slybluenote's Blog

12 Jan 2022

Happy New Years and some updates!

Coins-United States | slybluenote

I want to start by wishing everyone a happy and prosperous New Years. As most of you know, I’m not a member of any coin clubs. I have been thinking about joining a club and have checked into the prospect a couple of times. My local coin dealer that I do business with is the President of 2 such clubs in my area. On the 6th of Dec., 2021 I attended my first coin club meeting. Mark, the president did give me a heads up that this club has a auction and started at 1900 (7 p.m.) and to be there at about 1830 (6:30 p.m.). I showed up at 18:45, and Mark was right; they auctioned off quite a few pieces and then the meeting ended. I did participate by purchasing the last item which is the 1858 small letters Flying Eagle that is pictured with this post. It was graded as a “good” and I think that’s the proper grade for this coin. The flip had $15 on it but bidding started at $10 which is the price that I paid, which I thought was a pretty good price for a flying eagle! I was a little disappointed with the meeting because I really thought that after the auction there would be some discussions of the pieces sold or some other aspects of the hobby. I haven’t talked to Mark since the meeting, but if he brings the subject up I may explain how I feel about the club’s agenda. The other 2 pieces pictured here are the last coins that I bought in 2021.

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