> have written:
> > It seems that a type set of US 21st century coins could (should?)
> >include silver (proof) and clad versions of each state quarter. Do most
> >collectors typically include both versions of all coins produced in
> >silver and clad in their type sets? And how about one-year varieties,
> >like the two 1976 Ike dollar types. I'm curious as to where the
> >accepted "type difference" line should be drawn here.
> Draw the line whereever you darn well please! Don't let NOBODY tell you what you
> should have in your collection. That said...
> My proof type set does not include any of the silver strikes. It may someday,
> but I haven't decided. It does include both types of Ikes, but does not include
> the near and far date SBA's. I also include the Lincoln hub change that occured
> around 1971 (?) as the coins struck afterward are visably different coins. I
> don't include either of the recent matte proof issues as a matter of protest,
> but I probably should.
Thanks. I realize there are no set rules for assembling a century type
set, unless one adheres to the holes offered in a type set album or
holder. After forty years of collecting, I finally decided to work
toward a 20th century type set. It seems that if I included all the
different composition Lincolns, it would somehow "cheapen" the set with
a bunch of common coins that pretty much look alike. Yet if I include
the obvious 1943 steel cent because of it's different composition (but
identical design type), I would also have to add those 1944-46 and 1982
varieties as well for the same reason. And then the 1909-1917 cents with
no VDB initials and maybe the hub change you noted. Just seems like too
many Lincolns displayed alongside a single Indian cent.
I guess the 1917 Walking Liberty half with the obverse mintmark is
considered a separate design type too? I may just take your advice and
keep the recent stuff to a minimum so they won't overwhelm the more
impressive earlier examples. If I ever do complete this set and show it
to anyone, I'll try not to be too apologetic if I've left out a few
My frustration now is that I have decided to have the type coins in
slabs. I already have a few high grade early types in 2X2's but have
never submitted anything to a grading service and am reluctant to start
now, mainy because of the cost. I'm considering selling the unslabbed
BU's I have to get money to put toward slabbed coins to replace them. I
never thought I'd get caught up in the slab thing, but it looks like I'm
hooked, especially since I want the type gold coins, at least, to be
authenticated and slabbed.