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 Posted 10/12/2017  6:38 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Beefer518 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
These arrived today, which always makes it feel like Xmas!






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 Posted 10/12/2017  6:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Stunning and congrats! The Bridgeport eagle is one of the best images in the entire series.
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 Posted 10/12/2017  7:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice! Congrats on your latest purchases.

Coincidentally, each of the three you've shown has an intriguing story behind it and was held up as an example of the abuses perpetrated by sponsors and/or dealers. They each helped make the case against continuing the series.

How far along are you on your set?


Collecting history, one commemorative coin (or medal) at a time!
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 Posted 10/12/2017  8:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Beefer518 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This far:
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 Posted 10/12/2017  8:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Beefer518 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I still haven't grabbed a nice Columbian, and the Pilgrim has been replaced, but I haven't changed the photo yet.
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 Posted 10/12/2017  10:20 pm  Show Profile   Check TNG's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Whoa ... awesome Beefer
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 Posted 10/12/2017  11:37 pm  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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The Bridgeport eagle is one of the best images in the entire series.


I'm not too familiar with the series but, I agree.

Maybe later in life I can start a set like that. It all looks excellent!




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 Posted 10/13/2017  12:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add acloco to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
W! O! W!

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 Posted 10/13/2017  8:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You are indeed far along in your pursuit of this wonderful set ... and I extend to you my best of wishes to find the remaining examples that meet your collecting needs.

Truly wish to someday congratulate you as a member of the few collectors who have completed this challenging but history filled set of USA coins.
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 Posted 10/13/2017  9:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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The Bridgeport eagle is one of the best images in the entire series


Henry Kreis was the designer of the OP featured 1936 Bridgeport (Connecticut) Centennial Half Dollar... and indeed has produced an outstanding modernistic eagle for us modern collectors to enjoy.

There is another Henry Kreis eagle that to me is just as interesting in the series ... and Beefer has the coin but did not show the reverse.

This coin pre-dates by one year the Bridgeport ... and I have to imagine that designer Mr. Kreis modeled the Bridgeport reverse eagle in the spirit of this one.

At the risk of averting this thread ... please allow me to share the other modernistic eagle the was given to us by Henry Kries ...

1935 Connecticut Tercentenary Half Dollar - PCGS MS65/CAC



Hope you can see the similarities ... and now enjoy both of Henry Kreis eagle contributions to our fabulous classic silver commemorative set.

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 Posted 10/13/2017  10:58 pm  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks nickelsearcher! I believe both were posted in my "Favorite Eagle" topic but, I didn't know they had the same designer. I can definitely see the similarities and really like both of them.
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 Posted 10/14/2017  01:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice additions!
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 Posted 10/14/2017  5:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Beefer518 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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... and Beefer has the coin but did not show the reverse.


Here you go... click to enlarge (it includes the 1936 Delaware that came in today);


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 Posted 10/16/2017  2:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looking really good, Beefer.
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 Posted 10/16/2017  10:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MikeF to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice Beefer! A little birdie told me now is the time to load up on commemoratives. Nice timing!
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 Posted 10/16/2017  10:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ooooh, nice indeed! While I like the Bridgeport, its reverse is a little too Art Deco for me. I prefer the much busier York County, but to each their own.

Those are 3 spectacular coins.
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