1888 Proof Set

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  1. Santinidollar

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    For the past year, I have been working on a collecting project, code named the 1888 Project. It started last December when I bought a coin on my bucket list — a proof Morgan dollar. That led to an attempt to assemble an 1888 non-gold proof set.

    I’m proud to present it. I hope you guys and gals enjoy seeing it!

    First is the 1888 Indian Head cent. Graded PF66 BN by PCGS. It has a CAC green sticker.

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    From David Lawrence
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  3. Santinidollar

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    Now, an 1888 3-cent nickel. Graded PR66 by PCGS. It has a green CAC sticker.

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    From Great Collections.
  4. Santinidollar

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    The 1888 Liberty nickel. Graded PF66 by NGC.

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    From Tough Coins
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2021
  5. Santinidollar

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    The 1888 Liberty Seated Dime. Graded PF65 by NGC.

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    From Gerry Fortin Rare Coins
  6. Santinidollar

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    The 1888 Liberty Seated Quarter. Graded PR63 and cameo by PCGS.

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    From Gerry Fortin Rare Coins.
  7. Santinidollar

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    The 1888 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. Graded PR64 and cameo by PCGS.

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    From Legend Auctions.
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2021
  8. Santinidollar

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    And last, but not least, the coin that started all of this. Graded PF62 by NGC.

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    From David Lawrence
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  9. paddyman98

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    Hey.. Wrong pictures. That's not a Nickel :confused:
  10. Santinidollar

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    LOL. Just fixed it.
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  11. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder Supporter

    Awesome! Quite an accomplishment. Does 1888 have a particular significance, or just that it happened to be the date of the Morgan?
  12. Santinidollar

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    It’s 1888 because that was the date of the Morgan proof I could swing.
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  13. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Cool Beans man! Great year to do it with too.;)
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  14. ddddd

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    Nice set; congrats!
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  15. Kasia

    Kasia Got my learning hat on

    1888 was a pretty good year in my book. One of my grandparents was born in that year!
  16. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Quite the set Santini!
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  17. Mac McDonald

    Mac McDonald Well-Known Member

    Quite nice, indeed.
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  18. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 65 years Supporter

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  19. GeorgeM

    GeorgeM Well-Known Member

    Love it!

    I'm curious - when did the mint begin making proof coins available as sets?
  20. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    @Santinidollar that is one seriously impressive set. Congrats on the completion. Enjoy it.
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  21. Joshua Lemons

    Joshua Lemons Well-Known Member Supporter

    Love that seated dime! But I'm partial to seated coinage. I'd love one day to do something like this because I find older proof coins beautiful.
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