JIM F.

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  1. True, but the full set of Prussia 20M has some expensive coins also. If one wants a complete set of any pre-33 gold coins, the $2.50 Indian is a viable option, with just the 11-D being a high value coin. I put 2 sets of these together in the past, and they are all readily available with a little bit of patience.
  2. You do know they stopped making these in 1913, right? Edit - I may have misread your remark. I find the older gold far more interesting than the "modern" (post-1933) items. These gold 20 mark coins have such a low premium over melt, they are hard to overlook. British Sovereigns would probably be another choice, but they are still being made and not a closed series.
  3. For the common ones, I bought several from bullionexchanges.com at a very low premium over spot. Although the dates are random, I got a good mix. If you call them, they might be able to assure different dates, I bought them just as bullion so I didn't care. Here are some pics so you can see the quality of the coins I received.
  4. Mohawk, I think the face poking out of the coin makes is very unusual. This is the seller's description. Islands off Caria, Rhodes AR Drachm Circa 205-190 BCAristakos, magistrateObverse: Three-quarter facing head of Helios, head turned slightly right Reverse: Rose; caduceus left, magistrate?s name ARISAKOS aboveReferences: SNG Helsinki 588, Ashton 285Size: 16mm, 2.84gNumismatic Notes: Good VF and nice tone!
  5. A few Prussian 20 Mark Gold coins. What do you think?
  6. I am pretty sure it is holding its value at 25 cents.
  7. Recent pickup, I liberated this 1880-O from the GSA packaging and got some crud off with acetone. Anyone want to take a guess what it might grade, and/or identify a VAM? Thanks for looking.
  8. This Ebay listing comes to mind, listed for $19,950. With the description Yeah, I'm gonna believe this Ebay seller.