50 State Quarters Checklist

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by benyjr, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. benyjr

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  3. AdamL

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    benyjr, I didn't want to download that hefty file just to find out what your checklist is. Can you explain what its purpose is and what it consists of?
  4. AdamL

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    By the way, welcome to cointalk.
  5. benyjr

    benyjr New Member

    Thank you Adam.

    It is an illustrated list of all US State Quarters released todate, with check boxes for the Denver and Philedelphia mintings of every coin.

    The images in the file seem to be making it gigantic. Probably overkill, but I wanted it to look nice.

    I created it to keep track of my collection, without having to bring out the collection itself every time I sorted through a roll of quarters.

  6. jody526

    jody526 New Member

    Wouldn't it have been easier to put your coins in an album?
    I mean, how much trouble can it be to pick up your coin album and look at it?
  7. benyjr

    benyjr New Member

    Well, I do have my collection in an album.

    However, I'm from Canada and can only collect the state quarters when I visit the US. I didn't want to be taking my collection with me everytime, in case I were to lose it. So I made up this list to keep track of what I had and what I needed. I figured that I would like to share it with everyone.

    I guess I just like checking off the boxes when I finally come across a required coin.

  8. jody526

    jody526 New Member

    So, let me get this straight.
    You don't want to take your album (or a written list, I assume), but you find it more convenient to take a computer with internet connection?
    OK. If you say so.
  9. benyjr

    benyjr New Member

    The list was meant to be printed out. The printout is what I bring with me on my travels. The checkboxes are not functional in the file actually.

    Just a note, I have adjusted some settings in Acrobat and have reduced the file size to 2.77 MiB.

    Still big, but not as ridiculous as 5 MiB. Hopefully with some more adjustments, I can bring it closer to 1 MiB.
  10. Aidan Work

    Aidan Work New Member

    Welcome aboard,benyjr.Have you thought about doing a checklist software package for the Canadian commemorative coins - not just the 25c. coins,I must add,though? There's a few collectors here like myself,John (kiwi01),& Cindy (Twiggs) who could do with such software,considering that there has been a lot of Canadian circulating commemorative coins since the 1992 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of the Dominion of Canada commemorative issue.

  11. De Orc

    De Orc Well-Known Member

    1st off welcome to the forum :hail: now as for the list why not just do a simplyfied one for traveling
    Wants List State Quaters

    Tex - p
    NY - p/d

    etc, ok you can pad it out a bit if you want proof or circulated but would imagine it woudnt take up that much room :smile I love lists LOL the Mrs now has a hand held thingy that I can stick a card into with ALL my lists on & pics :whistle: She hasnt quite realised this is whay I bought it for her YET LOL
  12. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Welcome to the forum.
  13. hontonai

    hontonai Registered Contrarian

    Welcome to Coin Talk Ben.

    Can you say "overkill"?

    Since every State quarter prominently shows the name of the state, pictures are totally unnecessary for the purpose you describe. A simple list, with check boxes, could be printed on one-half of a standard sheet of paper with lots of room to spare.
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  15. Topher

    Topher New Member

    I actually like the list. It's not one I'll be taking with me when I go to the US and look for my quarters, and I do also think it is overkill, but to each their own. Having the images is too much for some people, but I think it adds a little something to the list, but I'd rather have it be more like 4 pages instead of 12. Make the images smaller and make two columns with the checkmarks vertically rather than horizontally. That would take away a lot of the "white space" on the pages and be more appealing and more practical. Those are just my opinions, though.
  16. AdamL

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    I agree with Topher. And although I now see the purpose of your checklist and how it could be helpfull, I also agree that its overkill. I use simple graphs that I make on spreadsheet programs when I want to keep track of things like that.
  17. benyjr

    benyjr New Member

    Hi everyone, thanks for the great feedback.

    While I like the pictures, I can now see how 12 pages is a bit out of hand.

    I guess my creativity got the best of me and the size of the document got out of control.

    I'll tweak the document, try to shrink the images and cut the number of pages in half.

  18. AdamL

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    Don't worry about going overboard with the creativity; to each his own. Good luck with the project though.
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