My past blog (actually two blogs ago) was about Type Set Collecting, and yet I haven't gotten a single new coin for it yet. I decided to sell some extras on eBay and use the money to buy some new coins. I put 3 lots up for sale: A lot of 5 Jefferson Nickels (1938, 1939-S, 1942-D, 1943-S, 1944-P) at auction. I started it at $3.31 ($0.99 + $2.32 shipping), and it ended at $11.32, but shipping and fees were $3.42, so I made $7.90. Also, I had a lot of 24 Wheat Cents, including 1913, 1925-S, 1929, 1937 AU, 1938 Unc, and 1941 BU. This one, unfortunately, was bought at its starting price: $7.31, so fees brought it down to $3.71.
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.
Last summer, someone gave me a hoard of wheat cents that his father collected during WWII. I was already beyond amazement, and, when I examined the jar, I immediately saw a few BU wheat cents, several from the teens and twenties, and a Canadian Cent with Geroge V, and a token or foreign coin or something.
OK, so now I want to share how I started collecting coins