Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by ddddd, May 17, 2017.
ddddd: Yes, that reflects mine as you indicated. Thus the eBay $30 was well spent! Thank you.
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, but the overall details were sharp and it was priced right (this pair came from the same dealer for $80 total).
Just the type 1 SLQ.
(And maybe an upgrade or two-like with the Reeded Edge Half)
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.
Go for a nice 1916 FH!
Only way that would be possible is if it came directly from the Chinese presses.
You're my kinda guy!
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.
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:
Avoiding problem coins.
Looking for coins with superior eye appeal, toned, if possible.
Not really concerned with grades per se.
Not putting the coins into the actual album.
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.
The source of the coins is as follows:
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)
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.
Got this HD in March.
@Rheingold ...both are perfect album coins!
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