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Losing My Passion for the SAEs posted by NAS Fallon Firefighter

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Selling them off!


Hi everyone,


I just want to drop a little note letting people know my SAEs...both Proof and MS...are available for sale. I have found that I am losing my passion for the Silver Eagles.


Lately, I have been collecting them just to fill a slot and I guess, out of some sort of obligation to complete a collection I have started. That I believe, is no way to collect coins.


My passion is still high for the silver $1 modern commemoratives and I will still pursue those, especially in the 70 grade!


I try to keep the sets updated with what is available and I am not looking to make a killing on the coins. Take a look through the sets and let me know if there is anything that peeks your interest. I am sure we can come to an agreement.


Take care



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I had the same misgivings about the hobby, but the other way around than you. I lost interest in the commems, rather than the Eagles. Through the late 90's til Last year, I had EVERY MS & Proof of the silver versions(Couldn't afford gold), both buying New issues as they came out, and playing catch-up with prior issues, I didn't bother having them graded-I just wanted to have a complete set to pass on to my kids. Ultimately, with a few exceptions, I saw how cheap I was able to buy most of the older issues-both from Dealers and on ebay, at Less than the issue prices. In 2010, for a number of reasons, I found myself and family in dire financial woes, forcing me to liquidate much of my coin holdings, only to see how much More money I had LOST, over the commems I had bought, where I found myself selling Many of them at no more than the Spot Silver value(in the $20-$28/oz range. Meanwhile, my eagles were at a slightly higher premium, and since 2008- Slightly even goes for the Grade 70's. So I dumped a couple hundred commems, and a few eagles to raise cash, and only kept my precious couple of ASE sets. I would still need to hit Lotto to buy a 1995W Proof 69. Aahh, F'-it! For now, that's keeping it simple. I just want to NOT get shut-out when the 25th Anniv coins come out in about an hour.


But that's all on me, For You . . . Take a deep breath, and have a beer, Alls Well in the coin world! Gino

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Had the same thing happen to me with U.S. coins in general back in the 80's, spent the next decade concentrating on Canadian, Mexican, and Japanese coinage.

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