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If you could own any coin, what would it be?

FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 2,852 ✭✭✭✭✭

Let's say you had an opportunity to have any coin in existence (US coins since it is the US coin forum) what would it be? Cost aside of course, let's assume it was a gift from a very very very generous donor :lol:. Let's also keep it to coins that we know exist, so no 1964 Peace dollars.

For me, it would be one of the PR67 1909 or 1910 Satin proof double eagles. I've always wanted to own a piece of Satin proof gold, but it's a laughable dream right now with my YN budget. Here's a CoinFacts picture:

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    SeattleSlammerSeattleSlammer Posts: 9,959 ✭✭✭✭✭

    How about that new gold Buff wrong planchet error ? ⭐️

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    FlatwoodsFlatwoods Posts: 4,122 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 16, 2022 1:02PM

    At this moment it would be a perfect, mark free, circ cam Lincoln memorial in VF.
    I spent 5 hours today going through old coffee cans of Lincoln's.
    Nada.

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    TurtleCatTurtleCat Posts: 4,594 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Coins that exist and the conditions known to exist? If so, probably the 1907 UHR Saint. If it's one that exists but not in the condition, then a MS-66 or higher RD Chain Cent and MS-66 or higher 1792 half disme.

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    SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,254 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1861D gold dollar, or 70S gold $3.

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    coinandcurrency242coinandcurrency242 Posts: 1,958 ✭✭✭✭

    Flowing Hair Dollar or the 2.5 Gold pan pacific!!

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    dogwooddogwood Posts: 1,935 ✭✭✭✭

    I’ll take that 1901s Barber Quarter in PCGS 68+.

    We're all born MS70. I'm about a Fine 15 right now.
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    ShaunBC5ShaunBC5 Posts: 1,633 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Gobrecht Dollar or FB 1945 P Merc.

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    TiborTibor Posts: 3,253 ✭✭✭✭✭

    School Girl silver dollar pattern.

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    Panda4456Panda4456 Posts: 362 ✭✭✭

    1906s uspi peso

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    FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 2,852 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PerryHall said:
    A neat coin to own would be the 1860 $20 gold coin carried by Captain George E. Dixon who was the Captain of the Hunley which was a CSA submarine. This double eagle was given to Dixon by his sweetheart when he went to war. At the Battle of Shiloh, this coin was in Dixons' pocket and deflected a bullet and saved his life. Later, he had this dented coin engraved with "Shiloh April 6th1862 My Life Preserver G. E. D." This coin was with Dixon when the Hunley sank. The Hunley was discovered in 1995 and was raised in 2000. This coin was recovered and used to confirm the remains were those of Dixon. Very cool coin and a real piece of history.

    I remember this coin, there was a picture of it on the forum once, it is one of those coins where history really connects with coins. Very cool!

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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Floridafacelifter said:
    Proof UHR Saint for me please!

    If the policy is still the same, you will have to buy an NGC graded coin for that one. The last I knew, PCGS does not recognize that coin in Proof.

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,512 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1870 cc $20 gold piece

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    PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,770 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 16, 2022 2:58PM

    1894-S dime and would prefer the one called ice cream pedigree. Yes it is used but I like the history of that coin.

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    FloridafacelifterFloridafacelifter Posts: 1,153 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 16, 2022 3:00PM

    @BillJones said:

    @Floridafacelifter said:
    Proof UHR Saint for me please!

    If the policy is still the same, you will have to buy an NGC graded coin for that one. The last I knew, PCGS does not recognize that coin in Proof.

    My bad- Extremely High Relief
    PCGS PR69
    This one will do just fine!

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    FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 2,852 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BillJones @Floridafacelifter

    Aren't all of the Ex. High Relief Saints proofs anyways? Last I remember, they were all struck with specially prepared dies on a medal press with the intention of them being presentation pieces. That sure makes it sound like they are proofs to me.

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    pocketpiececommemspocketpiececommems Posts: 5,744 ✭✭✭✭✭

    VG08 Pan Pac $50. Or one of the gold Sacs

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    gnuschlergnuschler Posts: 32 ✭✭✭

    @BillJones said:

    @Floridafacelifter said:
    Proof UHR Saint for me please!

    If the policy is still the same, you will have to buy an NGC graded coin for that one. The last I knew, PCGS does not recognize that coin in Proof.

    PCGS grades all UHR $20's as proof.

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    gnuschlergnuschler Posts: 32 ✭✭✭

    @FlyingAl said:
    @BillJones @Floridafacelifter

    Aren't all of the Ex. High Relief Saints proofs anyways? Last I remember, they were all struck with specially prepared dies on a medal press with the intention of them being presentation pieces. That sure makes it sound like they are proofs to me.

    Yes, you are correct.

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    ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,892 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @SeattleSlammer said:
    How about that new gold Buff wrong planchet error ? ⭐️

    @SanctionII said:
    J-1776

    There's something special about unique gold coins. The Gold Buffalo and J-1776 both qualify.

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    LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    the mirror brockage 1795 s-79 1c (if we can include museum coins) if not, J-1 in top pop would salve me desires. :)

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    KliaoKliao Posts: 5,466 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Tough question. For me, it would have to be a pattern of some sort or the 1848 CAL. quarter eagle.

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    FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 2,852 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @LanceNewmanOCC said:
    the mirror brockage 1795 s-79 1c (if we can include museum coins) if not, J-1 in top pop would salve me desires. :)

    Museum coins are definitely allowed!

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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A 1794 flowing hair silver dollar in MS66

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    BoosibriBoosibri Posts: 11,867 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A killer Pillar dollar

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    1958 DDO Lincoln followed by 1969 DDO Lincoln memorial

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    JBNJBN Posts: 1,799 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A 70-S dollar in XF/AU.

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    Type2Type2 Posts: 13,985 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A 1974 aluminum cent.



    Hoard the keys.
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    BryceMBryceM Posts: 11,733 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There are a few that would float my boat. Off the top of my head, these come to mind:

    The 1924 MS68 Peace dollar from the Jack Lee II collection.
    A mint-state 1876-CC double-dime
    A mint-state small-eagle half dollar
    A gem small-eagle $10
    A mint-state 1792 half disme.

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    PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,770 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Zoins said:

    @gumby1234 said:
    A 1794 flowing hair silver dollar in MS66

    Nice choice! Here's the F.C.C. Boyd specimen :)

    My precious!!! What a awesome coin the owner is very lucky.

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    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Without a Doubt!
    The 6th ( if it exists?) 1913 " V" Nickel
    If no 6, than any of the 5.
    Love the History and appearance.
    <3

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    PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,770 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Boosibri said:
    A killer Pillar dollar

    Don't you own most of them already lol!!!

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