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TAX REFUND!!!

I am working on a PCGS Type set, and been getting a few lower grade PCGS key date coins. I have been spending up to $400-ish on the type coins and a little more for the key date ones. I have an 'extra" $1000 from my tax refund, any thoughts on what I should get next? Here are some Type coins I need and some Key dates also . . . thoughts?

Three Cent Silver
Seated Liberty 20 Cents
Capped Bust Quarter
Liberty Seated Quarter
Barber Half Dollar
Liberty Seated Dollar
Trade Dollar
Fugio Cent

1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent
1922 No D, Strong Reverse Lincoln Cent
1955 Doubled Die Lincoln Cent
1972 Doubled Die FS-101 Lincoln Cent
1937-D 3 Legged Buffalo Nickel
1916-D Mercury Dime
1942/1 Mercury Dime

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    Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 4,436 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I vote you go for the Liberty Seated Dollar

    Mr_Spud

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    DelawareDoonsDelawareDoons Posts: 3,241 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 14, 2024 1:23PM

    An AU Trade dollar and a 42/1 Merc would be my $1k gone.

    Professional Numismatist. "It's like God, Family, Country, except Sticker, Plastic, Coin."

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    PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,746 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 14, 2024 1:33PM

    1955 Doubled Die Lincoln Cent

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    Sports: NFL & NHL

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,497 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 14, 2024 2:43PM

    A nice liberty seated dollar I'd be happy with 👍

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    jacrispiesjacrispies Posts: 714 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ^ Seated Dollar!!

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    SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,248 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I wish I would get a tax refund.

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    MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,759 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PillarDollarCollector said:
    1955 Doubled Die Lincoln Cent

    Not gonna get one for $1000.

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    DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,533 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What Feld says. No reason to limit your options yet, let one speak to you.

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    PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,746 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MarkKelley said:

    @PillarDollarCollector said:
    1955 Doubled Die Lincoln Cent

    Not gonna get one for $1000.

    This either of these 2:

    1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent
    1922 No D, Strong Reverse Lincoln Cent

    Collecting interests: Coins from Latin American (2020-present)

    Sports: NFL & NHL

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    Russell12Russell12 Posts: 193 ✭✭✭✭

    @MarkKelley said:

    @PillarDollarCollector said:
    1955 Doubled Die Lincoln Cent

    Not gonna get one for $1000.

    I know, I may have some wiggle room in the $1000

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    STLNATSSTLNATS Posts: 1,597 ✭✭✭

    I'd do either the fugio cent or the seated dollar.

    Always interested in St Louis MO & IL metro area and Evansville IN national bank notes and Vatican/papal states coins and medals!
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    Morgan13Morgan13 Posts: 881 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Be patient then you'll be happy long term with your purchases.
    I have two DPL's on the BST because I ended up with multiple dates from not being patient.
    Relax and enjoy!

    Student of numismatics and collector of Morgan dollars
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    Clackamas1Clackamas1 Posts: 761 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 14, 2024 6:54PM

    Do not get in a hurry -pick the hardest coin to get (type) ; That way it is all easy cruising as you get closer to completion. I do not think anyone has lost money buying an 1877 Indian cent or a high relief St if you have them for a decade.

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    pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,592 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm also of the mindset that if you have a short list, be patient and wait for something that's on the list and absolutely speaks to you.

    That said, if you see a Capped Bust Quarter that check's all the boxes, don't hesitate. The right ones rarely come around.


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    DelawareDoonsDelawareDoons Posts: 3,241 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Smudge said:
    I wish I would get a tax refund.

    Withhold more. ;)

    Professional Numismatist. "It's like God, Family, Country, except Sticker, Plastic, Coin."

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    SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,248 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DelawareDoons said:

    @Smudge said:
    I wish I would get a tax refund.

    Withhold more. ;)

    With a timber farm?

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,273 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Instead of the 3 legged Buff. I would go for a truly nice 1913 S Tll AU58 Buff.
    Good luck and do show us your choice.
    Jim


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    DelawareDoonsDelawareDoons Posts: 3,241 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Smudge said:

    @DelawareDoons said:

    @Smudge said:
    I wish I would get a tax refund.

    Withhold more. ;)

    With a timber farm?

    I woodn't know.

    Professional Numismatist. "It's like God, Family, Country, except Sticker, Plastic, Coin."

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    Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,645 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I collect seated quarters, but I'm going to say seated dollar.

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    airplanenutairplanenut Posts: 21,908 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Smudge said:

    @DelawareDoons said:

    @Smudge said:
    I wish I would get a tax refund.

    Withhold more. ;)

    With a timber farm?

    (Over)pay quarterlies. It should be easy to get yourself a refund.

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    NeophyteNumismatistNeophyteNumismatist Posts: 877 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I totally feel your dilemma. When the coins get tough and expensive, stretching for them becomes nerve wracking and you want to make the most of the opportunity. Like you, I create a list and try to prioritize it.

    My biggest piece of advice is this... buy something you love! Don't buy something with problems because you feel like "this is your shot". When the newness of the coin wears off, you will see those problems. You will not be able to unsee them. Make sure you smile at the coin for years to come (even after the monetary "good deal" feeling dissipates). Your future self will thank you... and if you decide to sell it, you will thank yourself again.

    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.

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    crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,805 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I haven’t got a tax refund for decades 😂🤷‍♂️

    The bitterness of "Poor Quality" is remembered long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.
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    lcoopielcoopie Posts: 8,756 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MFeld said:
    You listed quite a few coins that you “need”. Why limit your options, by deciding ahead of time which one to pursue? Look around, be patient and buy the one your see that makes you happy.

    He’s like the coin Solomon

    LCoopie = Les
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    mikee999mikee999 Posts: 518 ✭✭✭✭

    @crazyhounddog said:
    I haven’t got a tax refund for decades 😂🤷‍♂️

    That’s because you don’t cheat like most tax non payers do.

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,035 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lcoopie said:

    @MFeld said:
    You listed quite a few coins that you “need”. Why limit your options, by deciding ahead of time which one to pursue? Look around, be patient and buy the one your see that makes you happy.

    He’s like the coin Solomon

    I appreciate the nice comment. However, I’d never suggest that a coin be cut in two.😉

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

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    mikee999mikee999 Posts: 518 ✭✭✭✭

    @Smudge said:
    I wish I would get a tax refund.

    You have to cheat more like “us.”

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    DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,533 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @mikee999 said:

    @crazyhounddog said:
    I haven’t got a tax refund for decades 😂🤷‍♂️

    That’s because you don’t cheat like most tax non payers do.

    @mikee999 said:

    @Smudge said:
    I wish I would get a tax refund.

    You have to cheat more like “us.”

    OR they might just be self employed, which is a more likely explanation.

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