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1979 Proof Set The Beginning (Again)

I am starting my collection of Proof Sets again.
I had to sell my large collection many years ago and I just hated to do it, so I have started it all over again.
It is not what you would call big time coin collecting, but it is something I have wanted to do for a very long time.

This is the first in my collection and I will keep posting them till I someday finish
There is something about Proof Sets that I just love. They are to me anyway, just beautiful coins and I love collecting them.
It is going to take quite a while but that is the fun now isn't it lol.
Best
Alan



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  • bsshog40bsshog40 Posts: 3,692 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I really enjoyed collecting proof sets. Right now I have 1955-2020. Silver proofs from 1999-2020. I quit collecting them when the mints prices went too high to continue the series. I will probably just sell them off one day also. Enjoy your endeavor!! Looks like a nice set.

  • acan4511acan4511 Posts: 89 ✭✭✭

    bsshog40
    Great to hear from you again.
    Wow that is an amazing collection my friend
    Best
    Alan

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have a soft spot for proof sets as they take me back to being a YN, to pouring through COINage magazines and hunting change to find silver. I don't own any modern US proof sets, but still enjoy looking at them. Yours looks quite nice.

    Thomas Bush Numismatics & Numismatic Photography

    In honor of the memory of Cpl. Michael E. Thompson

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  • acan4511acan4511 Posts: 89 ✭✭✭

    @TomB said:
    I have a soft spot for proof sets as they take me back to being a YN, to pouring through COINage magazines and hunting change to find silver. I don't own any modern US proof sets, but still enjoy looking at them. Yours looks quite nice.

    They are just fun to collect

  • bsshog40bsshog40 Posts: 3,692 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @acan4511 said:
    bsshog40
    Great to hear from you again.
    Wow that is an amazing collection my friend
    Best
    Alan

    Been around Alan. Mostly just lurking. My collecting has slowed down the past couple years but still like to keep myself involved.

  • EstilEstil Posts: 6,691 ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 25, 2022 5:52PM

    I'm looking to build a sequence of mint/proof sets myself...I'd think they'd be the cornerstone of most anyone's coin collection...that and/or the old fashioned CRHing and filling the albums...

    I definitely think the packaging they come in is pretty interesting as well!

    WISHLIST
    Dimes: 55P+D, 54S, 53S, 52S, 50S, 49D+S, 47S, 46S, 45D+S, 44S, 43D, 41S, 40D+S, 39D+S, 38D+S, 37D+S, 36S, 35D+S, all 16-34's
    Quarters: 61D, 52S, 47S, 46S, 40S, 39S, 38S, 37D+S, 36D+S, 35D, 34D, 32D+S
    74 Topps: 37,38,46,47,48,138,151,193,210,214,223,241,256,264,268,277,289,316,435,552,570,577,592,602,610,654,655
    1997 Finest silver: 115, 135, 139, 145, 310
    1995 Ultra Gold Medallion Sets: Golden Prospects, HR Kings, On-Base Leaders, Power Plus, RBI Kings, Rising Stars
  • I'm only lacking a 1940 to have from 1936 to 2005

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Farmer_Bill said:
    I'm only lacking a 1940 to have from 1936 to 2005

    Holy Cow! That is a heck of an accomplishment. Do you have any of the earlier sets in their original packaging?

    Thomas Bush Numismatics & Numismatic Photography

    In honor of the memory of Cpl. Michael E. Thompson

    image
  • olympicsosolympicsos Posts: 655 ✭✭✭✭

    @bsshog40 said:
    I really enjoyed collecting proof sets. Right now I have 1955-2020. Silver proofs from 1999-2020. I quit collecting them when the mints prices went too high to continue the series. I will probably just sell them off one day also. Enjoy your endeavor!! Looks like a nice set.

    I had a run of proof sets between 1956 and 2008 and ended up selling them at a deep discount because the dealer didn't want them. Especially the clad sets. If I go back to collecting proofs, it will probably be the classic pre 1950 proofs or maybe the modern proof Morgan and Peace dollars.

  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,172 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @acan4511 Have fun while reacquiring your proof sets.. it shouldn't be too difficult or too expensive. Unless you are going for the newer silver proof sets. Enjoy and remember to always have fun

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  • JedPlanchetJedPlanchet Posts: 907 ✭✭✭

    My favorite part of this photo is the SBA floating in an Eisenhower sized spot

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

    Nice set. I would get a set every year from the Mint starting in 1976 when I was 12, continuing to the late 2000s. You can now get those sets from the 1970s for less than Mint issue price!

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

    Just to add, when I received my 1979 set I noticed the mintmarks for the cent thru half looked “different” - I later found out, of course, they were Type 2 mintmarks. Unfortunately the SBA dollar had the old Type 1 “blob”

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @acan4511... Good luck with the proof sets. I collected them for quite a while... mostly contemporary from the early nineties on.... Then stopped about seven or eight years ago. I have picked up older mint sets at shows from time to time... Mostly 1964 for the Kennedy AH half. The proof sets though are really nice. Might go back and get a few. Cheers, RickO

  • DoubleDimeDoubleDime Posts: 615 ✭✭✭

    I enjoy Proof Sets and have a run from 1955 to now. I also have 1 or 2 of the other types of sets that have come out over the years. These being Silver, Silver Premier, Prestige, Legacy, Limited Edition Silver Ane Reverse Proof. I also have a few Canadian and British sets. And finally I have a 1971 set from the Eliasberg collection.

  • dunkleosteus430dunkleosteus430 Posts: 469 ✭✭✭✭

    I'm planning on building sets of certified proofs by the year. They aren't too expensive for a YN if they're post-1963 (although I may expand to earlier dates if I can.) The proof coins made around 1964 are just so beautiful in my opinion, especially when they have nice contrast and flow lines, which are pretty much my new favorite thing to look for on any coin.

    Young Numismatist

  • @TomB said:

    @Farmer_Bill said:
    I'm only lacking a 1940 to have from 1936 to 2005

    Holy Cow! That is a heck of an accomplishment. Do you have any of the earlier sets in their original packaging?

    Unfortunately no. They are all in capitol plastic. I inherited these from father. I was surprised the 1940 was missing but then remembered that after my mother died he dated a woman born in 1940 and probably gave that set to her. He bought all the sets in the early 60s. I may send them in for grading someday. I do have a handful of early 50s sets in sealed boxes.

  • SanctionIISanctionII Posts: 11,381 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have Proof and SMS sets from 1939 - 1970. I have little to no interest in post 1970 sets. Eventually I will pick up sets for 1936-1938.

  • thebeavthebeav Posts: 3,732 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great time for collecting proof sets. The prices look like a bargain. At least for the later years.

  • KurisuKurisu Posts: 1,746 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 27, 2022 5:36AM

    Absolutely love them too!
    I was a young collector and at about 10 years old my aunt gave me a 1969 proof set, my birth year.
    I was hooked...still hooked and somehow I've actually managed to hang on to that set she gave me over 40 years ago :)
    Sorry you had to get rid of your sets...glad it didn't wreck your love for them :smiley:

    Don't know which one's you're collecting but these are still quite reasonable...and I'm enjoying the new designs quite a bit

    Coins are Neato!

    "If it's a penny for your thoughts and you put in your two cents worth, then someone...somewhere...is making a penny." - Steven Wright

  • yspsalesyspsales Posts: 2,025 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Got my share as well... Mostly late 50's thru the 60's.

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