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My Completed 1943 Mint Set

Hi all. Just thought I'd share my completed 1943 Mint Set. I chose 1943 as my first set since both my parents were born that year, and because I thought it's an interesting year anyway with the wartime compositions of the cent and 5c, Mercury and Walkers still in production, with three mints in production.

I put it in the registry set, link below. I'm still waiting for the old owner of the S quarter to remove it from their inventory so I can add it to mine. Maybe that will move me up from 25th to 23rd. :D

https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/u-s-coins/mint-sets/1943-mint-set/publishedset/359649

I know it's not nearly as impressive as some of the high-dollar collectors and set owners here. I'm more of a lower budget guy so I am very happy and thrilled to have completed a set like this. Keeps me excited about collecting. Thanks for looking.

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  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,780 ✭✭✭✭✭

    OUTSTANDING!!! I can see the effort you put into that set!! 👍 👍

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  • CRHer700CRHer700 Posts: 614 ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2, 2024 4:55PM

    Good job! 1943 is a good year for a set with lots of variety.

    Cheers, and God Bless, CRHer700 :mrgreen:

  • EastonCollectionEastonCollection Posts: 1,249 ✭✭✭✭✭

    __Love it

    Easton Collection
  • RWMRWM Posts: 204 ✭✭✭

    Great set. Thank you for sharing.

  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,644 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congratulations on a wonderful set

  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,006 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MWallace said:
    Great set, but I don't see the 1943 Copper Cents. :D

    He'll be out looking for them in parking lots.😆

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  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,006 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice group. You did well.

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  • baddogssbaddogss Posts: 1,259 ✭✭✭✭

    @Allentram I like it a lot, especially the D nickel with the old series/coin label.
    The whole set is good looking to me. Thanks for the post.

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  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,717 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Allentram said:

    I know it's not nearly as impressive as some of the high-dollar collectors and set owners here. I'm more of a lower budget guy so I am very happy and thrilled to have completed a set like this. Keeps me excited about collecting. Thanks for looking.

    Don't sell yourself short. It's a great set! And you've got a great approach.

    P.S. - not all of us here are "high dollar collectors". ;)

  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,751 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Beautiful set congrats on completing it! :) I did the same thing for 1940 which is my mothers birth year.

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  • OnastoneOnastone Posts: 3,777 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Excellent!!!!!!!!!

  • sparky64sparky64 Posts: 7,025 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well done and congratulations.
    A set to be proud of, no doubt.

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  • labloverlablover Posts: 3,598 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great set and congrats on completing. But, why 1943? Birth year, etc?

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  • DRUNNERDRUNNER Posts: 3,798 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Superb effort. Well matched, lots of care, and a special set!

    Drunner

  • AllentramAllentram Posts: 92 ✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:
    OUTSTANDING!!! I can see the effort you put into that set!! 👍 👍

    Thanks. Most of this was put together last year. I could have put this together really quick but held out for good value and good quality. Glad I did.

  • AllentramAllentram Posts: 92 ✭✭✭

    @MWallace said:
    Great set, but I don't see the 1943 Copper Cents. :D

    Oh, I'm sure the wife would understand if I cashed out my 401K for them. :D

  • etexmikeetexmike Posts: 6,795 ✭✭✭

    Nice job on the set. Congrata.

  • AllentramAllentram Posts: 92 ✭✭✭

    @baddogss said:
    @Allentram I like it a lot, especially the D nickel with the old series/coin label.
    The whole set is good looking to me. Thanks for the post.

    Yes, I noticed that about the D nickel. I bought it off ebay and was surprised to see it with all 6 FS.

  • AllentramAllentram Posts: 92 ✭✭✭

    @lablover said:
    Great set and congrats on completing. But, why 1943? Birth year, etc?

    Birth year of both of my parents. I also liked the year because of wartime compositions, affordability and all 3 mints in production.

  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,574 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like it!!

  • jfriedm56jfriedm56 Posts: 833 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice looking set. I would be quite pleased at this accomplishment.

  • 1946Hamm1946Hamm Posts: 766 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice set

    Have a good day, Gary
  • Morgan13Morgan13 Posts: 866 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's pretty cool. Nice job.

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  • rnkmyer1rnkmyer1 Posts: 487 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Impressive! Great collecting job - what a hunt!

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  • RampageRampage Posts: 9,417 ✭✭✭✭

    Very nice!

  • ExtremeengineerExtremeengineer Posts: 124 ✭✭✭

    That’s a very nice set. I like your continuity in chosen grades, makes for a great set when viewed all together.

  • SwampboySwampboy Posts: 12,878 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very cool
    Congrats
    🍺

  • johnny010johnny010 Posts: 1,073 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Right on
    Looks like a fun set

  • GaCoinGuyGaCoinGuy Posts: 2,716 ✭✭✭✭

    Not a thing wrong with that set! Does the 43 Merc have toning or is it just the light? And the "D" Walker?

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  • anablepanablep Posts: 5,027 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great set for such an important year in US history!

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  • Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,350 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is one special set! Very interesting!

    Dave

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  • AllentramAllentram Posts: 92 ✭✭✭

    @GaCoinGuy said:
    Not a thing wrong with that set! Does the 43 Merc have toning or is it just the light? And the "D" Walker?

    Yes, the 43P Merc does have light toning, really nice and subtle. The D Walker does too, grey, blue and black around the rim. I may upgrade that someday to a fully white MS66, but I still find it pleasing.

  • divecchiadivecchia Posts: 6,527 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congratulations on completing a terrific looking set. The coins look very well matched.

    A job well done.

    Donato

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  • calgolddivercalgolddiver Posts: 1,392 ✭✭✭✭✭

    congratulations on a great set !! well done.

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