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It's been over a year so I took some updated group shots of my core collection

DelawareDoonsDelawareDoons Posts: 3,167 ✭✭✭✭✭

I mostly collect old holders, really anything that catches my eye, with a long-term goal of assembling a type set. New acquisitions have really slowed down for several reasons but they do trickle in.

Fatties

Duplicate Fatties (And the PL Morgan run)

Proof Frankins

OGH

Rattlers (The trime hasn't been to CAC yet)

Duplicate Rattlers (And a Blanchard + Japan MoF gold

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  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very impressive! Lots of old holders & lots of beans! :)

  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That Blanchard Morgan in the last photo looks like it has some wild color.

  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 7,816 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Lots of soap bars there. Nice group.

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  • JJMJJM Posts: 7,964 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice!

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  • Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 4,205 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They look great 👍🏻

    Mr_Spud

  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Love the color on that one! <3

    Thanks for posting a better photo. :)

  • bidaskbidask Posts: 13,818 ✭✭✭✭✭

    classic coins , old holders, cac stickers , WOWEE !

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  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,564 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 16, 2024 12:59PM

    I am very impressed! The coins and the holders! That’s awesome!

    My holdings are very humble, but I like to buy the same kind of things when I can find them.

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,322 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like 👍

  • crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,758 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Impressive 👍👍

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  • spacehaydukespacehayduke Posts: 5,427 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow! 👍👍👍👍👍


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  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,481 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I love these group shots. What a collection!

    I need to do same!

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  • marcmoishmarcmoish Posts: 6,156 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Whoa!

    I totally like what you got here, please PM me your home address and alarm security code.

  • DelawareDoonsDelawareDoons Posts: 3,167 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for the kind words, folks. Been a long road and still quite a ways to go before I'm happy, if ever.

    @Catbert said:
    I love these group shots. What a collection!

    I need to do same!

    It's a lotta fun to see 'em all laid out. Gives you a real sense of having accomplished something.

    @marcmoish said:
    Whoa!

    I totally like what you got here, please PM me your home address and alarm security code.

    I'll ask the bank if they can give you the information. ;)

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  • NeophyteNumismatistNeophyteNumismatist Posts: 853 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Awesome coins! Congrats on putting together such a wonderful group!

    I am a newer collector (started April 2020), and I primarily focus on U.S. Half Cents and Type Coins. Early copper is my favorite.

  • johnny010johnny010 Posts: 1,045 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Holy mother of baby……

    Wow that’s a beautiful collection. Well done. You look like you have a fast lane pass at CAC.

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,613 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I love it!

    Do all of your NGC fatties have intact holograms? Alternatively, are they (or some of them) the embossed logo generation? It has been my experience that some types with the embossed logo are fairly unusual to find. Regardless, they are cool!

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  • RobertScotLoverRobertScotLover Posts: 515 ✭✭✭✭

    Sexy

  • CocoinutCocoinut Posts: 2,505 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice collection! Are you a long-time collector who bought a lot of those coins when they were issued in those holders, or have you searched and acquired them more recently? Either way, it's an impressive group!

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  • 1TwoBits1TwoBits Posts: 450 ✭✭✭✭

    Those are like that early 80’s TV show “That’s Incredible.”

    1TwoBits

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  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 7,816 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DelawareDoons said:

    @TomB said:
    I love it!

    Do all of your NGC fatties have intact holograms? Alternatively, are they (or some of them) the embossed logo generation? It has been my experience that some types with the embossed logo are fairly unusual to find. Regardless, they are cool!

    99% are intact. I hate non-intact holograms. I only accept minor damage, and then, only on much tougher types to find. I would estimate this group is 75% 4.0, 25% 3.0... and then the 6 2.0/2.1's you can see scattered throughout. Most notable 3.0 I have is probably the 75-CC 25c. I've saved quite a few holograms too, several of these came with stickers from various auction houses/dealers over the holograms.

    @Cocoinut said:
    Very nice collection! Are you a long-time collector who bought a lot of those coins when they were issued in those holders, or have you searched and acquired them more recently? Either way, it's an impressive group!

    I was born bang between the founding of PCGS and NGC, and I come from a VERY middle class background, so I definitely didn't put these away when I was a kid lol. I started casually picking these up around 2017, and began to consider the idea of doing a fatty type set in early 2019 after I acquired the 1839 dime. Shortly after that, I had a couple more interesting ones fall into my lap, and that is when I got more aggressive and really started looking for them. I had the benefit of a full-time remote position prior to the past year and change, so I could watch eBay like a hawk and scoop any old holders that weren't asking for a premium, or weren't auctioning well. Picked up quite a few that way, I'd guess 80%+, the others I've picked up off of dealers that don't care about the old holders, or occasionally paid up for one from auction or vest dealer friends.

    I've owned considerably more than you see here too. I started with Morgans and Mercury dimes, and had over 60 OGH/Rattler mercs at one point. The only surviving ones from that group are the Gold CAC doily and the 40-S 66FB Gold CAC. I basically began acquiring anything that met my fairly basic standards and submitted lots of them to CAC to refine my eye and get it in-line with JA's, as much as you can via submitting coins to them at least. From there, if it failed CAC, I'd typically dump it, if it passed but wasn't something special, I'd sell it, and if it gold CACed, I'd keep it. I'd say I've made all but maybe one or two of the Gold CAC's you see in those pics. It should total 53 coins.

    The rattler 3CS I think will green, but not gold, so I'll probably be stuck at 53 for a while here, unless some really neat group falls into my lap. Here's some bonus pics of that one.


    Great circular, peripheral toning.

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  • pcgscacgoldpcgscacgold Posts: 2,595 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great collection of outstanding coins. Excellent eye appeal for sure.

    I have my first OGH Rattler coming today.

  • TennesseeDaveTennesseeDave Posts: 4,726 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very impressive. Congratulations on having such a great collection.

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  • pointfivezeropointfivezero Posts: 1,578 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for sharing, DD. Awesome collection. I think you beat me to the punch on several of those finds on eBay. :(

    Tim

  • LeeBoneLeeBone Posts: 4,269 ✭✭✭✭✭

    :o

    Just when you think that your own collection is pretty decent along comes pics like these :/

    J/K
    Very impressive in so many aspects. <3

  • Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,316 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good Lord! WOW!!!

    Dave

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  • AZDAVYAZDAVY Posts: 44 ✭✭✭

    I love when you post. Ngc 3.0 and 4.0 are my favorite holders. Love the coins also😀

  • CCDollarCCDollar Posts: 717 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Don't you have anything good to show us? Nice...

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  • JWPJWP Posts: 16,502 ✭✭✭✭✭

    WOW. I'm jealous. Nice collection too.

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  • holy sh!t, how long did it take you to assemble that collection?

    no love for doilies?

  • DelawareDoonsDelawareDoons Posts: 3,167 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @pointfivezero said:
    Thanks for sharing, DD. Awesome collection. I think you beat me to the punch on several of those finds on eBay. :(

    Tim

    Probably... Ebay's a feeding frenzy sometimes! I'm sure you've beaten me to a few.

    @LeeBone said:
    :o

    Just when you think that your own collection is pretty decent along comes pics like these :/

    J/K
    Very impressive in so many aspects. <3

    Your collection is more impressive than mine, man! Thank you nonetheless though, my friend.

    @Chattermonkey said:
    holy sh!t, how long did it take you to assemble that collection?

    no love for doilies?

    I've been actively going after fatties and rattlers since probably about late 2018.

    I have three doilies in the OGH pic. They're just scarce so they aren't a main focus for me. Like 2.0 and 2.1's, though I've lucked into a few more of those than doilies. I would have four doilies, but one was lost in the mail. :(

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