Well, I've hit a standstill and still need only 3 coins to complete my seated half dime set. I've liked this project enough that I decided to obtain as much as possible of a Dansco album seated dime set. I'm about 40 coins into the 121 coin set already.
So after I posted this, the used one on eBay for $80 sold, and someone listed another on eBay for $130(!). No thanks. I'm not crazy or desperate to buy one but I think the seller certainly is nuts. Anyways, I did a deeper internet search and found a new one at the Subway Stamp Shop for $40 + shipping. I was surprised to see it wasn't listed as out of stock. Fingers crossed I don't get an email saying they don't have any and need to refund me. ElmerFlick
Hope this isn't posted in the wrong place. Since my seated half dime project is quickly coming to a close and I'm looking for a new project, does anyone know where I can find a new or gently used Dansco or Whitman seated dime album? I'd prefer Dansco, but can live with Whitman so long as they are comparable with respect to content. I've found that Whitman albums usually includes more Proof Only spots which is somewhat annoying to me as I don't collect Proofs. Yes, I've seen eBay. Thanks,
Bought this 1875-S today from a LCS and noticed 12 of the 13 stars were well defined and ornate. The star near 1:00, however, is a mess. What likely caused this? Die chip? Filled with grease? Any ideas? Thanks, ElmerFlick
Thanks jbuck, Wan & Germanicvs! This has been a fun project to work on. I decided to try completing the entire Dansco album minus the 1802. I'm down to 5 Federal era coins and 3 seated. Here is my latest arrival - tougher than the price guides would suggest.
Here is a very difficult & underrated coin from the seated half dime series. Most you will see have been heavily cleaned. After several months of searching, I finally found this one for sale via an internet search.