I would avoid "highest graded" and go for "finest known". That means direct
side-by-side comparison to determine that you are buying the best. I've
seen too many slabbed, worn "MS-65", scratched "PR-66", and even a holed
"AU-58" coins (none of those were ACG!) to trust slab grades.
Another poster stated that he uses a Dansco album for his type set. That's
fine if the coins aren't too valuable, but I wouldn't put a PR-67 Red cameo
Indian head cent in one of those
direct-contact-with-sulfer-bearing-cardboard albums myself.
> I think I would rather have fewer, high grade coins of each major design.
> How many coins should be in the type set? I think fewer, high grade coins
> would be in my type set.
> Would you choose a high grade example of the "key" to each major design,
> the highest possible grade of a common date?
> I think I would prefer the highest graded example of the "type" of coin.
> > Of course, each individual needs to decide what they include in their
> > I prefer to include all design changes, no matter how tiny. Otherwise,
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > the 20th century design tweaks at
> > http://users.scronline.com/locke/20thcentury.txt
> > 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
> > > > 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,
> > on
> > > > 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.
> > from Trends.
> > > Someone else can do the MS 65 or best example costs
> > > --
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