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Then a few days pass and you say, why did I buy these? I talked myself into the purchase. They had everything going for them. Proofs, pcgs 66 except I forgot that I don't collect them. I could have returned them. I kept them because I don't like to return coins. The dealer is trying to make a living and the price was fair I suppose. Another hard lesson learned.

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    JBNJBN Posts: 1,799 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 29, 2023 3:37PM

    Cannot comment on the reverses, obviously, but your two coins have nice eye appeal, IMHO.
    Update: I was wrong. These have TVs. The 88 has some color on its reverse.
    https://pcgs.com/cert/30719487
    https://pcgs.com/cert/30719490

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,306 ✭✭✭✭✭

    While not my favorite series, very nice looking obverses.
    Jim


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    pmh1nicpmh1nic Posts: 3,146 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice coins. I've purchased coins that were not part of a set I was collect just because I happen to like the coin.

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    JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,820 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice ones!

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    @spacehayduke said:
    Great coins. You could sell them on the BST?

    I was thinking about that. I may very well do that.
    By no means am I making a play here so please don't think that.
    I know I can just post them and 90% probably look everyday anyway.
    I have had them for a while and I just cannot get attached to them.

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    CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,603 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have done the same thing on occasion, OP. I guess it is a type of compulsive behavior that provides a momentary dopamine hit. Shiny things are attractive! 🙄

    The consequence, of course, is that it subtracts resources for one’s collecting goals while reselling involves loss vs break even. 😩

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
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    rte592rte592 Posts: 1,452 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've bought a couple and when they come in the mail I don't remember including one in the combined shipping.
    That's a kin to buying just because something is half off... don't get me wrong I didn't over pay, so no real foul.

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    Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Repeat after me: "Quit buying coins online after midnight"

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

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    ironmanl63ironmanl63 Posts: 1,971 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I buy a lot of coins that are not part of a series I am collecting. I am a sucker for an attractive coin at an attractive price. Some I still have some I have sold. A few have become some of my favorite coins.

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    FrazFraz Posts: 1,859 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 29, 2023 5:58PM

    @ironmanl63 said:
    I buy a lot of coins that are not part of a series I am collecting. I am a sucker for an attractive coin at an attractive price. Some I still have some I have sold. A few have become some of my favorite coins.

    Yep. Maybe a fav in there. This forum leads me to many pretty things that I ought avoid.

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    keyman64keyman64 Posts: 15,456 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I buy distractions way too often but they do tend to be toned.

    "If it's not fun, it's not worth it." - KeyMan64
    Looking for Top Pop Mercury Dime Varieties & High Grade Mercury Dime Toners. :smile:
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    MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Did you ever buy a coin... Then a few days pass and you say, why did I buy these?

    No. I buy coins I like. There has never been a time that, a few days later, I didn't like the coin.

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    bsshog40bsshog40 Posts: 3,777 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 29, 2023 8:31PM

    Sometimes having one or two of something different is not a bad thing.

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    @MasonG
    I never said I didn't like the coins just to be clear.

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    humanssuckhumanssuck Posts: 319 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Watchtower said:
    Then a few days pass and you say, why did I buy these? I talked myself into the purchase. They had everything going for them. Proofs, pcgs 66 except I forgot that I don't collect them. I could have returned them. I kept them because I don't like to return coins. The dealer is trying to make a living and the price was fair I suppose. Another hard lesson learned.

    Could be worse. I bought a gorgeous AU58 seated liberty half dollar at a show one time for my type set. beautiful coin. got home and realized I already had a MS62, of the exact same date no less, and it was much nicer eye appeal than the one I just bought. I had forgotten to cross it off my list...

    So at least you didnt waste your money buying lower grade duplicates of coins you have. lol

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    daltexdaltex Posts: 3,486 ✭✭✭✭✭

    IMO, returning a coin because of buyer's remorse is just begging to be blocked, regardless of the form (eBay, an online seller refusing your orders, or canceling them, refusing to even to quote you a price at a show).

    I'm not suggesting that there aren't legitimate reasons to return coins, only that proof three cent nickels not being in your core collection isn't one of them.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Watchtower .... Those are really nice coins, so they will likely sell easily. No harm in buying such coins.... unless you overpay. Enjoy them, then sell them if you decide not to pursue the series. Cheers, RickO

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    oldabeintxoldabeintx Posts: 1,636 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I never return anything according to my wife. Guilty.

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    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,875 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 30, 2023 2:14PM

    First of all.
    What Beautiful coins, dude! <3
    Sure, I understand what you're saying.
    Esp if the coins are pricey. But those 2 are eye candy. It's funny. Your thread can pertain to my newest thread about flipping coins. lol
    This would be a perfect time to Flip yours. Now, if you'll receive what you paid or even profit. That's another story. Sometimes if I want to get rid of a coin or coins. I might take that loss. Just to have some extra cash to buy another. Good luck in whatever you decide.
    Once again, nice coins!
    B)

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    ElcontadorElcontador Posts: 7,421 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes. Occasionally, I make a mistake. These mistakes are coins of the types of coins I collect, I have just missed something. Ie., I might miss a hit or two on an Unc. coin due to the lighting, or someone I know who knows much more than I do made such a mistake.

    Fortunately, it doesn't happen too often.

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    ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,334 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 30, 2023 4:28PM

    Looks like you are working on a proof type set now ;)
    Or at least a proof date set for 3CN

    Collector, occasional seller

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    CladiatorCladiator Posts: 17,919 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not sure why but every time I see the title of this thread the lyric "Do you wanna build a snowman?" runs through my head. :/

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    Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @keyman64 said:
    I buy distractions way too often but they do tend to be toned.

    Man they ain't toned like that I tell you what - Makes me want to play some BB King....... :D

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

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    keyman64keyman64 Posts: 15,456 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Steven59 said:

    @keyman64 said:
    I buy distractions way too often but they do tend to be toned.

    Man they ain't toned like that I tell you what - Makes me want to play some BB King....... :D

    I saw a PR64 1962 50c with very similar toning on ONLY the obverse at Winter FUN. It was priced almost 4x what I was able to get this one for at auction. I am very thankful to have this distraction in my collection.

    "If it's not fun, it's not worth it." - KeyMan64
    Looking for Top Pop Mercury Dime Varieties & High Grade Mercury Dime Toners. :smile:
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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,116 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @keyman64 said:
    I buy distractions way too often but they do tend to be toned.

    I just sold today on eBay your Franklin's cousin!

    peacockcoins

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    Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,294 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 30, 2023 5:32PM

    @keyman64 said:

    I saw a PR64 1962 50c with very similar toning

    When it comes to coins pictures with enhancing of the pictures i realize "Never say never!"

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

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    Glen2022Glen2022 Posts: 843 ✭✭✭✭

    Nope, I never ask myself that question. But my wife sure does when I show her new purchases!

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    WQuarterFreddieWQuarterFreddie Posts: 2,548 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Steven59 said:
    Repeat after me: "Quit buying coins online after midnight"

    Especially on a Saturday night after coming home drunk!🥳🥳🥳

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    ShamikaShamika Posts: 18,760 ✭✭✭✭

    Watchtower - I must admit I really like those 3-cent pieces you posted even if you regret buying them.

    Buyer and seller of vintage coin boards!
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    kirkminkkirkmink Posts: 172 ✭✭✭✭

    @braddick said:

    @keyman64 said:
    I buy distractions way too often but they do tend to be toned.

    I just sold today on eBay your Franklin's cousin!

    I do believe I came in second on both of these :s . The old problem of not having a frame of reference for value when bidding on toned coins, and not wanting to overpay.

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    pocketpiececommemspocketpiececommems Posts: 5,744 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes. But my bigger problem is saying, “Why didn’t I buy that coin!”

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    jacrispiesjacrispies Posts: 717 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I am very careful of what coins I pay good money (retail) for. I work extra hard to afford nicer coins, so I don't want to waste my dollars carelessly buying coins I don't enjoy.

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    JimWJimW Posts: 543 ✭✭✭✭

    @Glen2022 said:
    Nope, I never ask myself that question. But my wife sure does when I show her new purchases!

    You show your wife your newps? I avoid those questions by pretending its junk mail that I'll take care of later LOL

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    HillbillyCollectorHillbillyCollector Posts: 515 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Catbert said:
    I have done the same thing on occasion, OP. I guess it is a type of compulsive behavior that provides a momentary dopamine hit. Shiny things are attractive! 🙄

    The consequence, of course, is that it subtracts resources for one’s collecting goals while reselling involves loss vs break even. 😩

    This all sounds just like me and is so true. With limited funds it’s hard to buy everything. I have finally learned that if I buy this coin, I may not be able to obtain something around the corner that I truly like and need.
    One caveat, I did impulse buy a nice 1812 half dollar four or five years ago, sure glad I did that!😂

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    @daltex said:
    IMO, returning a coin because of buyer's remorse is just begging to be blocked, regardless of the form (eBay, an online seller refusing your orders, or canceling them, refusing to even to quote you a price at a show).

    I'm not suggesting that there aren't legitimate reasons to return coins, only that proof three cent nickels not being in your core collection isn't one of them.

    I am not sure you read my post all the way through. I never said I was going to return them I actually stated that I wouldn't return them. It was my choice to buy them. It's just that they don't really fit we in my collection. However, I am going to hang on to them for now. I am having thoughts of sending them to GC down the road. Possibly trade them here. I'm not in any hurry. They will hold their value.

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    ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,893 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Watchtower said:
    except I forgot that I don't collect them.

    Two is a great start to a collection!

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    daltexdaltex Posts: 3,486 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Watchtower said:

    @daltex said:
    IMO, returning a coin because of buyer's remorse is just begging to be blocked, regardless of the form (eBay, an online seller refusing your orders, or canceling them, refusing to even to quote you a price at a show).

    I'm not suggesting that there aren't legitimate reasons to return coins, only that proof three cent nickels not being in your core collection isn't one of them.

    I am not sure you read my post all the way through. I never said I was going to return them I actually stated that I wouldn't return them. It was my choice to buy them. It's just that they don't really fit we in my collection. However, I am going to hang on to them for now. I am having thoughts of sending them to GC down the road. Possibly trade them here. I'm not in any hurry. They will hold their value.

    I did. I was speaking philosophically with no attempt to cast aspersions. I apologize if I was unclear.

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    PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,436 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JimW said:

    @Glen2022 said:
    Nope, I never ask myself that question. But my wife sure does when I show her new purchases!

    You show your wife your newps? I avoid those questions by pretending its junk mail that I'll take care of later LOL

    The first thing my wife does is ask me how much did it cost so I stopped showing her any new coins. :D

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

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    Glen2022Glen2022 Posts: 843 ✭✭✭✭

    @JimW said:

    @Glen2022 said:
    Nope, I never ask myself that question. But my wife sure does when I show her new purchases!

    You show your wife your newps? I avoid those questions by pretending its junk mail that I'll take care of later LOL

    @PerryHall said:

    @JimW said:

    @Glen2022 said:
    Nope, I never ask myself that question. But my wife sure does when I show her new purchases!

    You show your wife your newps? I avoid those questions by pretending its junk mail that I'll take care of later LOL

    The first thing my wife does is ask me how much did it cost so I stopped showing her any new coins. :D

    good points. I think I will start a new policy. Thanks for the advice.

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    DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,541 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PerryHall said:

    @JimW said:

    @Glen2022 said:
    Nope, I never ask myself that question. But my wife sure does when I show her new purchases!

    You show your wife your newps? I avoid those questions by pretending its junk mail that I'll take care of later LOL

    The first thing my wife does is ask me how much did it cost so I stopped showing her any new coins. :D

    Its really a shame, my Girlfriend does the same thing. So do any non-collectors I show a coin to. First question - "How much was it?" Sigh.... :(

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    PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,436 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DeplorableDan said:

    @PerryHall said:

    @JimW said:

    @Glen2022 said:
    Nope, I never ask myself that question. But my wife sure does when I show her new purchases!

    You show your wife your newps? I avoid those questions by pretending its junk mail that I'll take care of later LOL

    The first thing my wife does is ask me how much did it cost so I stopped showing her any new coins. :D

    Its really a shame, my Girlfriend does the same thing. So do any non-collectors I show a coin to. First question - "How much was it?" Sigh.... :(

    I hate when people make you lie. :D

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

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    wozymodowozymodo Posts: 138 ✭✭✭

    @DeplorableDan said:
    Its really a shame, my Girlfriend does the same thing. So do any non-collectors I show a coin to. First question - "How much was it?" Sigh.... :(

    Usually followed by - "You paid [price] for a [face value] ?"

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    Glen2022Glen2022 Posts: 843 ✭✭✭✭

    @PerryHall said:

    @DeplorableDan said:

    @PerryHall said:

    @JimW said:

    @Glen2022 said:
    Nope, I never ask myself that question. But my wife sure does when I show her new purchases!

    You show your wife your newps? I avoid those questions by pretending its junk mail that I'll take care of later LOL

    The first thing my wife does is ask me how much did it cost so I stopped showing her any new coins. :D

    Its really a shame, my Girlfriend does the same thing. So do any non-collectors I show a coin to. First question - "How much was it?" Sigh.... :(

    I hate when people make you lie. :D

    You are not lying, you are under exaggerating.

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