7070 Style

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by ronnie58, Jan 13, 2018 at 3:06 PM.

  1. ronnie58

    ronnie58 Member

    I am a little ways into a Dansco U.S. Type Set (first one). I guess that the majority of type collecting is done with an eye toward selecting the nicest affordable piece, which most of the time will mean one of the more common dates of a series. But to what extent would it be desirable to put together this album with the opposite intent, i.e., with either interesting varieties or rarer dates?
    It would take longer and be more expensive, at least if not compromising the grade levels too much. But such a theme would bring more interest to all levels of collectors when it's complete.
    A full 7070 is a thing of beauty even with the more available pieces. Just wondering how often this other approach might be employed by comparison.
     
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  3. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I found myself putting coins into my 7070 but later taking them out for better protection for the coin.
     
  4. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    I looked for a good example from the first year of issue. The only exception was the 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter. I went with a 1917 Type I. I know a dealer that had a wealthy customer that did his with the key date. So his Mercury Dime was a 1916-D. His type 2 Buffalo was a 1918/7, etc.
     
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  5. ronnie58

    ronnie58 Member

    I see. What do you consider to be the greatest long-term risk?
     
  6. ronnie58

    ronnie58 Member

    Yes, I've read that the first-year approach is a nice way to go. The Type 1 LS 25Cs don't leave much choice and the prominent date wearing off first is a drag.
    Not surprising these days to hear about the guy going totally primo. But I am just considering the idea of added interest, not so much toward the key dates unless there aren't a lot of options.
     
  7. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    Understood. It is a bit tough to add excitement to it. Type sets are my favorite way to collect. I never got into date collecting. Too Freudian for me.
     
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  8. steve.e

    steve.e Cherry picker

    Mine has a mix. 21peace dollar, 91 cc Morgan, 17 s type 1 quarter. All the time upgrading. Some common high grade. Some key date. Trying to stay away from problem coins. Trying to build a legacy for my little one. I have coins that have been in there for 10 years that still look as they did the day I put them there. Still incomplete by the way.
    Anything less than vf would not fit the set.
     
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  9. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Toning and spots. Haze on proofs. Red and RB copper turn more brown. Hairlines from the slides.
     
  10. ronnie58

    ronnie58 Member

    Thanks for this. It's good to consider your idea of including some exceptional examples. That way appraisal doesn't become so involved, and it makes the finished album more 'readable'. Will cut down on completion time as an added benefit.
    Nice image of handing it off to the next generation, too.
     
  11. ronnie58

    ronnie58 Member

    Ok, thank you. So you are you saying that Early Copper with any red or red/brown is worse off in a Dansco album than in, say, a standard old Whitman or even slabbed. To what exactly did you transfer those?
    [I'm sure there are plenty of existing threads in the archive about best storage/display methods; I do not mean to start a new one.]
     
  12. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Copper wants to turn brown and most other coins want to tone in Dansco albums. Don't get me wrong, I own and use a lot of these albums. Great for lower value coins. I'm a big fan of hard plastic, not just slabs. The cardboard is the problem.
     
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