Best way to make a Registry Set with limited funds?
I'd like to do some sort of a Registry Set but I have limited funds. What is the best way to go about it. I can budget for around $50 a coin. Occasionally I might be able to spend more but for the most part I need to put a budget on this for the time being.
I really like the Indian Head pennies and it seems like maybe half of them could be found for that price range in MS60+ condition. I completely understand that I'm going to have to drop my quality for some of them because I will never be able to afford them in the same condition. I can't spend thousands on a coin now or in the near future. If I strike it rich in the future, then hey I can swap out coins for higher grade at a later date but for now do you think this is a good way to go about it? Am I being realistic?
I would love to see my name on the website someday listed with my registry set. I doubt I'll ever crack the top 100 for the Indian Pennies but who knows. It's a goal right! I'm just trying to find something more fun to do with coin collecting.
I'm relatively new to coin collecting. I started 4-5 years ago but there have been long breaks due to finances. I have a Littleton US Type Set that I'm working on and am about 3/4 complete. I also have a penny collection. The thing is, all of these are none cased coins of low quality. Nothing worth sending to PCGS to get graded as the costs to do that will far outweigh the quality and value of the actual coins. I want something different simply because since I'm not spending a lot to make these sets, there's no real excitement of the hunt for a coin. I can go to my local coin dealer and he's always got a dozen options to fill my slots. It's never a matter of do you have anything cool, it's more of a which should I buy first in these low conditions. I thought doing an actual registry set of indian heads will help me to narrow down my focus, give me something that's going to take more patience and hunting to find good pieces to put in it, and depending on grades, I might actually be able to complete the set sometime in my lifetime, recognizing that there will be some couple hundred dollar coins and even a few in the thousands if I want to spend that high and have the means in the future.
Am I on the right track? Do you have any other recommendations or thoughts that I am not taking into account?
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