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The Duke Collection

GazesGazes Posts: 2,315 ✭✭✭✭✭

There have been some recent threads about the Greatest 100 coins. So I went to the registry to see the collectors putting together this set. One is the Duke collection. This collection has some major major coins in it. Does anyone know anything about this collection or collector? Is it a new entry or has it been around for awhile?


  • GoBustGoBust Posts: 570 ✭✭✭✭✭

    He has an amazing eye for lovely coins, especially high eye appeal proofs. He posts occasionally here on the blog and he is a really nice guy. Very knowledgeable numismatist.

  • I just finished texting him. Funny.

  • CurrinCurrin Posts: 1,509 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, he lives in Florida. I agree, he is a heck of a nice guy. He has been on the forum from time to time. He goes by @Floridafacelifter. Maybe we can get him to say hello. Lastly, he is Blue Devil, but let’s not hold it against him.

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

    Nice info. I still wonder who owned The Knoxville Collection years back and why it was called that.

  • GazesGazes Posts: 2,315 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Floridafacelifter said:
    Thanks guys- I really appreciate the kind comments! And I am thoroughly enjoying the forum!

    Awww ---glad to know your on the forum. Amazing collection!

  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,257 ✭✭✭✭✭
    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,423 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 4, 2021 7:42AM


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  • breakdownbreakdown Posts: 1,923 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congratulations on that Atwater 1838-O half. What a tremendous coin.

    "Look up, old boy, and see what you get." -William Bonney.

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 26,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    i love the fugios

  • SmEagle1795SmEagle1795 Posts: 2,130 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Beautiful set! How many coins do you anticipate having in total when "finished"?

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  • Eldorado9Eldorado9 Posts: 1,914 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Really spectacular coins.....No other way to say it. Your box of 20 is amazing!

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,170 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Splendid coins indeed!

  • joebb21joebb21 Posts: 4,714 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice little group there!

    may the fonz be with you...always...
  • DCWDCW Posts: 6,747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Gorgeous coins! Thanks for being a part of the forum and showcasing your collection.

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  • ConnecticoinConnecticoin Posts: 12,418 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow, Hansen has 66/100 of that set!

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  • tradedollarnuttradedollarnut Posts: 20,071 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Connecticoin said:
    Wow, Hansen has 66/100 of that set!

    In the immortal words of Meatball....2 out of 3 ain’t bad!

  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,022 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 5, 2021 5:26AM

    Is this the same thing as the "Duke's Creek Collection?" If it is, it's crying shame. I saw those coins up for sale, offered as a group, at the 2013 Winter FUN show for something like $2.3 million. They were in NGC holders, and they were all dipped or cleaned and ruined. You could see that there had once been many great coins there, but now they were a mess.

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  • david3142david3142 Posts: 3,308 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @tradedollarnut said:

    @Connecticoin said:
    Wow, Hansen has 66/100 of that set!

    In the immortal words of Meatball....2 out of 3 ain’t bad!

    I think that’s a hilarious typo but I’m not sure Meatloaf would agree.

    Also, it’s crazy that a set as complete as Hansen’s is still missing 34!

  • skier07skier07 Posts: 3,529 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @tradedollarnut said:

    @Connecticoin said:
    Wow, Hansen has 66/100 of that set!

    In the immortal words of Meatball....2 out of 3 ain’t bad!

    I’d be in the baseball HOF if I was able to bat 0.667.

  • tradedollarnuttradedollarnut Posts: 20,071 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @david3142 said:

    @tradedollarnut said:

    @Connecticoin said:
    Wow, Hansen has 66/100 of that set!

    In the immortal words of Meatball....2 out of 3 ain’t bad!

    I think that’s a hilarious typo but I’m not sure Meatloaf would agree.

    Lol! Damn spellcheck!

  • bombtech25bombtech25 Posts: 209 ✭✭✭

    @Floridafacelifter said:
    Thank you all- I don’t really have a goal figure in mind or a defined endpoint- as a type collector not a set collector it really provides the freedom to buy whatever you find and love- I guess I’ll keep looking and buying until I don’t enjoy it and obsess over it any more (is that even a thing that happens to any of us?!?)

    When you pull these out to show someone without a numismatic background, is it pearls before swine or do they get the beauty, history, profundity feeling?

  • FloridafacelifterFloridafacelifter Posts: 1,053 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You know, if they’re not in the “club” unfortunately they usually just don’t get it.....

  • GoBustGoBust Posts: 570 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They usually know about 1943 copper pennies if they're over 40. Some know about the 1909-S VDB. Not so much silver centered cents or 1838-O Half dollars. Lol

  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,662 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 5, 2021 4:08PM

    I was looking at Hansen's 1794 AU 58+ Flowing Hair Dollar...It has tremendous eye appeal with just a touch of rub.

    @Floridafacelifter Really like your Continental Dollar, Chain Cent, Half Disme, Fugio and FH Dollar, as well.

    Congrats to all involved in the "100 Greatest" Set Registry.....all amazing, rare beauties.

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  • GazesGazes Posts: 2,315 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Floridafacelifter do you 2 or 3 coins in your collection that are your favorites?

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Floridafacelifter .... Outstanding set of coins, and thanks for the pictures above. That Morgan is incredible. Cheers, RickO

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