TMCGRADY

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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 12 Mack Brass 1 kooks high relief 25 2 0 0 1814 449 5/26/2016198
  Koala, Silver Dollars, 2007-Date, Mint State 45 Mack Brass 1 Koalas 30 4 0 0 1731 -141 3/13/2018175
  Koala, Silver Dollars, 2007-Date, Complete 24 Mack Brass 1 Koala 8 4 0 0 1641 -141 3/13/2018242
[Collapse] Australia - Lunar
  Lunar Coins, Silver Dollars, Series Two, Including Colorized, 2008-2019, Mint State 6 Mack Brass 1 luner 2 31 14 0 0 4051 -203 6/1/2018192
  Lunar Coins, Silver Dollars, Series Two, Including Colorized, 2008-2019, Mint State 10 Mack Brass 1 luner 3 15 7 0 0 1272 1272 10/22/2015227
[Collapse] China - Panda
  Silver 10Y (1 ounce or 30 grams) Panda, 1983-Date, One-Per-Date 81 Mack Brass 1 Pandas 25 9 0 0 2050 -1573 4/16/2019197
[Collapse] Mexico
  Philip V, 8 Reales, Pillar Type (1732-1747), Circulation Issue 6 Unnamed set - 199050 7 3 0 0 3686 854 1/15/2017122
  Caballito Silver Pesos, (KM 453), 1910-1914, Circulation Issue 21 Unnamed set - 198037 42 3 0 0 1991 -44 2/28/2019214
  Silver 1/10 Onza, Libertad, 1992-Date, Proof 8 Mexico 1/10 oz Libertads 14 4 0 0 572 -266 3/20/201955
  Silver 1/4 Onza, Libertad, 1992-Date, Proof 9 Quarter oz Linertads 7 2 0 0 539 51 3/20/2019149
  Silver 1/2 Onza, Libertad, 1991-Date, Mint State 2 MACK Brass Libertads 1/2 oz silver 65 19 0 1 4152 -1782 9/6/2019375
  Silver 1/2 Onza, Libertad, 1992-Date, Proof 6 Mack Brass 1/2 Oz Proof Set 48 13 0 0 5218 1580 3/20/2019342
  Silver 1 Onza, Libertad, 1982-Date, Mint State, Including Varieties 18 Libertads with PROOF LIKE Coins 78 37 34 34 12744 -3262 9/11/20192099
  Silver 1 Onza, Libertad, 1982-Date, Mint State, Including Varieties 17 MACK Brass Libertads #3 82 39 12 13 12889 -42 4/13/2019441
  Silver 1 Onza, Libertad, 1983-1995, Proof and Prooflike, Including Varieties 4 Mack Brass Short set 68 11 0 0 7211 -1235 3/5/2019302
  Silver 1 Onza, Libertad, 1983-Date, Proof and Prooflike, Including Varieties 14 MACK Brass 1 OnZa Proofs 80 36 1 1 21086 -631 9/15/2019484
  Gold 1 Onza, 1981-Date, Mint State 9 Mack Brass 1 Onza Gold 4 1 0 0 3251 -791 2/12/2019285
[Collapse] Somalia
  African Wildlife Series, 2004-Date, Complete Silver Issues 10 Mack Brass 1 Somalia Set 1 3 0 0 1299 1299 10/22/2015230
[Collapse] Circulated Coins Only
  Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 9 Unnamed set - 197832 5 6 0 0 5732 -315 3/9/2018166
[Collapse] Cents
  Lincoln Cents, 1934-1958, Circulation Issue 169 Mack Brass pennies 25 18 0 0 2677 27 5/21/2018118
[Collapse] Dimes
  Roosevelt Dimes 1950-1964, Proof Issue 100 Unnamed set - 183236 20 3 0 0 879 879 10/20/2015108
  2015 March of Dimes Set 12 Mack Brass MOD 100 3 0 0 1031 79 3/29/2018156
[Collapse] Half Dollars
  Walking Liberty Half Dollars, 1936-1942, Proof Issue 57 Walker Proof Set 14 1 1 1 1363 1363 6/26/201910
  Kennedy Half Dollars, Silver 4-Coin 50th Anniversary Set, 2014, Complete 10 MACK Brass Kennedy Set 1 100 4 0 4 1516 -4194 10/12/2017240
[Collapse] Dollars
  Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 202 Mack Brass 1 Morgans 27 29 0 0 33717 10 6/7/2019169
  Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 23 Affordable Proof Look-a-Likes 15 16 0 0 14844 10 6/7/2019224
  Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 122 MACK Brass Morgans 35 10 0 0 12628 5 6/3/2019139
  Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 234 Lowball 1 per Date Set 42 12 0 0 5653 4495 3/25/201854
  Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint 16 Unnamed set - 197821 60 3 0 0 6715 1261 3/25/2018193
  Carson City Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893 111 Carson City Dimples 53 8 0 0 8856 10 6/7/2019113
  New Orleans Morgan Dollars, 1879-1904, Circulation Issue 29 Unnamed set - 197824 24 7 0 0 7148 1658 12/29/2016194
  Philadelphia Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 22 Unnamed set - 197823 26 8 0 0 6742 -25 9/5/2017190
  San Francisco Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 20 Unnamed set - 197822 17 5 0 0 8949 2860 3/25/2018242
  Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Top-100 VAMs 60 Unnamed set - 210522 1 2 0 0 2143 2143 3/25/201844
  Eisenhower Dollars, 1971-1978, Mint State 89 Unnamed set - 197818 69 16 0 0 2552 -4052 9/18/201988
  Eisenhower Dollars, 1971-1978, Complete Proof 154 Unnamed set - 197820 36 4 0 0 272 -5 9/18/201972
  Eisenhower Dollars, 1971-1976, Silver, Proof 29 Unnamed set - 183185 100 5 0 0 374 -9 9/18/2019225
  Eisenhower Dollars, 1971-1978, Complete Set (Including Varieties) 28 Unnamed set - 183187 47 21 0 0 3025 -4306 9/18/2019298
[Collapse] Gold - Quarter Eagles
  Indian Head Quarter Eagles 1908-1929, Circulation Issue 427 Unnamed set - 211157 6 1 0 0 888 888 4/1/201829
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