Same coin, different collection.

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by okbustchaser, Jun 13, 2021.

  1. okbustchaser

    okbustchaser I may be old but I still appreciate a pretty bust Supporter

    The "How many collections are you currently working on?" thread brought a question to mind. There are a lot of standard collections that require the same coins. For example, a 20th century type set would require several Lincolns that would also need to be present in a Lincoln series set.

    When this happens, what do you do? Duplicates of the same coin? Or does one example fill both slots?

    Personally one coin suffices; I'm so poor that even my coins have to take second jobs.
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2021
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  3. DEA

    DEA Well-Known Member

    I had never given it a thought of what to do. I have simply one collection, a type set, that is my primary collection. Then, the Lincoln or Roosevelt or Washington, et cetera, series folder gets the second best (or worst depending on price).
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  4. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I may buy a duplicate but not because of sets. Sometimes I just fall in love with a pretty coin and have to have it if the price is fair.
  5. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect since I was a baby Supporter

    As far as my registry sets, one coin may fill several slots; series set, year set, type set.
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  6. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

    One coin definitely fills both slots. I know that the NGC Registry allows this (and I've done it a few times). I'm not going to buy 2 of the same coin just to fit it into 2 different sets. The only time I would do that would be if I were displaying both sets at the same time, at a show or something.
  7. QuintupleSovereign

    QuintupleSovereign Well-Known Member

    Duplicates all the way; I just can't abide by holes!

    And this is why I have triplicates of so many coins!
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  8. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    For me, one coin does it for all of the collections most of the time.

    Here is one of the few exceptions.


    I have a certified 1908 I find attractive and an MS-65 graded 1925-D for type. Pulling those two coins out of this set would ruin the look, I won't get much for them anyway.
  9. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    Coins pull double-duty - mostly. For example, I have an 1836 half dime in MS-63 that is my type coin and also one of my Capped Bust Half Dime collection. OTOH, the SLQs in my type set are all MS-64s and 65s but my SLQ collection is all circulated coins - so no double duty there.

    So double-duty is the policy for economy reasons unless the collecting standards do not allow it.
  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    If your working on a collection or filling an album you plug that hole.
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