US Type Set - My Goal

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by kanga, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector

    When I decided to start a US Type Set I had to decide what my definition would be, i.e., what coins would be included.

    First, what would be the time span.
    I decided 1793 through 1964.
    I was not interested in coins struck after the US stopped making silver business strikes.
    So I didn't include 40% Kennedys.

    Then I looked at what various places defined as a Type Set.
    I stuck with the easy ones to find:
    -- Dansco 7070
    -- PCGS Registry Type Set
    -- NGC Registry Type Set
    The one that appeared to be most complete was the NGC Registry Type Set.
    Why did I decide that?
    There were more coins included than the other two.

    Then by looking through the Red Book I decided the NGC Registry Type Set wasn't complete so I have added one more coin to it.

    Here's what I finally came up with.
    (Hope this works; I've never posted a .txt before):

    Anyway, that's my definition of a US Type Set.
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  3. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    The link broke at the next line. Try editing and putting quotation marks around the link. Sometimes this overcomes it being on two lines.

    I favor the NGC type set for the same reason: more coins to chase. :)
  4. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector

    I fixed the link.
    The space in the filename was the problem.
    Works now (at least it did for me.)
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  5. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Well-Known Member

    It works! Thanks, this looks like a good new project....for me! :p:D;)
  6. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot

    Looks like a fun set to assemble!
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  7. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    Link worked. I'll be interested in going through it to better refine my definition of type set.

    Why is there an "x" in front of some of the coins?
  8. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    You decided no commemorative coins?
  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Sounds like a fun set. Enjoy putting it together.
  10. ewomack

    ewomack Senior Member Supporter

    A type set is whatever you want it to be. Some of those coins on your list cost quite a bit of do-re-mi, but if you have the means, why not? That said, your list looks very complete and is far more ambitious than I would take on (at least at first). I'm content with a single Seated Liberty Dime, no matter the variation, for instance. But that's me for now. If an when I ever complete my considerably watered down type set, I may decide to expand.

    Anyway, thanks for positing your list! It gives us all something to aspire to.
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  11. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Good luck! Bet you’ll have fun.
  12. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Good luck and have fun! I finished the NGC type set a few years ago.
  13. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector

    Those are the ones I'm missing.

    Early Commemoratives are another one of my sets.
  14. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    x 1c LINCOLN (1959-64)

    Way to save a tough one to the end! lol ;)
  15. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector

    I had one but can't remember what I did with it.
    All I want is a common date (well, I guess they all are) in MS-66 RD.
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  16. littlehugger

    littlehugger Active Member

    I am not familiar with that Type Set.
    Which coin did you add?
  17. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector

    I went with the Red Book for this issue.
    This is what NGC had in their type set:
    1c CORONET (1816-39)
    1c BRAIDED HAIR (1839-57)

    Here's what the Red Book has them listed as:
    The whole group (1816-57) is called Liberty Head.
    The sub-groups are:
    1c MATRON HEAD (1816-35)
    1c MATRON HEAD MODIFIED (1836-39) (also called the "Young Head")
    1c BRAIDED HAIR (1839-57)
    So the design change that I added to my type set is the middle group, the "Young Head".
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  18. littlehugger

    littlehugger Active Member

    Ok. Thanks!
    When I win Lotto, I will do a very complete Type Set.
    Including an 1804 dollar. 1943 copper Lincoln, 1964 Peace dollar, aluminum Lincoln, 1913 Victory nickle and the ever elusive $3 bill.
  19. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Type collectors are generally happy with two pieces.

    The "Matron Head" (1816 to 1839) This 1820 large cent is from the Randal Hoard and is a "common piece," but the grade is super. PCGS only called it an MS-65 R&B. It's actually better.

    1820 Cent O.jpg 1820 Cent R.jpg

    The other major type is the Braided Hair. (1840 to 1857)

    1856 Cent O.jpg 1856 Cent R.jpg

    There are more minor types in the late 1930s, which was a trasition period. I only have one of them. This 1837 does not look like a "Matron Head" although it falls in that era.

    1837 Cent O.jpg 1837 Cent R 2.jpg
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  20. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector

    The NGC type set also has three SLQ's whereas most only have two.
    After the Variety 1 (no stars below the eagle) they differentiate between the Variety 2 (Pedestal Date, 1917-1925) and the Variety 2 (Recessed Date, 1925-1930).

    It boils down to how particular you want to be.
    Like we generally say, each person gets to make their own definition of a type set.
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  21. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Supporter

    Here’s my favorite page from my 7070, which isn’t complete, and is an ongoing project 1291358B-DE56-4C45-AC41-C8E822BACC3F.jpeg
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