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 Posted 07/18/2019  12:34 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add CitationSquirrel to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I was looking at my Liberty Head Nickels this morning. I had been trying to flip some of them (and ran into a bit of a slump). But I was looking them over this morning when it suddenly hit me.



I have 15 of the 33 needed to make a full set and looking at what I was missing, I realized that I could also pick up probably 10 or 12 of those pretty quickly. So, I think I have decided to try to do a full set (circulated).

Does anyone have any words of wisdom or advice?
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 Posted 07/18/2019  12:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Tell us more about which dates you have and their grades, please.
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 Posted 07/18/2019  1:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CitationSquirrel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is what I've got so far (I need to verify a few of the grades):

1883 no cents VF20
1883 cents VF20
1884 VF20 (?)
1892 VF20
1895 G4
1896 F12
1903 G4
1904 XF40
1905 VF20
1906 VF20
1907 XF40
1908 XF40
1910 VF20
1911 XF40
1912 XF40
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 Posted 07/18/2019  4:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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So, I think I have decided to try to do a full set
Good luck!
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 Posted 07/18/2019  5:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
85, 86, and 12-S can cost more than all the rest of the set combined. If you go for those keys I strongly recommend NGC or PCGS regardless of grade selected.

The Liberty series is a very nice set to complete, especially if you can stay in the 40-58 grade range.
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 Posted 07/18/2019  5:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Does anyone have any words of wisdom or advice?


All good advice above--mine only addition is to not bother trying to acquire a so-called Racketeer Nickel.
"The danger we all now face is distinguishing between what is authentic and what is performed."
-----King Adz
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 Posted 07/18/2019  6:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
How am I gonna sell em if you say that Spence? I was about to run a special on them too
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 Posted 07/18/2019  6:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@moxking is right - consider your budget, then compare the combined cost of the Big 3 in different grades with this figure. You'll quickly figure out what sort of complete set you can afford.
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 Posted 07/18/2019  7:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CitationSquirrel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sounds like you've got a racket going on racketeer nickels moxking. Seriously, I wasn't planning on picking up any of those.

Good advice from all. Thanks much. I'll keep you posted as I proceed.
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 Posted 07/18/2019  9:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like you need a few of the semi-keys . Whatever you do ,try to stay with Full Liberty or very close to it . You'll be thankful you did .
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 Posted 07/18/2019  10:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CitationSquirrel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good point T-Bop. I know I'm going to be a little more picky and I may upgrade a few of my lower grade common dates that I picked up years ago (when I was young and dumb).
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 Posted 07/18/2019  10:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It would be easy to upgrade your 1895, 1896 and 1903 dates, but suggest you wait until you have a solid goal for the 3 keys.
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 Posted 07/19/2019  08:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CitationSquirrel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Something tells me I may be more successful if I get everything except the three keys done first. That way I can show my wife how close I am to a complete set and she might not freak as much when I tell her how much money I need to drop to get those last three coins.
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 Posted 07/19/2019  09:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You'll get all kinds of advice on this subject, but to me, the sense of pride and accomplishment in owning a key is a feeling you just can't beat.
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 Posted 07/20/2019  10:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice set when completed.
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