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What coin have you been chasing for a while that you just haven’t been able to find? How long have you been looking?

For me, it is a Seated Liberty Dollar anywhere from XF 45 to AU 58 with nice toning for the type set. Possibly could go for a low end attractive MS coin but those might be tough to find in my desired price range. I’ve been watching for one this year and have been the underbidder once.

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  • OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,199 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1861 O CSA issue half, my dream coin.

    Type collector, mainly into Seated. Young Numismatist. Good BST transactions with: Mirabela

  • lermishlermish Posts: 1,413 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Chopmarked 75 P Trade Dollar

  • Em7Em7 Posts: 22 ✭✭

    1838 Hard times token HT-24.

  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 1,894 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would like to find an 1870cc and/or 1871cc quarter in F-VF

  • smuglrsmuglr Posts: 406 ✭✭✭

    Overall 1912 $5 Canada Gold from the Bank of Canada hoard

    US historic 1885 CC GSA Morgan

    US modern 2019 S ERP ASE

    Fantasy DCarr 1963 Kennedy half dollar

    Call it my wish list :)

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

    A handful come to mind but one has proven elusive for the most amount of time for me; 1837 Large 5C H10¢ in eye appealing high AU

  • HoledandCreativeHoledandCreative Posts: 2,618 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Holed 1805 Half Dime, 1822 Dime, 1846 Half Dime, High Grade 1912-S Nickel, and many more.

  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,083 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm not telling :o

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

    Don't know. I haven't discovered it yet. Among the seated Liberty halves, maybe it's an 1875-S WB-88. Maybe it's a 1873-S WB-2. Wouldn't that be cool.

    3 rim nicks away from Good
  • @Mr_Spud said:
    Until recently, I would have said a straight graded drape bust half dime, but I found one I like at the last Long Beach show. I was looking for one of those for several years and it completed my circulated slabbed 19th century no gold type set. Now i’m not sure what my most wanted is 🤔

    Congrats on completing what sounds like a very nice type set and grabbing that most wanted coin!

    Any way you can share some pics of the type set?

  • MWallaceMWallace Posts: 3,700 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1955 DD Lincoln

  • matt_dacmatt_dac Posts: 954 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My most wanted coin is widely available I just don’t want to prioritize the resources for it :)

    1907 High Relief Saint Gaudens

  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,480 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've been looking for 1839 LCs lately... Booby's and Silly 's in XF-AU condition. Just haven't found the right coins yet...

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  • yosclimberyosclimber Posts: 4,467 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @TheCuyunaCollection said:

    @Mr_Spud said:
    Until recently, I would have said a straight graded drape bust half dime, but I found one I like at the last Long Beach show. I was looking for one of those for several years and it completed my circulated slabbed 19th century no gold type set. Now i’m not sure what my most wanted is 🤔

    Congrats on completing what sounds like a very nice type set and grabbing that most wanted coin!

    Any way you can share some pics of the type set?

    See his thread from late June with photos:
    https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/1092756/new-draped-bust-half-dime-completed-my-1-registry-set-across-the-street

  • rheddenrhedden Posts: 6,526 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 14, 2023 8:42AM

    I would like to find an 18##-# Seated Liberty 25c in MS63 or higher. Sorry - can't tell you which coin it is, because threads like this one have a long history of driving the demand and prices upward on HTF numismatic items. Live and learn. :p

    The 18##-# Seated Liberty 25c is the last coin I need to complete a business strike Registry set 1838-1891-S. Yes, I have all the CC mints in PCGS holders already - so it's a less famous coin in the series. There is also the little issue of needing to cross one existing coin from an NGC holder to PCGS, but I think I'm OK there.

  • Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 3,981 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @yosclimber said:

    @TheCuyunaCollection said:

    @Mr_Spud said:
    Until recently, I would have said a straight graded drape bust half dime, but I found one I like at the last Long Beach show. I was looking for one of those for several years and it completed my circulated slabbed 19th century no gold type set. Now i’m not sure what my most wanted is 🤔

    Congrats on completing what sounds like a very nice type set and grabbing that most wanted coin!

    Any way you can share some pics of the type set?

    See his thread from late June with photos:
    https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/1092756/new-draped-bust-half-dime-completed-my-1-registry-set-across-the-street

    Thanks @yosclimber .

    @TheCuyunaCollection , here’s a link to the set across the street https://www.ngccoin.com/registry/competitive-sets/348172/ . I also have the same set registered here at PCGS, but it’s not complete here because the draped bust half dime is in a NGC holder.

    Mr_Spud

  • The_Dinosaur_ManThe_Dinosaur_Man Posts: 748 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I haven't any currently, except maybe the 1891-O Proof dime that I might not ever be able to afford. For the last few years however I was on the hunt for a 2008-S Proof Lincoln, raw, for my proofs only album.

    Custom album maker and numismatic photographer, see my portfolio here: (http://www.donahuenumismatics.com/).

  • LukeMarshallLukeMarshall Posts: 1,839 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Original Gobrecht Dollar

    1907 High relief St Gaudens

    Those have been on the top of my someday list, although not actively pursuing them at the moment.

    I need two more dates to complete an up to date run of Daniel Carr Gold Half eagles which I have eyes peeled for

    And

    Im fairly interested in the Engelhard Platinum and Palladium So called dollars of the 1939 Worlds fair.

    good luck the everyones pursuits

    It's all about what the people want...

  • Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 14, 2023 6:47AM

    CC Morgan dollar.
    Any CC morgan
    Any condition as long as there’s a clear MM and date

    🎶 shout shout, let it all out 🎶

  • OnlyGoldIsMoneyOnlyGoldIsMoney Posts: 3,214 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Two at present:

    1857-D $2.50 in PCGS/CAC - very few CAC approved

    1867 $2.50 in PCGS/CAC - I have an XF40 that failed to sticker

  • I need 4 coins to complete my Zi:Sin or chiwoo sets.
    2016 Chiwoo
    2020 Chiwoo
    2020 Zi:Sin Rattus
    2019 Zi:Sin Scrofa
    The ms70 rattus has a population of 2 and another collector has one already.

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  • TrampTramp Posts: 615 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @rhedden said:
    Sorry - can't tell you which coin it is, because threads like this one have a long history of driving the demand and prices upward on HTF numismatic items.

    >
    ^^^^^^^^^^
    Agree!

    USAF (Ret.) 1985 - 2005. E-4B Aircraft Maintenance Crew Chief and Contracting Officer.
    My current Registry sets:
    ✓ Everyman Mint State Carson City Morgan Dollars (1878 – 1893)
    ✓ Everyman Mint State Lincoln Cents (1909 – 1958)
    ✓ Morgan Dollar GSA Hoard (1879 – 1891)

  • WCCWCC Posts: 2,188 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Coins in my primary collecting interest (a non-US segment) that I do not own now. Most I've seen but only as dreck. Of the 100 coins total, I own less than half.

  • semikeycollectorsemikeycollector Posts: 834 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OnlyGoldIsMoney said:
    Two at present:

    1857-D $2.50 in PCGS/CAC - very few CAC approved

    1867 $2.50 in PCGS/CAC - I have an XF40 that failed to sticker

    That 1867 is rare and undervalued! Sometimes I think of getting and 1867 or 1866.

  • OnlyGoldIsMoneyOnlyGoldIsMoney Posts: 3,214 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @semikeycollector said:

    @OnlyGoldIsMoney said:
    Two at present:

    1857-D $2.50 in PCGS/CAC - very few CAC approved

    1867 $2.50 in PCGS/CAC - I have an XF40 that failed to sticker

    That 1867 is rare and undervalued! Sometimes I think of getting and 1867 or 1866.

    semikeycollector, I agree with your thought on the 1866 - 39 graded at PCGS in all grades. Similarly 1867 - 41 graded at PCGS in all grades.

    I am fortunate to have an 1866 in VF35 CAC.

  • MeltdownMeltdown Posts: 8,536 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've always wanted a nice 39-O bust half in AU with die cracks all over it. There are a lot of ugly examples and attractive ones go for moon money.
    I'm also in love with 1917 Type 1 Standing Lib quarter, one of these days I will find the right one.

  • jfriedm56jfriedm56 Posts: 610 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1916 SLQ in 65 FH. 1916-D Merc. in 65 FSB. 1955DD in 65 RB…….ah, maybe someday!

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not seeking anything specific right now....Well, except for W quarters in the wild.... Cheers, RickO

  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,083 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 14, 2023 2:52PM

    @rhedden said:
    I would like to find an 18##-# Seated Liberty 25c in MS63 or higher. Sorry - can't tell you which coin it is, because threads like this one have a long history of driving the demand and prices upward on HTF numismatic items. Live and learn. :p

    @Tramp said:

    @rhedden said:
    Sorry - can't tell you which coin it is, because threads like this one have a long history of driving the demand and prices upward on HTF numismatic items.

    >
    ^^^^^^^^^^
    Agree!

    Seems I'm not the only one that's paranoid :o

  • DavideoDavideo Posts: 1,361 ✭✭✭✭

    1901S PO01 Barber quarter. I haven't checked the pops in a a few years and I see the number of poor's across the series has exploded.

  • Some_of_itSome_of_it Posts: 95 ✭✭✭
    edited July 14, 2023 3:34PM

    This weather service centennial national commemorative medal in silver.
    Elusive.

  • @Davideo said:
    1901S PO01 Barber quarter. I haven't checked the pops in a a few years and I see the number of poor's across the series has exploded.

    Everyone walking around with F12 Barber Quarters in their pockets the last 5 years! 😆

  • ChopmarkedTradesChopmarkedTrades Posts: 483 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Currently, probably a legit chopmarked early US Dollar (pre-1804) to complete my type set of chopmarked US crown-sized coins. If not that, then a chopmarked Chile Volcano Peso.

  • semikeycollectorsemikeycollector Posts: 834 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OnlyGoldIsMoney said:

    @semikeycollector said:

    @OnlyGoldIsMoney said:
    Two at present:

    1857-D $2.50 in PCGS/CAC - very few CAC approved

    1867 $2.50 in PCGS/CAC - I have an XF40 that failed to sticker

    That 1867 is rare and undervalued! Sometimes I think of getting and 1867 or 1866.

    semikeycollector, I agree with your thought on the 1866 - 39 graded at PCGS in all grades. Similarly 1867 - 41 graded at PCGS in all grades.

    I am fortunate to have an 1866 in VF35 CAC.

    Another lovely very rare coin!!!

  • Inspired70Inspired70 Posts: 451 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @keyman64 said:
    There are toners that I know exist and really want but I can't find them. It can be frustrating but there's also the thrill of the hunt. Patience is a virtue I guess.

    I agree with @keyman64 on this one! I have some already, but would like to find more!

  • oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,660 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1907 $20 High Relief, Flat Edge PCGS AU58

    oih82w8 = Oh I Hate To Wait _defectus patientia_aka...Dr. Defecto - Curator of RMO's

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  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,207 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pcgs 1909-O $5 Indian. AU or higher.

    Coins & Currency both US and World
  • SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,060 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I can’t afford it.

  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,269 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Ownerofawheatiehorde said:
    1861 O CSA issue half, my dream coin.

    What grade? There is one at David Lawerence.

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
  • rec78rec78 Posts: 5,630 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1793 Liberty cap large cent. This coin has always been just a lit bit out of my purchasing cost range. Very rare coin, way rarer then the chain cent. The chain cent is more popular. I have never had a chain cent either, but if I had a choice it is the 1793 liberty cap for me.

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  • OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,199 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Catbert said:

    @Ownerofawheatiehorde said:
    1861 O CSA issue half, my dream coin.

    What grade? There is one at David Lawerence.

    Right in my price/grade range, but i'll probably try to get one at a local coin show on Sunday. If that doesn't work out, I'll check out that one. Thanks! :)

    Type collector, mainly into Seated. Young Numismatist. Good BST transactions with: Mirabela

  • johnny010johnny010 Posts: 877 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1860s excluding 62 gold $1 in MS65

    @oih82w8 said:
    1907 $20 High Relief, Flat Edge PCGS AU58

    Are you actively looking?

  • WCCWCC Posts: 2,188 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 15, 2023 5:23PM

    @Smudge said:
    I can’t afford it.

    Yes, I think this thread would be more meaningful if it were limited to the respondent's budget. I'd like to own the 1729 Madrid mint (crowned "M") pattern pillar 8R. It's also in the Banco de Mexico collection, so I'll never own it.

    Of the 100 coins composing my primary interest I don't own now, either the 1766 Peru 1/2R or a choice PTS 1/2R.

  • goldengolden Posts: 8,807 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1796 Half Dollar in PCGS.

  • CoinPhysicistCoinPhysicist Posts: 597 ✭✭✭✭

    Coin I might get some day: 1796 half cent, straight graded but low grade.

    Coin I’ll likely never get: 1794 half dollar.

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  • humanssuckhumanssuck Posts: 282 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Several years ago David Lawrence had a gorgeous XF small eagle half dollar....i still kick myself for not buying it. I haven't seen a circulated one that nice since.

  • mark_dakmark_dak Posts: 1,006 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Ownerofawheatiehorde said:
    1861 O CSA issue half, my dream coin.

    I did well on the sale... extremely well but it's the one coin I wish I had never sold.

    Mark



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