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Poll Question: Which of These Modern coins do you feel is the most valuable?
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    Posted: 20 Jun 2008 at 7:08am
My vote is for the 1995 W Silver Eagle Proof. You had to buy the full 1995 Gold Set to get one. Jackie Robinson might be worth a little more right now, but I think in the long run people are going to want the 1995 W more. Also, silver can be affected by the elements more than gold. I think if people haven't slabbed their 1995W's they might begin to milk and spot, but the gold modern commemoraties almost always look perfect. Let me know what you think.

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I have a 1995W Silver Eagle Proof PCGS PR69. It is the only coin I have after selling off all my stuff in 2004. For some reason I decided not to sell it and I never will. I paid $120 for it in 1996 from a bid on E-Bay. They were not that valuable back then as they are now.
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I love the bimetallic.
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_popupControl(); Rarest ! I think the 2006 20th anniversary 3 piece gold set with the one of a kind reverse proof in it, I belive there were only 10K or 20K sets minted !
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kingofcoins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jun 2008 at 4:50pm
True, but mintage figures do not necessary make a rare coin. If you have 20,000 made, but a couple 100,000 + gold collectors than you have a semi-rare coin, but you have Millions of Silver Eagle collectors. (I'm sure my estimate of modern gold collectors is off, but still.....) Silver collectors are large in number. Also, many many many people collect commemorative coins. I just think those are the three best coins to pick from. I'm sure there are many platinum coins with low mintage figures, but the demand just isn't there.
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I agree with the 1995W, I used to collect this series, I even had a spectacular spot free 1995W that I regret selling to SilverHawk a few years back.

I have since stopped collecting this series as the newer eagles have so many spotting issues and I wanted to put most of my focus on the Classic Head Half Eagles.
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_popupControl(); King of coins good point , i think at least 40% of the millions of siver eagle collectors just have them for bullion investment and dont realy keep them to collect them, they just try and buy low sell high what do you think ?
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I think you're right. A large percentage of American Silver Eagle owners buy them as an investment. I think you have a solid point about the 2006 reverse gold. I should have included that. Perhaps there are many issues I left out. I think the reason the 1995 W Silver Eagle will always be worth high numbers is with a mintage of 30,125 in a year where we produced 4,672,051 regular 1995 eagles, and 438,511 1995P eagles they just stand out. I think another factor people don't think about is how easy it is to own a set of silver eagles versus a set of modern gold. With gold you need $5, 10, 25, and $50 dollar pieces. This will get very expensive, and people get bored. With silver eagles, you only have one expensive coin to buy. Everything else really isn't that big of a deal. So if you are a collector of silver eagles you have only one coin you must have. The coin that shows that you've done it. The 1995 W Silver Eagle.
 
 
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_popupControl();  I agree and the next one would be the 2008 reverse of the 2007 (U) variety/error Now selling for $1799.00 on hsn!
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I think that is a highly inflated price. Prices on that issue will settle to between 300 and 400 dollars. I don't think it will be as big of a deal in a couple of years. Many coins have reverse of different year date, and only trade for a small premium. People paid 1,000's of dollars to own a Playstation 3 or Nintendo Wii when they first came out, but now you can get them at walmart. I think after people realize how many there are and what not, they will settle.
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_popupControl(); Ive noticed  that when a new coin comes out they inflate the prices hopeing to sell to inexperienced collectors heads up (newbees) and after about 2 years like you said the coins settel in value but nobody knows what future values will be on a newer released coin its like gambleing and if you notice you can buy alot of mint set proofs today that were produced back in the day for less than the new state quarters whats that about
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Well, let me first comment on why some of these old proof set (I believe you are talking about the 70's era?) are worth so little when compared to some of the newer sets. Frankly, I think the 1999 Silver Proof Set is the only one with any real value. It is supply and demand. The first year of statehood quarters. Just look at presidential dollars. George Washington was first and he did great, but since then the series is slowing way down. Look at every first year of issue. They generally do great, and the demand will always be there. Now, when you look at a lot of these older proof sets, they don't really have anything special in them. I personally think that what makes a proof set from the past sell is either a franklin half, or a walking half dollar. If one of those two isn't included, then you probably are going to get the set really cheap. (Missing mintmark error sets are not included in my way of thinking....obviously, those are worth A LOT!). There just isn't much demand. People don't want to take the risk of buying an old 1970 proof set hoping to get a proof 70, and end up getting proof 67's. They go on the open market and purchase PCGS proof 70's, and they have what they want. However, in the future I wouldn't be shocked to see many of the current proof sets to drop in value. People are tired of not knowing what "grade" their coins are. This is ridiculous, but it is where we are going. I personally don't own a single coin graded that has been made in the past 50 years. I do see the need to authentic classic coins, but modern issues....Now, for business, you have to sell slabbed coins. People rarely care about what you think the grade is...they would rather take the word of whoever graded it as the bible.
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_popupControl(); I agree, since 1999 when the state quarters came out ive noticed that there has been a steady demand for graded/slabed coins because people like to be exact with what they own and it brings more peace of mind and it makes a coin more liquid i have a 1999 silver proof set and i always wonder what the actual grade would be if i sent them in to be graded i personaly like graded coins over not graded but i dont know about that 1st strike designation/lable it carries a premium of $25-$50 for it and i dont like paying that much for a label a 70 coin is a 70 coin no matter what and your write on older proof sets there are alot of walking liberty half & franklin half dollar collectors out there and i think that they break those perticular coins out and send them in for grading this is such a maticulous hobby how can one not send in there better coins for grading thats just my opinion!
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I didn't vote since I'm not a big fan of any of those coins. I really just like coins that are made for circulation and not just for collector items. Not even sure what I'd pick if forced to.
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