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It wasn't that long ago that gold was under $300. And I did think at that time that i just might come out ahead by buying gold coins from the near-by dealer instead of contributing to our IRA's and my 401.
But noooo, I wanted to get the tax break then and there for my contributions.

I did buy three coins, one for each offspring....but I sure wish now I had bought a lot more, and be selling them back today (one or two coins at a time to various dealers). Even with coin shop spreads, I think I would have made a nice tax-free killing.
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