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If you had an unlimited budget, would you buy an 1879 Coiled Hair Stella or an 1894-S Barber dime?

From the August 29 Numismatic News E-Letter

If you had an unlimited budget, would you buy an 1879 Coiled Hair Stella or an 1894-S Barber dime?

Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers

 

I would buy a decent selection of 19th-Century Italian gold.

Krzysztof Fordonski
via Facebook

 

The Stella.

John Veach
via Facebook

 

Both? The 1894-S dime certainly gets more notoriety, though.

David Lawrence Rare Coins
via Facebook

 

I would buy both!

Ron Stephens
via Facebook

 

The 1894-S Barber dime.

Michael Mitchell
via Facebook

 

I would buy a complete set of all U.S. gold regular-issue coins.

Guy Cleveland
via Facebook

 

Neither, I’m not a fan of either design.

Dean Hantzopoulos
via Facebook

 

I’d buy a port of Ostila sestertius or Eld Mar denarius.

Tom Mullally
via Facebook

 

I would buy the $1.00 (S), 1794 PCGS SP-66, and a ticket to the Moon so I could then bury it.

Steve McGowan
Algonac, Mich.

 

I would without a doubt buy the finest example of the 1895 Morgan Proof dollar. It is the finest coin there is today.

Joe T.
address withheld

 

I would definitely get the 1894-S Barber dime! I would also look for the Seated Liberty dime 1873-CC, no arrows, too.

Wesley Ellis
Portland, Ore.

 

I would buy the 1894-S dime. Stellas are nice, but there are more of them.

Bill Rodgers
address withheld

 

The 1894-S dime is a rare coin. There are nine known and there is the story of the little girl that received a couple of them from her father (who was then a Mint employee) and spent one on an ice cream cone. The Stella is beautiful and worth a lot of money, but I’ll take the story.

Arthur Leslie
address withheld

 

I would buy back $3,000 worth of the coins that were stolen from me a year ago while I was recovering from my aortal rupture.

Hilton Hellbach
Hope, Kan.

 

With an unlimited budget, why not both? I am sure both are very nice coins, but with an unlimited budget, I would pick an 1804 silver dollar first before I chose either of those two coins.

Richard Bumpus
Marrion, Mass.

 

I would buy the 1879 Coiled Hair Stella.

Alfred Stagg
address withheld

 

Between those two, I’d buy the Stella.

Do Bearly
Address withheld

 

1894-S Barber dime.

Jay (last name withheld)
address withheld

 

Neither, I would be practical and buy semi-numismatic bullion gold and same goes for silver. Do not get me wrong I have been a collector since I was 10 years old now 70. Have many collectible silver and gold coins would take me the rest of my life to dispose of them. But the bullion would be very easily sold if need be. Being older now a person thinks about how hard it would be when he wants to sell.

James Eley
Address withheld

 

Hey Stella!

Harv Laser
via Facebook

 

Stella.

Lester Yan
via Facebook

 

The dime.

Sue Woodward
via Facebook

 

1894-S Barber dime.

Lawrence Hanfland
Address withheld

 

The 1894-S Barber dime.

Ed Bodine
Maryville, Tenn.

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