Naked Angel

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    Just got here

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  1. Congrats Revenant! A top pop is a top pop no matter what kind of coin. I don't think I've read a journal about it, what got you into collecting the Zimbabwe coins and currency?
  2. I wanted to tell a story that we can all relate too that happened recently. I had a rare instance where I wasn't paying attention and got caught flat footed, and now I probably paid a lot more than I should. About two months ago the 2019 Antiqued silver Libertads were released, and they sold out without me even knowing about the release until it was too late. So naturally I was kicking myself for not being on top of things, and after scouring the interwebs I couldn't find anything anywhere. A few weeks later I was killing some time at work and saw the 1 oz version online, graded NGC MS 70. The bank just happened to be right across the street so I sped over with the intention of seeing if I could afford it or not. (It's my play money account so it's not overflowing with cash). Well, I ended up ordering the coin in the parking lot before I ever went into the bank. I know we can all identify with that right! Lol. A little backstory as to the urgency...last year was the first year that Mexico made silver Libertads in an antique finish. The 1 oz had a mintage of 40,000, which is by far the lowest mintage non-proof silver coin. The 2 oz and 5 oz coins had a mintage of 2,000 each. Well this year they threw us a serious curve ball. The 2 oz and 5 oz coins had their mintage reduced to 1,000. The real kicker is that the 1 oz went from 40,000 last year to 1,000 this year! That's 2.5% of the mintage from last year. I would say it's a true rarity in the Libertad series. I ended up paying $170, likely way more than I should have if I had been paying attention from the start. But to me it's well worth it, except for the fact that I have a lot less dry powder now! Haha.
  3. Thanks Revenant, I didn't realize it has been that long.
  4. 1000% agree with you rons. The whole first strike label is especially scammy, because it is literally impossible to know what coins were struck first. The mint strikes a certain amount, in this case 30,000, but releases them all at once. How can you possibly know what coins were "first strikes"?? Somebody tell me if i'm wrong...
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    My First Journal

    Thanks for the comment’s funny you should say that about your retirement portfolio. That’s what I tell my wife too, that I’m not just buying for kicks and giggles, it’s part of our retirement. It doesn’t always sway her, lol. Fortunately I’m far from that day. Here’s the PF 70..
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    My First Journal

    Hello everyone, I have been an NGC member for a few years now, and a lurker on the chat boards. I have never posted on there, or created a journal, but I wanted to create a journal to document my progress. I recently realized that I had made a tremendous amount of progress this year on my collection of Mexican Libertads. Like a lot of people, when I first stated collecting I didn't really have a focus. I just bought a lot of random "junk", like silver bars and rounds, silver bullion coins from different mints around the world, and the occasional gold bullion bar or coin. That all changed several years ago when I bought my first silver Libertad. I was instantly hooked. Over the last few years I stopped buying random stuff and when the budget allowed, made an effort to create a collection of Libertads. Late last year I decided it was time to get serious about my collection (in a having some serious fun kind of way, lol). My goals were to cycle through the junk from my early days of collecting and turn that into what I really wanted. I also had to keep it "budget neutral", because when the wife sees too much money being spent on coins, its a bad day for me. Now admittedly I have taken a loss on some of the random bullion, but I suppose that is the cost of education. One highlight was getting a 1 oz gold American Eagle graded, which came back MS 69, and then selling it to raise money for a 2018 1 oz Gold Reverse Proof Libertad. That was the best decision I've ever made when it comes to coins. That was sent off and came back an RP 70, and it's the most beautiful coin! I recently did an inventory check and realized I've added 30 coins to my collection this year so far. By my standards that's a great year! Also, my registry sets don't yet reflect my actual collection, because I have probably only 1/3 of my Libs that are graded. That will be a goal for next year. I hope to write often about my collection or Libertads in general. So thanks to anybody who cares to read this, and if you want, leave a comment. Until next time...