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"The Year of the Cat" - Seated Halves Added in 2023

CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,493 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited December 30, 2023 2:30PM in U.S. Coin Forum


Thought I'd share a picture of one of my favorite albums from 1976. If you're of a certain age, you might remember this mellow music from Al Stewart.

I bought many coins in 2023 and one of my ongoing projects is to build a nice seated half collection. I know this is a very long journey and may never be finished. However, as a retrospective of 2023, I'm going to post pictures of coins that were added to this project during the year. Hope you enjoy!

VF35 CAC

AU58 CAC

AU55

More to follow.

"Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"

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  • breakdownbreakdown Posts: 1,950 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Catbert,

    These are a great group of seated halves you have started. I appreciate the "placeholder" moniker - every one of us that is putting together a set can't resist one or two.

    "Look up, old boy, and see what you get." -William Bonney.

  • Eldorado9Eldorado9 Posts: 2,068 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Impressive Buddy! Very beautiful coins, and I love the focus on originality! A daunting set to say the least!

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,494 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Did someone say CAT!?!?! 🙀 😳

    Really nice coins! 👍

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  • JBNJBN Posts: 1,788 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Always liked that song and album. 'On The Border' is to my mind an overlooked song from the album.
    Those are some exceptional halves. The color on the 40 and 74 must be a treat in hand.
    Congratulations on your 2023 progress on your set.

  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,495 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well done Catbert, some very nice eye candy for sure

  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,848 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What an amazing set you have put together in such a short period of time! You have succeeded marvelously in adding Coins that all possess wonderful eye appeal! I truly enjoyed viewing them and I hope to continue to follow your progress! Yes, I remember the song from when I was very young. Great tune.

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  • DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,480 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Absolutely gorgeous group of wholesome and original halves, i think the 44 that you almost forgot is my favorite. Cheers to a great year of acquisitions 🥂, and may 2024 treat us equally as well!

  • breakdownbreakdown Posts: 1,950 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Fitting that JBN checked in. His set of seated halves were one of the first things I thought of when I saw Catbert’s thread.

    "Look up, old boy, and see what you get." -William Bonney.

  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,073 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What an amazing run of gorgeous halves- wow!

    As for the album, I’m old enough that I remember hearing the ads for it during the King Biscuit Flour Hour show on Sunday nights on FM radio….while driving in my car!

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  • BarberianBarberian Posts: 2,909 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 30, 2023 7:56PM

    That album cover has coins with cat heads on them.

    Nice coins! I like the 77-S (hammered. nice toning), 57-O, 52-O (mysterious with splashes of color), and 58-P with the vivid color.

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  • lermishlermish Posts: 1,773 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very, very nice! I love the variety of conditions, nice to be able to see beautiful coins at all levels, especially for such a big set.

  • LJenkins11LJenkins11 Posts: 710 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Catbert fantastic additions to your set, love that 1840. For those of us that collect this series, especially in circulated choice/above average eye appeal, these are getting much more difficult to locate. My hats off to you and best of wishes in 2024.

  • GotTheBugGotTheBug Posts: 1,520 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I went to see Al Stewart at an outdoor concert in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and he got miffed at the crowd because people kept asking for him to play Year of the Cat while he was trying to introduce some new compositions.

    Great bunch of Seated Halves. The good ones are getting harder and harder to find.

  • ElmerFusterpuckElmerFusterpuck Posts: 4,611 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's an awesome group, especially like that 1888. I was fortunate to add a 55-S and 57-S to my seated half collection this year. The good stuff is truly hard to find.

  • CrepidoderaCrepidodera Posts: 169 ✭✭✭✭

    Very nice additions Catbert! Love Al Stewart's Year of the Cat, and Time Passages, good memories.

    Doug

  • dcarrdcarr Posts: 7,905 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 1, 2024 1:29AM

    Great coins.

    Al Stewart: "Roads to Moscow"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZgSD3qL2ok

  • 7Jaguars7Jaguars Posts: 7,185 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Although I prefer the S minted early halves, I like many of yours Sir. I do not understand how the 1845 O is only "45" when some of the others (eg 1849 O) are graded higher but do not have the look. Nice pickup....I got a grand total of TWO in the last year, so putting us a bit to shame.
    Nice job!!!

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  • NicNic Posts: 3,335 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Catbert - You had a fabulous year sir! Beautiful coins in a great series that is much tougher than folks realize. <3 your 39 the most!

  • MeltdownMeltdown Posts: 8,616 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice! Seated halves might just be my biggest focus this year. I've always appreciated them and only own the two in my type set album.

  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,514 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wonderful group Cat! I knew you were having a banner year but seeing them all together is really special.

    Do you have a favorite? I like a lot of them, a lot, but that '65 is mouthwatering.


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  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,493 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @pursuitofliberty said:
    Wonderful group Cat! I knew you were having a banner year but seeing them all together is really special.

    Do you have a favorite? I like a lot of them, a lot, but that '65 is mouthwatering.

    Really tough Pursuit. There are several favorites in that group but I’d say the most charming is the lowly 1840 due to the subtle colors!

    Thanks to all for the comments. Original halves are tough to find and I’m guessing one of the reasons is that the specialist collectors have many duplicates.

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  • jedmjedm Posts: 2,916 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Super collection so far! Thanks for sharing them.

  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,272 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Please update this post as you add to it.
    It is a truly amazing set as it stands.
    Happy hunting in 2024.
    Wayne

    Kennedys are my quest...

  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,493 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thank you Wayne. These coins represent about half of my seated half collection. I’m in the PCGS registry under my forum name.

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,848 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Catbert said:
    Thank you Wayne. These coins represent about half of my seated half collection. I’m in the PCGS registry under my forum name.

    Very cool. I had no idea. I just spent a long time checking it out. 👍

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  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,495 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Catbert said:
    Thank you Wayne. These coins represent about half of my seated half collection. I’m in the PCGS registry under my forum name.

    Just got done looking at your set(s)
    Love that they all hace a CAC sticker as well
    Very nice!

  • calgolddivercalgolddiver Posts: 1,379 ✭✭✭✭✭

    great collection !! congratulations !!

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