I am thrilled to report the addition of three new coins to the circulated set ... photos coming right up.
All three were acquired from a dedicated collector who has assembled over a lifetime the greatest set of circulated classic commemorative ever known. He is a current CCF member who shall remain un-named by me ... he can choose to self identify if wished. My Many Thanks for the coins and support. 1925-S California
Some of you may recall my unfortunate encounter with the counterfeit California that was in my set for awhile.http://www.coincommunity.com/forum/...ckelsearcher
That hole has now been filled with an honestly circulated, genuine, example that I believe was carried as someones pocket piece. Surfaces are original, but 'bright' in hand, evidence to me of pocket polishing.
I grade VG10 ... PCGS
has certified 26 total examples below AU so this coin is not that tough to find circulated in the market.1936 Albany
This is a tough coin to find in circulated condition. My set contained an example that I grade XF45. Pleased to 'downgrade' to this lovely coin ... broken out of a PCGS
VF25 holder. This was the 2nd lowest graded Albany ever certified by PCGS
Now happily raw in my Dansco 7094. 1935 Spanish Trail
Indeed .... the impossible coin
... and the showstopper for anyone trying to assemble a complete circulated set.
The 'experts' at PCGS
must have been smoking something when they graded this coin at AU53. In hand I grade XF40 ... maybe XF45 at best. At the time, this was the lowest graded coin ever certified by PCGS
Now down to 6 holes in my circulated set.
Many of you have very generously kept an eye out for me ... and sent along links to coins for my consideration. Many of the coins in this set came from your 'eyes'. My sincere Thank You to everyone who has contributed ... I appreciate your help.
My Want List
is current ...http://www.coincommunity.com/forum/...&whichpage=1
And I have updated my slideshow for those interested in viewing the coins as a set ...http://s750.photobucket.com/albums/...ew=slideshow
Late edit for spllenging
The ONLY owner of a CCF T-Shirt ..... prove me wrong with a photo!
Take a look at my other hobby ... http://www.finewoodcrafter.com
Too many hobbies .... too much work .... not enough time.