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07 Sep 2022

United States Type Coin Collection

Coins-United States | TCHTrove

OK, let's try this again. Couldn't put all the pictures into "Collections", so we'll do it this way. Found these old Whitman folders in a lot of stuff I purchased when we had our own shop. Decided to gradually try to complete the set. It's gonna take awhile though, since there are 46 slots in the first book (not including the "Rare" coins), and 31 slots in the second book. (Not including 1 "Rare") Many I already have in my collection, but have decided to purchase additional specimens to fill them, many of which will be better date or better grade. Not all, and not necessarily HIGH grade. You know, it's really about what makes you feel good, not the actual value, and resources are a little limited. Anyway, here's what I have so far. Grades given are my best estimate, although I am NOT an expert. (But I do pretty well most of the time.)Book 1: Book 2:1858 Flying Eagle F12 1841 O Seated Liberty quarter VG81859 CN Indian Head F12 1854 w/ Arrows Seated Liberty quarter VG81864 Bronze Indian Head G4 1876 CC Seated Liberty quarter VG101909 VDB Lincoln cent VF30 1932 Washington quarter F151915 S Lincoln cent F12 1894 Barber half dollar G41943 S Steel Lincoln cent EF45 1938 D Walking Liberty half dollar VF201981 Lincoln Memorial cent AU58 1892 S Morgan silver dollar VG81858 Silver 3 cent piece F12 1877 S Trade dollar EF401853 w/ Arrows Seated Liberty Half dime VF201883 No cents Liberty Nickel VF201914 Buffalo Nickel F121875 Seated Liberty dime F15

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14 Apr 2021

Welcome!

Coins | silverbug22

Hello all, thrilled to finally be a member of the American Numismatic Association! I'm a young collector and small-time dealer based out of Southern California, and have been collecting for over 15 years since I was a little kid. I've always had a fascination with numismatics, from the eye appeal to historical significance, and I truly think coins are a spectacular collector item. I started like most with a few Whitman folders and a focus on the state quarters, but slowly progressed my numismatic knowledge over the years until I was able to amass a very thorough and impressive collection of American coinage. My collection includes but is not limited to: nearly every cent both large and small, a fair chunk of the Morgan series in BU+ condition, the entire Buffalo nickel series (with the exception of the 3 legger, I did briefly have one but ended up selling it), the entire Mercury dime series minus the 16D (trying to convince my dad to get one but I think he'd rather put the money towards an 09 S VDB which I am all for) and the 42/1, every proof set from 1961 (my dad's birth year) to present, and of course, a couple hundred ounces of silver (a nice variety of constitutional silver and various premium bullion like a JM 100 ounce loaf and of course, ASEs). Speaking of silver, I was fortunate enough to begin that obsession and acquire a majority of my silver at the beginning of the pandemic (March, 2020) when spot was at $14/oz and premiums were only a dollar or two. Lucky me, right? I am in the process right now of building this collection alongside my dad, who is definitely the "wallet" of this operation, and we're focusing primarily on our 19th century type set at the moment. I'm actually about to get a Dansco 7070 as soon as my LCS gets one in the mail so I can focus on all type coins and not just those from the 1800s. I think type coins are particularly cool because several of them, specifically those from the 19th century, are denominations that people are relatively unfamiliar with. Being able to show someone a half cent or a silver 3 cent piece (a "trime," which I think is an awesome word for it) when they didn't even know such a currency existed is a super cool experience and somewhat of a "party trick" when entertaining guests. Additionally, since I don't currently have the funds to fill albums for coins like bust dimes or 20 cent pieces, the type set is a great and financially feasible way to own such coins. My favorite overall coin would definitely be the Morgan, an opinion I'm sure I share with many of you. There's something about the design of the obverse and reverse that even in circulated condition is truly beautiful, and when you get into the mint state designations, they're just drop dead gorgeous. No other coin, in my opinion, demonstrates the same degree of luster and eye appeal then a BU/MS Morgan. They also have a pretty decent amount of silver content, coming in at nearly one ounce (not a troy ounce, but still) of .90 silver, making them a great investment (which helps justify how much we spend on them). I also am a huge fan of errors, primarily off-center ones. Not entirely sure why I like them as much as I do, I just think it's pretty incredible that some of these 75-90% off-centers made it out of the mint to begin with. And I don't think there is any error cooler than an off-center from the 19th century with the exception of maybe the two-tailed Washington Quarter or a planchet error (like a quarter stamped on a cent planchet). If I had to choose my favorite "notable" or well known coin, it would probably have to be any MS63 (or higher) 1857 Double Eagle that was salvaged from the SS Central America wreck. I have a real fascination with history, and I think the historical value of such coins is astronomical and the cool-factor is out of this world. And who doesn't like treasure? Lastly, if I had to choose my favorite rare coin from my collection, it would currently be my 1878 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle. Yes, it's holed and cleaned which is certainly less than ideal, but it was the first coin I put in my Dansco gold type page as well as the first piece of pre-33 gold I've ever owned so it definitely holds a special place in my heart. My favorite non-rare coin would definitely be the 1999 proof Susan B. Anthony dollar my dad got me when I was 7; it was not only my first proof coin and our first purchase from a LCS, but also my first coin worth substantially more than FV. Coming in at a close second would be my MS63 P, D, and S steel cents, all housed in one comically-enormous PCGS slab.I'm very excited to take full advantage of the many things my ANA membership has to offer as well as networking with and befriending fellow numismatists, thank you all so much for having me! I've included an image of my coin display in my dad's office where you can see our set of archival-quality Littleton albums, a nice display of some of my favorite slabs including the PCGS "monster slab" of MS63 steel cents and a several West Point minted quarters and reverse proofs, as well as some of our silver. This picture is semi-outdated; I've recently replaced the W quarters in flips with some PCGS PR70 slabbed coins from my birth year and also brought my Dansco gold type page to the front of the display, despite only having 2 holes filled (we all have to start somewhere). Let me know what you all think!

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21 Nov 2019

How Did I Get Here?

Coins | coinsbygary

Numismatics has always been an obsession with me. It’s either all in or all out. While I have been able to maintain an even keel on almost all my sets, it has not been easy as she goes with my new custom set, “The Beginning, Dependability, and End of the Spanish Peseta.”

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12 Nov 2018

Type Set Collecting

Coins | iccoins

Type sets can be great fun and are also a great way to figure out what series or type of coins you like the best and may want to create a set of in the future. I am currently working on a type set of PCGS graded coins. Fortunately, there are lots of different types of type sets to work on. If you’re a beginning collector, you may find a type set to be overwhelming, expensive, and confusing, but there are so many different ways to collect a type set thatyoucan always make one set to your knowledge base, interests, and budget.

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27 Aug 2018

Garys Coins From The Vault, vol 1

Coins-United States | coinsbygary

I have been asked to post various coins from my collection. Thus, I will periodically post coins from my 7070 type set vault. This first postfeaturesmy Indian Head Cents; an AU-58 1859 laurelwreathvariety, an MS-63 1863 copper-nickel oak wreath with shield variety, and an MS-65 1903 bronze red/brown variety.

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01 Jun 2015

My Collector Profile

Coins | coinsbygary

The definition of profile is to describe, write about, give an account of, portray, depict, sketch, and outline. That said, could someone easily write about, give an account of, portray, depict, sketch, or outline my collector profile based on the coins currently in my collection?

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13 Feb 2015

Type Set Collecting

Coins-United States | CMCC

I have made my decision for 2015: I will focus on making an 'Ungraded Amateur Type Set,' in which coins may be ungraded, and coins may not be worth over $100, unless I manage to get an amazing deal. This means that I will not get Liberty Cap Half Cents and Large Cents, 1864 Small Motto Two Cent, Flowing Hair and Draped Bust Half Dimes, Dimes, Quarters, and Half Dollars, I will not get Twenty-Cent pieces or pre-morgan silver dollars. Nor will any gold be included.

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