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An ANA Convention Retirement Present For Myself

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My friend Bill and I drove from the Milwaukee area to Chicago yesterday for the last day of the ANA Convention and show. A lot of the dealers had already cleared out but there was still plenty to look at.

The highlight was seeing the Tyrant Collection of U.S. type coins, which included the King of Siam Proof Set with the MS-67 1804 Draped Bust Dollar. My personal favorite was the 1803/2 Draped Bust Cent graded MS-66 RED!!! I could not believe a 218 year old copper coin could look like that.

I retired today, after 39 years as a parish pastor, and I went to the show looking for a present for myself to mark the occasion. The #1 item on my "wish list" was a high grade Liberty Seated half dollar.

I was not disappointed. I found a gorgeous 1877-S graded MS-64 by PCGS. It has some light gold toning and intense luster. I hemmed and hawed about buying such an expensive coin, but ended up going for it. I was not disappointed.


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 Posted 08/15/2021  7:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oooh that is a beauty. Congratulations on the pick-up and the retirement!
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 Posted 08/15/2021  7:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cipster to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is beautiful - congratulations!
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 Posted 08/15/2021  7:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congrats Paul!! That is a beauty! Great retirement present!
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 Posted 08/15/2021  7:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hokiefan_82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice acquisition, and congrats on your retirement! I retired almost 5 years ago, and my retirement present to myself was also a coin I'd always put off buying because of the expense. If retirement after a long career isn't a reason to splurge a bit, then what is?
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 Posted 08/15/2021  8:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHunter27 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
An absolute beauty. Congrats on the coin and the retirement! A stunner of a coin.

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 Posted 08/15/2021  8:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Heymikep to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congratulations on retirement and on the beautiful coin.
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 Posted 08/15/2021  8:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BGLI to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congratulations on the retirement and the addition of a stunning coin to your collection!
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 Posted 08/15/2021  9:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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If retirement after a long career isn't a reason to splurge a bit, then what is?


I hope you aren't saying that I gotta retire before I can splurge on a coin.
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 Posted 08/15/2021  9:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congrats and congrats! Enjoy the great looking coin and retirement!
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 Posted 08/15/2021  9:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fortcollins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congratulations on your retirement! My wife and I extend our very best wishes to you for all that comes next.

That coin is a beauty. I can see why it caught your eye.
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 Posted 08/15/2021  10:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Winesteven to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Paul - Congratulations on your retirement and on your present. It's absolutely gorgeous!!!! From the photos, the luster looks blinding! You may need to put on sunglasses or some solar eclipse eye protectors each time you take out that coin to protect yourself from getting blinded!!!

You should be VERY proud! ENJOY!!!!

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 Posted 08/16/2021  12:03 am  Show Profile   Check Paul Bulgerin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Paul Bulgerin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for all the kind words on my retirement. After all these years with other pursuits, I am now looking forward to being able to devote a lot more time to our wonderful hobby.

There are a lot of coins in my collection which need to be photographed and fully described. That should keep me busy for a while.

It was so nice to be able to go to a coin show after the last 18 months of COVID.
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 Posted 08/16/2021  12:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add acloco to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congratulations on retirement.

SUPERB example to honor your work life. Excellent choice.

Thank you for sharing!!!
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 Posted 08/16/2021  12:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congrats on your retirement! That's a well-deserved gift to mark the occasion, great choice!
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I hope you aren't saying that I gotta retire before I can splurge on a coin.


Heavens no, @Spence! I guess I should have said that retirement deserves an "extra special" splurge!
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