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Main Forums => Coin Collecting => Topic started by: DJSupernova on October 24, 2016, 03:19:27 PM

Title: Fun at Auctions
Post by: DJSupernova on October 24, 2016, 03:19:27 PM
I bought some nice coins at a local auction the other day.  Some uncirculated Standing Liberty halves, a few uncirculated Morgans, and a nice 1904s Morgan in VF condition.  Also a couple Peace dollars.  Things of beauty that will be with me or my heirs decades from now. And I bought my wife a gold ring with small rubies and diamonds for a silly cheap price since no one else bid.  Exchanged some green paper happily for that stuff.
Title: Re: Fun at Auctions
Post by: mamastinky on October 25, 2016, 07:10:05 PM
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Exchanged some green paper happily for that stuff.

I hear that!

Do you know about VAMs? That's some fun there, sleuthing the varieties of you Morgans. For me, cherrypicking is one way to unwind.
Title: Re: Fun at Auctions
Post by: DJSupernova on October 25, 2016, 08:51:17 PM
I know what VAMS are, but I have not gotten that involved yet.  I have more Silver Eagles and Maple Leafs than anything.  I was even buying old sterling silverware off Ebay in small quantities.  Silver Eagles are a little boring, but they give you silver in a very recognizable form at not much over spot.  My Morgan collection is small, and I try to concentrate on coins that are uncirculated, or coins in nice condition with low mintage (say 1mil to several mil).