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Just Bought My First Coins Ever for Collection

ATimeBeforeBitcoinATimeBeforeBitcoin Posts: 14 ✭✭
edited September 2, 2022 12:30PM in U.S. Coin Forum

I found a coin recently that I liked and it made me want to buy a few graded coins to add to my collectibles box. I'm bit bummed that the Colorado one has some discoloration already, but I guess this is not uncommon for a coin that was graded this long ago? Now I sort of hope the patina grows nicely since it has started anyway.

There is not as much detail as I was hoping for in these coins but they will go nice in my collection box with my jersey cards and sports autographs that I haul around from decade to decade.



  • bigmarty58bigmarty58 Posts: 1,987 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome to the Forum :)

    Enthusiastic collector of British pre-decimal and Canadian decimal circulation coins.
  • kazkaz Posts: 9,004 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome to the forum, and have fun with your collecting!

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,274 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Howdy and welcome.

    If you simply want to put away some modern proof coinage then I would suggest buying US proof sets in their original packaging. You can buy the entire set from virtually any coin shop or find myriad examples on ebay for typically less than buying one or two graded coins. Enjoy your collecting!

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  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,699 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome to the forum. Looks like you have begun on your journey. Congratulations and enjoy. Should you have questions about a coin, post your photos here before buying and you will tap a great keg of information.

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  • Che_GrapesChe_Grapes Posts: 1,761 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sweet! I love silver proofs!

  • divecchiadivecchia Posts: 6,459 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi and welcome to the forum.

    I like proofs and when I can I purchase them for my US Type set. Buying high grade modern proofs though can be more expensive than buying ungraded proofs in their original packaging and you get the same coin for much less. If you are looking to get the best of the best and want high grade (PR70DCAM) coins then be as selective as you can as not all PR70DCAM's will look the same. Look for unpleasant toning or spots that may affect the visual appeal of the coin.

    Good luck and collect what you like or makes you happy. That is the most important part of a hobby.

    Happy collecting, Donato

    Hobbyist & Collector (not an investor).
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  • Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,236 ✭✭✭✭✭


    Looks very nice to me. Coins (especially silver) tone over time. Nothing to worry about.


    Always looking for original, better date VF20-VF35 Barber quarters and halves, and a quality beer.
  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,346 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome to the Board, and congratulations on the start of your journey!

    Someone here put together a complete collection of the State Quarter Proofs (I think) in the "Flag Holders" (the type your two are commonly called), and for what they represent, I thought it was a gorgeous, significant and obtainable collection.

    There may be more "value" in complete Proof Sets or other series, but stay true to yourself ... collect what you like, and the hobby will always be more enjoyable.

    My 2c ...

    “We are only their care-takers,” he posed, “if we take good care of them, then centuries from now they may still be here … ”

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ATimeBeforeBitcoin... Welcome aboard. Really nice proof coins. Silver will tarnish over time, and I am not sure if those flag labels accelerate the process (chemicals). Have fun and keep posting your coins. Cheers, RickO

  • rokkyrokky Posts: 308 ✭✭✭✭

    Congratulations on the start of your journey! This hobby is very rewarding! Remember, collect what you like.

  • FranklinHalfAddictFranklinHalfAddict Posts: 636 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Those are nice looking coins and even better that they are the silver versions!
    The Vermont is one of my favorite designs from that series, a series that featured a lot of absolutely terrible designs. The Colorado in proof even looks pretty darn good.
    What do you think about completing the whole set in silver proofs?

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 26,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome to the forum. Love the o roof you got, wtg

  • Stingray63Stingray63 Posts: 299 ✭✭✭

    Welcome! Looks like the state quarters are your thing. Collect whatever you like and enjoy!

    Pocket Change Inspector

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 7,589 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just remember to collect the coin NOT the slab with the label. I always thought a true MS70 would not have any toning on it? - it may have developed after it was slabbed - not good - kind of like water spots developing on the coin IN the holder.

    "When they can't find anything wrong with you, they create it!"

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 30,310 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Feel free to collect the label not the coin. It's your collection. Collect what YOU like.

  • KurisuKurisu Posts: 1,744 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 3, 2022 6:07PM

    Welcome! I love proofs, especially PF70s! Also I'm in Colorado :smiley:
    Enjoy the hobby...collecting what you like is pretty much always the way to go :smile:

    Coins are Neato!

    "If it's a penny for your thoughts and you put in your two cents worth, then someone...somewhere...is making a penny." - Steven Wright

  • crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,672 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 3, 2022 6:34PM

    They sure are very nice, bright, silvery quarters. I like them a lot.
    Welcome to the forum.

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  • Coin FinderCoin Finder Posts: 6,882 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome to this crazy world of coin collecting! You didn't ask for advice, but here's a tip: Study how coins are made now and 230 years ago and in between in the U.S.. It helps when you approach a coin you want to buy to understand who, what, where. when and why it was made... Be curious!

    I am not responsible for the version of me you created inside your head...
  • @jmlanzaf said:
    Feel free to collect the label not the coin. It's your collection. Collect what YOU like.

    Yes, I suspect I probably give more credence to the labels of these graded coins than a seasoned coin collector. That was among the reasons I liked these state coins, at least there was some minimal effort put into the artistry on the labels.

    Thanks for chiming in here everyone. The CO quarter was bought through ebay and I was able to initiate a return on this one. I hope it will be processed without issue. The listing did not state the condition or show photo, only said "serial numbers vary". I think it is reasonable to expect a coin with a 70 grade that isn't very old should be in better shape. Nobody lied about the condition but it was not what I was expecting.

  • nencoinnencoin Posts: 1,212 ✭✭✭✭

    Careful, this is not a bug bite that goes away easily. ; ) Welcome to the hobby, and enjoy!

  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,257 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome and glad you are sending back what doesn’t satisfy you. Select coins that continuously bring you joy!

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
  • TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,746 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As mentioned above:

    Buy the Red Boo, by R.S. Yeoman

    And then read it.

    Have fun


    BHNC #203

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