An Unexpected Challenge
Hello everyone! I’m interested in stories you have on a time when you were searching for a coin for your sets that you thought would be relatively easy to find but it proved to be significantly more challenging than you were expecting!
For me, it was this recent purchase of a Lincoln steel cent. For those of you that don’t know, my primary collecting goal is my Type set. I’m using a combination of the Dansco 7070, Basic Us Coin Design Set, and a few additional coins as my overall Type Set goal. The steel Lincoln cent is a part of the Dansco 7070 requirements, which I expect to complete first of the ‘three sets’, and I expected the steel Lincoln cent to be a relatively easy hole to fill. I can only assume that a lot of people need the steel Lincoln cent for type sets. It took me quite some time and being the underbidder over half a dozen times before I finally filled the ‘hole’. I’m very happy with this coin in hand as the marks that stand out a little more in a TruView don’t in hand. MS67 CAC.