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What Coins Should Be Included In A "Complete" US Dollar Type Set?

 
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 Posted 01/18/2022  11:53 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Pmint1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I put on layaway today an attractive 1795 flowing hair dollar in PCGS fine details grade. It got me thinking I would like to put together a dollar type set. If I stuck with "large" dollars through Eisenhower which dollars need to be included to be considered complete by most collectors? Trade dollars? 1921 peace? 1921 Morgan? How about 2021 peace and Morgan's? I know a collection is made up of whatever the collectors want but what have other dollar type collectors included and why?
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 Posted 01/19/2022  12:21 am  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good question. If I had a set, it would include flowing hair, draped bust small eagle, draped bust heraldic eagle, Seated dollar without motto, Seated dollar with motto, Trade dollar, Morgan dollar, Peace dollar, and Eisenhower dollar. I would not include the high relief issues, proofs, or minor design changes.

If you want to do something more than a Dansco 7070 Type Set, the Whitman Type Set has more coins including older types. You don't need to buy an album, but use it as an guideline.
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 Posted 01/19/2022  04:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
At least one of every type, but you need lots of money to do that.
For less well healed collectors, how about a mm set of Morgan and Peace dollars, say in MS-60 or better? - or perhaps in a lesser condition, but then you can add other types when you are able to, in an incomplete set but with the condition rather balanced.

Actually, you could use this approach for any denomination that you may fancy. A silver dime set is perhaps easier to achieve for a greater number of collectors. Of course, the earliest types are steeped in American history.
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 Posted 01/19/2022  09:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Pmint1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the tip on the Whitman type album. I love the early dollars but the prices are a stretch for me. My goal this year is to pay off this 1795 over the next few months then do a 93-s Morgan in about G6 to G8 which will complete my Morgan set. My peace is complete. Then a lifetime of upgrading some of the Morgan's.
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 Posted 01/19/2022  10:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is what is the US Type Set Registry Set for NGC

$1 FLOWING HAIR (1794-1795)
$1 DRAPED BUST, SMALL EAGLE (1795-1798)
$1 GOBRECHT (1836-1839)
$1 SEATED LIBERTY, NO MOTTO (1840-1865)
$1 DRAPED BUST, LARGE EAGLE (1798-1804)
$1 SEATED LIBERTY, WITH MOTTO (1866-1873)
$1 TRADE (1873-1885)
$1 MORGAN LIBERTY HEAD (1878-1921)
$1 PEACE LIBERTY, HIGH RELIEF (1921)
$1 PEACE LIBERTY HEAD, LOW RELIEF (1922-1935)
$1 EISENHOWER, CLAD (1971-1978)
$1 EISENHOWER, SILVER (1971-1974)
$1 EISENHOWER, BICENTENNIAL, CLAD (1976)
$1 EISENHOWER, BICENTENNIAL, SILVER (1976)

I would also include:
$1 commemorative
$1 ASE
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01/19/2022 10:05 am
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 Posted 01/19/2022  10:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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If I had a set, it would include flowing hair, draped bust small eagle, draped bust heraldic eagle, Seated dollar without motto, Seated dollar with motto, Trade dollar, Morgan dollar, Peace dollar, and Eisenhower dollar. I would not include the high relief issues, proofs, or minor design changes


I'm in the same boat as jacrispies. I've thought about doing this as well, and would only stick with the major design differences, non proof, intended for commerce. Once I start adding new criteria, small design changes, varieties, the list would get WAY to long to be doable .

I'd love to be able to add the Gobrecht to the list, but it's cost prohibitive.

I wouldn't even think ONCE about adding the sterile 2021 Morgan/peace to the list. Bullion is bullion
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 Posted 01/19/2022  1:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kbbpll to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you're going to include non-circulating, bullion or commemorative, seems like you'd want a Lafayette dollar.
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 Posted 01/19/2022  1:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
All are good reasons to just make your own.
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 Posted 01/19/2022  3:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add PNWType to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I focus on silver and solely the large sized dollars, but my set includes 'world' coins that were produced in US mints for entities of interest for the US. As it stands, here are all the dollar spaces that I personally have in my custom 7070:

Flowing Hair [1794-95]
Draped Bust Small Eagle [1795-98]
Draped Bust Heraldic Eagle [1798-1804]
Liberty Seated dollar (No Motto) [1840-65]
Liberty Seated dollar (Motto) [1866-73]
Trade dollar Type 1 [1873-75]
Trade dollar Type 2 [1875-85]
Morgan dollar 8 TF [1878]
Morgan dollar 2nd Reverse [1878-80]
Morgan dollar 3rd Reverse [1879-1904]
Hawaiian Dollar - King Kalakaua (Barber designed, Philadelphia mint) [1883]
Lafayette Dollar [1900]
Philippines (US Occupied) Peso Large Size [1903-06]
Cuban peso (Barber designed, Philadelphia mint) [1915-34]
Morgan dollar - Reproduced Hub [1921]
Peace dollar High Relief [1921]
Peace dollar [1922-35]
Un Balboa (Panama - Philadelphia mint) [1931-47]
Eisenhower dollar (BU Silver) [1971-74]
Bicentennial Eisenhower dollar (BU Silver) [1976]
Olympic Commemorative Dollar [1983-2002]
0.900 Silver Commemorative Dollar [1986-2018]
0.999 Silver Commemorative Dollar [2019-]
ASE T1 [1986-2007]
ASE T2 [2008-21]
ASE T3 [2021-]
[Custom 7070 v3.0 WIP] - - - [Custom 7070 v2.0] - - - [Custom 7070 v1.0]
Edited by PNWType
01/19/2022 3:49 pm
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 Posted 01/19/2022  5:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Pmint1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
PNWType
Wow that's quite a list. I like it and the PCGS registry set. It's a more complex question than I realized. A lot of different ways to approach a dollar type set.
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 Posted 01/19/2022  7:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add RedRaider to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would include the Gold dollar types as well!
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 Posted 01/20/2022  11:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The nice thing about type sets is that they can include whatever you want.
Describe it as if there were no picture.
Picture it as if there were no description.
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 Posted 01/20/2022  12:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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The nice thing about type sets is that they can include whatever you want.
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