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Collecting Circulated Silver Commems

erwindocerwindoc Posts: 4,927 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited May 21, 2017 3:53PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Anyone here done a set of these? How difficult would it be complete in say XF/AU? Toughest dates, etc?


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    ECHOESECHOES Posts: 2,974 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I started a set too. Don't run into them very often. Has been very fun.

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,936 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It could be an entertaining secondary collecting project. However, don't start being willing to pay premiums to get them. The commemorative market is thin and weak and you could end up burying yourself.

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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,481 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @erwindoc said:
    Anyone here done a set of these? How difficult would it be complete in say XF/AU? Toughest dates, etc?

    Some of the issues from the later 1930s and later are almost impossible to find the circulated grades. You will pay almost as much for circulated pieces as toy will for the low to middle and even high end Mint State pieces.

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    Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,147 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've seen WTB's ads over on the BST over the years.
    Other than some Columbian Halves and Quarters, Lafayette dollars, and once in a blue moon one of the other halves, I have not seen many, but again I don't search for them either. I have read that unsold ones were occasionally dumped into circulation, so I suppose some are around.

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    JustacommemanJustacommeman Posts: 22,847 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It will take patience but can be done. A fun long term project


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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Definitely an interesting series.... not much of a market if considering as investment.... I did a short set of commemoratives from states I lived in.... had to settle for state tokens in a couple since not all states have commemoratives. Cheers, RickO

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    pocketpiececommemspocketpiececommems Posts: 5,741 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Check the Lowball commemorative section. There are 3 complete sets there

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