Orleans collection

12 Aug 2015

I live in Louisiana, so of course my interest would be to collect coins from the New Orleans mint. They are a little harder to get than some mints, but thats part of the fun. Next will be to go and visit the mint, I hear it is a pretty cool place to visit.



Level 6

I would like to visit the New Orleans Mint too...I would also love to hear the story behind your Seated Liberty Dollar... : )


Level 2

So, I have never done a "live" eBay auction. I signed up one one, and was watching how it worked. Most of the stuff was 1-20 dollar items, so most bids would start out at $1. My son and I stayed up to 2 in the morning watching this auction, and we thought we knew how it worked. The next day there was another "live" auction on eBay. We were interested in a few of the coins, but it was a long auction. Well, I was so tired from the night before, I laid down on my bed and fell asleep. I woke up just in time to watch one of the coins we were watching, the 1860 seated liberty. I quick sat down at the computer to see the bid go to $150. I was like, heck yeah, I'll get it for that price. It went to $200, and it said going once, going twice, I was sweating at this point, I'm going to get it for $200. Then it said SOLD for $200. Only one problem, I just bought a 1.7k 50.90CT Pear Cut Sapphire Gemstone. I know nothing about gems, but I know that i spent too much money on it. I didn't have enough time to worry because my coin was next. I must have thought the coin was up, but i was looking at the on deck picture. So, my coin comes up, and it just sits there for 30 seconds, and no one is placing a bid, so I click the $1 bid button. Only one problem, just as I do that, the auctioneer starts the bid at $1000, and guess who is high bidder? Yep, me. And no one outbid me, and I was praying that someone would outbid me. I went outside and told my wife that I just spent $1500 on an auction, and I didn't want any of it. Well, I got them to cancel the gem purchase, and I decided that I would keep that coin, and at worst resale it. I researched the coin, and I'm keeping it for right now.


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