20th Century Type Framed

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  1. bradgator2

    bradgator2 Supporter! Supporter

    About a year ago I picked up this framed set which was filled with pretty much all junk. I filled it was mostly inexpensive proofs. I bought this new acrylic frame made for diplomas. I have it on my desk at work and it is quite the conversation starter.

    I cheated on the 1883 Nickel and the 1898 quarter as they look nice and I had them laying around.

    Only thing I had to buy was a nice MS65 1943D war nickel for $20.

    What do you think?

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    I have it in an easel holder, so it’s easy to pick up and see the reverse.

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  3. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Love it!! icon_smile_thumbsup.gif A nice consistent look for all the coins. Well do!!
     
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  4. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Sharp! I could have a conversation with you over that fine display. Well done.
     
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  5. Rushmore

    Rushmore Coin Addict

    Very nice. I still have a few holes to fill in mine.
     
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  6. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot Supporter

    Nice set and I love the fact that you filled it with coins you already had. I love type collecting, but you owe it to yourself to now upgrade this set as you are able. Trust me you won’t regret the journey or the destination
     
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  7. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Those frames are fun, and display nicely. Nice set. The SLQ caught my eye.

    PS- I always liked to use proofs for the more modern types, myself. Not everybody does. I think they add that flashy factor.
     
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  8. bradgator2

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    Yeah, I thought long and hard about this before I started it. My 2 main thoughts:
    • The coins I pulled out where in roughly shape. I dont know if they were originally placed in there that way, or the original frame setup caused it. It had a very old cardboard backing and a very old cheap metal frame. Considering there is no ASE slot, I am thinking this was made late 70s, early 80s. Anyway, I was reluctant to place very valuable coins in it for fear of damage.
    • I wanted this to be fully displayed and flashy, not tucked away in a storage bin. So I was concerned about the total value. Although my office is secure, it is certainly not "steal proof". Even in this state, it's got a book value of roughly $700.
    I do have much better examples of all these stored away properly. But nothing else has the "pop" of seeing them all together in a single glance.
     
  9. bradgator2

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    SLQ is a clean, very common 1930. Nothing fancy, but she sure is pretty.
     
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