What is a "Cheap Coin" that was difficult to find for your collection?
So I collect shillings and one of each Monarch. This means there are some relatively recent ones that can be difficult to find unique examples of. For me this was the one:
This coin cost me $10. It's not a particularly high grade but it's the only example I could find with enough character to feel like it belonged in my set. These are notoriously poorly preserved and very few GEM examples seem to exist despite being a fairly recent coin and because of the 50% composition they rarely tone nicely.
It seems this series is cheap enough that I can't find them listed online because it's mostly a waste of time, and the examples I am looking for are likely buried deep in some dealer's bulk boxes.
Because of this experience I was curious if anyone else ran into this issue for relatively cheap coins they needed for their collection.
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