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A full set of Walking Liberties in a Whitman album

hfjacintohfjacinto Posts: 734 ✭✭✭✭✭

My original Whitman album had some damage as the blue paper was peeling off the back, this happened on more than 1 page. I recently decided to upgrade the album, but something about silver coins in a Whitman look really nice. So I purchased a new Whitman and moved the coins over. For a while I was planning on selling these as I didn't like looking at the peeling blue paper, but with the move to the new album, I'm happy to still have the set.






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  • lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,399 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks good. I bet getting them into the new album with the solid pages and clear clean plastic did give it a kind of new freshness.

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  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,613 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's a terrific set you have!

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  • Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,316 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Fantastic looking set of WL halves. No way you can sell something like this ... way too cool. I can also tell you've taken your time selecting these specific coins. All are great examples. <3

    Dave

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  • seanqseanq Posts: 8,565 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great looking set, and I approve of your choice of albums.

    Sean Reynolds

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  • hfjacintohfjacinto Posts: 734 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Dave99B said:
    Fantastic looking set of WL halves. No way you can sell something like this ... way too cool. I can also tell you've taken your time selecting these specific coins. All are great examples. <3

    Dave

    Thanks Dave!

    There are 4 coins I’ve been meaning to upgrade, my kids got me me 2 for Christmas and I’ll get the other 2 soon, but otherwise this was one set that I did try to get original coins.

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks Great!! 👍

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  • jfriedm56jfriedm56 Posts: 741 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @hfjacinto, nice looking set of Walkers Helder. Congrats on your new album!

  • JJMJJM Posts: 7,964 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Old school collecting
    Love it!!😊

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  • cheezhedcheezhed Posts: 5,662 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for sharing!

    Many happy BST transactions
  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,329 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Way cool, I'm glad you kept it as a set as well

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Seems like we've been hearing a lot about damaged Whitman albums lately.

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  • Eldorado9Eldorado9 Posts: 2,066 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Bravo! that is totally fantastic!!!!! what a treasure.

  • kazkaz Posts: 9,041 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 11, 2023 6:41PM

    I look at a set like that and just say, Aaaaah!! Beautiful!

  • dhikewhitneydhikewhitney Posts: 355 ✭✭✭

    Just perfect; congrats

  • shortnockshortnock Posts: 363 ✭✭✭

    Nice assembly.

  • BullsitterBullsitter Posts: 5,285 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Salute !!

  • BarberianBarberian Posts: 2,899 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Beautiful set and the Whitman blue album looks nice with all that silver.

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  • hfjacintohfjacinto Posts: 734 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:
    Seems like we've been hearing a lot about damaged Whitman albums lately.

    This is the 2nd Whitman album that fell apart. The 20th century type set the cover came off. This one was the blue off peeling of the paper. I'm hoping they fixed the sets as I really like the way coins look with the blue.

  • nwcoastnwcoast Posts: 2,816 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That’s a really lovely set!
    Super cool and one of my favorite all time coin designs.
    Congratulations 🙂

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  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,626 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I love the look of a completed album with big silver coins... looks like victory! ;-)

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  • psuman08psuman08 Posts: 218 ✭✭✭

    Great looking set!

  • hfjacintohfjacinto Posts: 734 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thank you all for the nice comments. I have about 4 coins I want to upgrade (the 1921 S has a scratch, the 1947 D and 1939 D and S. Once I get those I’ll do another thread with the updates.

  • harlanharlan Posts: 32 ✭✭✭

    Looks great!

  • FrazFraz Posts: 1,574 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That set would look nice anywhere.

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,858 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Bring back album collecting! Way better than looking at a bunch of bulky slabs!

    All glory is fleeting.
  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 7,824 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The blue folder background helps to make the silver standout. Nice group.

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  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @291fifth said:
    Bring back album collecting! Way better than looking at a bunch of bulky slabs!

    We (and we all know who we are) never left.

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  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @hfjacinto said:

    @OAKSTAR said:

    @291fifth said:
    Bring back album collecting! Way better than looking at a bunch of bulky slabs!

    We (and we all know who we are) never left.

    I am not alone! <3

    >

    You're not alone. We should start our own club! ;):D

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  • hfjacintohfjacinto Posts: 734 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Walkerguy21D said:

    @291fifth said:
    Bring back album collecting! Way better than looking at a bunch of bulky slabs!

    But….where will we put all those stickers? 😉

    Should CAC start putting stickers on albums? You know this album meets the criteria for CAC (e.g. no road rashed parking lot coins?)

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @coastaljerseyguy said:
    I put my labels on the albums next to coin, some pages get a little busy with the larger labels. Some folks put on the front & back covers or on inserts which is also a great idea. I have them all, NGC, ANACS, ICG, PCGS and even a CAC approved PCGS.

    I take pictures of the coins in the slabs before I break them out.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • semikeycollectorsemikeycollector Posts: 911 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @hfjacinto said:

    My original Whitman album had some damage as the blue paper was peeling off the back, this happened on more than 1 page. I recently decided to upgrade the album, but something about silver coins in a Whitman look really nice. So I purchased a new Whitman and moved the coins over. For a while I was planning on selling these as I didn't like looking at the peeling blue paper, but with the move to the new album, I'm happy to still have the set.






    Great set! Each coin is very nice for the grade!!

  • hfjacintohfjacinto Posts: 734 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 10, 2024 5:31AM

    Thanks all!

    In some ways slabs have ruined aspects of the hobby for me. It was so nice looking through piles of coins finding the ones that have nicer appeal (basically you are your green/gold bean). Taking them home, removing them from the flip. Looking at the coin raw, putting it in the album and another hole filled.

    It was an enjoyable experience and honestly something that I missed doing. I’m now driving from coin shop to coin shop looking for that perfect coin/value for the empty whole. I recently picked up 2 more coins.

    I’m now thinking about getting some upgrades for my Mercury dime album.

  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,843 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 10, 2024 5:50AM

    @hfjacinto It’s really cool to see an old-school album full of walkers. I remember when this used to be a much more common sight. Nicely done. @coastaljerseyguy I really like your idea of saving the labels. Adds a deeper appreciation for the album.

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  • ElKevvoElKevvo Posts: 4,046 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice set! I like the Whitman album as IMO it displays the coins nicely.

    K

    ANA LM
  • hfjacintohfjacinto Posts: 734 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some minor updates.

    The 1921 S had a scratch and I didn't like it, so that one was upgraded.

    The last 2 pages, I drove to all the local coin shops and picked up the last few that I didn't have in BU.


  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,047 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 23, 2024 6:32AM

    @coastaljerseyguy said:
    I put my labels on the albums next to coin, some pages get a little busy with the larger labels. Some folks put on the front & back covers or on inserts which is also a great idea. I have them all, NGC, ANACS, ICG, PCGS and even a CAC approved PCGS.

    I always thought if I were going to display the inserts in the album, I would get a Dansco currency page and puth them neatly on 3x5 cards and insert them in these pages at the back of the book.

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,484 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 23, 2024 11:10AM

    For future reference, you might want to take pictures of the slabs "before" you crack them out!

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • Morgan13Morgan13 Posts: 722 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 23, 2024 11:56AM

    @291fifth said:
    Bring back album collecting! Way better than looking at a bunch of bulky slabs!

    Very nice set!
    I totally agree. I have cracked out a few to add to my Dansco album. I don't plan on selling them.
    Something to be said about a raw shimmering coin.
    Slabs are okay too!

    Student of numismatics and collector of Morgan dollars

  • coastaljerseyguycoastaljerseyguy Posts: 1,209 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice upgrade on a key date coin. When you have the complete series collection there are usually a few you wish you had a better coin. When its a key date, your eyes are usually drawn to those first and I know it bugs me to upgrade those sooner then later.

  • hfjacintohfjacinto Posts: 734 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Last picture, the full Walker collection. The ones in flips and tube are duplicates, which I'm using as a stack, but may eventually sell.

  • BECOKABECOKA Posts: 16,957 ✭✭✭

    Fantastic Thread. Love the idea of cracking to fill holes. I might have a hard time on super expensive stuff but in general I think this works well.

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