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A coin (Morgan dollar) as a special gift

I just wanted to share a particularly special moment and story. I have a very dear friend and mentor that has made a dramatic difference in my life. In fact, he is deeply responsible through his wisdom and teachings for why I'm able to afford a nice coin collection today.
He was deeply influenced by his grandfather, a career military naval officer who entered as an enlisted man and exited 49 years later as a 3 star general and fought in 4 wars (WW I, WW 2, Korea, Vietnam). I recently learned that his grandfather was born in 1898.
As my friend is particularly difficult to find a gift for, I thought a nice Morgan dollar with the same date as his grandfather's year of birth may be a nice gift. I just gave it to him yesterday. He shared with me his grandfathers love of coins. He was always given proof sets as a kid and after his grandfathers passing realized he had a nice collection of his own. Sadly, the family looted and pillaged the collection and it was never passed down as intended.

I received the most heart felt "thank you" I've ever received along with "I will treasure this gift until the day I die". This was a special reminder of how a coin can really tie someone back to a moment in history or a connection to a lost loved one. I also wanted to post this as a reminder for all of us to continue to share our love of the hobby with others!


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    ShaunBC5ShaunBC5 Posts: 1,633 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice story and a nice gift. I’m glad you were able to find a gift for your friend that has meaning. I know I often struggle to do that for those in my life.

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,515 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ShaunBC5 said:
    Nice story and a nice gift. I’m glad you were able to find a gift for your friend that has meaning. I know I often struggle to do that for those in my life.

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    Morgan13Morgan13 Posts: 900 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Coins can be very forfilling in many ways. Thanks for sharing your story. Very thoughtful of you.

    Student of numismatics and collector of Morgan dollars
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    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,675 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Touching for sure. Something about holding a remembrance gift in ones hand. You did good. Peace Roy

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,055 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I loved reading that and how wonderful for you and your friend!

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

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    goldengolden Posts: 9,067 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Verry nice.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,830 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great story! 👍

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

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    divecchiadivecchia Posts: 6,528 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great story for sure. I'm glad your friend loved his Morgan and it will remind him of his grandfather whenever he looks at it.

    I have coins that I carry that have dates for different members of my family including my grandparents. They remind me of them every time I look at their coin.


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