A Project delayed
I am in the process of upgrading my Lincoln Cent collection for my new Dansco Albums, completing one with & one without Proofs. I am currently on back order from Dansco as they are not producing Albums at this time due to COVID-19, which has seriously slowed this project down.
Prior to joining the ANA, I was content with a collection of a mishmash of coins, ranging from Fair to Mint State & Proof. Since joining the ANA this past year & learning so much from many of you, I realized that I can upgrade some, all without breaking the bank.
So it is back to work on this project with new goals, I have enough coins for both albums, minus some Proofs & of course the 1909S VDB. I am adding two or three upgrade coins per month, while still working on my other sets. Being Frugal, I have been shopping, shopping, & shopping some more. Sometimes I see a coin and I just have to pass it up, it seems some people think an older cent is made of gold, other times I jump on the coin so fast my head spins.
Either way, it looks like I will not finish this project until after COVID-19 relaxes its grip on us. An added plus is that the extra time is allowing me to acquire better versions than I originally was going with. The coins that made the cut as well as the nicer versions that I have recently purchased are currently put away awaiting the arrival of the Dansco Albums.
I share this with you because this set will be nicer because of the influence and mentorship of many of you. Instead of an average blah collection, it will a collection I will be proud to own and pass down to family. It is also frustratingly close to fruition and since I can't finish it at this time I can at least share my ongoing project with youse guys and gals.
Below are some of the 1909 - 1920 coins that did not make the cut, I still have em and they are in a safe place, I just can't bring myself to part with em.
Photos 1 - 7, Lincoln Cent coins not chosen for the new Albums.
Great post buddy! I don't own any Dansco albums due to the fact that if I "really" like a coin, I slab it! All of my Kennedys are slabbed. The only album I have is a "Harris" that have my Peace dollars in it, but I'm seriously thinking about getting rid of it also! It appears that you really have some good "sense" there ... :-))! Good luck buddy!
Great blog Stumpy!! I have bought maybe 8 Dansco albums over the past year....all during Covid...mostly on Ebay....and I only buy of they're new. I found that most of the time thats where the best prices are...plus other suppliers are always sold out. I paid $70 for my Seated Liberty Half Dime album because I couldn't find it anywhere else. I like how you're collecting your cents. I always prefer getting the key dates bought first then the rest are easy. But...thats just me.
dang that sucks. well at least they will start producing again when this thing blows over. hope you get first pick WL
Ah gotta love covid. It really is ruining everything haha! Good luck! Cant wait to see it all completed. Later!
Good luck Stumpy
I prefer to use the standard flips and pages approach, but everyone has their own taste. Dansco is a nice choice, I almost got one myself. Thanks for the update, and good luck!
Cents are cool. I also need to do some upgrades but it is tough to buy something I already have. I like Dansco the best and hope the get back to producing again. I waited a long tome for my 7070.. Good luck.
Good luck with future organization. Makes the collection that much more enjoyable.
Thanks Bama for your offer. The sites that have the Dansco albums have jacked the prices up, some as high as almost half again. I will just have to wait. Thanks again, later!
I. R. Bama
You all can check around for Dansco albums on other sites than theirs. I have found and bought a couple I needed. I'd be willing to see if I can come across them and mail to you at cost + whatever the post office charges to mail to you, no big deal
Nice collection of "Extras" I am doing something similar, but I only have a 1907 and a 1905 Indian Head, three 1919s, and a 1926. Let us know when you get the Dansco! I would love to see some pics of it!
They are in my opinion the best. The rest are nice. Same Co is down to earth buissness. No toning . I like mine with the luster they were made in.you will get them. Time. You're cents are not going anywhere.
I'm frustrated with Dansco as well. I'm waiting for the "Silver Round" album. You are right...it sure puts a project on hold! Hopefully they will open back up soon ; ) Great blog!