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Flying Eagle And Indian Head Cents And A Future Long Term Project

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 Posted 03/23/2020  12:11 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
One of my favorite coins are the flying eagle and Indian Head cents. The set of 1857 to 1909-S was one of the sets that I've wanted to complete for years. And while I completed the set last year and have been upgrading when a coin comes in and is nicer, it still didn't solve a long term project that I wanted to do.

Mu current IHC set consists of a few duplicates ( IHC are one of the few coins I like to have duplicate of). All are stored in 2 by 2's. Any that didn't make it into the 2nd set or the main set, I gave to a fellow collector that currently has about 50% of the series.

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 Posted 03/23/2020  12:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My main set is currently stored in a Littleton album, and I truly like this set, its circulated but each coin has a clear date and is to me visually appealing, but here is there the long term project comes in....



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 Posted 03/23/2020  12:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Last year, I was able to pick up a flying eagle and a 1902 and I really liked the way they looked in a slab. Yes I know its crazy. I picked up another last Friday and this along with Doctor Bunzies Proof thread really made me want to do a long term project, and that project is to try and get most of the IHC and Flying Eagles in AU/MS. I know I won't get all as several are over a $300 cap that I want to keep each coin under, but the vast majority will be doable. So what do you all think? A good long term project? I'm nuts for trying. Or should I upgrade the littleton folder and give up on slabs?

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 Posted 03/23/2020  12:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I forgot to mention that a VERY GENEROUS collector on here helped me out a lot with upgrading some of what I had. So I say thank you! TO CFF and the collectors on here..
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 Posted 03/23/2020  12:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice, my friend!
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 Posted 03/23/2020  2:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great so far. Now it's time to find the 1956 Eagle. Although no place in you set for that one.
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 Posted 03/23/2020  2:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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 Posted 03/23/2020  7:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Carl!!

I would get an 1856 (not) but there is no place for it
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 Posted 03/23/2020  7:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's an enormously ambitious project, with a solid AU 1877 setting you back $4K+ to start. And there's no point in even trying starting on the set if you can't see yourself buying the '77.
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Frog, yep that 77 will kill me. I'm thinking of just doing the 1880 to 1909 (minus the 1909 S), I checked and other the early 1880's I can find most in AU/MS for under $100. Would be nice to have DL Hansen bucks, but it may be a limited set. And like I said, long term project.
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 Posted 03/24/2020  1:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add smokeriderdon to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have seen people split a set before. As you said, 1880 up in the AU or higher grade, and 1879 and below in F or so. That ends up being a nice looking set if you are picky about the coins. Lift the limit on that 09S though. That would be a great cap off to the set.
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 Posted 03/24/2020  6:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add benv to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll second doing the early years in F, then once you're caught up you can start upgrading the late ones.
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 Posted 03/24/2020  6:34 pm  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's a really nice set, I like the way it presents in the album and the coins look well matched as a set. You obviously took some time and effort to put it together and it shows!
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It's a really nice set, I like the way it presents in the album and the coins look well matched as a set. You obviously took some time and effort to put it together and it shows!


Thanks! I really did try hard to get these to match, I wanted the coins to be comparable quality. That's one of the reasons I want to keep this set.
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 Posted 03/24/2020  7:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Even if you'are going to target just the 1880-1909 set in AU-MS, you will never be satisfied without the '09-S - which you can find in a nice AU TPG holder for less than a grand.
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