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Unexpected Completion: 1839 Mint Set

brianc1959brianc1959 Posts: 299 ✭✭✭✭✭

I like to put together mint sets as part of a larger type set, but I never actually thought I would actually complete an 1839 set with varieties:
https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/u-s-coins/mint-sets/1839-mint-set-gold-major-varieties/album/171030 .


  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,710 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is fantastic. Congrats.

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  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 7,642 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pretty impessive! Congrats.....

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  • The_Dinosaur_ManThe_Dinosaur_Man Posts: 748 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is amazing!

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  • LukeMarshallLukeMarshall Posts: 1,840 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Really cool pieces, and interesting to compare and contrast the varieties , especially the cents and gold…

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  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,123 ✭✭✭✭✭


    Kennedys are my quest...

  • FloridafacelifterFloridafacelifter Posts: 1,060 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That’s really nice- congratulations!

  • fluffy155fluffy155 Posts: 196 ✭✭✭✭

    Very nice small letters half, details though it is. Considering its rarity I'm surprised it's considered part of this set.

  • brianc1959brianc1959 Posts: 299 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @fluffy155 said:
    Very nice small letters half, details though it is. Considering its rarity I'm surprised it's considered part of this set.

    The small letters half is certainly the coin I never expected to get, and in hindsight I think I'm lucky it is details graded. A few months before I got it I tried bidding on a straight-graded sample, but found myself in an unwinnable bidding war.

  • CharlotteDudeCharlotteDude Posts: 2,785 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice group of coins!

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  • scubafuelscubafuel Posts: 1,650 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great set. I really like 1839 as a date for both US and world coins.

  • goldengolden Posts: 8,807 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice set. Well done.

  • coinnutcoinnut Posts: 1,429 ✭✭✭✭✭

    An amazing accomplishment. 1839 is one of my favorite dates. A big congrats on the small letter half!

  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 10,878 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice!
    I’ve always loved the coinage of 1836-1839, with so many transitions going on.

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  • Batman23Batman23 Posts: 4,991 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow! Nice set. I like all the different Halves of the year.

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Holy Cow! What a set and you even have the 1839 Small Letters RE half dollar. Dang!

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  • dcarrdcarr Posts: 7,661 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @TomB said:
    Holy Cow! What a set and you even have the 1839 Small Letters RE half dollar. Dang!

    And the 1839/6 Large Cent and both types of $10 gold.
    Super set.

  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,356 ✭✭✭✭✭


    thanks for sharing that! What a great accomplishment!!

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  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,083 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very Very nice
    Congrats, loving the 39 no drapery half

  • rec78rec78 Posts: 5,630 ✭✭✭✭✭

    :) Wow! :) Just proves that determination pays off!

  • RLSnapperRLSnapper Posts: 450 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What a set! Love that it has 5 different Large Cents. Well done.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    :o Wow... Congratulations!!! Well done indeed. Very nice set. Cheers, RickO

  • NorCalJackNorCalJack Posts: 492 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow that is a cool set to complete. Never thought about doing something like this.

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