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New toned 1821 Capped Bust half for my newly created registry set

ElmerFusterpuckElmerFusterpuck Posts: 4,540 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited April 16, 2023 8:03AM in U.S. Coin Forum

I went into my online registry sets and decided to delete my 1807-39 basic set and create an 1807-36 toned date set instead. The link to it is here: https://pcgs.com/setregistry/alltimeset/331867

And here is the latest addition to the set, this 1821 graded VF-30 (also posted on Instagram), though it does have the appeal of a higher grade. You do see toners off and on in this series, but they don't look like monster Morgans. My centerpiece is still my 1822 icon coin, with the 1818 being just a small step below. The 1809 and 1825 spots will soon be filled, thanks to @lkeigwin. Overall it will be a fun and achievable set, though the 1807 might be a bit tougher. The 1836 is really a placeholder, it just has light golden toning. I've seen some stunners from that final date.


  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 11,069 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What a nice looking coin - congratulations.

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  • spyglassdesignspyglassdesign Posts: 1,437 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Personally I like the softer toning... Looks more natural. Nice pickup!

  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,346 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good looking coin and good looking set Erik! WTG!!

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  • ThreeCentSilverFLThreeCentSilverFL Posts: 1,655 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice set!

  • lkeigwinlkeigwin Posts: 16,878 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Love it, Erik!

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ElmerFusterpuck ... Nice addition to your set, and a nice set as well. Cheers, RickO

  • SwampboySwampboy Posts: 12,825 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great look on your '21.
    Your whole set is amazing.
    That 'placeholder' rocks.

  • Pnies20Pnies20 Posts: 1,854 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice. Your set piece looks like it was found in a nuclear reactor!

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  • jayPemjayPem Posts: 3,852 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The set is amazing! Great to see so many stunning toners in a variety of grades..

  • johnny010johnny010 Posts: 865 ✭✭✭✭✭


    Looked at your set. Nice achievement for sure. How do you decide if a coin has natural toning or looks to be artificial toning?

  • Shane6596Shane6596 Posts: 759 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Stunning coins! Great accomplishment.

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  • ElmerFusterpuckElmerFusterpuck Posts: 4,540 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @johnny010 said:

    Looked at your set. Nice achievement for sure. How do you decide if a coin has natural toning or looks to be artificial toning?

    That's actually a good question. Looking at lots and lots of coins throughout the years helps me in that respect, after awhile you start seeing how a certain series tones and what to look for. In this series, there are quite a few coins that have been dipped long ago and have picked up secondary album toning. Some people don't like this but I do and I know I do have a handful like that in this series. As for the other kinds of toning, I do look for what is harder to do AT on, like the pull-away toning or toning that doesn't have 'gloss' on it. Hopefully that helps. I would say experienced eyeballs and a loupe are the biggest help here.

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