Starting a new series....

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Indianhead65, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. Indianhead65

    Indianhead65 Well-Known Member

    I guess I'm a spontaneous person....along with all of the other series I've decided to collect I'll also be starting a Three Cent Nickel set....here is my first purchase.. 20190820_183612.jpg 20190820_183558.jpg
     
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I like 3 cent nickels. Good luck though, some of the later ones get verrrrrrrrry pricey.
     
  4. Lawtoad

    Lawtoad Well-Known Member

    Should be a fun set to put together. Some expensive/ hard to get years involved.
     
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  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    You're off to a good start. Some of these are costly.
     
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  6. kanga

    kanga 60 Year Collector

    Tough set, especially well struck.
    Nickel was a new metal for the Mint and its hardness gave them fits.
     
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  7. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    I'll echo Kanga post good luck putting this set together as stated above the later years mintages are in the 1000, not tens of thousands.
    Just like half dimes 64 thru 69 P mints try and find a1867 that you didn't need to sell a kidney for to afford.
    I will admit I do collect these ,I have just excepted the fact that my set will never be complete,but the series does have some nice varieties.
     
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  8. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Nice repunch date
     
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  9. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    @C-B-D
    @TypeCoin971793

    You two are well versed in the nickel lll what rpd would you tag this one an 001 or 002? Can you see the entire 5 in the denticals and under the 5 . C:WINDOWSTempA058 - 20190815_160331.jpg C:WINDOWSTempA056 - 20190815_160240.jpg C:WINDOWSTempA057 - 20190815_160259.jpg
     
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  10. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Fun series. As a kid, I had a great time collecting them. You could pick them up for almost nothing. Not many folks collected them. My local dealers had boxes and boxes of nice ones. I gave up when it came to the keys. Didn't have the money to finish the set. Fun times.
     
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  11. kanga

    kanga 60 Year Collector

    Showoff time (well, that's in part what coin collecting is about :D).
    I only have one nickel 3-cent; it's for my type set.
    It's a PCGS MS-65.
    I selected it over a -66 because the ribs on the "III" were more fully struck.
    I had to use my 10x loupe to see just a touch of flattening at the tops of the ribs.
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  12. Indianhead65

    Indianhead65 Well-Known Member

    I researched the set before I decided to go with these. I may not be able to get them all but it'll be fun trying. Thanks!!
     
  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    That's the spirit, a true collector!
     
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  14. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Final year proof. Guess I can show off, too.

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  15. Indianhead65

    Indianhead65 Well-Known Member

  16. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Thanks!
     
  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

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  18. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Here's my 88 I believe I paid 60/70$ for the condition and mintage I belive that I did well. C:WINDOWSTempA054 - 20190815_160148.jpg C:WINDOWSTempA055 - 20190815_160203.jpg
     
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  19. eric6794

    eric6794 Well-Known Member

    yes they do and that's one of the main factors I'll probably never start this series unless I hit the lotto. The 1885 and 1887 alone in just g4 will set you back 12-18 hundred dollars ...youch!
     
  20. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    There's a member here selling two three cent pieces on eBay, they are the variety as stated however both are pvc tainted. I advise a hard pass due to this reason.
     
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  21. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I still have a few. These come with some cool clash marks.
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