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hfjacintohfjacinto Posts: 766 ✭✭✭✭✭

Whatever you consider complete.

I have several here is my first. Mercury Dime.



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    humanssuckhumanssuck Posts: 320 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Floridafacelifter said:
    Proof Morgan Dollars

    Absolutely gorgeous. Love them!

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    humanssuckhumanssuck Posts: 320 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Floridafacelifter said:

    @humanssuck said:

    Sweet set! That’s also a really nice way to display them!

    Thanks. Thats my other hobby. I couldn't find a display I liked anywhere so I had to make my own.

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    FloridafacelifterFloridafacelifter Posts: 1,155 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @humanssuck said:

    @Floridafacelifter said:

    @humanssuck said:

    Sweet set! That’s also a really nice way to display them!

    Thanks. Thats my other hobby. I couldn't find a display I liked anywhere so I had to make my own.

    Awesome- makes it even more cool!

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    vulcanizevulcanize Posts: 1,339 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Floridafacelifter said:
    Proof Morgan Dollars

    Love it. <3

    Thank you very much for sharing. :smiley:

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    winestevenwinesteven Posts: 4,077 ✭✭✭✭✭

    First, @hfjacinto , what sparked your interest to collect the Canadian cents (which look great)? I know you have a special Lincoln Cent set.

    Ok, I’ll stretch the definition of “Album” in the OP by proving a hotlink to a “Digital” album of mine:

    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/u-s-coins/type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/album/213996

    Steve

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

    My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996
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    hfjacintohfjacinto Posts: 766 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 21, 2022 4:00AM

    @winesteven

    I was bullied by all the collectors of Canadian coins on CCF to start a collection of Canadian cents 😝

    They sent me a starter set of coins, gave me a great price on what coins I was missing, the bullies on CCF “made” me complete a collection 😝

    If you want to read here is the small cents thread

    http://goccf.com/t/366497

    Large cents thread

    http://goccf.com/t/368817

    Moderators hope those links are ok to post. If no please delete.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some great sets of coins here..... My CC Morgan set is not in an album... some slabs, some raw. I have sets of Kennedy halves and Franklin halves, but they are mostly raw. Probably should get albums for the raw coins. Cheers, RickO

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    hfjacintohfjacinto Posts: 766 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    The_Dinosaur_ManThe_Dinosaur_Man Posts: 839 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice sets so far. The only albums I've completed are the ones I've built myself. Over the years, while helping out at the LCS, it is a joy and privilege to see other collectors through on completing their sets.

    Custom album maker and numismatic photographer, see my portfolio here: (http://www.donahuenumismatics.com/).

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    hfjacintohfjacinto Posts: 766 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR , very nice. I have a full set of Liberty (V) nickels but yours are much nicer.

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    bramn8rbramn8r Posts: 752 ✭✭✭✭✭

    looking at my albums, a lot of modern coins and 2 type sets, 19th century and 20th century. Very impressive photos here on this forum of sets I have, but not as nice as those photographed.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,830 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks @hfjacinto! It took quite awhile to compile. Several could fairly easily be upgraded but I wanted to try and keep them consistent looking. Let's see your set.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,830 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Barberian said:
    Does this count?

    Purchased as a set in a Capitol type holder. These are all nice high mintage coins that are inexpensive in choice to gem grades. I probably could assemble several sets in lower grades resulting from my Canadian dollar silver stacking days.

    It works for me! 👍🏻

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,830 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @vulcanize said:
    Great going everyone. :smiley:

    Thank you all for sharing the wonderful coins and respective sets.

    Earlier in my collecting days, the ultimate aim was to finish the Dansco albums with whatever the wallet permitted, so my collection is scattered from a PO 01 SLQ to MS/PF 70 ASE.

    Most recent complete set was the Liberty Head half dollars in my Dansco 7150 which was posted earlier on another thread https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/comment/13181489/#Comment_13181489

    The slow changeover to graded coins started with the Morgan series since slabbed keys were sourced due to the many fakes floating out there.

    My other completed sets are as follows.

    o:)

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    jedmjedm Posts: 2,943 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I love looking at albums and there have been a bunch of nice ones posted so far, this is a neat thread and hope to see many more posted.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,830 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jwitten said:

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    originalisbestoriginalisbest Posts: 5,915 ✭✭✭✭

    jedm, do you still enjoy looking at it? A vintage LOC album that is in really nice shape, and reasonably "fillable" (like no 1796-7 half dollar hole to stare at) is a joy to behold. :smile:

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,830 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jedm said:
    Here's one of mine that I used to enjoy looking at. I can even get enjoyment out of just the smell of an old book and this one has a wonderfully antique kind of smell.




    You "used to" enjoy looking at it?? You no longer have it??

    Yes, I love the smell of old copper in the morning!! 😂 👍🏻 👍🏻

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    originalisbestoriginalisbest Posts: 5,915 ✭✭✭✭

    OAKSTAR, an 1885 nickel that has the detail and original surfaces of yours is a very tough bird. :smile:

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    originalisbestoriginalisbest Posts: 5,915 ✭✭✭✭

    WaterSport, LOVE your Lincoln Capital Plastics boards. Very impressive display. And FloridaFacelifter, an amazing set of GEM proof Morgans. If you're into that sort of thing I guess :wink: -- just like the gold sets. And Bryce's type set -- all very nice!

    I wouldn't mind completing a V nickel set, have a very nice original 1886 in VGF, but haven't found a nice 1885 that's a surfaces match for it. Still have an 1871 hole in my Indian cents, but will get one in VF to AU range eventually. Lots of partial sets, but nothing super-completed to my satisfaction yet. Really enjoy seeing the sets others have put together -- each in their own way is a great accomplishment and evidence of the effort involved. :smile:

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,830 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @originalisbest said:
    OAKSTAR, an 1885 nickel that has the detail and original surfaces of yours is a very tough bird. :smile:

    Yes, it took me a while to save and find the one I liked. It's a VF-20. She was broken out, then locked back up in that Whitman! 😉

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    originalisbestoriginalisbest Posts: 5,915 ✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:

    @originalisbest said:
    OAKSTAR, an 1885 nickel that has the detail and original surfaces of yours is a very tough bird. :smile:

    Yes, it took me a while to save and find the one I liked. It's a VF-20. She was broken out, then locked back up in that Whitman! 😉

    It's super-nice, and looks great! Whether to crack out the keys and fill that hole with a nice example is something I go back and forth on. If you're going to keep the coin/set indefinitely "forever" then great! If there's the possibility I might want to sell it, to maximize value it's likely I'd have to get it slabbed again -- so then the cost/time/risk of loss/damage while doing so... and for some slabs, such as my 1877 cent, it's a really nice XF in a damage-free OGH, so I'd really rather leave it right where it is. A number of my other Indians are also in slabs, while some are nice raws. To the point where I'd almost consider making a lower grade G-VG set for an album, and complete the slabbed look in VF or better for the same set -- decisions, decisions. Any way a person decides is best for how they collect is the correct one. :wink:

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,830 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @originalisbest said:

    @OAKSTAR said:

    @originalisbest said:
    OAKSTAR, an 1885 nickel that has the detail and original surfaces of yours is a very tough bird. :smile:

    Yes, it took me a while to save and find the one I liked. It's a VF-20. She was broken out, then locked back up in that Whitman! 😉

    It's super-nice, and looks great! Whether to crack out the keys and fill that hole with a nice example is something I go back and forth on. If you're going to keep the coin/set indefinitely "forever" then great! If there's the possibility I might want to sell it, to maximize value it's likely I'd have to get it slabbed again -- so then the cost/time/risk of loss/damage while doing so... and for some slabs, such as my 1877 cent, it's a really nice XF in a damage-free OGH, so I'd really rather leave it right where it is. A number of my other Indians are also in slabs, while some are nice raws. To the point where I'd almost consider making a lower grade G-VG set for an album, and complete the slabbed look in VF or better for the same set -- decisions, decisions. Any way a person decides is best for how they collect is the correct one. :wink:

    I completely agree. You're singing my song. I have broken out many. Others I would never break out like the S-VDB, 55-DDO, 42/1, 16-D, 3-leg Buff...etc..

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    jedmjedm Posts: 2,943 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 22, 2022 7:34AM

    @OAKSTAR I DO still have the large cent collection; however this particular album now has open holes where I've upgraded some of the less common ones to graded examples and sold off the duplicates. I don't have the inclination to crack 'em out and put them in the album now. If I just get it out and give it a smell and a look then I could change the verb tense in my original post. ;)
    @originalisbest I agree that the LOC album adds to the enjoyment since it's like a vintage touch. It is the only album I have that's not a Dansco. I'm gonna get it out this morning just to enjoy it again, thanks for the motivation!

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