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I would consider it as one transaction. The purchase date is "various-long term". The cost basis is the sum of the individual cost bases. I would prepare a schedule with all the details (a small spreadsheet will do) and make sure it is attached to your copy of the return in case you need it later. If it makes you feel better, you can attach it to the 8283 that you send to the IRS, but that isn't really necessary.

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