Are you nearly there yet?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Brit in Texas, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. Brit in Texas

    Brit in Texas Senior Member

    For a few of the members here it's pretty obvious what their focus is from their posts (phoenix, rickieB) but I'd be interested to know what everyone's focus is at the moment. Are you trying to complete a set? If so what set is it, what condition etc etc. Also how many pieces do you need until that set's finished. I'm always interested to hear about other peoples interests. Whatever it is you collect, world, paper, errors, type, share what it is that's frustrating and thrilling you right now.

    To get the ball rolling I'm currently working on a set of rosies, bu and proof from 46 to date. I only need 9 more to complete that. I have a couple of sets I've built mainly from circ but this is my first one in high grade and my first including proofs.

    On the back burner I need 9 coins and 9 upgrades for my wheat cents in nice high F / low VF to AU set. Once I get those I'll probably start from the end and work forwards upgrading to MS. I'm also about 5 coins away from an average circulated Franklin set (not paying more than melt) and working on a walking half set (not paying more than melt plus $1.50 or so. I have a 70% or 80% completed set of washington quarters in AU/BU that I add to when I see a really good deal but for the moment all else is waiting til I finish the rosies :)
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  3. Indianhead65

    Indianhead65 Well-Known Member

    OK...I'm always trying to complete a set. The main focus right now is completing my Lincoln Cent set of which I need 7 coins to complete.

    From there I am this close or done with the following:

    Indian Head Cents....need 10 coins to complete. G-VF
    Liberty Nickels.........need 9 to complete VG-F
    Buffalo Nickels.........havent spent time on this set so I need alot. F-VF
    Jefferson Nickels.......complete! AU
    Mercury Dimes..........complete! F-VF
    Roosevelt Dimes........complete! F
    Standing Liberty Quarters.....need 10 to complete F-VF
    Washington Quarters......complete! F-VF
    Statehood Quarters....complete to date. AU-BU
    Walking Liberty Halves...recently started, need 49 to complete G-VF
    Franklin Halves....complete! AU-BU
    Kennedy Halves...complete! AU-BU
    Morgan Dollars.....need, uh, many to complete XF-BU
    Peace Dollars.....need 3 to complete AU-BU
    Ike Dollars.....complete! BU
    Prez Dollars....complete to date..BU

    Recently started collecting U.S. Large Cents and Barber Quarters also. Wish me luck!!
  4. BuffaloHunter

    BuffaloHunter Short of a full herd Supporter

    My CT handle and avatar let you know what I'm building and under my username it says how close I am. Been working on this set for awhile, MS63 and higher. Thinking I'd like to try a set of Walkers but we'll see what happens when I get the pasture full of bison, lol.
  5. monkeyman

    monkeyman Coin Hoarder

    im working on a dansco 7070 set...
  6. mark_h

    mark_h Somewhere over the rainbow

    Hmm - perpetual sets of Large Cents, Indian Cents, Shield Nickels, Draped Bust Halves, Caped Bust Halves. Not sure if I will ever truly complete one of those sets. And the grades are all over the place. I also have various other odds and ends that strike my fancy.
  7. spock1k

    spock1k King of Hearts

    whats a focus?
  8. mark_h

    mark_h Somewhere over the rainbow

    Spock - just focus on sending me your coins. :) That is all you(and eduard) need to remember. :)
  9. Phoenix21

    Phoenix21 Well-Known Member

    Man, is it really obvious what my focus is? :D

    Phoenix :cool:
  10. coleguy

    coleguy Coin Collector

    I don't spend a lot of time foccusing on a single set...more like completing every set of US coins one at a time in a never-ending manner. But, I do seem to buy a bit more Morgans. I only need 12 more to complete that set of AU business strikes. There are a few, unfortunately, that I don't look forward to buying, but most have been fairly easy to locate over the past 20 years. I'm in no hurry.
  11. Cloudsweeper99

    Cloudsweeper99 Treasure Hunter

    Well, let's see...

    - I'm a little upset over the high price of coins
    - I'm still trying to figure out what to collect for my one-coin-coin-collection
    - I'm a little upset over the high price of coins
    - I'm looking for a suitable capped bust half to buy because I don't have one
    - I'm a little upset over the high price of coins
    - I'm always on the lookout for bargains
    - I'm a little upset over the high price of coins

    That's about it.
  12. asciibaron

    asciibaron /dev/work/null

    major focus - Iceland, Denmark and Canada before 1968
    minor focus - Newfoundland and 1980's Canadian mint sets in the black cases.
    limited focus - Mercury dimes, Walking Liberty halfs, and Wartime Jefferson nickels
    exploring - thalers and Russian Kopeks.

  13. jaceravone

    jaceravone Member

    So Cloudsweeper, let me see I understand you correcly - are you just a little upset over the high price of coins?

    :mouth: LOL!!! I couldn't resist.
  14. Arizona Jack

    Arizona Jack The Lincoln-ator

    I try to focus on my Lincolns and have several complete sets, but I am trying to build a set of cents all the way to 1793, and recently sold a bunch of the better early large cents to improve "cashflow"

    My Indian cent set is missing only a cpl tougher dates and the 2 keys

    I have a Dansco 7070 with a bunch of holes in it, I'm going to need help from the type guys on this

    I add to my Toned BU Roosy set when the right coin pops up at the right time

    I also collect guitars, and have more than 20 Gibsons, Martins and Fenders mostly...see my profile pic

    I have a pretty nice collection of Ronald Reagan items, way back to his actor days
  15. Magman

    Magman U.S. Money Collector

    Im working on Wheat Cents and Indian Head cents...

    and that's really it. lol

    everything else I get because I like it.
  16. Cloudsweeper99

    Cloudsweeper99 Treasure Hunter

    Maybe a little.
  17. urbanchemist


    i have been focusing on morgans. need 2 years to have all years in production. definetley not close any where close to having all mintmarks. mostly need CC so it might be a while before that one is done. been spending a lot more my money on small US notes from 1928-70's
  18. Pocket Change

    Pocket Change Coin Collector

    Jeffies and Silver Washingtons. It's all I can afford. Buy a little when you can and over time, it adds up :)
  19. rotobeast

    rotobeast Old Newbie

    He must be talking about them there new little Fords.
    I ain't got enough money to buy me no Focus.
  20. jaceravone

    jaceravone Member

    Focusing on Gem UNC Franklins, early Roosevelts, Jeffersons and Lincolns. Always looking for BU Peace Dollars after '27. Search for 07 & 08 Buffalo bullion coins. PM me if you think you can help. Thanks.
  21. rlm's cents

    rlm's cents Numismatist

    If anyone has missed it, I go for the Lincolns - mostly wheats. My main set I hope to get all unc. Right now I am missing the S VDB (I have a set ready to trade for this one), 1914-D, and 1924-D. I do not yet have the 24-S, but I think I just won it tonight. I am also trying to get at least 1/2 of the 1934 - 1958 as certified 67. I need 3 more to reach that goal although my 34-D and 35-S are only 65's.
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