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“Completed” my 10 Coin Peace Dollar DATE Set!

winestevenwinesteven Posts: 3,985 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited January 28, 2024 5:22AM in U.S. Coin Forum

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:

Steve

A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996
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  • Inspired70Inspired70 Posts: 494 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Simply awesome.

  • DisneyFanDisneyFan Posts: 1,541 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Now that is a FUN set! Nice looking silver dollars. It's certainly tempting to put together a Peace Dollar set the way you did.

  • erwindocerwindoc Posts: 4,894 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great job! The set looks great side-by-side.

  • FranklinHalfAddictFranklinHalfAddict Posts: 650 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very spectacular looking set! Congrats on the accomplishment.

  • Downtown1974Downtown1974 Posts: 6,672 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What a great set! Booming with luster.
    I really like the way you have the pics laid out.

  • P0CKETCHANGEP0CKETCHANGE Posts: 2,158 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Steve, congratulations on assembling a superb set! As you said, these are common date coins but very much uncommon with such outstanding eye appeal, and I know there must have been concerted effort behind curating the examples you chose. I aspire to upgrade my own “completed” date set into one like this. Thank you for sharing.

    Nothing is as expensive as free money.

  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,474 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I bet that was a fun set to assemble Steve! Well done!

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
  • 1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,770 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice methodology @winesteven , and extremely nice set
    boston

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

    Great looking coins @winesteven They all have "that look" if you know what I mean :smiley:

  • winestevenwinesteven Posts: 3,985 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 28, 2024 6:01AM

    @Catbert said:
    Steve. I see with the 1927 a hint of golden toning. Certainly that coin must be replaced otherwise it could infect its sisters! 🤔😱😉

    Yes, in my weakness, I bought that as a “FILLER”, knowing that at some point I’ll find one in a higher grade that also has the eye appeal that pleases ME! While I may then lose some money when I sell this one, I consider the amount lost as “rent” I paid for having that coin keeping that slot “warm”, as I wait for the final coin for that slot!

    Steve

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

    My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996
  • lermishlermish Posts: 1,761 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Catbert said:
    Steve. I see with the 1927 a hint of golden toning. Certainly that coin must be replaced otherwise it could infect its sisters! 🤔😱😉

    That was my second thought :D

    The first thought was what a beautiful set and no surprise that Steve has a beautiful set of luster bombs. Nicely done!!!

  • RampageRampage Posts: 9,411 ✭✭✭✭

    Very nice set. I am still working on mine, but I have the harder one out of the way now.

  • david3142david3142 Posts: 3,368 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 28, 2024 6:52AM

    Beautiful matching set!

    Which of the dates is (or was for you) the hardest to find? Which coin(s) is (are) your favorite?

    I have also taken to date sets in a couple of places. Often it allows one to build a great set without compromising quality and staying within a reasonable budget.

  • OnWithTheHuntOnWithTheHunt Posts: 1,167 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What a beautiful set.

    Proud recipient of the coveted "You Suck Award" (9/3/10).
  • keyman64keyman64 Posts: 15,451 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Fantastic, congratulations!

    "If it's not fun, it's not worth it." - KeyMan64
    Looking for Top Pop Mercury Dime Varieties & High Grade Mercury Dime Toners. :smile:
  • Joe_360Joe_360 Posts: 1,577 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice indeed, congratulations Steve!

  • winestevenwinesteven Posts: 3,985 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 28, 2024 1:35PM

    @david3142 said:
    Beautiful matching set!

    Which of the dates is (or was for you) the hardest to find? Which coin(s) is (are) your favorite?

    I have also taken to date sets in a couple of places. Often it allows one to build a great set without compromising quality and staying within a reasonable budget.

    The hardest for me to find, with the eye appeal that I like, in the grade I want, graded by PCGS, and that merits a CAC sticker, is the 1927 that I mention above in one of my replies.

    As to my favorite, I like a LOT of these, especially the ones that in hand have a clean cheek and clean fields. Like with Morgan's, sometimes there are luster breaks or very light hits in these areas that look a LOT worse in photos than they do in-hand. To pick one, maybe the 1926?

    Steve

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

    My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996
  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,293 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You don't have a 1965.

  • winestevenwinesteven Posts: 3,985 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jmlanzaf said:
    You don't have a 1965.

    Maybe you're thinking of the elusive 1964-D. They were actually made in a quantity of a few hundred thousand at the Denver Mint, but were ordered to be melted. None have apparently turned up, potentially for fear of being confiscated by the Feds. I had read that PCGS was trying to make a deal with the Feds, that if one (or more) did indeed turn up, they would not be confiscated. Who knows?

    Steve

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

    My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996
  • coastaljerseyguycoastaljerseyguy Posts: 1,205 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Awesome set, must have been fun collecting those. The 26 obverse is hammered. Did you buy all CAC approved, or did you send any in?

  • Eldorado9Eldorado9 Posts: 2,064 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The Peace Dollars are one of my favorite series, and I might follow in your tracks Steve. You have assembled a beautiful set, and the photo montage is particularly compelling! Congrats buddy!

  • nwcoastnwcoast Posts: 2,815 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It’s really a gorgeous set!
    Congratulations and thank you for sharing.
    It’s an inspiration!

    Happy, humble, honored and proud recipient of the “You Suck” award 10/22/2014

  • johnny010johnny010 Posts: 1,043 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @winesteven

    How many and which Peace will you upgrade?

    Also when do you plan to show your Morgan set?

    Thx

  • FloridafacelifterFloridafacelifter Posts: 1,125 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Spectacular! You need some artwork like @BryceM

  • divecchiadivecchia Posts: 6,508 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What a beautiful set, Steve!!!

    Congratulations on completing a date set of Peace dollars.

    Donato

    Hobbyist & Collector (not an investor).
    Donato's Complete US Type Set ---- Donato's Dansco 7070 Modified Type Set ---- Donato's Basic U.S. Coin Design Set

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  • LJenkins11LJenkins11 Posts: 707 ✭✭✭✭✭

    An incredible set of dollars, what are you working on next?

  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,834 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congrats on completing that high-end set of blazers!!

    Well done!!

    “I may not believe in myself but I believe in what I’m doing” ~Jimmy Page~

    My Full Walker Registry Set:

    https://www.ngccoin.com/registry/competitive-sets/16292/

  • JJMJJM Posts: 7,962 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice! Great Job!!!

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  • braddickbraddick Posts: 22,845 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 28, 2024 10:04AM

    Spectacular set!

    peacockcoins

  • Amazing, simply spectacular, just jaw dropping, thank you for sharing your incredible collection. I agree with a previous poster the eye appeal on each is so similar in appearance. That is a great example of a well thought out and put together set.
    Thank you for sharing with us.

  • FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 2,753 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Lovely Steve. It was great seeing all of these in person.

  • skier07skier07 Posts: 3,600 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congrats! Good job and beautiful set.

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,293 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @winesteven said:

    @jmlanzaf said:
    You don't have a 1965.

    Maybe you're thinking of the elusive 1964-D. They were actually made in a quantity of a few hundred thousand at the Denver Mint, but were ordered to be melted. None have apparently turned up, potentially for fear of being confiscated by the Feds. I had read that PCGS was trying to make a deal with the Feds, that if one (or more) did indeed turn up, they would not be confiscated. Who knows?

    Steve

    No, I'm thinking of a Dan Carr 1965 Peace dollar. I'm told that since it is struck on a Peace dollar planchet, it is a real coin and not a copy. Therefore, it must be a genuine 1965 Peace $.

    [Sorry if you can't understand me, my tongue is stuck in my cheek.]

  • winestevenwinesteven Posts: 3,985 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 28, 2024 12:29PM

    @coastaljerseyguy said:
    Awesome set, must have been fun collecting those. The 26 obverse is hammered. Did you buy all CAC approved, or did you send any in?

    Years ago I used to buy non-stickered coins that I thought would sticker, but my success rate was roughly 40% - 50%. I would then turn around and sell the coins that failed. I got tired of those losses. I then would say to dealers with a nice non-stickered coin that i'll buy it at full asking price, pay ALL shipping and submission fees, but if the coin fails, I want a refund of just the price paid for the coin. I'll absorb all of the shipping and submission costs. I didn't have any takers, lol.

    As such, all of these Peace Dollars were bought with stickers.

    Absolutely no doubt there are people out there with great eyes and have studied CAC stickering successes and failures. They can make a good living doing just that. Matter of fact, i have a young guy who does exactly that, and he succeeded in getting me a few non stickered Indian head cents that were contingent on HIM paying all shipping and submission fees, and only if they stickered by BOTH CAC and Rick Snow's Eagle Eye Photo Seal would I buy the coin from him. On those he had success, I paid him handsomely.

    Steve

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

    My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996
  • winestevenwinesteven Posts: 3,985 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 28, 2024 8:15PM

    @johnny010 said:
    @winesteven

    How many and which Peace will you upgrade?

    Also when do you plan to show your Morgan set?

    Thx

    I plan on upgrading three, and I've indicated the 1927 is one of those three. But the slightly paranoid side of me has heard from other collectors that are more paranoid than me to not disclose what I might be after, lol. Those collectors don't even make their Registry sets viewable for that reason. At least I show the grades of each of my coins.

    Regarding my 28 coin Morgan DATE Set, I forgot to send one of those for photography. As such, I'll probably show that set on the Forum in mid to late March. However, my set is indeed currently viewable on the Registry. It is Current rank #18.

    Steve

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

    My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996
  • CryptoCrypto Posts: 3,344 ✭✭✭✭✭

    How many sets in our hobby start off as date sets? Wonderful coins, look forward to seeing the S mint coins you find that match :p

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,456 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I can smell that silver from here! 👍 👍

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

  • winestevenwinesteven Posts: 3,985 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Floridafacelifter said:
    Spectacular! You need some artwork like @BryceM

    I'm working on getting a nice 16x20 print of the photo shown in my OP. Thanks. Each individual composite will then be about 8" wide and 4" deep.

    Steve

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

    My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996
  • winestevenwinesteven Posts: 3,985 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @LJenkins11 said:
    An incredible set of dollars, what are you working on next?

    A 27 coin Mercury FB DATE Set. I'm roughly half way through, but several of those are nice $300 and less fillers.

    Thanks.

    Steve

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

    My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996
  • winestevenwinesteven Posts: 3,985 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @winesteven said:

    @jmlanzaf said:
    You don't have a 1965.

    Maybe you're thinking of the elusive 1964-D. They were actually made in a quantity of a few hundred thousand at the Denver Mint, but were ordered to be melted. None have apparently turned up, potentially for fear of being confiscated by the Feds. I had read that PCGS was trying to make a deal with the Feds, that if one (or more) did indeed turn up, they would not be confiscated. Who knows?

    Steve

    No, I'm thinking of a Dan Carr 1965 Peace dollar. I'm told that since it is struck on a Peace dollar planchet, it is a real coin and not a copy. Therefore, it must be a genuine 1965 Peace $.

    [Sorry if you can't understand me, my tongue is stuck in my cheek.]

    Actually, I believe I also read that Dan Carr has made some 1964-D Peace Dollars as well. Since they were NEVER "officially" released, he's allowed to do that!

    Steve

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

    My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996
  • winestevenwinesteven Posts: 3,985 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Crypto said:
    How many sets in our hobby start off as date sets? Wonderful coins, look forward to seeing the S mint coins you find that match :p

    Ha! Don't hold your breath.

    Steve

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

    My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996
  • fathomfathom Posts: 1,496 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is a nice '27. They are tougher to find in the upper MS grades with flashy luster, which that coin has.

  • winestevenwinesteven Posts: 3,985 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 28, 2024 1:15PM

    @fathom said:
    That is a nice '27. They are tougher to find in the upper MS grades with flashy luster, which that coin has.

    Thanks. That's why i don't yet have one in a higher grade! As with many of my coins in other sets, I will NOT buy an upgrade if the coin in the lower grade is as nice or nicer than the upgrade! I don't care if it has a CAC sticker, and has a grade on the label that I've been searching for. If the new coin is not nicer than the coin it will replace, I pass!

    Steve

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

    My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996
  • WalkerloverWalkerlover Posts: 663 ✭✭✭✭

    Beautiful set Steve, congratulations as always your coins are super eye catching

  • winestevenwinesteven Posts: 3,985 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 28, 2024 1:18PM

    @Che_Grapes said:
    I tried to get them to show in order of date but for some reason that didn’t work — but all 10 coins are there - mine is a “poorer” man set as all mine are 64 or 65.

    Hey, they look great and well matched. Regardless of grade, collectors should get pleasure and feel proud of what they have, as all of it still takes time for the "hunt" - regardless of grade (yes, I'm intentionally being repetitive)!

    Steve

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

    My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996

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