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  1. #1
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    Dec 2009
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    What are you collecting long term?

    Hi All,
    I know we all CRH for different reasons, but I have numerous reasons why I CRH. One of which is to locate silver to sell, but I also am trying to collect a bit for my kids. I have 3 grown children, 1 grandchild. I am attempting to put together a full roll set of each cent, nickel, and halve so I can give to my kids someday. Not the real oldies--cause they are rare, but just something to peak their interest.

    My granddaughter (who is 5) went with us to last week's coin show. One gentlemen gave her a Jefferson nickel blue book with 1/2 the coins filled (including 2 War Nickles). She was hooked. She would not let go of it on the way home--she fell asleep in her carseat--the only way I could even take a look at what she got! The nice gentlemen gave it to her with no charge. She got several "goodies" along the way, including numerous foreign coins (no value), but you would have thought she had struck gold from her reaction! She would not let "grannie Apush" hold her "haul." She was a "big girl" and could hold her finds herself.

    Just curious if anyone else is attempting to do the same.

    PS: I am saving the Walkers & Bens--but Mr. Apush says sell them someday for a trip to Europe rather than give them to our kids! Debating on that one.

    apush

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    Re: What are you collecting long term?

    "What are you collecting long term?"

    Weight.





    Sorry.

    I save a lot of older cents and nickels that I'll give away with folders to kids, try to get them involved in a sort of hobby. If they show a genuine and somewhat prolonged interest I'll send some silver their way also. The rest is simply for profit.

  3. #3
    us
    Dec 2009
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    Re: What are you collecting long term?

    So is Mr. Apush.

  4. #4
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    Mar 2009
    MI
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    Re: What are you collecting long term?

    I collect a lot of things long term, foreign, and U.S. Not sure if I'll ever sell my actual collection, I guess I qould if I had to. I'll sell from my silver stash eventually.
    2012 finds

    40%- 88

    A lot of garage sale gold and silver!

  5. #5
    us
    Nov 2008
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    Re: What are you collecting long term?

    I know that coin collectors are going to disagree with me because reality is a killer but old coins, and rarities will be only be worth their metal content. So if you are spending money on old coins you might as well throw it down a slot machine.
    Right now the only coins I would consider purchasing are the ones that I can't find CRhing. Like 90% Washington quarters and cheap cull (but not bent or holed) silver dollars. I may in the future buy a bunch of dimes as well as I really don't get them in sufficient numbers.
    I'd also consider trading 40's for gold. Gold coin worries me though because there has been lately whispers,little hints perhaps, of gold confiscation. A gold confiscation doesn't make sense,and will not in any way shape or form help the economy,but you never know what will happen in these strange times.
    HH
    Rich
    2011 Finds
    6x War Nickels
    1x Buffalo Nickel
    1x Mercury Dimes
    66x Roosevelt Dimes
    2x Canadian Dimes
    0x Washington Quarters
    15x WLH
    12x Franklin
    46x 1964 Kennedy
    161 x 40% Kennedy

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    Re: What are you collecting long term?

    I am collecting PM for an investment and wealth protection because I truly believe it will be the best investment possible both in the short term and in the long term. I am also trying to fill my sets but call me cheap I will not spend more than melt value for coins to fill my sets and frequently visit garage sales, flea markets, etc. to find coins for cheap (not to mention CRH). You would be surprised the quality coins you can buy for melt value or less from people who don't keep up with their coin pricing or don't know what they have. Here is an example: on Sunday I went to a flea market and purchased a bunch of silver quarters for 3-4 dollars each and a bunch of WL halves for 8 dollars each (all under melt). Most of the the quarters and halves were VF20-EF40 but I paid G4 prices.

    I love the hunt!!!

    $ilver$urfer

  7. #7
    us
    Sep 2010
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    Re: What are you collecting long term?

    I collect anything that I can leave for my two boys that they may appreciate when they get older. Proofs, Silver, Coin Sets, Knives (Like the one Pictured below) with pictures scrimshawed in ivory , guns, and lots of Ammo.
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  8. #8
    us
    Sep 2005
    Indiana
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    Re: What are you collecting long term?

    Nope Nope Nope, I cannot foresee myself selling anything ever unless extreme financial distress. I hate seeing nice bens, walkers, and even 40's getting melted. I intend to pass these along to whatever family I may have, just like my great grandparents and my parents. And that day is about 70 years from now, so who knows, maybe they'll be worth more than melt

    HH
    -GC

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    Jul 2007
    USA
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    Re: What are you collecting long term?

    Metal. Some precious, some base, some bi-metal. HH all, Mark
    Life is a coin, you can spend it any way you wish, but you can only spend it once.

  10. #10
    us
    Sep 2010
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    Re: What are you collecting long term?

    This came up in another thread, but I'm trying to build a Morgan year set with conditions... all PCGS slabs, 3 coins from each mint mark, one regular MS63, one with the PL designation, and one with the DMPL designation. Challenging myself to do the whole thing for under $2k, excepting years 1892-1895, of course. Once I get the full set built, I'll add a single proof. David Lawrence has a nice one right now for $3k, but that's way, way beyond my budget, haha.

    If I get bored of the Morgans, I'll probably go for a MS65FBL Franklin set.

  11. #11
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    Dec 2009
    South East, MI
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    Re: What are you collecting long term?

    I coin roll hunt for the fun of it. I have been trying to complete a Jefferson Nickle collection for about two years. I need 5 more to complete it. I had a friend say why don't you just buy them? It is more fun to find them in the wild. I have dabbled with halves just loose from the tellers and have done OK with them. They would be for resale. I did just make the plunged and ordered a 1 box of halves. I am hoping for beginners luck.

    ps I check this site out daily and really enjoy all your posts.

    gordon

  12. #12
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    Feb 2010
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    Re: What are you collecting long term?

    I collect as much silver as I can hoard and afford, and ammo/guns as long as they are still legal...

  13. #13
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    Aug 2009
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    Re: What are you collecting long term?

    kalebdad, that is one cool knife. Love the handle.

    I am building a year 1800 - 2010 type set for my kids. There are so many types of coins that are obsolete that are part of our history that people never see. I know I have never held a two cent, three cent silver, half cent, half dime, or early silver dollar before I started this project. It can be expensive to build but I figure they will appreciate it later in life. I would also like to do the gold types but they might be getting past my price point.
    There is no silver left around here...

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    NGE
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    May 2008
    S.E. Michigan
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    Re: What are you collecting long term?

    " DUST BUNNIES"! and dirty corroded Zincoln's....heck, even zinc has got to go up.........some day ........NGE
    Exposure to the Son prevents burning

  15. #15
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    Sep 2008
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    Re: What are you collecting long term?

    WRINKLES,

    GRAY HAIR,

    MEMORIES.

    But not in any certain order!

    Bob

 

 
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