My 20th Century Gold Major Design Type Set

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Dima, May 28, 2024.

  1. Dima

    Dima Member

    This past March I proudly finished one of my smaller, though most expensive sets. I suppose technically this set started back when I got the first coin in 2013. Back then, as my collection began to expand into gold, I got the 1928 quarter eagle because it was one of the more affordable gold type coins and because I find it exceptionally cool, being only one of only two incuse US designs; the other being its half eagle counterpart which I picked up the following year. Then from there, this set sat dormant for eight years.

    In late February, 2020, to commemorate finally paying off my student loans, I rewarded myself with the pinnacle of my collection, the 1908 St.Gaudens double eagle. Realizing that I had 3 of 8 coins necessary for the set, I started setting aside money to focus on completing this set. Over the past four years I got the remaining pieces culminating in the 1904 Liberty double eagle this past March.


    The set is currently ranked 73rd (110th all time) on the set registry; link. And of course the beautiful digital album.

    Originally, back in 2020, I had contemplated expanding this to include more types. This means going from 8 to 12 coins and adding the motto/no motto varieties, along with a few other minor varieties that don't particularly interest me. I hope to eventually update the 2x MS61s to at least MS63 but beyond that, I think I consider this one complete.

    Thanks for looking! :)
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  3. Mr. Numismatist

    Mr. Numismatist Strawberry Token Enthusiast

    Nice set! I especially like the 1904 Quarter Eagle. I've never actually held a gold coin before, not even one in a holder!
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  4. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    Very nice! Gold is always fun and you have a good set there. One possible area for future expansion might be a gold classic commemorative.
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  5. Dima

    Dima Member

    Thanks! Yes; that 1904 quarter eagle is a beaut! If PCGS ever runs a regrade/reconsideration special, this one's definitely making the trip. It's currently graded MS63, and I think it'd easily score a + or more.

    Thanks! I've scraped the surface of that set as well. While I never plan to own the Panama $50 pieces, it'd certainly be neat to finish the rest of that set. So far, I've got these two -

  6. Mr. Numismatist

    Mr. Numismatist Strawberry Token Enthusiast

    In my opinion it's a 64 and nothing less.
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  7. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Just WOW
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  8. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    Well done!
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