Questions for US Type Set Collectors

Questions for US Type Set Collectors

Post by Barry Dille » Sun, 15 Sep 2002 06:00:06



I'm curious as to how some of you US Type Set collectors might answer these
questions:

1.  The portrait of JFK on the Kennedy half dollar has been significantly
and noticeably modified from its design of the 1960s. (Frankly, I don't
think it looks much like JFK anymore, but that's another issue.) Do you
consider this new portrait to be a different collectible type coin for your
US type set? If you do collect the new portrait as a separate type, do you
also collect the different portrait varieties of the Lincoln cent?

2.  I checked Google, and there was some discussion here back in 1999 of
whether or not statehood quarters should be included in a US type set. Like
the bicentennial coins, statehood quarters are commemorative issues, but,
then again, most type set albums include bicentennial coins. Do you include
statehood quarters in your US type set?

3.  The list of type coins needed to fill my old Whitman albums is different
from the list of coins needed for my Eagle albums. I, of course, reserve the
right to collect whatever I want, but I am curious as to whether there's a
definitive list of US type coins somewhere?

Thanks!

Barry

 
 
 

Questions for US Type Set Collectors

Post by Bob Flamini » Sun, 15 Sep 2002 06:20:03


Quote:

> 1.  The portrait of JFK on the Kennedy half dollar has been
> significantly and noticeably modified from its design of the 1960s.
> (Frankly, I don't think it looks much like JFK anymore, but that's
> another issue.) Do you consider this new portrait to be a different
> collectible type coin for your US type set? If you do collect the new
> portrait as a separate type, do you also collect the different
> portrait varieties of the Lincoln cent?

I would not consider these to be "types".

Quote:
> 2.  I checked Google, and there was some discussion here back in 1999
> of whether or not statehood quarters should be included in a US type
> set. Like the bicentennial coins, statehood quarters are
> commemorative issues, but, then again, most type set albums include
> bicentennial coins. Do you include statehood quarters in your US type
> set?

I do not include statehood quarters in my type set. FWIW, I don't
include the bicentennials either. These go in a separate category of
"circulating commemoratives".

Quote:
> 3.  The list of type coins needed to fill my old Whitman albums is
> different from the list of coins needed for my Eagle albums. I, of
> course, reserve the right to collect whatever I want, but I am
> curious as to whether there's a definitive list of US type coins
> somewhere?

While I don't believe in a "definitive" list, the best you might hope
for is the "type" listings at the beginning of each denomination in the
Red Book. That'd be about as "definitive" as one could get, I would
think.

-Bob

 
 
 

Questions for US Type Set Collectors

Post by J. A. McNerne » Sun, 15 Sep 2002 06:34:50


Look here

http://www.pcgs.com/new_set_registry/display_sets.chtml?categoryid=11...

or

http://tinyurl.com/1fyx

JAM

Quote:

> I'm curious as to how some of you US Type Set collectors might answer these
> questions:

> 1.  The portrait of JFK on the Kennedy half dollar has been significantly
> and noticeably modified from its design of the 1960s. (Frankly, I don't
> think it looks much like JFK anymore, but that's another issue.) Do you
> consider this new portrait to be a different collectible type coin for your
> US type set? If you do collect the new portrait as a separate type, do you
> also collect the different portrait varieties of the Lincoln cent?

> 2.  I checked Google, and there was some discussion here back in 1999 of
> whether or not statehood quarters should be included in a US type set. Like
> the bicentennial coins, statehood quarters are commemorative issues, but,
> then again, most type set albums include bicentennial coins. Do you include
> statehood quarters in your US type set?

> 3.  The list of type coins needed to fill my old Whitman albums is different
> from the list of coins needed for my Eagle albums. I, of course, reserve the
> right to collect whatever I want, but I am curious as to whether there's a
> definitive list of US type coins somewhere?

> Thanks!

> Barry

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Questions for US Type Set Collectors

Post by Alan & Erin William » Sun, 15 Sep 2002 06:53:41


Quote:

> I'm curious as to how some of you US Type Set collectors might answer these
> questions:

> 1.  The portrait of JFK on the Kennedy half dollar has been significantly
> and noticeably modified from its design of the 1960s. (Frankly, I don't
> think it looks much like JFK anymore, but that's another issue.) Do you
> consider this new portrait to be a different collectible type coin for your
> US type set? If you do collect the new portrait as a separate type, do you
> also collect the different portrait varieties of the Lincoln cent?

No, I do not distinguish between the re-engraved JFK portraits, nor the
resizing of most modern clad coinage.

Quote:

> 2.  I checked Google, and there was some discussion here back in 1999 of
> whether or not statehood quarters should be included in a US type set. Like
> the bicentennial coins, statehood quarters are commemorative issues, but,
> then again, most type set albums include bicentennial coins. Do you include
> statehood quarters in your US type set?

Yes, I have one, primarily because of the obverse change on George.  I
think its safe to say we will all end up with complete Statehood sets.

Quote:

> 3.  The list of type coins needed to fill my old Whitman albums is different
> from the list of coins needed for my Eagle albums. I, of course, reserve the
> right to collect whatever I want, but I am curious as to whether there's a
> definitive list of US type coins somewhere?

A one size fits, all?  I doubt it.

Range is probably from "Big ones and little ones" to "Redbook" to "Die Varieties".

Alan
'its just my type!'