The First Ounce Of Silver In My Stack

in steemsilvergold •  9 months ago

I've got to hand it to my dad. Turns out, he is the one that bought me my first ounce of .999 pure silver. Unbeknownst to both of us, he started my stack. What a guy, I love my dad

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I say unbeknownst to both of us because in 1999, neither of us had any idea I would become a stacker of precious metals in 2017. And, tough he did buy me this 1 Troy oz silver round in 1999, I garuntee you he did not know, exactly what he was getting.
Let me explain. Have you ever heard of infomercials? ShamWow, bowflex, my pillow. You know, cheap junk that no one needs, but it's such a good deal we should really get one. Yep. He's that guy. And he's a smart man, don't get me wrong. He worked at the same business for almost 40 years, worked himself almost to the top, and retired early.
But he just can't pass up the set of revolutionary furniture moving straps, move everything in you house without bending you back or, get this space age fleece jacket with your initials on it for only... (twice as much as it is worth).

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Yep. I wear it when he visits. :)

Like I said, I love him and I have to thank him for giving me this 1999 American Eagle.

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The total package

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I don't know where he got it, but I imagine it was an ad in the paper of one of the many magazines he used to subscribe to. It was packaged up by th American Historic Society https://www.americanhistoricsociety.com and it comes with some silly pieces of paper.
The first one talks about the significance of the 1999 American Eagle as being "unparalleled"! Wow, that's a bold statement.

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Oh, wait. I am just reading through this for the first time too, it looks like the AHS has a proprietary colorization process.

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Well I'll be! Pixelated! Now let's move over to the COA.

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Good stuff.
I will say that holding it in your hand, the colors look very nice. So maybe they know what they are doing over there after all.

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So thanks dad, and though I doubt you will ever see this I just want to say, you are the best!

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Dad’s rule! 😎👍👍

What a better way to start a collection, with a Silver Eagle! Even if it is not the last Silver Dollar of the millennium. The last was 2000, for the new millennium started in 2001.

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Thanks Ronaldo, it is a special piece. Oh no, not that debate again! I'm with you but let's wait another 81 years brfore we have to try and explain that one to people again! :)

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@summertooth Your dad's the f-n man for buying you a 1oz silver eagle !!! Great article here. You should give him a call and let him know how you feel. I lost my father when I was 21yrs old. What I would give to be able to make that call.👍

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It wasn't until after I had made my first silver order last year that I found this in a box and realized what had happened. Thanks for the kind words.
I can't imagine what Losing a parent at that age would feel like and I believe there is nothing you wouldn't give.
As soon as that 78 year old nut get back from his three week trip to: Switzerland, Austria, Gemany, and Liechtenstein.......I am going to let him know. Thanks @silveringots

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Finding that ASE after your first silver purchase is a strong sign your doing what you should be doing. Good to hear your Dad seems to be enjoying himself. Great trip!! Cheers @summertooth.

That is awesome @summertooth and what a better gift to give one of your children! I have never been one that was drawn to colorized coins, but man this is a good looking one and a great piece in your stack.

Edit: And Congrats on hitting the 60 rep @summertooth. You deserved it and now onward to 70! Haha!

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Yeah, I have a few colorized pieces. They look ok but I kinda fell like.....why?
Thanks @knowledge-seeker, I'm sure I'll be 70 years OLD before that happens.

That’s a funny story bro. My grandfather got me started with Mercury dimes when I was a kid.👍

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Those rascal old men, gettin' us hooked like that! :)

That looks exactly like the kind of gift that came from the back of a Parade Magazine. ☺️How cool your dad gave you that coin. And the sweet CPM sweatshirt! I can feel the dad love in your post. If you do pass the coin on to “policy 2” one day make sure you also gift it with an initial polar fleece. ☺️

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BINGO!

Parade magazine! Every Sunday.
@dfinney, you don't even know how many things like that jacket have ended up at my local thrift store. I have my own little section in there that I stock myself.

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My Mother bought me my first Silver Eagle, dated 1986... I have no idea how much she paid... I still have it... The one she bought me wasn't colorized...

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Wow, that's cool @pocketechange! That looks to be how more than a few of us got started. Thanks for stopping in.

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Alright. A great gift from Dad! My dad unwittingly got me started stacking as well, by giving me a few silver quarters about 35 years ago!

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I'll say the smae thing as I said to Silverd. Those rascal old men, gettin' us hooked like that. :)

Thank you @summertooth's Dad for giving his first American Silver Eagle! WOW, what a first SWEET first silver coin! In general, backdate American silver eagles minted in 1999 and earlier tend to be in higher demand, especially the years 1986, 1994 and 1996.

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Yeah, I love that it happened this way! Thanks for the information and for thanking my dad! You know how to do it @silversaver888!

How awesome is that. Very cool that you know where it all started.

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Yeah and I didn't really put it all together until I decided to write this posts! Craziness.

Great coin to start stacking.

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Thanks @andregilbert! I do enjoy looking at it.

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