Dilemma, need your opinion.......should I finish a set?
I started collecting back about 1954 or so. Of course cents and nickels were all I could afford in those times. But, the bug of collecting was strong and I was passionate about those little buggers. Had the prerequisite Blue Books that were slowly being filled, over the years, from pocket change. Yes, never had access to a coin shop and did it all from change, Mom's purse, Dad's pockets, etc.
I'm sure a lot of us started out just this way. Had a couple of neighborhood friends that did it with me. I remember we'd go to Bank of America on Saturday mornings and buy and search cent rolls right there in the lobby. Buy a couple of rolls, check them, pull what you could for your books and then refill and turn back in for a couple of more rolls. Clerks were very nice as long as we didn't slow the day's business down by being kids.
So, here is my dilemma. Do I buy the coins to finish the nickel sets or just leave as is. Someday, not to far off, I'll be selling as wife and kids have no interest. But, your opinion would be great, if you'd please share with me.
All the coins would grade, with just a few exceptions, if that makes any difference. Looks like I stopped in the late 70's as kids were little and taking all available income.
The V's are complete.
The Buffaloes are missing 9 coins (of course the most difficult and expensive)
The Jeffersons are complete to 1970 and then missing a few.
Thanks and here's the pics.