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My new addition to complete my gold type set.

Downtown1974Downtown1974 Posts: 6,725 ✭✭✭✭✭

Just received delivery of the last coin needed for my Mint State 12 piece gold type set. Very excited to add this one, and to be done with the set. I will most likely upgrade the 2 quarter eagles at some point, but here’s the newp.

And here’s the rest of them. Feels good to be done!



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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,694 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow! Congratulations!!!
    That’s a terrific $3! B)

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,694 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I had a blast doing my 12 piece set!

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    pcgscacgoldpcgscacgold Posts: 2,638 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congratulations. I’m still in search of the Type 2 $1.

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    DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,551 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congrats! spectacular accomplishment and some very nice coins, I like your style

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    mirabelamirabela Posts: 4,970 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great coin, and a really handsome group -- I can see you prioritized coins with really nice surfaces with very few distracting marks in every series. Your Type 2 gold dollar is another sweet one -- cool clashes! Thanks for sharing this excellent set.

    mirabela
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    coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,769 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Beautiful set!! Congratulations on finishing the full set.

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    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,675 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Fantastic, especially the smaller denominations. Thanks for sharing your collection. Peace Roy

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    BullsitterBullsitter Posts: 5,340 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice, love the $3 Gold.

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    DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,551 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Downtown1974 said:
    Thanks for the kind words all. It was a fun project. I started with just wanting to do a 4 piece Liberty type set, but I love the St. Gaudens design so it morphed into the 8 piece which is where I was going to end it. Originally, I never cared for the $1 gold coins and the $3 was just too costly. After a while, I decided to go all the way. The dollar coins grew on me. I was super excited to add the type 2 to my collection. That is a killer looking coin for a 62 in my opinion (it is CAC). Forum member Pedzola spotted that one and alerted me to it. He is also the former owner of both double eagles in this set. Those 2 are just off the charts. The Saint is a 64 CAC and the $20 lib is a straight 64, but I think it would CAC.
    Like I said earlier, I may upgrade the 2 quarter eagles but I’m pretty happy with those as well. They’re only 62s but I think they are really appealing to the eyes so I haven’t been in a rush to replace them.
    Maybe once my daughter is done with college, I’ll dip my feet into some branch mint gold…but for now I am going to just admire this dazzling dozen. 😎

    I have also put off completing this set because of the gold dollars, they never really excited me much due to the size, but I do appreciate them more with good photography. I never understood why the composition of the 12pc set includes all 3 types of gold dollars, yet the other coins with multiple types are not required

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    FloridafacelifterFloridafacelifter Posts: 1,154 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Beautiful coins- I really like the way those photos came through on the post so you can see so many of them at one time!

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    pcgscacgoldpcgscacgold Posts: 2,638 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Floridafacelifter said:
    Beautiful coins- I really like the way those photos came through on the post so you can see so many of them at one time!

    I agree. Makes me wish all my gold type set coins had TVs.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,829 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Stunning! 👍🏻

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    winestevenwinesteven Posts: 4,074 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DeplorableDan said:

    I have also put off completing this set because of the gold dollars, they never really excited me much due to the size, but I do appreciate them more with good photography. I never understood why the composition of the 12pc set includes all 3 types of gold dollars, yet the other coins with multiple types are not required

    Hey, don’t give them any ideas. I got lucky having finished my 12 coin Gold Type Set three years ago (having started 8-1/2 years ago), when prices were lower than today. If they “expand” that set, it can then be a budget buster!

    Steve

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Downtown1974 ... That is a beautiful set. Thanks for the images. You can always upgrade or decide to expand in the future. Meanwhile, it is to be admired. Cheers, RickO

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    DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,551 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @winesteven said:

    @DeplorableDan said:

    I have also put off completing this set because of the gold dollars, they never really excited me much due to the size, but I do appreciate them more with good photography. I never understood why the composition of the 12pc set includes all 3 types of gold dollars, yet the other coins with multiple types are not required

    Hey, don’t give them any ideas. I got lucky having finished my 12 coin Gold Type Set three years ago (having started 8-1/2 years ago), when prices were lower than today. If they “expand” that set, it can then be a budget buster!

    Steve

    Quite the contrary, Steve! I'm actually advocating for a 10 piece gold type set with only one gold dollar irrespective of type. I would also love if there was in additional expansion of that set including the 7 early gold issues, for a total of 17 coins. The 36 piece set is prohibitively expensive and I think we need something between the 12/10 piece and 36 piece that's more attainable to the majority of gold type collectors, yet would still encompass the entire history of U.S. Gold.

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    johnny010johnny010 Posts: 1,090 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 19, 2023 9:59AM

    @DeplorableDan said:

    @winesteven said:

    @DeplorableDan said:

    I have also put off completing this set because of the gold dollars, they never really excited me much due to the size, but I do appreciate them more with good photography. I never understood why the composition of the 12pc set includes all 3 types of gold dollars, yet the other coins with multiple types are not required

    Hey, don’t give them any ideas. I got lucky having finished my 12 coin Gold Type Set three years ago (having started 8-1/2 years ago), when prices were lower than today. If they “expand” that set, it can then be a budget buster!

    Steve

    Quite the contrary, Steve! I'm actually advocating for a 10 piece gold type set with only one gold dollar irrespective of type. I would also love if there was in additional expansion of that set including the 7 early gold issues, for a total of 17 coins. The 36 piece set is prohibitively expensive and I think we need something between the 12/10 piece and 36 piece that's more attainable to the majority of gold type collectors, yet would still encompass the entire history of U.S. Gold.

    What’s the FMV on all 36? AU58 or up…

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    lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,829 ✭✭✭✭✭

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    pcgscacgoldpcgscacgold Posts: 2,638 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @johnny010 said:

    @DeplorableDan said:

    @winesteven said:

    @DeplorableDan said:

    I have also put off completing this set because of the gold dollars, they never really excited me much due to the size, but I do appreciate them more with good photography. I never understood why the composition of the 12pc set includes all 3 types of gold dollars, yet the other coins with multiple types are not required

    Hey, don’t give them any ideas. I got lucky having finished my 12 coin Gold Type Set three years ago (having started 8-1/2 years ago), when prices were lower than today. If they “expand” that set, it can then be a budget buster!

    Steve

    Quite the contrary, Steve! I'm actually advocating for a 10 piece gold type set with only one gold dollar irrespective of type. I would also love if there was in additional expansion of that set including the 7 early gold issues, for a total of 17 coins. The 36 piece set is prohibitively expensive and I think we need something between the 12/10 piece and 36 piece that's more attainable to the majority of gold type collectors, yet would still encompass the entire history of U.S. Gold.

    What’s the FMV on all 36? AU58 or up…

    I don't have all the numbers but the $2.50 Draped in 58 and the $10 Draped in 58 would set you back in excess of $38,000-$40,000+ each for nice looking coins. Toss in a $5 and those 3 are around $100,000 :smile:

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    PedzolaPedzola Posts: 1,010 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congrats on the 12 piece set! I still love that 1911-D Saint! And your $10 lib is super nice also. Looking forward to see what you work on next.

    I think nice expansion options for this set might be the no-motto $5 and $10 libs, classic head $2.5 and $5, and no motto Saint and $10 Indian in addition to the w/m - not currently differentiated.

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    DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,551 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @pcgscacgold said:

    @johnny010 said:

    @DeplorableDan said:

    @winesteven said:

    @DeplorableDan said:

    I have also put off completing this set because of the gold dollars, they never really excited me much due to the size, but I do appreciate them more with good photography. I never understood why the composition of the 12pc set includes all 3 types of gold dollars, yet the other coins with multiple types are not required

    Hey, don’t give them any ideas. I got lucky having finished my 12 coin Gold Type Set three years ago (having started 8-1/2 years ago), when prices were lower than today. If they “expand” that set, it can then be a budget buster!

    Steve

    Quite the contrary, Steve! I'm actually advocating for a 10 piece gold type set with only one gold dollar irrespective of type. I would also love if there was in additional expansion of that set including the 7 early gold issues, for a total of 17 coins. The 36 piece set is prohibitively expensive and I think we need something between the 12/10 piece and 36 piece that's more attainable to the majority of gold type collectors, yet would still encompass the entire history of U.S. Gold.

    What’s the FMV on all 36? AU58 or up…

    I don't have all the numbers but the $2.50 Draped in 58 and the $10 Draped in 58 would set you back in excess of $38,000-$40,000+ each for nice looking coins. Toss in a $5 and those 3 are around $100,000 :smile:

    Pricing all 36 at AU58 would take some time, but lets just look at 5 of the most expensive coins required in the 36 pc, pcgs price guide only in AU58

    1. 1796 No Stars Draped $2.5 - $250,000
    2. 1808 Large Bust $2.5- $275,000
    3. 1795 13 leaves or 1796 Draped $10 $150,000
    4. 1795 Draped Small eagle $5 $100,000
    5. 1907 Rolled edge Indian $10 (if you can even find one) $150,000
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      $925,000 Price Guide value
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    The_Dinosaur_ManThe_Dinosaur_Man Posts: 839 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice set in the original post! And a great $3 piece to complete it!

    I feel like expanding the 12-piece set should be based on the most expensive piece an average collector can afford. Obviously for the current set, that will be the Liberty Head $20. If anything else is to be included, the value of the new coins should not exceed the cost of a nice $20.

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    DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,551 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @The_Dinosaur_Man said:
    Nice set in the original post! And a great $3 piece to complete it!

    I feel like expanding the 12-piece set should be based on the most expensive piece an average collector can afford. Obviously for the current set, that will be the Liberty Head $20. If anything else is to be included, the value of the new coins should not exceed the cost of a nice $20.

    I don't think else that anything should be included in the 12 piece, I actually think the 12 piece contains two too many gold dollars and it should be a 10 pc set, making it more accessible for the average collector. Then in addition to that, the next step up would be a 17 pc set including the early gold coins, but you're not forced to buy a large bust capped $2.5 as you would be in the 36 piece set.

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,694 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My type 2 dollar and $3 were the last found to complete my set, they’re both AU58 also, I’d prefer them to be UNC, but they’re such nice examples that I’ve never bothered upgrading them.

    Besides, my $3 is a better date anyway so it stays regardless. I would like perhaps an 1854 in unc, preferably a 63 or better... maybe one day...

    I’m sure you remember my $3, she’s a keeper. 🥰

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    winestevenwinesteven Posts: 4,074 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What I've chosen to do in addition to my 12 piece set is add Classic Head $2.50 & $5, along with an 1803 $10.

    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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    Downtown1974Downtown1974 Posts: 6,725 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @asheland that is a killer $3 piece. Nice low mintage too. > @Pedzola said:

    I think nice expansion options for this set might be the no-motto $5 and $10 libs, classic head $2.5 and $5, and no motto Saint and $10 Indian in addition to the w/m - not currently differentiated.

    I really like this idea. Just need 2 more ideas for a box of 20. 😁

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