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WeissWeiss Posts: 9,922 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited April 1, 2022 6:45AM in Precious Metals

METAL PORN!! Post some of the good stuff!

There was a thread on the main US coin forum this week about the first spouse program being 15 years old.

Reminded me that I have the Jefferson pieces. Haven't thought about them in years.

And that reminded me of how back in the day, about 15 years ago, I'd have a few adult beverages and spend Friday night on eBay doing one of two things: Sending my nephew random slabbed foreign gold coins, to arrive unexpectedly a week or so later, or buying the late 1980s commemorative silver dollar and gold $5 sets for my own stack.

The beauty of these sets was that nobody wanted them, so they often seemed to sell at melt for the gold piece alone--meaning you'd get the silver dollar for free. And the cost at the time? About $115. I'd try for the uncirculated sets, because they had way lower mintages than the proofs.

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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  • LukeMarshallLukeMarshall Posts: 1,881 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The 1986 Gold Commem has a great Art Deco Eagle.. awesome scoops!

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

  • LukeMarshallLukeMarshall Posts: 1,881 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Gallery mint Items - Copper, Silver & Gold

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

  • WeissWeiss Posts: 9,922 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @LukeMarshall said:
    The 1986 Gold Commem has a great Art Deco Eagle.. awesome scoops!

    The 1987? Possibly my favorite modern coin design.
    Cool thing about these pieces is that each one is just about 1/4 ounce (.2419 oz).

    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
  • LukeMarshallLukeMarshall Posts: 1,881 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That’s what I meant, the 87 is killer

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

  • jmski52jmski52 Posts: 22,263 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Fabulous coin there, Asheland! <3

    Q: Are You Printing Money? Bernanke: Not Literally

    I knew it would happen.
  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,561 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jmski52 said:
    Fabulous coin there, Asheland! <3

    Thanks! :)

  • acan4511acan4511 Posts: 89 ✭✭✭

    Just arrived today
    Here is some Info I found from APEMX
    Best
    Alan
    Mintage of only 5,000 coins!
    Specimen Uncirculated! This coin is an instant rarity. The Fabulous 15 Mark Silver Maple Leaf was struck for a European distributor and is extremely popular around the world! These privy Silver maples were only sold in sets of 15 coins - and a set has to be broken up in order for the special-edition Privy-Marked Silver Maple Leaf to see the light of day. Very few collectors or investors are willing to do this - which is why they are so difficult to locate! Comes to you in a star-lined square capsule with the words" Fabulous 15 Silver Collection" underneath the coin.

  • blitzdudeblitzdude Posts: 5,282 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 4, 2022 5:35PM

    @jmski52 said:
    Fabulous coin there, Asheland! <3

    Yup, SAWEET!! And well out of my price range. CNGRTS!

    The whole worlds off its rocker, buy Gold™.

  • cohodkcohodk Posts: 18,493 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 4, 2022 6:43PM

    @Smudge said:

    Always wanted one of these so when prices dipped a bit got one. Now they will probably drop a lot more.

    There you go. Buy em 100 at a time!! Dont be a piker. Well done.

    Excuses are tools of the ignorant

    Knowledge is the enemy of fear

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @asheland... That 1797 is really nice... What history that coin has seen....Cheers, RickO

  • skier07skier07 Posts: 3,598 ✭✭✭✭✭

  • ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,407 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The US Mints newest release, the Type 3 Winged Liberty Gold Eagle.

  • jmski52jmski52 Posts: 22,263 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pretty junk at that!

    Q: Are You Printing Money? Bernanke: Not Literally

    I knew it would happen.
  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ErrorsOnCoins ... Wow... That is a major gold struck through.... Thanks for posting that picture. Cheers, RickO

  • LukeMarshallLukeMarshall Posts: 1,881 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 11, 2022 6:42AM


    Just got this pretty Daniel Carr Silver Octagon 1.5oz Fine

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

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