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.
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.
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).