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Would Like To Share With You My First Ever Gold Coin I Purchased Today. 1900 Half Eagle

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 Posted 07/17/2022  10:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jakes Coins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
very nice coin, I still remember my first!
I've only been collecting for a couple years (2017). Favorite Coin's are Standing Liberty quarters, Working on my type set: "knowledge is power" -Thomas Jefferson | Coffee, Corvettes, & Coins what could be better?
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 Posted 07/17/2022  1:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Slerk to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My congratulations.
My first and so far the only gold coin remains 2.5 $ 1906 bought back in 2019.
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 Posted 07/18/2022  4:19 pm  Show Profile   Check Collects82's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Collects82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I understand how slow getting to gold can be. I've been collecting since the late 90s and got my one and only in 2014.
My hoard of '82s is up to 241! 218 BC x 1, 118 BC x 3, 18 BC x 1, 82 x 1, 182 x 1, 282 x 2, 382 x 1, 582 x 2, 682 x 1, 782 x 2, 882 x 1, 982 x 4, 1082 x 1 1182 x 8, 1282 x 2, 1382 x 1, 1482 x 6, 1582 x 13, 1682 x 17, 1782 x 60, 1882 x 68, 1982 x 45
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 Posted 07/30/2022  12:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Adam590 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congratulations on this milestone! I love the Coronet Half Eagle, was my first too! I still have (and love) my 1886-S one (super common!) that I got when I was in middle school.
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 Posted 08/10/2022  9:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add wallyb to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice. Unfortunately gold coins, especially US, are extremely addictive. Bought my first about two years ago and it didn't take long before I'd accumulated a type set. Particularly like the Classic heads.
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 Posted 08/11/2022  12:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TheColorofMoney to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Attractive buy Skeletonwizard8.
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 Posted 08/11/2022  01:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Unfortunately gold coins, especially US, are extremely addictive


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Now the addiction starts

Interesting topic, gold addiction. Gold inherently has its attractive qualities that humans are drawn to. That is why we like gold jewelry, ornaments, etc.

Different coins hit people in different ways. It surprised me that I don't find gold coins super attractive. The design is neat but silver ultimately hits my soft spot. I just find silver coins more interesting. Anybody else feel this way? Don't get me wrong, they are very neat and I own some pre-33 myself. I love the weight, but not a huge fan of the color. I am not trying to downgrade the OP's coin either, just providing a perspective for discussion.
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 Posted 08/11/2022  04:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If this your first foray into gold coins,
probably best to buy slabbed on the American collector market.
Almost all dates of American gold coins have been faked, some in recycled coinage gold.

None of my coins are slabbed, but with decades of collecting experience, I feel well confident enough to grade my own coins, and will dispute the slab grade if I feel it is not right.
but mostly, I don't have to do that with other collector's slabbed coins

I prefer to buy all my coins raw, so that I can investigate them further, if the need arises. Confirmation of weight and XRF testing can be important on rare occasions.

I am over the gold coin addiction. To me, gold is just another coinage metal, with the disadvantage that you have to pay more for them. I have about 30, covering most major World cultures and major numismatic epochs; they comprise less than 2% of my collection.
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08/11/2022 08:24 am
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