Walking half set. What to do.

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  1. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

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  3. bradgator2

    bradgator2 Supporter! Supporter

    I prefer to build my own sets.

    But, if that thing fell in my lap then I’d keep it.
     
  4. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Well Bill to answer you question....you purchased a complete set lol
    But you did and I see a nice set for someone to enjoy as is.....or to try and match grade and color to improve to ones total satifaction. Quite a few people like raw circulated sets.
    And personaly if it were me...and I didnt need to flip it ..I keep it
     
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  5. ilmcoins

    ilmcoins Well-Known Member

    I would keep as-is regardless if I was keeping or selling. Hopefully you bought it at a reasonable price.
     
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  6. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Yep, I gotta agree if you don't need the money keep it, it should be worth more as it gets older, that's usually how it works! :D
     
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  7. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Really nice set.
     
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  8. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Was a fair price but I mostly buy to resell. It the compulsive dealer In me
     
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  9. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Only thing I really collect is trade dollars and early stuff. If I was building a set of walkers I’d probably target xf in early and high ms later
     
  10. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    I wouldn't put one penny into having them graded. It looks very close to my set. All working coins.
     
  11. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Reason is for resale
     
  12. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    The people looking for those grades should not be looking at paying several dollars more for a slab. If you can't look at one of those and decide if it grades into your objective, then, you need not be collecting. IMHO.
     
  13. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Ok I know. The only ones I’d get certified would be the key dates. Notably the 21 dates then sell the rest of the set wholesale ideally I’ll be able to sell it complete and as is as I like the matches look of the coins
     
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  14. Garlicus

    Garlicus Debt is dumb, cash is king.

    Looks like the set I bought a few years ago. Knowing me, I probably didn’t pay more than 1.5x spot, maaaybe 2x, and it was around $16 then.

    If you are looking to sell it, and you got it at a great price, I would sell it as is. Grading, and the time it takes, may not be worth the cost, if it ties up your money. Come up with a number that makes it worth your while, then post it in the CT for sale section. If there are no takers, go from there.
     
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  15. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Average Circulated Supporter

    I can't help but smile seeing a complete set of circulated Walkers in an old-timey Whitman folder. Makes me think it was put together by an old timer 50, 60, 70 years ago. Any idea about the person who assembled the set?
     
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  16. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    How do the reverses look? Any toning?
     
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  17. Silvergmen

    Silvergmen SILVER & MORGAN Obsessed

    Kind of impossible to answer the question without knowing how much you paid and what your trying to get out of it. Generally you can make more money if you patiently sell the best coins at a high profit then sell the commons for a bit more than you paid. If you have the time likely best way to go to maximize profit. That said, I personally would try to sell it as a set if I thought I could make some money and get it done quickly.
     
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  18. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Pretty much the same as the obverse on the couple I popped out. Which was the 21 dates and the 1919-d
     
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  19. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    I may just do that. I didn’t steal it. But bought it at basically wholesale. The 21 d in fine is about $5-600 alone. That’s what I figured it’ll grade f-12,
     
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  20. manny9655

    manny9655 Well-Known Member

    You're making me jealous. I've put together a complete set of circulated Franklins. Now I need to work more on completing the Walkers.
     
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  21. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    The set pretty much looks like mine. I have a few nicer, but, I started collecting them in 1948, one year after they were discontinued. So, I had a better chance of getting some nice coins. I just pulled mine out and see that I could upgrade many of them for under $20 each. I can afford that. But, it wouldn't be my collection. In my eyes, that is a very beautiful set. For someone who wants a representative set of working class Walking Liberty Half's this set is perfect. I collect based upon eye appeal and don't care to compete with the latest generation looking more at the plastic a coin is stored in. Like I said, it is a beautiful set.
     
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