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My Classic Silver Commem Type Set

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 Posted 01/15/2021  03:26 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lovely set! Thanks for sharing.
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 Posted 01/15/2021  07:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Absolutely wonderful high-end collection of commemoratives. Congratulations on assembling such a terrific set! How long did you work on it? Finished?

Thanks also for your kind comments about my posts - I'm glad to hear you are enjoying them!

I look forward to your future involvement here on CCF!


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 Posted 01/15/2021  08:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Winesteven to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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How long did you work on it? Finished?


The main focus of my decades long collecting has been my U.S. Coin Type Set, which expanded slightly to a digital Dansco 7070 set. I also worked for decades on a 1936 - 1942 U.S. Proof Set.

Now to your question, lol: As those above two sets were close to "completion", I started on the Classic Silver Commem Type Set about two years ago, for the reasons of interest that I described in my OP. While that sounds like a short time for a set like mine, I can't even begin to tell you how much time I spent searching the lots in every reputable auction, along with collectorscorner.com. It's not just finding coins in the grades I want - I probably passed on well over 95% or more of the coins I saw in the grades I want, even though they had CAC's. The eye appeal to me was of paramount importance! Then when I would finally come across a coin that looked real good from the high resolution photos, I would then check with my contact at that particular auction site. About 80% of the time my contact at each of the main auction firms would tell me to pass when they looked at the coin in hand even though the coin would look great in the photos! It's all about relationships!

Finished? Never! I'm always looking for upgrades if I feel the pricing differential for an upgrade is reasonable, AND the eye appeal is at least as nice (if not better) than the coin it would replace. There are two upgrades in tonights Heritage Auction that I'll be bidding on.

Thanks for your kind words, as well as the kind words of others on this thread.

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My collecting "Pride & Joy" is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
https://www.PCGS.com/setregistry/ty...edset/213996
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 Posted 01/15/2021  09:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Monster set, congrats!
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 Posted 01/15/2021  09:14 am  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow. What a journey going through your set. I have not been exposed to the half dollar classic commemoratives very much so 80% of what I saw was for the first time. Quite the introduction.
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 Posted 01/15/2021  09:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Winesteven to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I have not been exposed to the half dollar classic commemoratives very much so 80% of what I saw was for the first time. Quite the introduction.


I strongly suggest as you have time, read the posts of @commem. The stories behind each coin (politics, greed, etc.) are fascinating! He's a tremendous resource for the CCF!
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 Posted 01/15/2021  10:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add southsav to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oh my!

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 Posted 01/15/2021  12:09 pm  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes. Thank you Winesteven. I have recently discovered his incredible posts. I have a lot of reading there to do to catch up.
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 Posted 01/15/2021  3:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Rothery to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Beautiful set!
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 Posted 01/15/2021  3:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Winesteven to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks everybody for your kind words.

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A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!

My collecting "Pride & Joy" is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
https://www.PCGS.com/setregistry/ty...edset/213996
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 Posted 01/15/2021  4:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add suipakpaikungfu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a set to be proud of!!
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 Posted 01/16/2021  2:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BGLI to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Incredible commem set! How long an effort? Congratulations
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 Posted 01/16/2021  2:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Winesteven to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@BGLI, thanks for your kind words (and to the others above as well).

As my two main sets were close to "completion", I started on the Classic Silver Commem Type Set about two years ago, for the reasons of interest that I described in my OP. While that sounds like a short time for a set like mine, I can't even begin to tell you how much time I spent searching the lots in EVERY reputable auction, along with collectorscorner.com. It's not just finding coins in the grades I want - I probably passed on well over 95% or more of the coins I saw in the grades I want, even though they had CAC's. The eye appeal to me was of paramount importance! Then when I would finally come across a coin that looked real good from the high resolution photos, I would then check with my contact at that particular auction site. Of those roughly 5% of the coins that met my criteria, including eye appeal, about 80% of the time my contact at each of the main auction firms would tell me to pass when they looked at the coin in hand even though the coin would look great in the photos! Unbiased professional advice like that is invaluable!

A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!

My collecting "Pride & Joy" is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
https://www.PCGS.com/setregistry/ty...edset/213996
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 Posted 01/16/2021  5:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Steve,

Like usual, drool worthy set!! My favorite coin is the Hawaii, but that's my favorite commemorative anyway but yours is extra drool worthy
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