Coin Community Family of Web Sites
Like us on Facebook! Subscribe to our Youtube Channel! Check out our Twitter! Check out our Pinterest!
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some coins?
Our coin forum is completely free! Register Now!

Back In The Game, Shooting For A Type Set!

 
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
New Member
United States
5 Posts
 Posted 03/14/2019  12:58 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add TimNH to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all, first real post, thought I would share a snapshot of my collection. I put together a little spreadsheet below, as you see I'm working on a type set (did I miss anything?) and the green squares are blanks that I need to fill in.

I was one of those kids who combed through my change looking for wheats, or 40s nickels or a '64 dime or that kind of thing, grabbed the occasional buffalo or Morgan here or there, and it grew into a nice little collection for very little cost. Forgot all about it for many years, and recently I inherited the gold coins you see here, plus some "bulk" silver like 200 Morgan dollars :) so it made me remember how much I like these old discs, and now I'm trying to bring the zeros up to at least 1s.

I've been hitting the eBay auctions over the last couple weeks, filled in lots of gaps, grabbed the occasional big lot that I couldn't resist (thus the 19 capped bust dimes) It is good fun, I always hit the auctions instead of the buy-it-now stuff, better "sport". All my eBay coins have been exactly as advertised, I was afraid of scams but it seems great so far.

My collection kind of centers around Good/VG/Fine, my interest isn't in the mint or slabbed stuff, I want to grab them and toss them around, and store them in bags.. I call them my "doubloons" :)

Now to fill in those gaps.

The 20 cent piece and liberty Seated dollar are easy to get, just have to spend the money, looks like maybe 80 bucks for the oddball 20 and $300 for a decent dollar.

Liberty head Half Cent, and classic large cent, those are plentiful enough but they seem more expensive than their counterparts. For the classics, the Half Cent was easy to grab cheap, but the large cents are surprisingly big bucks. Vice versa w/ the later liberty head coins, I grabbed a bag of 25 cents for under 10 bucks a pop, while the 1/2c are a lot more. But no shortage, I'll find those soon.

For the two oldest Half Cents, those are getting expensive and it is just a matter of scanning the auctions, seeing the right thing at the right time and hoping the eBay piranhas are sleeping.

For the draped bust silver stuff, what a weird world. A half dime is megabucks and I probably won't get one at all. Dimes are way expensive too. Like the smaller the coin the more it costs. I grabbed a 1806 half dollar with 2 scratches but beautiful otherwise for $150, which is about as high as I've gone yet for any coin. The dollar looks like close to $1000, I'll get one of those eventually, a quarter and a dime are doable if I get a lousy one, but the half dime .. What is up with that? Let me guess, they are rare!

The Gobrecht dollar is an oddball which looks crazy expensive, I'll skip that one for now.

And then we get into the flowing hair silver and those two early 1793 pennies. For the pennies, look at this beast -

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Large-cent...132983764636

Wow! you can barely see a thing, and who knows where that will end up $$$-wise. Wreath - same thing. And the earliest silver stuff, those speak for themselves, I'd also start worrying about counterfeits. But any stories of how you grabbed a good deal on this super early stuff I'd like to hear. Anyway there there we are, thank you for listening to me ramble, fun to be back in the game!
Edited by TimNH
03/14/2019 2:49 pm
Pillar of the Community
Learn More...
United States
3141 Posts
 Posted 03/14/2019  1:08 pm  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A big welcome to the Forum!

You've come to a phenomenal place to share and learn!
http://goccf.com/t/303774
Check out my counterstamped Lincoln Cent collection:
http://goccf.com/t/303507
Pillar of the Community
United States
3769 Posts
 Posted 03/14/2019  1:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fioti to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like you're well on your way!


Pillar of the Community
United States
2676 Posts
 Posted 03/14/2019  1:30 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My best finds: 1999-WAM:http://goccf.com/t/332161 1988-RDV-6:http://goccf.com/t/335954#2873459 1986-Off-center: http://goccf.com/t/335952
1999 WAM #2:http://goccf.com/t/338710&whichpage=1
ANA id: 3194067
My Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq...ukyxurAHKuRg
If you want to buy something or sell something or just talk, shoot me a PM!
Moderator
Learn More...
United States
68289 Posts
Pillar of the Community
Learn More...
United States
3235 Posts
 Posted 03/14/2019  9:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KenKat to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I bought quite a few of the coins in my collection on eBay and it's worked out well overall. Just gotta be patient, look at a lot of auctions and have a good bidding strategy. Lots of type collectors here so you will be in good company. Welcome!
New Member
United States
5 Posts
 Posted 03/14/2019  10:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TimNH to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hey thanks all! Would be great to hear from type set collectors how they filled in those toughest blanks. There's probably tons of threads on that so I'll try a search.

My bidding strategy is basically -

1) figure out the going rate. Use actual sales, can search on sold items on eBay, also see what the stuff on my watch list sells for. Also scan the Buy-it-Now stuff and deduct a little (if it were a great deal it would have sold by now! :)
2) I go entirely by "eye appeal" - I don't mind "honest wear", but I don't like holes, corrosion, overcleaning, etc. For example that chain cent I posted above has a real beauty to it, despite being worn down to the bone. I would love to own that thing. So much so that I made it my avatar (well in its better days).
3) Wait til about 10 seconds left and enter my best number and .. zap! Hope for the best. I've done pretty well so far, batting maybe .500 on my bids.

It also seems there are literally zero "steals" on eBay, there are enough eyeballs so everything gets a fair shake. My only mistake has been buying too much junk too quickly and then wanting better quality later on .. which is what the "sell" feature is for :)
Edited by TimNH
03/14/2019 10:37 pm
Bedrock of the Community
United States
17604 Posts
 Posted 03/15/2019  07:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

I'm not a type coin collector but if I was I'd simply go to a coin show and get almost everything. At some of the coin shows I've gone to I've seen just about anything and everything needed for a type set.
just carl
Pillar of the Community
Learn More...
United States
3235 Posts
 Posted 03/15/2019  11:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KenKat to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Tim, your bidding strategy sounds very similar to mine!
Pillar of the Community
Learn More...
United States
3141 Posts
 Posted 03/15/2019  11:37 am  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Tim, your bidding strategy sounds very similar to mine!


Mine too. Sometimes those last couple of seconds on a particular auction can be really exciting.



Quote:
I'm not a type coin collector but if I was I'd simply go to a coin show and get almost everything.


I know you don't mean all at one time but I was wondering. Anyone have any idea what the tally would be on a 7070 set in moderate to decent circulated condition. I'm relatively new to my 7070 with a lot of the older holes to fill still. If I had to guess would I be too far off at $5K?
http://goccf.com/t/303774
Check out my counterstamped Lincoln Cent collection:
http://goccf.com/t/303507
Edited by chafemasterj
03/15/2019 11:46 am
Pillar of the Community
Learn More...
United States
3235 Posts
 Posted 03/15/2019  4:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KenKat to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
^ I was somewhere between $5-6k to put my 7070 set together.
Pillar of the Community
Learn More...
United States
3141 Posts
 Posted 03/15/2019  4:50 pm  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow KenKat!

One of the nicest 7070s I've seen.
http://goccf.com/t/303774
Check out my counterstamped Lincoln Cent collection:
http://goccf.com/t/303507
New Member
United States
5 Posts
 Posted 03/19/2019  4:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TimNH to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Update (or more accurately non-update) on my type set, here are 3 of the unobtainables coming up for sale in the new few hours, all the same seller -

Gobrecht dollar
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1836-GOBRE...312526372122

1793 "facing left" 1/2 cent (so obscure I didn't even have it as a type in my spreadsheet above)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1793-LIBER...143169242270

Draped bust 1/2 dime
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1801-DRAPE...312526381848

Not that i'll be bidding quite yet, but will be watching where they land!

And on that note the chain cent I posted above finished at $1825 for a really rough one. Wow type sets are costly :)
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.

Coin Community Member eBay Sales

Certified Coins   Certified VAMs   Certified Errors  




Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Coin Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2019 Coin Community Family- all rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Coin Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Contact Us  |  Advertise Here  |  Privacy Policy / Terms of Use

Coin Community Forum © 2005 - 2019 Coin Community Forums
It took 1.03 seconds to rattle this change. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05