BULLY

Total Coin Registry Points: 500,296 Rank: 215
 


BULLY's Bio
As you will see if you scroll through what has now turned into FIVE PAGES of Registry Sets, I have an eclectic collection.

My primary focus is on U.S. coins (Modern and some older), though I also like Canadian Bullion (Maple Leaf), Australian Bullion (Kookaburra and Koala), and Mexican Bullion (the stunning Silver Libertad for example). I also like the Australian Lunar coin series and the Chinese Panda -- partially because the designs change each year.

I also have an affinity for the unusual like the "Hot Lips" version of the Morgan Silver Dollar, as well as Hawaiian Coins, which were low mintage to begin with, and many of which were melted, so actual mintage numbers are likely far lower than is known.

I am what one might call a "Collector Investor" insofar as I try to collect coins which I believe will also increase in value "someday" whether that someday is next week, next month, next year, or ultimately one of those retirement type coins. For the record, when I refer to retirement coins, it may not be that I think it will take decades for the coin(s) to appreciate in value -- it's that the coin (or coins) went from $25 - $100 to $1,000 overnight or from $2,400 to $15,000 in a year, that sort of thing. THAT is what I call a retirement coin -- too precious to part with, because collectors will likely be wanting them for years to come, and the increase we've seen is probably only the beginning.

I am no longer trying to keep up with ALL the new issues from the US Mint. I am finding that it's generally easier and even less expensive to get things already graded on the market in MS/PF69 condition than it is to buy it from the Mint (never mind the cost of shipping to and from NGC and the grading costs). If the price is right, I might grab a 70 graded coin.

If I can get things at face value from local banks I sure do! It just seems to make sense. I also regularly get hundreds of dollars of worth of rolls of half dollars in search of SILVER (or even partly silver) Kennedy half dollars -- they can sometimes be elusive, other times it can really pay off! Anything that isn't silver, I can always re-deposit, it is money after all! I've gotten lucky and even once got AN ENTIRE ROLL of silver Kennedy halves!

Managing all the bullion coming from the Mint nowadays would be insane -- the First Spouse coins alone could bankrupt many a collector. While stunning coins, I don't know whose bright idea it was to make them each 1/2 ounce of .9999 pure gold.

I watch my change for anything odd - something I learned as a child and probably how I started collecting coins, that combined with being given one or two here and there.

So, that's a little about me and my collecting habits -- you'll see if you scroll through my collection that only a select few are complete, or near completion. Many are in bits and pieces.



    

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[Collapse] Australia - Bullion
  Kookaburra Silver 1 Ounce, 1990-Date, Mint State (without Varieties) 47 Bully's Kookie Kookaburra's #1 28 9 1 8 3132 -265 12/1/2017695
  Kookaburra Silver 1 Ounce, 1990-Date, Mint State (without Varieties) 61 Bully's Kookie Bullion #2 9 3 1 2 1158 66 5/17/2017478
  Kookaburra Silver 1 Ounce, 1990-Date, Mint State (without Varieties) 84 Bully's Kookie Aussie Bullion #3 3 1 1 1 484 66 5/17/2017469
  Kookaburra Silver 1 Ounce, 1990-Date, Mint State (without Varieties) 84 Bully's Kookie Kookaburra #4 3 1 1 1 484 66 5/17/2017381
  Kookaburra Silver 1 Ounce, 1990-Date, Mint State (without Varieties) 84 Bully's Kookie Kookaburra Bullion # 5 3 1 1 1 484 66 5/17/2017409
  Kookaburra Silver 1 Ounce, 1990-Date, Mint State (without Varieties) 84 Bully's Kookie Kookaburra Bullion #6 3 1 1 1 484 66 5/17/2017384
  Kookaburra Silver 1 Ounce, 1990-Date, Mint State (without Varieties) 84 Bully's Kookie Kookaburra #8 3 1 1 1 484 66 5/17/2017363
  Kookaburra Silver 1 Ounce, 1990-Date, Mint State (without Varieties) 84 Bully's Kookie Kookaburra #7 3 1 1 1 484 66 5/17/2017388
  Kookaburra Silver 1 Ounce, 1990-Date, Mint State (without Varieties) 84 Bully's Kookie Kookaburra Bullion #9 3 1 1 1 484 66 5/17/2017436
  Kookaburra Silver 1 Ounce, 1990-Date, Complete, Including Varieties 23 Bully's Kookie Kookaburra's -1st Set (Such that it is) 7 18 6 17 5972 -36 4/1/20201147
  Kookaburra Silver 1 Ounce, 1990-Date, Complete, Including Varieties 46 Bully's Second Not-So-Complete Set - #2 2 5 2 4 1663 66 5/17/2017575
  Kookaburra Silver 2 Ounce, 1991-Date, Including Varieties, Complete 2 Bully's Kookie Kookaburra $2 coins 5 5 5 4 2795 -191 4/12/2018548
  Koala, Silver Dollars, 2007-Date, Mint State 76 Bully's Cuddly Koala -- #1 14 2 2 2 640 322 7/21/2014467
  Koala, Silver Dollars, 2007-Date, Mint State 76 Bully's Kuddly Koala #2 14 2 2 2 640 322 7/21/2014462
  Koala, Silver Dollars, 2007-Date, Mint State 76 Bully's Kuddly Koalas #3 14 2 2 2 640 322 7/21/2014447
  Koala, Silver Dollars, 2007-Date, Mint State 77 Bully's Kuddly Koala's #4 14 2 0 2 640 322 7/21/2014458
  Koala, Silver Dollars, 2007-Date, Mint State 76 Bully's Cuddly Koala's #5 14 2 2 2 640 322 7/21/2014444
  Koala, Silver Dollars, 2007-Date, Mint State 79 Bully's Kuddly Koala's #7 14 2 2 2 585 346 7/21/2014488
  Koala, Silver Dollars, 2007-Date, Complete 51 BULLY's Complete Cuddly Koala's 4 2 2 2 640 322 7/21/2014460
[Collapse] Australia - Lunar
  Silver Dollars, Series One and Two, Including Gilt & Colorized, 1999-2019, Mint State 27 Bully's Bullion from Down Under - 2nd Set 12 13 0 13 6382 4147 6/1/2018835
  Silver Dollars, Series One and Two, Including Gilt & Colorized, 1999-2019, Mint State 34 Bully's Australian Bounty 11 12 0 12 5750 3867 6/1/2018648
  Silver Dollars, Series One and Two, Including Gilt & Colorized, 1999-2019, Mint State 37 FOUR! 8 9 0 9 4169 2746 6/1/2018535
  Silver Dollars, Series One and Two, Including Gilt & Colorized, 1999-2019, Mint State 22 Bully's Bountiful Bullion WAS Completed! 1st Set 13 14 1 14 7002 4129 6/1/2018878
  Silver Dollars, Series One and Two, Including Gilt & Colorized, 1999-2019, Mint State 28 Bully's Bountiful Bullion has no Bounds! - 3rd Set 12 13 0 13 6214 4164 6/1/2018804
  Silver Dollars, Series One and Two, Including Gilt & Colorized, 1999-2019, Mint State 29 Complete set of 69, through 2008 12 13 0 13 6101 4129 6/1/2018579
  Silver Dollars, Series One and Two, Including Gilt & Colorized, 1999-2019, Mint State 53 Aussie Lunars, incluring 2nd Lunar Series 4 5 0 5 2345 1890 6/1/2018588
  Silver Dollars, Series One and Two, Including Gilt & Colorized, 1999-2019, Mint State 61 Bully's Spare Aussie Lunar Coins 2 3 0 3 1158 881 6/1/2018531
[Collapse] Austria
  Silver 1.5 Euro, Vienna Philharmonic, 2008-Date, Mint State 20 Bully's Philharmonic 14 2 2 2 366 183 6/8/2009561
  Silver 1.5 Euro, Vienna Philharmonic, 2008-Date, Mint State 20 Bully's Philharmonic - Set 2 14 2 2 2 366 183 6/8/2009532
  Silver 1.5 Euro, Vienna Philharmonic, 2008-Date, Mint State 20 Bully's Philharmonic - Set 3 14 2 2 2 366 183 6/8/2009519
  Silver 1.5 Euro, Vienna Philharmonic, 2008-Date, Mint State 20 Bully's Philharmonic - Set 4 14 2 2 2 366 183 6/8/2009521
  Silver 1.5 Euro, Vienna Philharmonic, 2008-Date, Mint State 20 Bully's Philharmonic - 5th set 14 2 2 2 366 366 6/8/2009545
[Collapse] Canada - Commemorative
  Silver $5, Commemorative Issues, 1973-Date, Complete 41 Bully's Canadian Coins 0 1 0 1 220 -217 9/12/2019353
[Collapse] Canada - Bullion
  Silver Maple Leafs, Silver $5, 1988-Date, Mint State, Including Varieties 30 Bully's Silver Maple Bullion #2 6 4 0 4 579 -278 5/1/2019571
  Silver Maple Leafs, Silver $5, 1988-Date, Mint State, Including Varieties 20 Bully's Bullion Blowout, eh? 11 7 4 7 1016 -488 5/1/2019712
  Silver Maple Leafs, Silver $5, 1988-Date, Mint State, Including Varieties 34 Bully's 3rd Bullion Set 6 4 0 4 535 -267 5/1/2019520
  Silver Maple Leafs, Silver $5, 1988-Date, Mint State, Including Varieties 38 Bully's Bullion 4th round, eh? 6 4 0 4 511 -262 5/1/2019558
  Silver Maple Leafs, Silver $5, 1988-Date, Mint State, Including Varieties 46 Bully's Maple Leaf x5, eh? 4 3 0 3 388 -199 5/1/2019436
  Silver Maple Leafs, Silver $5, 1988-Date, Mint State, Including Varieties 61 Bully's Maple Leaf x6, eh? 3 2 0 2 245 -130 5/1/2019511
  Silver Maple Leafs, Silver $5, 1988-Date, Mint State, Including Varieties 66 Bully's Maple Leaf(s), x7, eh? 3 2 0 2 219 -116 5/1/2019469
  Silver Maple Leafs, Privy Marks Issues, Complete 48 Bullion for Bully, add Maple! 2 2 0 2 413 167 5/1/2019613
  Silver Maple Leafs, Privy Marks Issues, Complete 39 Bully's Marked Maples 3 3 0 2 536 52 5/1/2019600
  Silver Maple Leafs, Privy Marks Issues, Complete 51 Bully's 3rd PRIVY MARK SET 2 2 0 2 383 179 5/1/2019619
  Silver Maple Leafs, Privy Marks Issues, Complete 55 Bully's 4th Maple Leaf PRIVY set 2 2 0 2 354 171 5/1/2019547
  Silver Maple Leafs, Privy Marks Issues, Complete 60 Bully's 5th Privy Maple, eh? 2 2 0 2 326 164 5/1/2019660
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