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Next door, Jeff Garrett's latest column discusses and lists the 100 Greatest U.S. Coins. These coins are for the most part, "In your dreams" coins.

It got me thinking, what would be the top Ten Greatest coins under $2,500 (the cutoff off for PCGS' $40 regular grading fee)?

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  • FloridafacelifterFloridafacelifter Posts: 1,152 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If the limit for each coin is $2500 you could put together quite a nice top ten as long as you’re willing to go with lower grades!

  • TimNHTimNH Posts: 127 ✭✭✭

    I have that book (one of the many editions, they always shuffle up the rankings). I enjoyed it but don't agree with it because I don't give a hoot about a rare date or mint mark (1894-S dime .. yawn!), I care much more about rare and important types. The 10 greatest for under $2500 -

    1652 Mass Silver, Pine Tree
    1783 Nova Constellatio
    1787 Fugio Cent
    1793 Wreath Cent (AG3 or so, wish we could get a chain but out of $ range)
    1793 Half Cent - can you get a 1793 for $2500? A really bad one you can, AG-details.
    1795 Flowing Hair Silver - lets go half dollar, VG8
    1799 Draped Bust Silver - dollar, F12

    OK that's 7 - need a gold in there somewhere, so a nice Liberty $20, the older the better.
    And a 1909 S-VDB, OK i said i don't care about dates and mint marks but for cool factor at 2K let's round it out.

    One left, up to you :)

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,374 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @TimNH said:
    I have that book (one of the many editions, they always shuffle up the rankings). I enjoyed it but don't agree with it because I don't give a hoot about a rare date or mint mark (1894-S dime .. yawn!), I care much more about rare and important types. The 10 greatest for under $2500 -

    1652 Mass Silver, Pine Tree
    1783 Nova Constellatio
    1787 Fugio Cent
    1793 Wreath Cent (AG3 or so, wish we could get a chain but out of $ range)
    1793 Half Cent - can you get a 1793 for $2500? A really bad one you can, AG-details.
    1795 Flowing Hair Silver - lets go half dollar, VG8
    1799 Draped Bust Silver - dollar, F12

    OK that's 7 - need a gold in there somewhere, so a nice Liberty $20, the older the better.
    And a 1909 S-VDB, OK i said i don't care about dates and mint marks but for cool factor at 2K let's round it out.

    One left, up to you :)

    For $2500, a nice gold Saint double eagle should round out your list. Also, any 1652 Pine Tree Shilling that sells for $2500 would have to be very low grade or damaged.

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  • ambro51ambro51 Posts: 13,598 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Small is Beautiful, an 1849 One Dollar Gold. High Relief portrait one year design.

  • DisneyFanDisneyFan Posts: 1,649 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ambro51 said:
    Small is Beautiful, an 1849 One Dollar Gold. High Relief portrait one year design.

    I'm intrigued! How is it a one year design?

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