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1915 Panama-Pacific $50 Octagonal Advice

 
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 Posted 10/11/2013  10:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add giorgio11 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Personally I am glad that this thread did get resurrected because it brings it to the attention of newbies like myself. Not everybody has been on this forum for two years.

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George
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 Posted 10/18/2013  06:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mmerc20 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm glad it came back from the dead. I don't know how many times I have come back to this thread just to look at the pictures. Ever since I had my first coin book when I was 7 or so, it was my favorite coin.

Mike
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 Posted 10/28/2013  12:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jack jeckel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I remember when this thread was first posted.

And reading it again is like watching antiques roadshow where someone bought some 5 foot tall federal eagle looking wooden thing for $10, had it out in their front yard under the tree for 5 years, and then find out it is worth $100K
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 Posted 10/29/2013  4:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nepavending to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I love this thread. Congrats to Hunter and best of luck with the future and your family.

This is the kind of story I love as a newbie to collecting coins. I know it is possible to hit a huge value coin or even a set. I have also heard of other stories like it over the years. It gives me something to dream about as I get started being a more serious coin collector. I love the look of this coin, almost as much as the 1907 St Gaudens.
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 Posted 11/21/2013  11:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add vavoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hello there!

I was reading this thread and think it's such a fascinating story!

I have a little question for the experienced community here.
I saw that I have two replicas of that $50 Octagonal coin struck in 999 silver in 1980, with their serial numbers on their sides.

Now I know that they're NOT coins and that medallions etc. are frowned upon by us but these were just too nice. they're good replicas and do not have anything like "COPY" etc written over them.

I actually found an OLD APMEX listing when they once had one for sale over there, so that you can see the replica's pictures.
http://www.apmex.com/product/34580/...dal-999-fine

So the question is:
as this kind of replica (of legal tender nevertheless)is quite rare (not changed, no words like "copy" plastered over it), how much could these be worth to somebody who really likes those Panama-Pacific coins but doesn't have the 80,000USD budget to boot?

These were struck in 1980, 999 silver, and have their respective serial numbers engraved on the side.

Thanks!!

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11/21/2013 12:44 pm
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 Posted 11/25/2013  5:50 pm  Show Profile   Check Moe145's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Moe145 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I was reading this thread and think it's such a fascinating story!


I love when these things happen!! (Maybe we'll all have ancestors who will be able to experience this kind of thing!!)
Links to ALL previous "Days of..." Threads:
http://goccf.com/t/108352#108352
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 Posted 11/28/2013  01:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add noob77 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is probably the best story I've read on coin community. It is one that should be resurrected on occasion.
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 Posted 12/19/2013  8:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Counterstamptastic to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This story inspired me to join the forums!!

I read a congressioinal bill sponsored by Nancy Pelosi and it was a re-issue of the octagonal gold coins in a 1/4 ounce size.

Did this bill pass? Will we see the 100th anniversary of the Panama-Pacific gold coins?

These are my favorite coins of all time. I have a 2009 St. Gaudens UHR and I pretend its octagonal.
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 Posted 12/26/2013  10:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add The Silver Searcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I, too, am happy that this thread is back.... I read it about a year and a half after the fact, and I remember thinking at first that the five ish pages were CCF telling someone that their "coin" was fake. Imagine my surprise when the topic turned out to be an actual Pan-Pac set. I still find it incredible that an original set survived, and kudos to the owner for finding it and bringing it into the light.

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 Posted 03/01/2014  2:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MeadowviewCollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Before I joined as a member I read this thread from page 1 to page 7...seeing how the replies were friendly and helpful made me want to join.

I'm glad the members of this forum were able to help the original poster with this stunning set.


-MV
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 Posted 04/19/2014  02:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add darge to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My first read.

Glad I got the chance.
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 Posted 06/15/2018  08:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ilikeabecoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I found this topic as a link in a different one I was reading that had asked the question if anyone had ever found a "strike it rich" coin. Well this poster surely did! And because a good story deserves to be remembered,....Bump.


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Personally I am glad that this thread did get resurrected


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I'm glad it came back from the dead.


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It gives me something to dream


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kudos to the owner for finding it and bringing it into the light.


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I agree, most people would say it is bad manners to bring up an old thread, but this is quite the story! Glad that it got bumped and that I got a chance to read it.


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Glad I got the chance.


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 Posted 06/27/2018  9:18 pm  Show Profile   Check bandsdean's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add bandsdean to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great thread and story!
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 Posted 07/19/2018  11:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add okiepb to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I just read this story. Great story. Your uncle must be proud.
To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid.

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 Posted 07/24/2018  09:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jason39305 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, this thread has been fantastic to read. What a cool set to find intact and in the original box. It would be hard for me to break something like that up.
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