“Completed” my 10 Coin Peace Dollar DATE Set!
Unlike many collectors, I don’t have the patience for larger complete sets that include coins from each mint for each year, although I give a LOTof credit to those collectors that choose to do that. That does indeed provide a tremendous amount of accomplishment, and those that do that should rightfully be VERY proud!
Doing DATE sets is easier (yes, I’m lazy). Fewer coins are needed (so the cost is less), and more importantly, I can pick and choose which mint to buy for each individual year, since only one coin is needed per year. While some collectors prefer the challenge of going with tougher mints in their DATE set (and I commend them for that), I choose the more common coins for each year. With fewer coins, and including the more common mints for each year, my budget for the set can then search for coins in higher grades! I would not be able to afford to put together a complete date and mint mark set in those higher grades.
That’s my rationale for the DATE sets I’ve put together - Lincoln Wheat DATE set (50 coins), Standing Lib Quarter Full Head DATE Set (14 coins), Morgan Dollar DATE Set - not yet posted on the forum - (28 coins), and now this 10 coin Peace Dollar DATE Set.
In the title to this post, I put the word “Completed” in quotes, since I’m still searching for a few upgrades.
Here’s a single photo of the individual “Composite” photos of the ten coins. The Current rank is #12:
My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set: