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The First Gold Coin In My Collection. What Was Yours?

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 Posted 04/01/2023  7:38 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Yojoe1964 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This is the first gold coin I purchased. I got it in 1991 when I was in Saudi Arabia. I was looking through the gold market and came across this in a shop. I had to buy it. Needless to say the spot price was very low back then. It got me interested in gold bullion which later moved into pre-1933 gold coins. Still one of my nicest coins.


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 Posted 04/01/2023  7:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What a beauty!



to the CCF!
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 Posted 04/01/2023  8:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jess1234 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Gorgeous coin!
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 Posted 04/01/2023  8:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sweet one @yoj. I'm pretty sure the first gold coin I bought was a tiny Indian Fanam, similar to this one on numista:

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces22189.html
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 Posted 04/01/2023  9:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Beautiful coin!

While I had a few AGE including the 1986.




I consider those more bullion, my first Numismatic gold coin was one I wanted as soon as it came out. I passed in 2016 as the price was crazy and so in 2018 when the prices dropped I kept checking my LCS and he got one in summer. Its still one of my favorite coins.


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 Posted 04/02/2023  01:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1872 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign, AU-55 condition, acquired in 1963.

It was sold in 1976, as part of a complete Australian gold type set, comprising 17 sovereigns and Half sovereigns, which also included an Adelaide Pound.

About 80 ancients including two Roman gold coins were sold at the same time. The money raised about 15% of the value of our first home. Mortgage paid off 7 years later, partly assisted by the sale of the coins at the start of the mortgage.

The avatar coin was first gold coin start of the current collection. It came from Spinks (dealers in London), in 1983.
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 Posted 04/02/2023  01:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hokiefan_82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
, thats a nice attractive example!

I bought my first gold coins from Jack Beymer back around 2002. By today's prices they were very cheap! In the 20 years after that I built a nice U.S. gold type set, complete sets of modern and classic gold commemoratives, almost complete Dutch 10 guilder and British sovereign type sets, and a decent assortment of certified gold bullion. That's all been sold in the past couple years as I've narrowed my collecting focus.

I made about 9 business trips to Qatar between 2013 and 2016, and visited the big gold market in Doha a couple times. Never bought anything there, however...
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 Posted 04/02/2023  02:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My first gold "coin" was one of those Mexican gold "miniatures" that were popular in the 1970s and 1980s. Tiny, 8k gold, and of course not actually a coin.

My first actual coin made from actual gold was an Australian half-sovereign, 1911-S. Paid $95 for it back in 1995.
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 Posted 04/02/2023  03:21 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
When I started collecting coins as a kid, you needed a Bank of England Licence to purchase gold coins. The Bank of England didn't give licences out to schoolkids! It was only in the early 1970s that gold licences were abolished, and I saved up my pocket money to buy a 1964 gold sovereign from my local coin shop in 1973 for the princely sum of 8!

I bought a French 20-franc Rooster coin for around 20 in 1979 and that was my second gold coin. My third was an Edward VII half-sovereign that I found metal detecting.
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 Posted 04/02/2023  12:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dsking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My first gold coin was a 1989 1 oz. Canadian Maple Leaf (purchased in 1989). I've since then replaced that one, over time, with many more from other countries and US. My fav's now are our St. Gaudens.
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 Posted 04/02/2023  12:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jakes Coins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My first gold purchase consisted of a 1898 20 franc, 1/10 gold eagle, 1/10 gold panda, & a 1852 Gold dollar.
I've 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 & the CCF what could be better?
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 Posted 04/02/2023  12:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add glenmorenee to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not purchased but given to me by my Dad in 1980. It is no longer BU since I handle it from time to time.

Love those older Nugget/Kangaroo coins!


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 Posted 04/02/2023  1:26 pm  Show Profile   Check captainrich's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add captainrich to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The first gold coin in my collection was purchased 20 years ago, in March of 2003. I bought this AU-58 1926 quarter eagle for $214 from Acropolis Coins of Morgantown WV. I liked it so much that I completed the set in seven months, mostly thanks to the old online auction site Teletrade.
Sorry about the picture quality.


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 Posted 04/02/2023  1:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dsking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice Krug with wonderful memories attached! I have an '86 1/25 oz gold Krug but, there's nothing like an ounce!

I enjoy my '67 1 oz silver and the '07 50th anniversary Krug's.

Enjoy your lovely coin!
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 Posted 04/02/2023  2:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This was the first gold coin in my collection
A wedding gift from my wife's aunt. She knew I loved coins.
1967 Iran 1 Pahlavi

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 Posted 04/02/2023  2:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add erafjel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My first gold coin was this Swedish 20 kronor from 1873, 8.96 g of 0.900 gold. It is from the first series of coins in the new denomination "kronor" which replaced "riksdaler" in 1873.

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