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Help with Type Set choice?

I am working on a PCGS Major Type Circulation Strike Set. I am looking to add A Silver Washington Quarter, with a budget of $300-400. Looking at my set so far (see below), should I add a MS67 common coin or a high grade 1932 D or S?

1851 Braided Coronet Half Cent PCGS AU53
1949 Braided Coronet Cent PCGS AU53
1858 Flying Eagle Cent Small Letters PCGS AU50
1908 Indian Head Cent Bronze Oak Wreath PCGS MS63RD
1909 Lincoln Cent VDB PCGS MS63RD
1914-D Lincoln Wheat Cent No VDB PCGS VF30
1943-S Lincoln Head Cent Steel PCGS MS67
2009-D Lincoln Anniversary Cent Presidency PCGS MS67RD
2023 Lincoln Shield Cent Extra V PCGS MS66
1864 Two Cent Large Motto PCGS MS63RB
1870 Three Cent Nickel PCGS MS62
1834 Capped Bust Half Dime PCGS AU53
1840 Liberty Seated Half Dime Stars No Drapery PCGS AU53
1883 Shield Nickel No Rays PCGS MS62
1883 Liberty Head Nickel No Cents PCGS MS62
1913 Buffalo Nickel Type 1 Mound PCGS MS64
1950-D Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS66FS
1943-D Jefferson Nickel Silver PCGS MS67FS
1835 Capped Bust Dime PCGS XF40
1887 Liberty Seated Dime Legend PCGS MS64
1897 Barber Dime PCGS MS63
1945-S Micro S Mercury Dime PCGS MS65
1963-D Roosevelt Dime Silver PCGS MS67
1982 Roosevelt Dime Clad No P Mint mark Strong PCGS MS66
1911 Barber Quarter PCGS AU53
1927 Standing Liberty Quarter Type 2 PCGS MS62
2021-D Washington Crossing the Delaware Quarter PCGS MS67+
1831 Capped Bust Half Dollar Lettered Edge PCGS VF20
1873 Liberty Seated Half Dollar Arrows PCGS XF45
1942 Walking Liberty Half Dollar PCGS MS66+
1956 Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS66FBL
1966 Kennedy Half Dollar 40% Silver PCGS MS66
1982-P No "FG" FS901 Kennedy Half Dollar Clad PCGS MS65
2013-P T.Roosevelt Presidential Dollar PCGS MS67+
1922 Grant No Star Commemorative Half Dollar PCGS AU58
1903 McKinley Gold Dollar PCGS MS65
1999-W Washington $5 Gold Commemorative PCGS MS70
2022-P U.S. Coast Guard Medal First Day of Issue PCGS MS69


  • OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,461 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would get a common date MS67.

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  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,383 ✭✭✭✭✭

    With a type set, most collectors opt for the highest grade example of the design they can afford. Buying key dates for a type set is for the wealthy. You will end up with lower grade example of the design for a higher price. The 1932-D and S coins were not sharply struck coins. “In God we trust” was not well defined on those coins. It was “the light motto” sub type.

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

    If you can find a nice 1932 D or S with good eye appeal in AU or better it's hard to go wrong with a key coin.
    (That may exceed your $300-$400 target range)

    A common MS-67 might look better next to your 2021 D MS-67+
    (This may be the better option)

  • Project NumismaticsProject Numismatics Posts: 1,284 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think you may be asking the wrong question. I suggest buying eye appeal and a coin that speaks to you rather than a particular grade or date / MM.

    I recommend looking at every $300 - $400 Washington quarter for the next couple months - GC, dealer inventory and eBay. You will then have a sense of what your money can buy in terms of eye appeal. Then wait for something that is the best of the best within your budget and speaks to you.

    Alternatively, fill the Washington hole with something sentimental. Maybe a coin passed down from a family member or one found in change as a YN.

  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,627 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I personally would gravitate to the higher grade common date coin, $300-$400 will not get you much in the way of a looker to match the rest of your set if you go with a 32 D or S.

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

    MS66 common and save a few bucks for something else.

  • oldabeintxoldabeintx Posts: 1,564 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like first year coins. The 1932 is inexpensive.

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