My first post on here though not a newbie stacker/invester and have to agree totally with Paul and Sovereignsteve. I hate giving advice as it can often just be seen as being critical and its also absolutely nothing to do with me what anyone else does with their money....however.
By your own admission rebnah you are new to this and obviously very excited re your new found interest but i'd just like to say I agree totally with you cancelling the Proof quarters but cant say I like your closing remark "I guess i would be better just buying another 1oz gold coin?" that is much too broad a statement, which are you going to buy and mo5re importantly why.
Goals are key in this game and clear thinking as to why you are spending the money you are.Before you buy anything else clearly define your goals are going to be...........are you buying for long term investment??, ie volume stack,buy as close to spot as you can and just accumulate....do you want to trade regularly for quick gains.......do you want to collect things you just fall in love with, like with me libertads and pandas.....do you want one of every country or just specialise in one country alone,....the list is endless.
Then accumulate the knowledge you need to fill the goal you have set.Its not difficult but requires some work and effort and is a hell of a lot easier now with the internet and forums like this one.
Be patient if you go about it correctly you wont go wrong long term with Gold........ make big newbie mistakes now and you'll lose your cash in the blink of an eye. Ie if you want to trade for quick gains forget proofs, but if you love beauty in coins then buy proofs.
Sorry to preach but the last thing you want to do just now,it seems to me is just buy,buy and buy for the sake of buying......define clearly what you are buying for and then learn the strategy for fulfilling that goal...............limited mintage 1750 sounds good to some people to others they arent interested until you are talking in the low hundreds re some libertads for example.
Good Luck with your new Hobby just remember Goals, Knowledge and Patience and you'll get years of great pleasure from it...........ignore those things and you could be banging your head against a wall feeling very stupid and sorry for yourself in no time.......... I know I've been there done it and got the T shirt......