« on: November 13, 2019, 12:05:19 AM »
Hey gents. I'm on the hunt for a couple of coins. A 1900 Morgan Silver Dollar, condition largely irrelevant, and an 1976 Ike (40%) silver dollar in good shape.
Story time: In the early 80's my dad and I used to stop in and visit an old farmer that my father had bought out and given a living lease to. On one of those visits he gave me a 1900 silver dollar, explaining that it was from the year he was born. He never had kids of his own and I guess he wanted to pass it down to someone who would appreciate it.
Fast forward to 2017. My father offered to sign over the very same farm to me so I could retire there and build a house. Turns out old Alvin made a good choice in giving me the 1900 silver dollar as I found it with some of my personal items in my parents house. I thought it was pretty cool to have a connection to the original owner so I brought it back to Hawaii with me.
Which brings us to today. I'd love to get a hold of a spare 1900 Morgan Silver Dollar to keep on my person as part of my daily carry. I'd hate to lose the original or put a ton of wear on it, but I'm willing to accept a surrogate to carry to remind me of why I go to work every day. (Especially the bad days.)
Which brings me to part 2 and the 1976 40% silver Ike hunt. Turns out life didn't have kids in store for me either and I'd like to turn over the 1900 and a 1976 (the year I was born) to who ever gets the place after me.
I'm sure you guys coin and bullion collections are like your gun collections. All lost in a tragic boating accident.
Here's a picture of the old girl (if it posts).