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Ike Alert - Started An Ike Album Today.

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 Posted 03/01/2021  10:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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It's been a while since I've updated this post. I'm just one coin shy (1972) from completion. The hunt for the final piece is on!
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But I just bought a Dansco 8176 album to start Ike set with proofs. I'll probably try to collect the different '76 types as well.
Excellent! Just so you know, all eight of the 1976 Ikes are represented in this album.
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 Posted 03/01/2021  1:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@88isgreat, I like the look of those Ikes in the blue Whitman album. Once I finish up my slabbed Ike collection I may start one of those to go next to my Dansco.
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 Posted 03/01/2021  2:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Once I finish up my slabbed Ike collection I may start one of those to go next to my Dansco.
I still think my third Ike set is going to be CAPS, but why not throw a Whitman in the mix.
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 Posted 03/01/2021  3:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cladking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Perhaps because they're so brilliant and shiny that they could damage your eyes if you're not careful?


You're lucky to find them brilliant now days.

Opening proof sets is always a little violent because they are sealed plastic. I prefer pounding an awl between the two smallest coins but some people use hammers and other means.

No matter how you do it very small, very high speed, and very sharp shards of plastic can be generated. They're too light to penetrate skin much but they will do a number on your eye.

I've had them hit my reading glasses a couple of times.
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 Posted 03/01/2021  3:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I always ran a utility knife (with a fresh blade) down the seams a few times. This allowed me to gently ply the halves apart. Even so, it was always good to have a plush towel underneath to catch any shards... or coins.
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 Posted 03/01/2021  4:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Got it - safety first!!

Collecting since 1972. Learning from then on
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." -Benjamin Franklin
My Dansco 7070 type set coin count: 31/76
My Dansco 8176 Eisenhower set coin count: 36/36
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I always ran a utility knife (with a fresh blade) down the seams a few times.


I use my Leatherman multi tool knife to go around the seam once or twice then start at a corner and pry the halves open going around the edge. I too have a towel down ready to catch any coins that are trying to escape.
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 Posted 03/01/2021  4:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Got it - safety first!!



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I use my Leatherman multi tool knife to go around the seam once or twice then start at a corner and pry the halves open going around the edge. I too have a towel down ready to catch any coins that are trying to escape.
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 Posted 03/01/2021  5:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 88isgreat to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Once I finish up my slabbed Ike collection I may start one of those to go next to my Dansco.


Can never go wrong adding to your collection!
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 Posted 03/01/2021  6:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Can never go wrong adding to your collection!

Tell that to my wife.
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 Posted 03/01/2021  6:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Tell that to my wife.



Where is she?

Collecting since 1972. Learning from then on
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." -Benjamin Franklin
My Dansco 7070 type set coin count: 31/76
My Dansco 8176 Eisenhower set coin count: 36/36
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 Posted 03/13/2021  3:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 88isgreat to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Last hole filled. 1972 Type 1.

This was a fun, affordable set to assemble.


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 Posted 03/13/2021  3:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice job! In only 3 months!

How about a few pictures?
Collecting since 1972. Learning from then on
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." -Benjamin Franklin
My Dansco 7070 type set coin count: 31/76
My Dansco 8176 Eisenhower set coin count: 36/36
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 Posted 03/13/2021  3:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 88isgreat to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Dearborn - Thanks.
Will post some pictures soon.
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