TMCGRADY

Total Coin Registry Points: 257,409 Rank: 444
 


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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[Collapse] Australia - Bullion
  Kookaburra, Silver Dollars, 1 Ounce, High Relief, 2012-Date, Proof 8 Mack Brass 1 kooks high relief 33 2 0 0 1814 449 5/26/2016102
  Koala, Silver Dollars, 2007-Date, Mint State 37 Mack Brass 1 Koalas 36 4 0 0 1973 1973 10/22/201593
  Koala, Silver Dollars, 2007-Date, Complete 15 Mack Brass 1 Koala 10 4 0 0 1973 1973 10/22/201599
[Collapse] Australia - Lunar
  Lunar Coins, Silver Dollars, Series Two (With Colorized), 2008-Date, Mint State 6 Mack Brass 1 luner 2 35 14 0 0 4254 336 10/29/201593
  Lunar Coins, Silver Dollars, Series Two (With Colorized), 2008-Date, Mint State 8 Mack Brass 1 luner 3 17 7 0 0 1272 1272 10/22/201587
[Collapse] China - Republic, Including Taiwan
  Silver Lunar Medals, Series III, 2005-2016, Complete Proof 1 Silver Lunar Medals, Series III, 2005-2016, Complete Proof 0 0 0 0 0 0 2/23/20177
[Collapse] China - Panda
  Silver 10Y (1 ounce or 30 grams) Panda, 1983-Date, One-Per-Date 70 Mack Brass 1 Pandas 27 9 0 0 3789 3789 10/23/201599
[Collapse] Great Britain - Sovereigns and Bullion
  1/2 Sovereign, George V, 1911-1915, Circulation Issue 8 Unnamed set - 200728 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/6/20175
[Collapse] Mexico
  Philip V, 8 Reales, Pillar Type (1732-1747), Circulation Issue 6 Unnamed set - 199050 7 3 0 0 3686 854 1/15/201726
  Caballito Silver Pesos, (KM 453), 1910-1914, Circulation Issue 13 Unnamed set - 198037 42 3 0 0 2035 597 2/17/201733
  Silver Peso, 1920-1945, Circulation Issue 6 Unnamed set - 200268 0 0 0 0 0 0 2/18/201715
  Silver 5 Pesos, 1947-1959, Circulation Issue 5 Unnamed set - 200267 0 0 0 0 0 0 2/18/201713
  Silver 1/2 Onza, Libertad, 1991-Date, Mint State 1 MACK Brass Libertads 1/2 oz silver 100 26 0 2 5233 175 7/11/2017133
  Silver 1/2 Onza, Libertad, 1992-Date, Proof 5 Mack Brass 1/2 Oz Proof Set 62 15 0 0 4321 223 2/22/201777
  Silver 1 Onza, Libertad, 1982-Date, Mint State, Including Varieties 1 MACK Brass Libertads 100 41 30 39 15253 292 7/19/2017731
  Silver 1 Onza, Libertad, 1982-Date, Mint State, Including Varieties 7 MACK Brass Libertads #3 92 38 11 12 12473 127 7/11/2017143
  Silver 1 Onza, Libertad, 1983-1995, Proof and Prooflike, Including Varieties 3 Mack Brass Short set 68 11 0 0 8446 -507 5/16/201771
  Silver 1 Onza, Libertad, 1983-Date, Proof and Prooflike, Including Varieties 8 MACK Brass 1 OnZa Proofs 84 33 1 1 26184 745 7/11/2017219
  Gold 1/2 Onza, 1989-Date, Proof 6 Unnamed set - 200727 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/6/20176
  Gold 1 Onza, 1981-Date, Mint State 8 Mack Brass 1 Onza Gold 4 1 0 0 4042 4042 10/23/201597
[Collapse] Somalia
  African Wildlife Series, 2004-Date, Complete Silver Issues 8 Mack Brass 1 Somalia Set 2 3 0 0 1299 1299 10/22/201577
[Collapse] Circulated Coins Only
  Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 9 Unnamed set - 197832 4 5 0 0 6047 1558 2/11/201735
[Collapse] Cents
  Lincoln Cents, 1934-1958, Circulation Issue 156 Mack Brass pennies 25 18 0 0 2602 -12 4/7/201750
[Collapse] Dimes
  Roosevelt Dimes 1950-1964, Proof Issue 86 Unnamed set - 183236 20 3 0 0 879 879 10/20/201559
  2015 March of Dimes Set 9 Mack Brass MOD 100 3 0 0 952 -303 6/22/201673
[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 4/21/2016107
[Collapse] Dollars
  Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 217 Mack Brass 1 Morgans 24 26 0 0 28168 1531 1/1/201783
  Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 23 Unnamed set - 195785 14 15 0 0 13854 2114 12/28/201654
  Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 129 MACK Brass Morgans 32 9 0 0 10970 2849 12/31/201664
  Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint 14 Unnamed set - 197821 60 3 0 0 5454 181 12/29/201644
  Carson City Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893 127 Carson City Dimples 46 7 0 0 7091 1333 11/21/201628
  New Orleans Morgan Dollars, 1879-1904, Circulation Issue 20 Unnamed set - 197824 24 7 0 0 7148 1658 12/29/201647
  Philadelphia Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 15 Unnamed set - 197823 26 8 0 0 6767 1531 1/1/201756
  San Francisco Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 18 Unnamed set - 197822 13 4 0 0 6089 1136 12/31/201661
  Eisenhower Dollars, 1971-1978, Mint State 53 Unnamed set - 197818 69 16 0 0 6054 7547 12/1/201620
  Eisenhower Dollars, 1971-1978, Complete Proof 140 Unnamed set - 197820 36 4 0 0 298 672 12/2/201617
  Eisenhower Dollars, 1971-1976, Silver, Proof 17 Unnamed set - 183185 100 5 0 0 383 -152 4/27/201684
  Eisenhower Dollars, 1971-1978, Complete Set (Including Varieties) 17 Unnamed set - 183187 47 21 0 0 6802 285 7/10/2016139
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