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What Would You Buy If You Had Exactly $1 Million To Spend On Coins?

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 Posted 10/12/2021  12:18 pm  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A very good question, and I loved to read other's creative responses. Without a heavy amount of research on what coins would be the best buy, I would stick with the coins I am working on.
If I had a million dollars to spend, I would get:
(10) 1864 proof two cents
1793 chain cent
1815 Bust Half
Also completing these following sets:
Bust Halves
Dansco Type Gold
Morgan dollar
Peace dollar
You know what.... I'll just complete all my sets

And the remaining amount will go towards my college education!
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 Posted 10/12/2021  12:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Already been said but for me it would be the Pan Pac octagonal $50. Would have been nice to attend that one!

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 Posted 10/12/2021  12:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Even though I have a complete PCGS Ike set, I might as well build a second one to reach the top of the registry list.
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 Posted 10/12/2021  4:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Fig to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1943 copper cent.
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 Posted 10/13/2021  08:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add captaincoffee to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To be comfortable spending the entire million on coins, I'd have to have 30 or 40 million in my bank account. If I had that much in my bank account, the extra million wouldn't change my coin purchases at all. If someone put a gun to my head and forced me to spend the million on coins, I'd probably buy a bunch of early dollars and halves along with a variety of early proofs. basically, a high-end type set. I wouldn't blow it all on a single rare coin.
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 Posted 10/13/2021  12:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinEnthusiast to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent question. Provided I was required to spend all of the money on coins, meaning I couldn't save or invest, I would start by completing my capped bust dime series. I just purchased an 1820 "statesof" variety about a week ago, so all that remains is an 1809, 1811, 1814 small date, 1814 "statesof," 1822, and 1823 small E's. From there, I would assemble a full draped bust dime set, save for the 1805, which I already have. I'd then try to find nicely circulated capped bust and Draped Bust quarters, specifically making sure I got my hands on the 1796 and 1804 Draped Bust quarters. Some coins that I would love to add after completing these sets include a 1792 half disme, 1793 chain cent, 1794 flowing hair half dollar, 1794 flowing hair half dime, 1796 Likerty half dime, and a 1793 liberty cap Half Cent. With any leftover funding, I'd satisfy my coin roll hunting obsession and search through as many pennies as my heart desired.
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 Posted 10/13/2021  2:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHunter27 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is assuming that all of the million goes to coins and I'm not saving or investing in anything:

I'm not a big set collector so I would probably start with a High grade Fugio Cent. I would then move onto purchase a high grade 1955 DDO FS-101 Lincoln Cent for my variety collection as well as a 1969-S DDO FS-101.

With the money I had left, I would likely buy more colonial-type coins for my collection, likely many more Fugio cents and the occasional New Jersey coppers, vermontesium coppers and other colonials. Heck, nearly any colonial type coin design I find nice and collectible.

Any high value coins I buy will be slabbed too!

With money I have left I would cherrypick anything I desire, hunt OBW rolls of Lincoln cents, coin roll hunt and buy silver coins for my stack!

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 Posted 10/13/2021  9:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jaberwoke to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Since the only truly artistic US coins were made from 1878 through 1930 something, I'd find the highest graded, but visually attractive... Morgan, Mercury, Standing Liberty, Walking Liberty, Indian Quarter Eagle, Indian Eagle, St Gauden and several of the early $.50 commemoratives. Before and after, US coin designs are just plain, utilitarian money.
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 Posted 10/14/2021  12:31 am  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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jacrispies: If I had a million dollars to spend, I would get:
(10) 1864 proof two cents


Yeah about that...good luck finding 10,

heck good luck finding even 1. I've tracked every single sale since the 1880's, I know fairly I'm accurate on them since the 1940's and it seems they pop up about once 1-2 years. Seems like the same 6 or 7 keep making the rounds, though they change TPG slabs and grades they are the same coins, which can make it tough to track them.
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 Posted 10/14/2021  01:54 am  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
westcoin- I was wondering if you were going to comment on that. It is very cool that you've tracked all of the sales. I was thinking it would be cool to own 10% of the original mintage, and have that much power in a niche market! They seem pretty cheap for what they are.
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 Posted 10/14/2021  02:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Winesteven to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Heck, good luck finding even one. I've tracked every single sale since the 1880's...


Wow, so my math says you must be well over 140 years old!

I knew participating in our wonderful hobby of Numismatics was good for one's health! Here's living proof!

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My collecting "Pride & Joy" is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
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 Posted 10/14/2021  11:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thq to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oregon Gold Beavers until it was all gone. From looking at Heritage, that should get me a dozen fives or three tens.

Availability is the major problem.
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 Posted 10/14/2021  12:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wrekkdd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hmm I would but 1 million non coloured 2021 loonies, worst case I have 1 million dollars for any coins I want to buy, best case I have every single 2021 loonie non coloured minted anyone who wanted one would have to go through me direct to get one lol. In which case the 1 million dollars would be worth more then 1 million dollars
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 Posted 10/14/2021  1:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mikev50 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1838-O bust half dollar---
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Hmm I would but 1 million non coloured 2021 loonies, worst case I have 1 million dollars for any coins I want to buy, best case I have every single 2021 loonie non coloured minted anyone who wanted one would have to go through me direct to get one lol. In which case the 1 million dollars would be worth more then 1 million dollars
Sounds like a reasonable plan to me.
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