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First new coin purchase since 2019, two BIG dollars with pictures

LanLordLanLord Posts: 11,639 ✭✭✭✭✭

Life/fate/fortune or what have you tossed more than a few twists and turns into my way over the past nearly 5 years. As horrible as the pandemic was, believe me, things can get worse. But I digress, that is not the intent of this thread.

Right at the beginning of 2019, I bought a dream coin, a 1839o quarter eagle in PCGS AU58.

Then things got weird and I really haven't looked at coins in years other than to decide that I still had no interest. Things slowly are changing, some things needed to go to make way for new things.

This week, I added these two into my (6) box of 20 type set:
1800 Bust dollar, Americai

1836 Gobrecht dollar, initials on base

Here are a few others from the set:

I really need to get this entire set photographed.

Take care.


  • MeltdownMeltdown Posts: 8,538 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Dang! Welcome back - I could see how those two newps would inspire you back into the hobby,

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,018 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nope, can't argue this one. Congrats and welcome back

  • LanLordLanLord Posts: 11,639 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I purchased these from coinlieutenant, John and I have been friends and coin buds for a couple decades.

    He's helping me tighten up my current accumulation.

    John's got some really nice stuff, I'm currently working on an entire list with him.

    *Truth in advertising: I currently have a portion of my collection with John for exchange for "higher end" coins.
    My reason for this post wasn't to push that, just trying to be open about where my collection is going.

    I used to keep a lot of coins which were being upgraded in the main type set, gotta let go of some old things.

  • SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,060 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Beautiful coins.

  • calgolddivercalgolddiver Posts: 1,310 ✭✭✭✭✭

    great acquisitions to add to a very nice group. congratulations !

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @LanLord... Welcome back... And those are very nice additions to your collection - High quality as you were noted for in the past. Good luck with sales and new coins... Cheers, RickO

  • Eldorado9Eldorado9 Posts: 1,921 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Truly beautiful and important coins....Love all of them, but that Gobrecht stopped me in my tracks. Great coins.

  • semikeycollectorsemikeycollector Posts: 834 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Catbert said:
    Wonderful! I especially drool over the Gobrecht dollar. So very nice.

    I'm keeping some Bounty handy to wipe up the drool!

  • Eldorado9Eldorado9 Posts: 1,921 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The engraving work on the Eagle on the Gobrecht is spectacular! Wish they were easier to get! I want one.

  • LanLordLanLord Posts: 11,639 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Eldorado9 said:
    The engraving work on the Eagle on the Gobrecht is spectacular! Wish they were easier to get! I want one.

    if you take an 1837 seated dime and superglue a flying eagle cent to it, it'll look just like a piedfort!

    You heard it hear first!

  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,349 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great additions!!

    bob :)

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  • CladiatorCladiator Posts: 17,913 ✭✭✭✭✭


    SO GLAD to see you back Tom, seriously. I'm sorry you've had a rough time of it but am overjoyed you've found your way back. I hope things are turning around for the better. Your pick ups are beautiful but I'd expect nothing less (especially when John is enlisted to help).

    I have such fond memories of your old Library of Coins type set from years ago. You are one of the people who truly inspired me when I started off in this hobby and I thank you for that.

    Damn, awesome you're back :)

  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 1,901 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The 39-o is sweet!

  • LJenkins11LJenkins11 Posts: 665 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow, what an outstanding range of coins! Love that 1839-O and Gobrecht Dollar.

  • FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 2,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow! What's the grade on the Gobrecht? PR64?

  • goldengolden Posts: 8,807 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Love the Dollars!

  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,172 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Those are some beautiful coins.

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  • Project NumismaticsProject Numismatics Posts: 1,159 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 19, 2023 3:36AM

    Wow - go big or go home! Amazing bucket list coins. I admire your discipline for quality and significance over quantity.

    Most of us go through personal and financial highs and lows. It sounds like you’ve emerged from the darkness and that is the best reward. Wishing you the best and congrats again on the acquisitions!

  • CharlotteDudeCharlotteDude Posts: 2,785 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is a Gorgeous Gobrecht!

    Got Crust....y gold?
  • LanLordLanLord Posts: 11,639 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @FlyingAl said:
    Wow! What's the grade on the Gobrecht? PR64?

    It's graded by a competitor of nomen implicitam, AU55.
    On their web site, it clearly also states that it's a PROOF, which of course they all are, but their grade was AU55.

    I am absolutely ecstatic, no line fatty too (doh!)

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,592 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice ones!

  • BarberianBarberian Posts: 2,728 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The Gobrecht produced a slow "Woooooo" out of me when I saw it. Nice coins!

    3 rim nicks away from Good
  • jayPemjayPem Posts: 3,867 ✭✭✭✭✭


  • LanLordLanLord Posts: 11,639 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I felt like perhaps I was ignoring the untoned coin aficionado with my original post, therefore:

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