I'm off to a good start on my early coppers with the MS-63 Braided Hair Half-Cent in my previous post and now this coin, an 1838 Modified Matron Head Large-Cent. This coin has everything, sharp details, a splash of toning on Liberty's check, and nice chocolate-brown toning! Understandably, this coin and the aforementioned half-cent are low hanging fruit. The Classic Head Large Cent and the Draped Bust Large Cent will be much more difficult since I will have to find nice coins that are considerably worn. For now, I'm going to enjoy this coin a while before I go on the hunt for those two!
In my last post, Buying and Selling Part 1, I described how I sold circulated gold coins to acquire mint-state gold coins. In this post I will talk more about the proceeds from the other sales to finance two upgrades and a new purchase.