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UtahCoinUtahCoin Posts: 5,345 ✭✭✭✭✭

I call it my, "Something to do while I search out Capped Bust Half Dime varieties". It's a 1950 t0 1964 Proof set, all PCGS PR66CAM or better.

12 PR66
31 PR67
29 PR68
6 PR69

67 CAM
11 DCAM

Now I think I'll expand it by including 1936-1942 in PR65 or better. I'm afraid I'll have to forego doing these in CAM. ;-)

I used to be somebody, now I'm just a coin collector.
Recipient of the coveted "You Suck" award, April 2009 for cherrypicking a 1833 CBHD LM-5, and April 2022 for a 1835 LM-12, and again in Aug 2012 for picking off a 1952 FS-902.

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  • batumibatumi Posts: 797 ✭✭✭✭

    @ChrisH821 said:
    36-42 Proofs are a nice set to collect. I've been working on mine for a while now and have two coins left to go, the satin and brilliant 1936 cents. Do you have a registry set for the 50-64 set?
    Here's my 36-42 set, I need to update some of the pictures. https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/u-s-coins/proof-sets/1936-1942-proof-set/album/196911

    Really nice set, ChrisH821. Your '36 WLH is awesome and from the photo, could be cameo. The silver '42'P is awesome. Good luck with the '36 cents. Hard to locate nice, and when found-expensive! I have been looking for awhile and have been really blown out of the water on some nice red pieces. I guess, I will have to step up my game on these.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @UtahCoin... Congratulations on completing your set - interesting way to do it.
    @ChrisH821 ... That is a beautiful set, real quality coins.
    Cheers, RickO

  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,320 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @batumi said:

    @ChrisH821 said:
    36-42 Proofs are a nice set to collect. I've been working on mine for a while now and have two coins left to go, the satin and brilliant 1936 cents. Do you have a registry set for the 50-64 set?
    Here's my 36-42 set, I need to update some of the pictures. https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/u-s-coins/proof-sets/1936-1942-proof-set/album/196911

    Really nice set, ChrisH821. Your '36 WLH is awesome and from the photo, could be cameo. The silver '42'P is awesome. Good luck with the '36 cents. Hard to locate nice, and when found-expensive! I have been looking for awhile and have been really blown out of the water on some nice red pieces. I guess, I will have to step up my game on these.

    Thanks! That '36 Walker is one of my favorite coins, the '42-P Nickel I recently bought from @keets here.
    You aren't kidding about nice '36 proof cents, they are expensive!
    @winesteven you should post a link to your set
    I bought my 1950 and 1951 Proof Franklins from @UtahCoin about 2 years ago and they are really nice, I can only imagine how nice the completed set he built is!

    Collector, occasional seller

  • 1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,772 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congrats @UtahCoin , great job :)

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  • winestevenwinesteven Posts: 4,049 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 7, 2021 8:21AM

    @ChrisH821 said:
    @winesteven you should post a link to your set

    Chris is putting together a great set. At his request, here's mine:

    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/u-s-coins/proof-sets/1936-1942-proof-set/publishedset/116453

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

    My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996
  • CameonutCameonut Posts: 7,256 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I put my 1950-64 proof set together starting in the early '90s. Back then you could still find nice cameos in the wild, not so much anymore. It was fun to put that set together and then look for upgrades. It is in m sig line below.

    Much later - say 2000 - I started on a 1936 to 42 set but really didn't get past the cents and nickels. Ultimately, since cameos are not available for many dates, I only pick up a nice toner from time to time instead. When I got bored with that I started on Capped Bust Halves - I will never grow tired of that set.

    “In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." - Thomas Jefferson

    My digital cameo album 1950-64 Cameos - take a look!

  • SanctionIISanctionII Posts: 11,710 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I collected my 1950-1970 proof and SMS set of Cameo coins from 1998 to the present, mostly from raw coins.

    It has been fun putting it together. For years I have been in upgrade mode.

    I also am collecting proofs from 1936 to 1942, currently needing the 1936 through 1938 sets.

    Eventually I hope to collect at least one proof set from the 1900-1915 time period and one proof set from the 1800s (including gold if I ever win the lottery :) ).

    A few other forumites have also collected in this area, including Modcrewman.

  • oldabeintxoldabeintx Posts: 1,629 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great set. I may put one together one day, pickings are pretty slim in my main collecting areas. I did a 36-42 set, but have since sold them keeping just the favorites for type. Fun set to do. Don't know if anyone has mentioned, but Roger Burdette's book is a must for this set.

  • BustDMsBustDMs Posts: 1,568 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Show us some of the half dimes!

    Q: When does a collector become a numismatist?



    A: The year they spend more on their library than their coin collection.



    A numismatist is judged more on the content of their library than the content of their cabinet.

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