Well, I failed to win the gold coin I wanted at Stack's that went for nearly 5k, so lets talk about something a little cheaper.
Something I've talked about with @cointable is how, if you pay close attention, you can cherrypick very high end raw Peru 1/2 Dineros. This is a series you don't have to buy in holders to find nice coins (with a couple exceptions perhaps). Sometimes you can find MS 66 or even MS 67 coins for only $5-$10 if you hone your eye.
This is an MS 65 (my grade obviously) 1896 F 1/2 Dinero. While not super rare, this date/assayer definitely doesn't appear in Gem often at all. However, a year so ago a foreign seller listed around 15-20 of this date on ebay. I cherried the three I thought were best for about $10 each. What a deal!
If you have enjoyed my posts, and are thinking about buying a Peru coin or two for the first time, try finding a high end 1/2 Dinero on the cheap. I can answer any questions you have.
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