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Do you have a mint set? A coin from every mint? Most collectors do not!

rec78rec78 Posts: 5,685 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited April 5, 2023 4:45AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Most collectors do not have a coin from every mint because even the lowest price coins from the Charlotte and Dahlonega mints are very expensive, because only gold coins were minted at these 2 mints. There is only one denomination that has been struck at the first seven early US mints and that is the $5.00 Liberty gold coins. I have decided to pursue my "Mint Set" in this denomination, slabbed in XF condition. Only the West Point coin will have to be different. $5.00 Liberty gold coins were struck from 1838 to 1908.
Here are the coins I have so far. Only need a D(Denver) and S(San Fransisco) and a W gold coin for completion. All $5.00 Liberty's straight graded.

Charlotte 1842-C NGC-XF-45


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Philadelphia 1852 PCGS-XF-45


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New Orleans 1844-O PCGS-XF-40


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Carson City 1892-CC NGC-XF-45


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Dahlonega 1842-D NGC-XF-45

I don't what I am going to use for the West Point $5.00 coin at this time. They do mint them, I just have to figure out which one i want.

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  • Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 4,435 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have coins from each of the mints, but not all of them are gold.

    Mr_Spud

  • rec78rec78 Posts: 5,685 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Mr_Spud said:
    I have coins from each of the mints, but not all of them are gold.

    Could you be more specific? What coins do you have from Charlotte and Dahlonega?

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  • conrad99conrad99 Posts: 345 ✭✭✭

    New Orleans 1842-C NGC-XF-45

    Now that's what I call a rarity! Congrats B)

  • rec78rec78 Posts: 5,685 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 4, 2023 10:47PM

    @Mr_Spud said:
    I have those 2 in gold, along with the more common ones, but I only have O, CC, W in Silver


    Thanks! Very nice Charlotte and Dahlonega Coins!

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  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,400 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @rec78 said:
    New Orleans 1842-C NGC-XF-45

    Suggest that you edit your post.
    Great looking set by the way. Capitol Plastics made a neat "all mints" holder with an opening for each of the seven gold half eagles from each mint.

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  • rec78rec78 Posts: 5,685 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 5, 2023 4:47AM

    @PerryHall said:

    @rec78 said:
    New Orleans 1842-C NGC-XF-45

    Suggest that you edit your post.
    Great looking set by the way. Capitol Plastics made a neat "all mints" holder with an opening for each of the seven gold half eagles from each mint.

    I did not know that - Thanks!

    Corrected! Thanks!

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice coins... I do not have a Charlotte or Dahlonega gold coin or a CC gold coin.... Never thought of doing a set like that.... Cheers, RickO

  • 1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,772 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 5, 2023 5:23AM

    @PerryHall said:

    Capitol Plastics made a neat "all mints" holder with an opening for each of the seven gold half eagles from each mint.
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    found this 6 coin holder on Ebay
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  • rec78rec78 Posts: 5,685 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 5, 2023 7:22AM

    @1630Boston said:

    @PerryHall said:

    Capitol Plastics made a neat "all mints" holder with an opening for each of the seven gold half eagles from each mint.
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    found this 6 coin holder on Ebay
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    Thanks, personally I am not a fan of Capitol plastic coin holders-too big, too bulky and hard to store, get scratched easily, others may like them, but not for me. Thanks for the info.

    Edited to add-And whenever you want to change a coin you have to take them apart and then re-assemble.

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  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,264 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like the capitol plastic holders. I have had probably 10. Never damaged, always kept in boxes. But can you imagine what it would cost to fill the above capital plastic holder? Wow. Probably why I never collected gold.
    Jim


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  • rec78rec78 Posts: 5,685 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jesbroken said:
    I like the capitol plastic holders. I have had probably 10. Never damaged, always kept in boxes. But can you imagine what it would cost to fill the above capital plastic holder? Wow. Probably why I never collected gold.

    Actually, I never really collected gold either until last year. I purchased all of the above coins in the past 10 months.

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  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,861 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 5, 2023 7:29AM

    When discussing every mint, it would be nice to include the Manila Mint. There's some gold struck there as well:

  • rec78rec78 Posts: 5,685 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 5, 2023 7:32AM

    Well, I do have most M-mint coins minted from 1903-1945 for the Philippines. But the Manila mint never produced regular US coins and no US gold coins, I believe. Considered -A branch US mint but only for Philippine coins.

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  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,264 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Zoins said:
    When discussing every mint, it would be nice to include the Manila Mint. There's some gold struck there as well:

    I couldn't afford that coin if it had been a parking lot find. I might try to stick with U.S. coins and I know some Philippine coins are considered U.S. at least I believe so.
    Jim


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  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,479 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 5, 2023 7:59AM

    I have put the "all mints $5 gold set" together a couple of times. I completed one set in the Capital Plastics holder similar to the one shown above for the $2.50 coins, shown above, sold it, and now have another one in slabs. The Carson City Mint did not issue any quarter eagles.

    So far as West Point goes, I would purchase a commemorative $5 gold coin and leave it at that. You get some of those pieces for around the melt price. You could buy the 1/10 ounce bullion coin, but that is a completely different sort of item.

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  • wozymodowozymodo Posts: 138 ✭✭✭

    1986 W $5 Statue of Liberty - got your Liberty head - got your Eagle (JMO)

  • SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,247 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I collect pre Civil War gold and have all the mints covered.

  • carabonnaircarabonnair Posts: 1,388 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I put this together a few years ago - an attempt to get all the mintmarks on different types. No Charlotte or Dahlonega, of course, but P and W. I suppose I could add a Manila 20 centavos, since they rated as ten cents US.

  • JWPJWP Posts: 17,578 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I wish i did have at least 1 coin for each of the mints, active and inactive. Monetarily that is not possible for me. However, I can dream that dream. B)

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  • smuglrsmuglr Posts: 407 ✭✭✭

    @rec78 I like your idea and it inspired me to think of a 'mint' set crossed with a 'type' set (a goal for many years in the future lol), but if I'm looking at things correctly there were no turban or draped half eagles. I like the idea of a first spouse/liberty coin for the W, but half eagles are already well out of my reach and from your post it sounds like eagles wouldn't work either.

  • carabonnaircarabonnair Posts: 1,388 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think it's possible to collect a dollar coin from each mint, although you would have to mix gold and silver dollars.

  • P0CKETCHANGEP0CKETCHANGE Posts: 2,240 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BryceM nice CC double dime!

    Nothing is as expensive as free money.

  • oldabeintxoldabeintx Posts: 1,632 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Did the 7 in $5 libs as part of my expanded type set. Makes a nice display showing the mm with a nice P obverse. Don’t think I’ll bother with W. Not a modern guy.

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