Dansco 7070 Type Set - The Beginning of a new challenge...

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  1. NYandW

    NYandW Makes Cents!

    ddddd: Yes, that reflects mine as you indicated. Thus the eBay $30 was well spent! Thank you.
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  3. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    Today I was able to add two coins to the album that have eluded me for a while: a Capped Bust Half Dime (1832) and a Classic Head Cent (1814). The Cent had a bit of an accident :p, but the overall details were sharp and it was priced right (this pair came from the same dealer for $80 total).

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  4. NSP

    NSP Well-Known Member

    It’s too bad that someone took a knife to that 1814 large cent, but it appears to be pretty much free of the corrosion and porosity that plagues that type. 1814 must be a good year for type coins, because I have an 1814 plain 4 in my 7070!
  5. Murphy45p

    Murphy45p Active Member

    Great pickups! How many holes do you have left to fill?
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  6. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    One! :)
    Just the type 1 SLQ.

    (And maybe an upgrade or two-like with the Reeded Edge Half)
  7. Murphy45p

    Murphy45p Active Member

    CONGRATS!!! I believe I still have 8 left to fill. I'm assuming you'll be looking at the 1917's, any mint preference?
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  8. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Congrats! This may have already been asked... Have all those slabbed coins been broken out and put in the Dansco?
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  9. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    Thank you! You’re close as well!
    Yes I’m looking at the 1917 dates examples and I don’t have a preference for the Mint mark (as long as it is within my budgeted amount of $100 or less).
    Yes anything that was in a slab was cracked out. Almost all the slabs used were detail graded. A few were straight graded but inexpensive (one was a PCI, one was a PCGS clad Commemorative Half Dollar, and one was an ICG coin).

    I did a table earlier with the breakdown of raw vs slabbed and will do an update of that soon.
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  10. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 65 years

    Go for a nice 1916 FH! :D:D:D
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  11. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    Only way that would be possible is if it came directly from the Chinese presses. :D
  12. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    That 1832 h-10 Is an R-4 O-3:/ R-3
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  13. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    You're my kinda guy! icon_smile_thumbsup.gif
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  14. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 65 years

    I cracked out a details graded1804 Draped Bust half cent from an ANACS slab. It still has very sharp features. Fortunately, I didn't have to pay a lot of money.
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  15. Paul M.

    Paul M. Well-Known Member

    Nice! Time for a retrospective post (or, possibly a personal site) with photos of the coins in the album, and the story of the journey alongside, in an easily consumable form.

    I'm about halfway through my 7070, but I'm doing it much differently:
    1. Avoiding problem coins.
    2. Looking for coins with superior eye appeal, toned, if possible.
    3. Not really concerned with grades per se.
    4. Not putting the coins into the actual album.
    5. Will do the gold page, eventually.
    These guidelines have lead me to pursue mostly certified coins. I have bought a few raw, and gotten some of them slabbed, but that's not my primary concern. I really just want to have a nice type set.

    For point 4, I plan to make a "virtual 7070" web site, like I described above.

    After I've filled out the 7070, I plan to expand the set a bit to be a little more comprehensive, back to at least 1800. That gives me the opportunity to fill in a few major types that aren't represented in the 7070, such as Classic Head gold and the Draped Bust large eagle dollar.

    Within the limits of my budget, that's probably as far back as I can go. I might fill in 1793-1799 with high quality replicas: I have a Wreath Cent electro and a 1799 large cent electro already, and Gallery Mint pieces are both readily available and high quality.

    It's a long and expensive journey. I'm sure I've probably already spent more on a few single coins than you have on entire pages. But, the end result is going to be a spectacular collection that both collectors and non-collectors will appreciate, I hope.
  16. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    Here is the breakdown I promised earlier.
    The source of the coins is as follows:

    Raw 42
    PCGS 11
    NGC 9
    Anacs 8
    ICG 3
    PCI 2

    A total of 5 Slabbed coins were straight graded while 28 came from details holders.

    These are the 5 non-details cracked holders (nothing super expensive):

    Indian Head (Copper) 1c: 1862 (ICG AU 55)
    Liberty Head (No Cents) 5c: 1883 (PCI MS 60)
    Buffalo (V1) 5c: 1913 (Anacs MS 62)
    Liberty Walking: 1942 (Anacs MS 61)
    Commem Half Dollar: 1994-D World Cup (PCGS MS 69)
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  17. Rheingold

    Rheingold Well-Known Member

    This coin came in the mail the other day.
    Just 5 more coins to do in the Dansco.
    Obviously an old cleaning, but perfect for the Dansco.
    No hairlines and a lot of meat on the bones.
    And the best.....it's from CC.
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  18. Rheingold

    Rheingold Well-Known Member

    Sorry guys, I forgot to mention this one.
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  19. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    Nice additions @Rheingold ...both are perfect album coins!
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  20. fireguy83

    fireguy83 Member

    Nice Looking Set
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  21. Murphy45p

    Murphy45p Active Member

    I finally completed my set. Took about two years but it was a lot of fun! Learned a lot and I love looking at them all. I have no idea where I'll go next with my collection, but I'm thinking it will be gold. Nice thing about the 7070, you can just about set any monthly budget and complete it using decent grades.
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