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2016 National Park Uncirculated Silver Dollar

 
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 Posted 12/20/2016  10:50 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add kbbpll to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
My spouse just got this as a Christmas bonus from her supervisor. Anything special to look for (varieties, errors) or is it just a box and a card and a box and a box and a card and a fancy box and a coin holder and $15 worth of silver, for $49.95?

It is a pretty coin.

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 Posted 12/20/2016  11:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Oldephriam to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is another way to look at it, $15.00 worth of silver and $34.95 worth of genuine government packaging. Otherwise I think you summed it up pretty well.
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 Posted 12/20/2016  11:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kbbpll to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My daughter says "Is that a tree and a horse?".
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 Posted 12/20/2016  11:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
While there are no known errors or varieties of this coin, this doesn't diminish the collectability of the piece.

You now own, at no cost to you, a US commemorative silver dollar issued to help raise funds to support the work of the National Parks Service - a very worthwhile cause. To help ensure that the coin remains in pristine condition, it comes in protective packaging supplied by the US Mint.

What's to complain about? To me, it seems like nothing but a win for you!


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 Posted 12/21/2016  12:29 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would rather have that as a bonus than the $50 cash. The cash will only devalue and this could become more valuable.

I love your description of the packaging coupled with the photo!
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 Posted 12/21/2016  01:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agreed - I would take this as a gift any day!

Nice score!
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 Posted 12/21/2016  01:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kbbpll to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I wouldn't look a gift bison in the mouth. Or a gift warthog, or whatever it is. Besides, it isn't even mine. Although she did say "put it with your coin stuff". Does that mean it's mine now?


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The cash will only devalue and this could become more valuable
The only other coin I have with such elaborate governmental packaging is a 1971S Eisenhower proof brown box dollar, which I myself purchased in 1971 for $10, and which I could buy right now (after 45 years) on eBay for $8 (plus shipping).

Sorry, I'm just being snarky. It really is a nice coin for somebody close to you to get for free.
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 Posted 12/21/2016  09:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Biedercoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

I didn't really care for the coin, but I do care about the National Park System so I bought one of these anyway. Every little bit counts and it all adds up.

- About two score and seven+ years ago, I began a Lincoln cent collection. I have all, most in AU or better & am upgrading to MS as possible.
- I collect all coins minted 1809, 1859, 1909, 1959, and 2009. Lincoln and C.Darwin were both born in 1809. The latter published his "On the Origin of Species.." in 1859, the Lincoln cent debuted in 1909, and after that it just seemed like a good way to show the evolution of US coinage. Most non-nums to whom I've shown these react with the phrase, "I had no idea!" That alone shows their worth.
- I've completed MS sets of Jeffersons & MS specimens of other ¢5 nickels; Franklins done. Roosies mostly done. I enjoy hunting for WLH and "winged liberty" dimes.
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 Posted 12/21/2016  11:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Funny, because I actually got a $50 holiday bonus in cash. If I am being honest, I like what your wife got better.
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 Posted 12/21/2016  3:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mellamobradley46 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would take the 50 dollars cash. With a new baby on the way next month, I'd be sure to spend it before it devalued.
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 Posted 12/22/2016  09:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kurrykid to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I decided to not get my folks at work (9 of them) the usually gift card and bought them all an American Silver Eagle. Most appreciated it and understood but a few of them looked a little confused. I can imagine they were thinking "a dollar, how nice" . I made sure I explained it was more valuable than a dollar.
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 Posted 12/22/2016  2:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kbbpll to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's cool, KurryKid. My wife was in the "confused" camp. Sure, she knows I collect coins, but her first question when she got home was "How much do these cost?". She also got the clad half dollar, by the way. Not as elaborately packaged. $24.95. So her boss popped for about $75 for each subordinate I guess, which is nice, and I agree it's awesome to support the national parks. I could sense a little disappointment from the wife though - last year she got a $100 gift card. She'd rather have something to spend rather than look at I guess. Too practical.
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 Posted 12/22/2016  3:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I suppose we all know what makes us happy.

Very nice that she got the half dollar, too.
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 Posted 12/22/2016  4:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Debrajc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A very nice gift for collectors but I can see why a non collector would prefer a gift card.

I would have loved a nice commemorative coin for Christmas.
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