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 Posted 08/17/2011  1:29 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add wolverine to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

It's been a long time since I posted. I guess I kinda got caught up in life...
BUT, I stopped by a local coin shop the other day just to check things out, it had been awhile since I had been there. The owner added a new section by the front door that was all used Dansco albums and Whitman albums.
I was able to pick up the US Type Set Dansco for $5! I had a few of the coins in quaility grades, but most of the older stuff I've never dealt with.
So I'm basically asking for opinions on how to attack this bad boy!

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 Posted 08/17/2011  1:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bizybackson to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
One coin at time. You also have to decide the grade ranges you are willing to settle for, G-VG for 19th Century, F-VF for 20th, etc. Bust silver coins are generally expensive in any grade, and so are both of the Seated dollars. Good luck with your quest!
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 Posted 08/17/2011  1:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add CaptainFwiffo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm going to try to do a 7070 of exclusively holed coins, to make it more affordable, but also interesting. I already have several 19th century holed coins I got out of a dealer's junk box as a kid ( Seated half dimes and dimes, silver 3 cents, etc.) The challenge will be finding holed modern coins, and I'm not gonna drill them myself, that would be cheating. I did stumble across a holed Jefferson nickel the other day, and I've seen holed Kennedy halves (I've the same holed '74 pass through my hands twice in my roll searching - I'll hang on to it if it comes by again). But will I find a holed Sacagawea, SBA, FDR dime or state quarter?
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 Posted 08/17/2011  2:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BLUESZONE to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Decide on the grade you will accept then be ready for a long ride. I started about 6 months ago and between what I had and a couple of coin shows I'm about halfway there. Unfortunately I have most of the easy ones and still need the though ones. I have the impulse to fill holes quickly so this isn't easy for me. It's such a nice looking set when you do it right. I don't have a big coin budget so I'm sure it will take years to finish. I'm trying to pick off one row at a time. One more nickel and that row is done then small cents I think.
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 Posted 08/17/2011  5:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bryan1315 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I went for problem free in AU-50 or above for my Dansco7070 album and I have the Gold Page as well in mine (the gold page is done and actually have 2 holes left to fill). I have added up the value of the coins in the album about a year and a half ago and I think the value exceeds $20,000.00 so far so it can get pricey but it can also be done on a budget and spend allot less by just filling the holes with what ever fills the holes. It is really up to you on how you do it, I have seen this album filled with nothing but holed coins and I have seen it filled with nothing but the lowest grade they could find. I myself like to make everything look uniformed and that is why I tried to keep everything in AU or above in mine. If you would like to see my album I have a link in my signature showing the album but there is also a thread here where everyone is showing off their coins in their 7070 album and you will see just about all grades are represented throughout the thread
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 Posted 08/17/2011  11:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Coinstar to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
working on mine--great book but the early stuff can be ruff
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 Posted 08/18/2011  10:20 am  Show Profile Check KenKat's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KenKat to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I tried for a minimum of VF coins when I was putting mine together. I had to go a little lower on a couple of the early coppers due to budget constraints.

One thing I liked about the VF level is that I was able to complete the set with mostly raw coins. I did break a couple of slabs for the harder coins, especially some of the Dollars where I was concerned about counterfeits.
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 Posted 03/14/2012  01:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Coindog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I found a Kennedy half with a hole if you want it.
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