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A Whimsical Purchase - A Morgan Dollar????

CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,605 ✭✭✭✭✭

Saw this in a November Stacks auction and for some reason I decided to buy it. I don't collect Morgans and perusing live auctions is a dangerous activity in that it can be distracting to one's main collecting focus. This one is common as dirt (and a MS63), but it has its charms:

Have you bought a coin on a whim and if so, post a pic and tell the story behind it.

"Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,784 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @UpGrayedd said:
    I purchased this on a whim (recently posted on the dark side). I've always been of the mindset, if you've never seen something before buy it (at least within reason) and I've never seen anything like it.


    It is an encased 1894 Italian 20 Centesimi. The encasement is plain, and I'm unsure of its composition. I also can't say that the encasement is contemporary, but based on the patina I assume that it has been on there a long time.

    Does anyone have any idea why this might have been done? Did it serve some purpose or was someone just bored in "shop class"?

    Poker chip? WWII souvenir?

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    LeeBoneLeeBone Posts: 4,317 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sweet looking Morgan! B)
    Uh oh, I think a moster may have been created... :D
    Morgans can suck you in... ;)

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have purchased many coins on a whim.... My collecting philosophy has become totally whimsical the past decade or more... I find it fun and have been very happy doing it this way.
    Cheers, RickO

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    ChangeInHistoryChangeInHistory Posts: 3,008 ✭✭✭✭✭


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    WCCWCC Posts: 2,386 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Catbert said:

    Have you bought a coin on a whim and if so, post a pic and tell the story behind it.

    Not for a long time and don't remember the last one. I don't make impulse purchases. It reduces funding for my primary collection. I'm also not interested in accumulating random coins of lower interest to me.

    There are a few coins I'd like to own outside my primary collection, but almost all are common and expensive.

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    CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,605 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's a neat story @asheland Funny how collecting paths emerge!

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
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    DNADaveDNADave Posts: 7,239 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That’s the only way to buy…on a whim.

    I like the 81-s.

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,694 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Catbert said:
    That's a neat story @asheland Funny how collecting paths emerge!

    Indeed! B)
    It resulted in this:
    (From last year)

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    CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,605 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like your 2022 was like mine in the sense of numerous acquisitions and expense :o:#

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
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    coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,769 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Are not all coin purchases whimsical, given that none are needed for survival. ;) Bought this from a forum member some years ago, already had several of this date but I really liked the look and said to myself why not.


    My Lincoln Registry
    My Collection of Old Holders

    Never a slave to one plastic brand will I ever be.
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    WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,976 ✭✭✭✭✭

    YES!!! Liberty Seated Dollars!! LOL!!

    Now, I have SEVEN of them!! :D;)

    I have decided to do a Box of 20....

    “I may not believe in myself but I believe in what I’m doing” ~Jimmy Page~

    My Full Walker Registry Set (1916-1947)

    https://www.ngccoin.com/registry/competitive-sets/16292/

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