First Father's Day and a new coin.
Thought I'd share a post today about this new acquisition I got in the mail about a week ago. 2016 ¼ Oz Gold American Eagle, made around the same time my son was born +/- 3 months. I thought it'd be a fun way to mark the birth and hopefully he'll find it cool when he gets older. It's also the 30th anniversary year for the series. The first year of issue (1986) is the birth year for both my wife and myself. The coin came pretty much the day of my wife's 30th birthday.
One of these days, if I can swing the expense, I'd love to get 1920 and 1924 double eagles in around an MS63 grade for my grandparents' birth years, a 1986 1 oz gold AGE and a 1 oz gold AGE for the birthyear of each of my children. Right now I don't have anywhere near the cash to swing that but I'll content myself for now with the 1/4th ounce coins and a dream. To round things out I'd love to do something for my parents' birth years but I don't think anything interesting was going on with gold coinage in 1955 or 1956 in the US. We'll see. My step father's vision was birthyear mint sets for every member of the family. I like the idea of the large gold coins (and in some cases they're actually cheaper and a lot easier than trying to run down mint sets).
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