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Starting a new series - Standing Liberty Quarters in VF35 - Count: 6

Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,320 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited February 3, 2024 3:30PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Happy Saturday!

While I’m primarily a Barber Nut, I’ve decided to tackle the SLQ series in VF35. I’ve always been attracted to the Standing Liberty series, and I probably have a dozen or so MS PCGS and NGC examples. Sadly, on my budget there’s no way I could ever complete the series in Mint State. That said, I prefer circulated coins anyway. Anybody else working on a similar set?

This could take a while, as I prefer a dirty, circulated look. Here’s my modest start. Wish me luck!

Dave

Always looking for original, better date VF20-VF35 Barber quarters and halves, and a quality beer.

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  • bob48bob48 Posts: 445 ✭✭✭

    That should make a nice set.
    I have been working on a set of VG10 and that is hard. So I have expanded to include VG-8 and F-12, Plus I have a lowball set of SLQ also.

    Bob

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  • Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 4,218 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Smart choice to go with the circulated grades and have them all match rather than high grade common dates and lower grade keys. Nothing nicer than seeing whole sets of coins where they all match in grade/appearance in my opinion.

    Mr_Spud

  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,047 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Awesome! My son is doing that set in VF-XF. He's missing the 16 and 3-4 other commons. He has the 23-s, 21, 27-s etc.

  • erwindocerwindoc Posts: 4,902 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Should be a nice looking collection when completed! Good luck!

  • ndeaglesndeagles Posts: 300 ✭✭✭✭

    I started this set this year, I'm collecting raw coins in a dansco XF/AU or better.

  • jfriedm56jfriedm56 Posts: 744 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 6, 2023 2:26AM

    One of my favorite series. Only ran for a decade and a half, but contains some MAJOR rarities. Best of luck in your new venture!

  • jedmjedm Posts: 2,916 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You're off to a great start. I know you've got a great eye, and I'm sure you'll enjoy this endeavor.

  • VTchaserVTchaser Posts: 272 ✭✭✭

    Very interested to see how this journey goes.

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  • winestevenwinesteven Posts: 3,988 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 6, 2023 11:27AM

    Here’s a contrary suggestion for you to consider. Obviously, there’s no right way or wrong way to collect. Each collector does what THEY are most comfortable doing, not only financially, but also aesthetically.

    How about doing a DATE Set? Only 14 coins are required, and YOU can decide if you prefer the easier or tougher mints for each year! Because fewer coins are needed, if you choose, you can then go with XF and/or AU. This would still give you that circulated look that you desire, AND you can still pick coins that you feel match. An advantage is the coin details would potentially be more attractive to you in those higher circulated grades. This way, you can have your cake and eat it too!

    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:
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  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,614 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like the coins you have chosen and it will be a great looking set. If I might suggest, you may find your journey possibly more rewarding if you examine coins up to EF45 for this series, as it is my experience that many VF35-EF45 pieces look darn near identical and the overall aesthetic of such coins can be quite similar, as well.

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  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,572 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Those are very handsome coins!

    This should be a fun endeavor. 👍

  • I collected them for 50 years. Just sold my collection two months ago. It's my favorite coin. But I decided to jump into bullion. My set was in AU 55 to 58, except for the overdate and the 27s. Very costly colllection. That's why it took me so long to get them. I jumped into Walkers, but my gosh are they expensive in AU. So I stick with bullion, small US currency, Foreighn currency,errors, key dates, and whatever strikes my fancy. Good luck with you Standing Ladies. I love them.

  • rec78rec78 Posts: 5,666 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This is a great set to put together in middle grade. I would concentrate on getting the early dates from 1916-1924 first as the later dates from 1925-1930 are always readily available. In my book all the early dates excepting the 1917's are keys or at least semi-keys -you don't find many of them. I am lucky to have purchased mine in the 1970's when the prices weren't too high. I do not have the 1916 or 1918/7-S :/ Good luck!

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  • tommy44tommy44 Posts: 2,186 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great start so far. I think it's one of the best looking designs of all US coins.

    it's crackers to slip a rozzer the dropsy in snide

  • 1946Hamm1946Hamm Posts: 757 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here is an article I wrote a few years ago on SLQ full strikes. It is in PDF form because of the length. I hope you have fun building your set.

    Have a good day, Gary
  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,333 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 18, 2023 1:50AM

    I like the grades to, it tells a different story. Have fun with it 🙂

  • LogPotatoLogPotato Posts: 2,172 ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 18, 2023 2:46AM

    Beautiful coins! Good luck in you endeavor, Dave!

  • oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,820 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 18, 2023 4:25AM

    Beautiful design, but I did the Type Set, only three different ones. I still have the Type I which I sold once and ran back to buy her back, and the Type II. I sold the Type III, Recessed Date, and have not tried again yet.

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  • winestevenwinesteven Posts: 3,988 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 18, 2023 6:03PM

    @1946Hamm said:
    Here is an article I wrote a few years ago on SLQ full strikes. It is in PDF form because of the length. I hope you have fun building your set.

    GREAT article. Thanks for the research, and thanks for sharing!

    Steve

    (I have a very high ranked FH DATE set, but as you correctly point out in your article, I see that many of mine are not full strikes, but only full heads).

    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
  • DisneyFanDisneyFan Posts: 1,550 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @winesteven said:

    as you correctly point out in your article, I see that many of mine are not full strikes, but only full heads.

    A new challenge for you, Steve.

  • winestevenwinesteven Posts: 3,988 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DisneyFan said:

    @winesteven said:

    as you correctly point out in your article, I see that many of mine are not full strikes, but only full heads.

    A new challenge for you, Steve.

    I don't think so, lol, not at this point.

    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
  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,470 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Got lots of pocket?

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  • jayPemjayPem Posts: 3,987 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I love the 35 grade!
    Like Tom said though, there are alot of VF30's and XF40's that look exactly the same...
    But if the hunt is for matching labels as well then I get that too!
    🤗

  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,470 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Have fun. Looks like a neat strategy.

    So Cali Area - Coins & Currency
  • ad4400ad4400 Posts: 2,031 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Love the series myself. I started a circulated set, with intent to enjoy look of old silver and content with full dates.

    One thing led to another, a little more detail here, ultimately a touch of luster there, and before I know it I had a set mostly XF-MS. It also inspired my MS registry date set.

    Best of luck, beautiful series!

  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,047 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Manifest_Destiny said:
    Awesome! My son is doing that set in VF-XF. He's missing the 16 and 3-4 other commons. He has the 23-s, 21, 27-s etc.

    My son just picked up this NGC XF40 for his set.


  • winestevenwinesteven Posts: 3,988 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 26, 2023 5:04PM

    @willy , WOW!!! What an absolutely GORGEOUS set! The cherry on the top is that EVERY coin merits a CAC sticker, and you even have a sprinkling of FULL Heads there as well. Super high luster on virtually every coin!

    While most collectors prefer toning to demonstrate “originality”, I’m with you. So while it’s likely that many of these were dipped at some point in the past, apparently it was done gently enough that CAC still awarded each coin with their coveted sticker!

    Congratulations!!!!

    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
  • Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,320 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @willy said:
    I finished my set up today the final coin was the 1916 in AU53 PCGS CAC. The set looks fantastic all spread out on my desk. Island City Standing Liberty Quarter set CAC #3 the top sets are high end.

    I’m blown away! What a wonderful set of quarters. How long did it take to assemble this set? WOW!!!

    Dave

    Always looking for original, better date VF20-VF35 Barber quarters and halves, and a quality beer.
  • DisneyFanDisneyFan Posts: 1,550 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You've really got a nice range of AU53, AU55, & AU58 grades here,

    With this group, do you feel you can see why each coin received it's grade and do you feel you can now accurately grade SLQs?

  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,489 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Manifest_Destiny said:

    @Manifest_Destiny said:
    Awesome! My son is doing that set in VF-XF. He's missing the 16 and 3-4 other commons. He has the 23-s, 21, 27-s etc.

    My son just picked up this NGC XF40 for his set.


    Come on Don, get your son the 16............. :)

  • jfriedm56jfriedm56 Posts: 744 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @willy said:
    I finished my set up today the final coin was the 1916 in AU53 PCGS CAC. The set looks fantastic all spread out on my desk. Island City Standing Liberty Quarter set CAC #3 the top sets are high end.

    Great looking set! Did I miss the 1930-S ?

  • originalisbestoriginalisbest Posts: 5,901 ✭✭✭✭

    You beat me to that '20-D, as I had been watching it too. There's the 1916 of course, but will you go for the 18/17-S as well? Love your VF coins. :smile:

  • Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,320 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @originalisbest said:
    You beat me to that '20-D, as I had been watching it too. There's the 1916 of course, but will you go for the 18/17-S as well? Love your VF coins. :smile:

    Ya, I acted quickly on the 20-D after stumbling upon it, as it was a perfect fit.

    I’ll definitely chase the keys too. I really won’t collect a series unless I can complete it. That limits me on what I can collect, but sobeit.

    Dave

    Always looking for original, better date VF20-VF35 Barber quarters and halves, and a quality beer.
  • originalisbestoriginalisbest Posts: 5,901 ✭✭✭✭

    Congrats on a really terrific start! The 20-D is sweet, and finding that you already had a nice '19-S the way you wanted it is pretty sweet as well! :smile:

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,044 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Loud applause, Dave. Great set to attempt. Good luck with the top 3.
    @willy wow, wow and wow. What a gorgeous set of coins. Congrats.
    Jim


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