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BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 30,497 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited March 30, 2021 4:56PM in U.S. Coin Forum

To do a 5 piece type set which might take upwards of 15 years in order to find the right matching coins?

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  • mannie graymannie gray Posts: 7,259 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would have the patience.
    Maybe not the money needed, but patience, sure.
    Makes the end of your quest that much more satisfying.

  • vplite99vplite99 Posts: 1,140 ✭✭✭✭

    Never. But I am on the dark side of 70 so there's that.

  • edwardjulioedwardjulio Posts: 985 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 28, 2021 11:17AM


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  • TurtleCatTurtleCat Posts: 4,583 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nope. I wouldn’t have the patience at all. That’s why I wouldn’t try. In any case, I can’t think of any set with that few items in it that I would be interested in completing.

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,274 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sure, I could do that. After all, I could still work on other things, as well, while the hunt continued.

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  • truebloodtrueblood Posts: 609 ✭✭✭✭

    I have had the patience for such an endeavor

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  • MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Would you have the patience...

    I almost didn't make it to the last post.

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,726 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 30, 2021 6:21PM

    15 years is nothing. I'm working on sets that may not be completable in my lifetime!

    I'll add I've been on the forums for 15 years already! Do I get a medal? ;)

  • FlatwoodsFlatwoods Posts: 4,122 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes. I have sets like that.
    I just have enough of them to stay interested.

  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,257 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No. Too many nice coins to own while still being selective.

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
  • Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,236 ✭✭✭✭✭



    Always looking for original, better date VF20-VF35 Barber quarters and halves, and a quality beer.
  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,346 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Certainly. A good set to work on and always have your eyes peeled for that perfect fit coin.

    However, I would not have the patience if it was the only 5 coins I could buy until I was complete, and it could take 15 years

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  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 7,211 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No. Too many variables to derail the effort.

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  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 44,829 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @edwardjulio said:
    I have the patience, but not the years due to age.

    You aren't alone. :D

    Worry is the interest you pay on a debt you may not owe.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I had the patience in my younger years, likely still do, but not the time. Now I am content with the coin(s) that interest me for design, history, quality etc., albeit they may fit no series or set in my collection. Just enjoying the hobby. Cheers, RickO

  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,331 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've been playing with my Buffalo Nickel set since the late 1960's. Any time I can upgrade, and it doesn't bankrupt me I do it.

    I'll never stop.


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