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If You Could Hoard Any Denomination/Date/Mint.....

Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,009 ✭✭✭✭✭

What would it be? The only rule is it must be within the realm of affordability for you, that you could really hoard it if you wanted. Since I collect seated quarters, I would probably pick 1838 or 1876-cc.

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  • privatecoinprivatecoin Posts: 3,140 ✭✭✭✭✭

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  • joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,754 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 6, 2023 1:52PM

    Yep, definitely, the Morgan CC's.
    No Brainer.
    :D

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  • TurtleCatTurtleCat Posts: 4,588 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The closest I can come to “hoarding” anything is a Franklin mint issue of my hometown. I bet I already have more original intact (in packaging) samples than anyone else. Of US coins there’s no hope of having any meaningful hoard for the vast majority of people.

  • jacrispiesjacrispies Posts: 669 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would hoard 1814 O-105a Single Leafs. That particular variety is an R-4 so it is possible with patience and time to acquire a significant amount of coins. Problem free and eye appealing examples are even harder to come by, so hoarding choice single leafs would be even easier.

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  • MoldnutMoldnut Posts: 3,082 ✭✭✭✭

    1916 quarters, possibly the most beautiful coin design ever.

    Derek

    EAC 6024
  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,318 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The 08s and the 09s Indian head cents,fwiw

  • MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 23,831 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cheerios Dollars.

    Andy Lustig

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  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,504 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'd be like my hero @drddm and hoard 1814 O-108 E/A's. I'd even make one into a ring! ;)


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  • fastfreddiefastfreddie Posts: 2,693 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If I told you it wouldn't be a secret any longer...

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  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,456 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Something within reason and affordable. Actually found for face value. I'll go with W quarters.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • yosclimberyosclimber Posts: 4,543 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 6, 2023 3:56PM

    @MapsOnFire said:
    Already did, decades ago. 1848 LARGE DATE half dimes. They cost anywhere from $2. to $15. each. Ended up with 45 coins. Ran out of steam when I couldn't find them often enough. Sold the worst 40 coins for $1000. Kept the best 5 coins for a decade and sold them for $4500.

    I was wondering why they were so hard to find back then.... :)
    2 questions:
    1. What % of the coins you looked at were labelled Large Date but were the normal date?
    2. Did you ever have one with the reverse die crack(s)?

  • RLSnapperRLSnapper Posts: 493 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1840 Small/Large 18 Large Cent. I have one that has VF detail but died on the table when I player coin doctor on it. They go for way over price guide when straight graded. Sometimes you can pick up a raw one unattributed. This is going to be the last hole filled in one of my sets.....I probably will use the details one when I get frustrated after looking for a year or two.

  • OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,446 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Definitely 1861 O CSA halves. I love them!!

    Type collector, mainly into Seated. Young Numismatist. Good BST transactions with: mirabela, OKCC, MICHAELDIXON

  • MapsOnFireMapsOnFire Posts: 171 ✭✭✭

    Some were mislabeled, certainly. I don't have a feeling for %. I'm sure there were several with the crack, judging by the fact that there are two of them on Ebay right now. But I don't remember mine - it was forty years ago.

  • rte592rte592 Posts: 1,382 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Define hoard?
    I'd rather have one of everything.

  • tommy44tommy44 Posts: 2,185 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Don't know if it would qualify as hoarding or not but I would buy every 1958 Ghana 10 Shilling I found if the price was within reason. They were 92.5% silver and I liked the way the star on the reverse looked. I ended up with about 50 of them before I sold them all during the silver run up in 2011.

    it's crackers to slip a rozzer the dropsy in snide

  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,458 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Ownerofawheatiehorde said:
    Definitely 1861 O CSA halves. I love them!!

    FYI
    There's a bunch on GC closing this week

  • OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,446 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @alaura22 said:

    @Ownerofawheatiehorde said:
    Definitely 1861 O CSA halves. I love them!!

    FYI
    There's a bunch on GC closing this week

    The only problem is, I can’t afford them. :D

    Type collector, mainly into Seated. Young Numismatist. Good BST transactions with: mirabela, OKCC, MICHAELDIXON

  • hfjacintohfjacinto Posts: 734 ✭✭✭✭✭

    $20 gold double eagles. Date/type don’t matter.

  • SimonWSimonW Posts: 560 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Ownerofawheatiehorde said:

    @alaura22 said:

    @Ownerofawheatiehorde said:
    Definitely 1861 O CSA halves. I love them!!

    FYI
    There's a bunch on GC closing this week

    The only problem is, I can’t afford them. :D

    Wasn’t the criteria that you COULD afford them?

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  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,458 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Ownerofawheatiehorde said:

    @alaura22 said:

    @Ownerofawheatiehorde said:
    Definitely 1861 O CSA halves. I love them!!

    FYI
    There's a bunch on GC closing this week

    The only problem is, I can’t afford them. :D

    You never said that :/

  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,458 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Maybe if you sell that "wheatie Horde" :)

  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,458 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @rte592 said:
    Define hoard?
    I'd rather have one of everything.

    Ditto

  • StoogeStooge Posts: 4,639 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1905-O Micro-o Barber dime.


    Later, Paul.
  • CladiatorCladiator Posts: 17,917 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've always had a fascination with the idea of a tube of 1822 dimes. In reality though, I'd probably hoard 1906S double eagles.

  • RayboRaybo Posts: 5,267 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Gobrecht

  • mr1931Smr1931S Posts: 5,931 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1894-S....dime

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  • rec78rec78 Posts: 5,663 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Moldnut said:
    1916 quarters, possibly the most beautiful coin design ever.

    Scrooge McDuck tried that. It didn't work.

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  • rec78rec78 Posts: 5,663 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I never thought much about hoarding coins, but I would hoard1955 DDO Lincoln cents or 1914-D Lincolns.
    I met a dealer at a Baltimore show that had a roll of lower grade 1901-S barber quarters-worth about $1000 each at the time. Today that roll is easily worth about 1/2 Million dollars!

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  • HillbillyCollectorHillbillyCollector Posts: 484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Considering really nice ones are so hard to find, I would probably say 1879-O Double Eagles. You might say those are so expensive, it would be a totally impracticable issue. But I said nice, and that qualifier really whittles them down to a very, very small number. Check the CAC POPs and consider not all of those qualifies as particularly nice, to me!👍

  • 87redcivic87redcivic Posts: 117 ✭✭✭

    1891 seated liberty dimes. Inexpensive, and it would make a cool looking pile of raw coins.

  • SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 7,458 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1909-O Dimes, Quarters and Halves.

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  • OnlyGoldIsMoneyOnlyGoldIsMoney Posts: 3,250 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1842 $2.50 and 1867 $2.50 - little noticed but surprisingly scarce $2.50's.

  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,458 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Any US with a bean :)

  • bramn8rbramn8r Posts: 711 ✭✭✭✭✭

    uncirculated 1983 rolls

  • NeophyteNumismatistNeophyteNumismatist Posts: 853 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would hoard 1804 Half Cents. There are 13 varieties and dies states galore! It's a collection unto itself.

    I am a newer collector (started April 2020), and I primarily focus on U.S. Half Cents and Type Coins. Early copper is my favorite.

  • FloridafacelifterFloridafacelifter Posts: 1,125 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1878 Proof Morgans- patterns, 8TF, 7TF, 78/Rev 79, 78-S….

  • DisneyFanDisneyFan Posts: 1,541 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Stooge said:
    1905-O Micro-o Barber dime.

    What's argument for hoarding them? They are already an extremely expensive variety?

  • DisneyFanDisneyFan Posts: 1,541 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @SaorAlba said:
    1909-O Dimes, Quarters and Halves.

    What's argument for hoarding them?

  • rte592rte592 Posts: 1,382 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Probably Morgan and Peace dollars then buy a slot machine :)

  • OKbustchaserOKbustchaser Posts: 5,429 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1827 half dollars???

    Nah, No one would do that. ;)

    Just because I'm old doesn't mean I don't love to look at a pretty bust.
  • StoogeStooge Posts: 4,639 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DisneyFan said:

    @Stooge said:
    1905-O Micro-o Barber dime.

    What's argument for hoarding them? They are already an extremely expensive variety?

    I just think its a neat little variety. Just like the 1945-S Micro-s Merc.


    Later, Paul.
  • semikeycollectorsemikeycollector Posts: 908 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1886-s dimes! Try to find one.

  • mikee999mikee999 Posts: 328 ✭✭✭✭

    a collection of PO01 coins, any denomination.

  • fastfreddiefastfreddie Posts: 2,693 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @semikeycollector said:
    1886-s dimes! Try to find one.

    1866-s ?

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