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Post a coin you’ve owned for decades

Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,353 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited December 20, 2022 4:45PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Here’s one I’ve owned 30+ years.

A modest, fairly slick 1794 Liberty Cap large cent. Picked this up from Northgate Coin (Seattle) in 1991, for nine bucks.

I’ve always been fascinated with old copper. Something is magical about the ‘17’ in the date. I have a small stash of early half and large cents, probably 50+ examples. Mostly raw, but all neat.

I’ve bought and sold many coins over the years, but these have tended to remain in my collection. Just can’t part with them.

Post something you’ve owned forever!

Dave

Always looking for original, better date VF20-VF35 Barber quarters and halves, and a quality beer.
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  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Jzyskowski1 Many ANACS "soap bar" holders contain undergraded coins. They were pretty tight on the grades. I would keep it in the holder its in.

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  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,392 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BillJones You may want to edit your post. ;)

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

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,674 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nothing to show here, My current collection is all from 2012 to now. I've collected prior to that, but used to purge the collection earlier on, only since 2012 to now that I've been more mature with keeping things longer.

  • johnny010johnny010 Posts: 1,084 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Seeing the prices for these pieces is making me wish I could go back in time.

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @johnny010 said:
    Seeing the prices for these pieces is making me wish I could go back in time.

    You'd be older now, too. ;)

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  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,474 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 21, 2022 2:17PM

    @PerryHall said:
    @BillJones You may want to edit your post. ;)

    My parents gave me the money for Christmas, and that's what I bought with it. There are not many Christmas presents most people received in 1965 that they still have, let alone presents that worth more than 30 times the purchase price.

    The cost of certification is a large part of what I have in the piece.

    Retired dealer and avid collector of U.S. type coins, 19th century presidential campaign medalets and selected medals. In recent years I have been working on a set of British coins - at least one coin from each king or queen who issued pieces that are collectible. I am also collecting at least one coin for each Roman emperor from Julius Caesar to ... ?
  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BillJones said:

    @PerryHall said:
    @BillJones You may want to edit your post. ;)

    My parents gave me the money for Christmas, and that's what I bought with it. There are not many Christmas presents most people received in 1965 that they still have, let alone presents that worth more than 30 times the purchase price.

    The cost of certification is a large part of what I have in the piece.

    @BillJones, I believe @PerryHall was winking at you to edit your post to change the denomination from $10 to $20. ;)

    Thomas Bush Numismatics & Numismatic Photography

    In honor of the memory of Cpl. Michael E. Thompson

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  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,392 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BillJones said:

    @PerryHall said:
    @BillJones You may want to edit your post. ;)

    My parents gave me the money for Christmas, and that's what I bought with it. There are not many Christmas presents most people received in 1965 that they still have, let alone presents that worth more than 30 times the purchase price.

    The cost of certification is a large part of what I have in the piece.

    I should have been clearer. You said "$10" in your post when you should have said "$20" since you showed a picture of a double eagle.

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

  • FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 2,845 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @winesteven said:
    This is the coin I've owned the longest that is still part of my collection. I bought it back in September 1996 from Teletrade for a whopping $185 plus shipping. It was bought as a PR66, and subsequently upgraded to a PR67 w/CAC.

    Other than this, the coin I've had in my collection the longest was bought in 2013. All coins I owned prior to that (other than this Quarter), have been sold due to upgrades.

    Steve,

    Great coin! I think you'd be surprised at exactly how difficult it is to find a nice 1939 PR 25c these days. They just don't want to pop up for some reason. Hold on to that one!

    Young Numismatist, Coin Photographer.

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