I think I would rather have fewer, high grade coins of each major design.
would be in my type set.
> Of course, each individual needs to decide what they include in their set.
> I prefer to include all design changes, no matter how tiny. Otherwise, it
> would make more sense to go for only major design changes and the most
> beautiful coins you can locate. Question if planchet variations struck
> the same design as other years used is a type. Question is
> issues belong in the set (if you include silver Ike's then maybe a silver
> eagle should be included too...)
> VDB or not on the 1909 Lincoln cent is a minor change, if perhaps well
> publicized. The VDB was restored to a different location at a later year,
> and many tweaks to the design occured over the years. Likewise for
> Jefferson nickels, Washington quarters, and Kennedy halves: there were a
> of minor tweaks made over the years. You can find my attempt to list all
> the 20th century design tweaks at
> Note that a 1916 Standing Liberty quarter is a 1 year design tweak, and
> most expensive coin in the "all tweaks" set.
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> > > Let's say you had $25,000 to spend on a 20th century type set.
> > > How would you put one together?
> > > Give all the money to Ira, and say "make me drool"?
> > > Rules are no denomination greater than a silver dollar, coins must be
> > > graded.
> > > Would you spend a proportionate amount increasing with each
> denomination, or
> > > would you look for the best "deal" on a high grade coin on E-Bay,
> > > your personal preference. Any insight appreciated.
> > > Nate
> > First of all I would make a list of what MY type set would contain.
> > Than I would determine what grade level I wanted it to be. Do I want
> examples, Key Dates, Toned
> > or white and red.
> > Than using various price lists I would find out what exact coins I
> Than go looking and see
> > how many coins I could get for that money.
> > A quick list would be
> > Indian Cent
> > Lincoln Wheat, VDB
> > Lincoln no VDB
> > Lincoln Steel
> > Lincoln Memorial
> > Lincoln Zinc
> > Liberty Nickel
> > Buffalo on mound
> > Buffalo Recessed
> > Jefferson 5 cent
> > Jefferson War
> > Barber Dime
> > Mercury Dime
> > Roosevelt Silver dime
> > Roosevelt Clad dime
> > Barber Quarter
> > Standing Liberty T1 (1917p MS60 - $150.00 MS65FH - $1457)
> > (1916 MS65FH $23500)
> > Standing Liberty T2
> > Washington silver
> > Washington Clad
> > BiCentennial
> > 5 state quarters
> > 5 more State if you include 2000
> > Barber Half
> > Walking Liberty
> > Franklin Half
> > Kennedy 90%
> > Kennedy 40%
> > Kennedy Clad
> > BiCentennial
> > Morgan Dollar
> > Peace Dollar
> > Ike Dollar
> > Silver Clad
> > BiCentennial Clad
> > BiCentennial Silver Clad
> > SBA
> > GD if you include the year 2000 as in your 19th Century set
> > Indented items are of course optional.
> > Now if your Desire is to have nice circulation or MS 60 we can have a
> good party on what's left
> > over. OTOH you can blow all of it on one coin see example above. Prices
> from Trends.
> > Someone else can do the MS 65 or best example costs
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