 2022 8:05AM in Precious Metals

Inspired by @SimpleCollector 's new angel in last week's metal porn.
Do you prefer modern .999+ pure gold and silver bullion in straightforward troy ounce increments, or would you rather have gold and silver coins that actually circulated and were of generally 90% purity and weights associated with their value?

I mentioned in last week's thread that I shift between wanting the ease of the 1 troy ounce modern coins and their fractions, and the older coins with history that actually circulated.

Which do you prefer, old or new? Why? Feel free to post your favorites from either side of fence:

We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.
--Severian the Lame

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    For stacking, I prefer the new, modern coins - U.S. Mint. For collecting... well, could be anything gold... Cheers, RickO

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,571 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Probably new for strictly stacking, but I love the old gold for the collector in me.

  • USMC_6115USMC_6115 Posts: 2,945 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Picked one of these up... I LOVE the new reverse:

  • SimpleCollectorSimpleCollector Posts: 536 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Old gold or foreign gold when available at bullion type pricing. You get the gold weight plus get to appreciate the design/history.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Old gold at bullion pricing is a great deal.... In the little town I grew up in, there used to be an old man who would go house to house asking to buy 'old gold'..... He used to get old rings, necklaces, bracelets etc, etc,.... For some reason, people would sell 'old gold' for cents on the dollar....like old was trash. Of course, even then, he was making a lot of money... When he died, it was found he had a fortune... If I recall, it was well above a million $$.... A lot of money in those days. So grab that old gold when you can... Cheers, RickO

  • LukeMarshallLukeMarshall Posts: 1,883 ✭✭✭✭✭

    "Whats old is new again"

    How about an “old” st Gaudens double eagle made “new” again through restrike.

    Bonus points if you can guess the date on the dollar bill that was laying there

    It's all about what the people want...

  • WeissWeiss Posts: 9,922 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's just a very cool image, @LukeMarshall .
    I'm going to guess that's a 1934 :)

    We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.
    --Severian the Lame
  • rte592rte592 Posts: 1,387 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Weiss said:
    That's just a very cool image, @LukeMarshall .
    I'm going fto guess that's a 1934 :)

    Wasnt 1935 the next issue date for the dollar after 29?

  • LukeMarshallLukeMarshall Posts: 1,883 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @rte592 said:

    @Weiss said:
    That's just a very cool image, @LukeMarshall .
    I'm going fto guess that's a 1934 :)

    Wasnt 1935 the next issue date for the dollar after 29?

    Ding ding ding, extra points go to @rte592

    Crazy how it happened its way in the last photo…

    It's all about what the people want...

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice restrike.... Dan does really nice work. Cheers, RickO

  • crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,762 ✭✭✭✭✭

    PCGS-64


    The bitterness of "Poor Quality" is remembered long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.
  • crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,762 ✭✭✭✭✭





    The bitterness of "Poor Quality" is remembered long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.
  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 19, 2022 5:14AM

    @Jinx86... WOW!! That is a beautiful pile of gold. My preference has always been coins, but gold in any form is welcome... My birthday is coming up... :D;) Cheers, RickO

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,208 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    @Jinx86... WOW!! That is a beautiful pile of gold. My preference has always been coins, but gold in any form is welcome... My birthday is coming up... :D;) Cheers, RickO

    Congrats! Octogenarian! B)

    Worry is the interest you pay on a debt you may not owe.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PerryHall.... Thank you... Good observation. If I knew I was going to get this old.... Well, hell, no regrets... It has been one heck of a ride.... and I intend to continue for a long time. Cheers, RickO

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,571 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I love those PAMP 100 gram bars! I owned one a few years ago...

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