TMCGRADY

Total Coin Registry Points: 257,229 Rank: 448
 


TMCGRADY's Bio
Started collecting when i was a kid and actually had a 1909s VDB that i got in change while working at a 7-11. While in college all my coins were stolen and never recovered. 30 years later i rediscovered collecting and started really with generic rounds and as i learned i got more into numismatics as well as sovereign bullion. In about a year i have amassed about 3700 total ounces of silver (this includes numismatics) and am growing out of my second safe. Yes, i am an addict. The way i see it, if not buying these great coins i would have blown it on cars of something else.

My favorite coin is the Mexico Libertad, both beautiful and highly undervalued. The collector base has really started to grow since i started collecting these (maybe its because i am buying them all) as can be seen in the numbers of coins being graded as well as price appreciation. Also, since these are so difficult to find in high grade i like the challenge.

The sets i started to collect are the complete ASE bullion in MS69 as well as all anniversary sets in grade 70. I then got into the Australian Lunar series where i have all in grade 69 and 70 for series 1 and 2. Although i never put a complete set together, as i may have them all are the Canadian bullion coins with my favorite being 2012 high relief that is little known and has a mintage of 10k.

Of all the sets i have looked at, i really love the libertad. As of this writing, i am puting the final touches on the 1oz BU 1982 - current together. As it is looking, with what i have already registered and what i have coming in from grading, it looks like i should take sole possession of the #1 slot.

I will say that i also like the older half dollar high relief commems like the 1934-38 texas as well as the Connecticut half and some other states. If i stumble on these at really great prices i will keep buying them.

Lastly, yes, i have about 120 morgans, not trying to complete a set but i may look at doing a curculated set later. Although the ASE program is so successful, i think there are so many more morgans out there that because of their commonality i have been turned off. When going to coin shows, it seems most old school dealers really focus on this iconic coin. This is not a bad thing, but there are so many more coins out there that need to be explored.

One bit of advice i can give to anyone looking to collect gold, silver, coins, numismatics or sovereign bullion is to DIVERSIFY your collection. This means, collect a little of everything and dont focus on just one type of coin, gold, or silver. If one portion of your collection takes a crap, another part will certainly appreciate. Of couse, you can load the boat on what you like but keep a level head.



    

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  Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 8 Unnamed set - 197832 4 5 0 0 6047 1558 2/11/201717
[Collapse] Cents
  Lincoln Cents, 1934-1958, Circulation Issue 155 Mack Brass pennies 25 18 0 0 2614 2614 10/20/201545
[Collapse] Dimes
  Roosevelt Dimes 1950-1964, Proof Issue 84 Unnamed set - 183236 20 3 0 0 879 879 10/20/201548
  2015 March of Dimes Set 8 Mack Brass MOD 100 3 0 0 952 -303 6/22/201654
[Collapse] Half Dollars
  Kennedy Half Dollars, Silver 4-Coin 50th Anniversary Set, 2014, Complete 9 MACK Brass Kennedy Set 1 100 4 0 4 5710 -4012 4/21/201685
[Collapse] Dollars
  Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 217 Mack Brass 1 Morgans 24 26 0 0 28168 1531 1/1/201767
  Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 23 Unnamed set - 195785 14 15 0 0 13854 2114 12/28/201626
  Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 130 MACK Brass Morgans 32 9 0 0 10970 2849 12/31/201652
  Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint 15 Unnamed set - 197821 60 3 0 0 5454 181 12/29/201620
  Carson City Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893 126 Carson City Dimples 46 7 0 0 7091 1333 11/21/201617
  New Orleans Morgan Dollars, 1879-1904, Circulation Issue 19 Unnamed set - 197824 24 7 0 0 7148 1658 12/29/201622
  Philadelphia Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 15 Unnamed set - 197823 26 8 0 0 6767 1531 1/1/201719
  San Francisco Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 17 Unnamed set - 197822 13 4 0 0 6089 1136 12/31/201618
  Eisenhower Dollars, 1971-1978, Mint State 52 Unnamed set - 197818 69 16 0 0 6054 7547 12/1/201612
  Eisenhower Dollars, 1971-1978, Complete Proof 140 Unnamed set - 197820 36 4 0 0 298 672 12/2/201611
  Eisenhower Dollars, 1971-1976, Silver, Proof 17 Unnamed set - 183185 100 5 0 0 383 -152 4/27/201658
  Eisenhower Dollars, 1971-1978, Complete Set (Including Varieties) 16 Unnamed set - 183187 48 21 0 0 6802 285 7/10/2016109
[Collapse] Commemoratives
  Oregon Half Dollars, 1926-1939 29 Unnamed set - 197834 7 1 0 0 997 997 12/2/201616
  Boone Half Dollars, 1934-1938 24 Unnamed set - 197835 0 0 0 0 0 527 12/2/201611
  Texas Half Dollars, 1934-1938 54 Unnamed set - 197833 0 0 0 0 0 974 12/2/201613
  Arkansas Half Dollars, 1935-1939 19 Unnamed set - 197836 12 2 0 0 1173 1675 12/2/201615
  B.T. Washington Half Dollars, 1946-1951 46 Unnamed set - 197837 5 1 0 0 351 351 12/2/201621
  Washington & Carver Half Dollars, 1951-1954 26 Unnamed set - 197838 8 1 0 0 1103 1666 12/2/201628
  Silver Commemoratives 1892-1954, Complete Set (144 Pcs) 82 Unnamed set - 197825 9 13 0 0 12878 23618 12/2/201612
  Silver Commemoratives 1892-1954, Type Set (50 Pcs) 76 Early Half Dollar Commemorative 26 13 0 0 9219 1421 7/18/201617
[Collapse] American Eagle and Buffalo Coins
  Burnished Silver Eagles, 2006-Date, Mint State 21 MACK Brass ASE Set 4 91 11 0 10 6756 409 12/27/201667
  Silver Eagles, 2006-Date, Reverse Proofs 6 MACK Brass ASE Set 5 100 4 0 4 4160 0 8/20/201567
  1/10 Ounce Gold Eagles, 1986-Date, Mint State 173 Mack Brass 1/10 Gold 5 2 0 0 1348 1348 10/23/201547
  1/4 Ounce Gold Eagles, 1988-Date, Proofs 35 1/4 oz gold 6 2 0 0 2510 2510 11/4/201630
  1 Ounce Gold Eagles, 1986-Date, Mint State 20 MACK Brass 1oz Goldies 11 5 0 0 12460 5158 8/6/201654
  Gold Bullion Issues, 1986-Date, Mint State 24 Mack Brass 1 oz Gold 3 6 0 0 11151 2905 4/28/201679
  2011 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Set 8 MACK Brass ASE Set 1 100 5 0 5 4561 0 8/20/201557
  2012 San Francisco Silver Eagle Set 3 MACK Brass ASE Set 2 100 2 0 2 1367 0 8/20/201550
  2013 West Point Silver Eagle Set 5 MACK Brass ASE Set 3 100 2 0 2 1227 1227 8/15/201544
[Collapse] Type Sets
  Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 147 Unnamed set - 197826 11 2 0 0 303 1482 12/2/201612
  Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 71 Unnamed set - 197815 22 4 0 0 1751 1952 12/1/20169
  20th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 45 Unnamed set - 197816 22 12 0 4 9663 -247 12/28/201620
[Collapse] 100 Greatest/Top 50
  100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins, Third Edition 14 MACK Brass Greatest 100 14 16 0 12 13451 277 11/15/2016105
  100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins, Third Edition 21 Unnamed set - 195352 7 9 0 6 7407 7407 11/15/201660
  Top 50 Most Popular Modern Coins 45 Mack Brass 50 10 5 0 5 6266 10145 9/20/201629
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