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    FACT if I stop posting, trillions and trillions of transistors would be out of work.

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    Numismatics--especially Walking Liberty Halves

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  1. Walkerfan

    Bidding in a Coin Auction

    Both times that I got really ran up were in auction settings. My best deals have always been through private treaty sales or dealers.
  2. I got this one really cheap and I think many dealers would try to sell it for a lot more. I love its originality and it looks like a gold coin. It's beautiful. CAC endorsed. A common coin in uncommon condition.
  3. Walkerfan

    Bidding in a Coin Auction

    Let me tell you a story. I had been looking for a 19d walker for many years. Back around 2010 there was one that I really liked and I wasn't able to secure it. Seller wanted around 15K for it. I saved the images all these years. It was a 63 and I toyed with the idea of buying a 62 of lesser quality and I saw many 63s of lesser quality but I never pulled the trigger on them. When I look at that old image, now, I can see that there's rub on that coin and the strike wasn't as good as I originally thought it was. In 2017 Summer, some 63s sold in the mid $20,000 range and I was not a player on those, as I got blown out of the water. Well, last June I purchased the nicest 63 I've ever seen in my life. It is better than many 64s and I got it for a really good price. So your patience and diligence will pay off. It may take many years but it will happen. At least it did for me. You are younger than me, Jason, so you still have plenty of time. Peace, brother. WF.
  4. Walkerfan

    Bidding in a Coin Auction

    Mark is right. With Heritage live by proxy, the winner's max bid could have been 20,000 for all he knows.
  5. Walkerfan

    Bidding in a Coin Auction

    IMHO, sometimes the stretch in price is worth ending the search. But, YES, I have overpaid and, YES, I have lost a few auctions. I don't usually care, though, as I am holding for the long term. Don't worry...you'll find another (and maybe better) example....this happens more often than not. Best of luck to you!!
  6. Walkerfan

    A shout out to NGC

    This is the news that I've been waiting to hear! So happy for you, Joe! And kudos to NGC!
  7. Glad you resolved it amicably. I would have kept the coin, too. But you would have been within your right to neg him had he not worked it out with you.
  8. I always enjoy your reports. Thanks, Charmy!
  9. Walkerfan

    2018 Awards

    Congrats to all of the winners!! I won two 'best in categories' this year. One for my One per date Walker set (fourth year in a row) and one for my Early Walker set (only the second time since 2010). Thanks for the honor NGC!
  10. Walkerfan

    If at first you don't Succeed!

    What a great story! You were right to buy the coin. It is beautiful and you would have certainly regretted not purchasing it. I'd rather blow my entire budget on one big-ticket, special coin rather than many, more common examples. Glad that you were persistent and finally got the desired result and a top pop to boot. Congratulations!
  11. I agree with most of it. Depth and expansiveness are almost the same thing. I think quality and completeness are the most important of the five mentioned, as that is what I look for the most. It's in my nature to be the best that I can be and to always finish what I start. I think that's what drives me. Being pioneering would be very good but also very challenging, today. If it were my article; I would discuss rarity, quality, eye appeal, passion, patience, knowledge and friendships/relationships/networking. To me those are most important. JMHO.
  12. To answer your hypothetical question: If a coin I needed was so rare, so as to appear only once every two or three years, then I'd purchase it, even if it wasn't very pretty. I'd do the best I could and possibly upgrade later.
  13. Walkerfan

    Merry Christmas

    I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Let's make 2019 a great year!
  14. The stuff that I collect is very rare and scarce , especially in nice condition for the grade. However, it is not so rare that you would have to settle for an ugly coin just to own one. As long as you have the $$$ money, you can attain one, honey.