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1949 PDS Roosevelts from the toner Whitman album

SkyManSkyMan Posts: 9,493 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited January 24, 2022 10:45AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Years ago I bought a Whitman from a LCS. The Whitman had a fairly complete set of 1946 - 1964 Roosevelts. A variety of the Roosevelts were toned up nicely. The price was right, so it was a WTF purchase. Over the years as kind of a backstop at coin shows where I wasn't finding anything else to purchase, I'd look for raw Roosies to fill in the holes in the album. Needless to say, OCD kicked in, and I started buying Roosies to replace Roosies that IMO were not attractively toned up. It was an off and on again project, that I never completed, once all the actually missing date/mm were filled in. Over the next several weeks I'll be posting the coins.

I'm happy with the coins from 1954 - 1964, but from 1946 - 1953 there are some coins that I just left in there from the original album purchase that IMO are basically fillers for the date/mm. It would not surprise me if a couple of the upgrade coins from the 1960's are AT, but I've seen far worse AT jobs holdered in plastic from the two major TPGs. The original album contained BU/AU coins, so I've continued buying coins in these grades.

Years ago I posted the 1946 and 1947 Roosevelts, and the 1948's are mediocre. Here are the 1949 PDS for the Whitman album. The images are by Bob Campbell, and I think he did an excellent job.


  • CoinJunkieCoinJunkie Posts: 8,772 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Those are great, Sy! The P and D mint Roosies of that year are fairly challenging to find with nice color.

  • erwindocerwindoc Posts: 4,761 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Lovely trio! Would love to see the whole set!

  • Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Those are nice.
    I started a Roosie album and was going to do toners but I agree that finding the right ones was harder than going with clean, white coins. Or perhaps I found a great source 👍🏼 And there’s always the shame I live with, in that, I seem to prefer AT 🙀

    🎶 shout shout, let it all out 🎶

  • ike126ike126 Posts: 802 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like them a lot I realized over the years also while trying to work on my set it's just so tough to find some dates nicely toned I was better off just putting a couple of white ones in there and hoping something happened with them LOL

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well those three are certainly well matched, with the usual, excellent pictures. Cheers, RickO

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