Type Set question - dreaming?

Type Set question - dreaming?

Post by Bruce Remic » Tue, 12 Nov 2002 10:46:13



Quote:



> > Let's say you had $25,000 to spend on a 20th century type set.
> > How would you put one together?

> If you're talking about $25K for a type set sans gold and commemoratives, I
> would
> look for key dates of each series in a grade that would allow me to stay on
> budget. I
> would attend shows, search Teletrade and ebay and contact major dealers for
> help.

> --
> John

I dunno, John.  If I just finished spending $25K on coins, I'd have a
hard time going back on my $25.00 budget.

Bruce

 
 
 

Type Set question - dreaming?

Post by Alan & Erin William » Tue, 12 Nov 2002 10:52:10


Quote:

> My type set (or should I say my daughter's type set) is housed in a
> Dansco album and we collect to fill that album.  I'm very happy with
> the presentation that it gives and we try for high grade examples of
> common date type coins.  The only really strange quirk with the Dansco
> is the slot for the 4 classic commems and the 1 slot of a moderm $1
> commen.  I have some nice classics in the holes since I could never
> afford a whole set of even type set of those coins in any condition.
> Key to the whole collecting experience is to find what you like and
> collect it and house it how you like and don't let what the "majority"
> does sway you from your collecting interest.
> Cliff

I am endorsing your response with the expectation that no one is swayed. ;-)

I currently have a Lex, STone Mt., BTW and 1982 Washington half in those
four holes, with the Jefferson Dollar as that issue.  I did not mind
buying two of any of those.  Except the Washington. I had multiples on
hand of those.

Alan
'what type are you?'

 
 
 

Type Set question - dreaming?

Post by George » Tue, 12 Nov 2002 11:06:22


Quote:

> George to be fair, you need two of these, the with and without cents models. :)
> Ed

> <<Lincoln Wheat, VDB
> Lincoln no VDB
> Liberty Nickel
> Buffalo on mound
> Buffalo Recessed >>

Nice thing about coins. You can make your own rules. A complete set of almost any series could be
any amount of coins you want.

What with Near dates, far dates, x over y whatevers, errors, etc., etc., a complete set even
without  going to date and mint mark could be large.

The W/O cents on the liberty fiver was in the previous century but could be included with your set.

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Type Set question - dreaming?

Post by Ed E » Tue, 12 Nov 2002 15:52:36


<< Is that with cents and without cents or with cents and nonsense.
--
George D >>

All three!
:)
Ed

 
 
 

Type Set question - dreaming?

Post by Ed E » Tue, 12 Nov 2002 15:53:57


<< The W/O cents on the liberty fiver was in the previous century but could be
included with your set.
--
George D >>

Again George, be fair!  It's not my coins fault someone decided to start the
calendar 17 years early!
:)
Ed

 
 
 

Type Set question - dreaming?

Post by Ed E » Tue, 12 Nov 2002 16:52:18


<< Again George, be fair!  It's not my coins fault someone decided to start the
calendar 17 years early!
:)
Ed >>

Oops! Late...I meant late! :)
Ed

 
 
 

Type Set question - dreaming?

Post by Mike Lock » Wed, 13 Nov 2002 02:03:00


Nate,

On a limited budget, you will not go far trying to assemble any kind of type
set from high grade key issues for each type.

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.

--

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        SPPN life member, Australian N.S. #1747, CNA #19309

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Quote:
> 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,
or
> the highest possible grade of a common date?
> I think I would prefer the highest graded example of the "type" of coin.
> Nate



> > 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
> from
> > the same design as other years used is a type.  Question is
> non-circulating
> > 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
> lot
> > of minor tweaks made over the years.  You can find my attempt to list
all
> of
> > 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
> the
> > most expensive coin in the "all tweaks" set.

> > --

> > Mike is EAC #4357, LSCC #1636, JRCS #841, ANA #R-170301, CCS #F11
> >         SPPN life member, Australian N.S. #1747, CNA #19309

> > Visit http://users.scronline.com/lockem for Calgold info and other stuff




> > > > 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,
> based
> > 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
> best
> > examples, Key Dates, Toned
> > > or white and red.

> > > Than using various price lists I would find out what exact coins I
> wanted.
> > 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
> darn
> > 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

> > > --
> > > George D
> > > Phoenix, AZ

> > >  The reward for a good deed is to have done it.

> > > Please use this address to mail me. Or remove the arizona in the link.
> > > Remember there is no Arizona.

> > > ALL emails incoming and outgoing are run thru Norton and AVG anti
virus.