Member Journal Entry:

Still Tweaking My Sets

Posted: 11/6/2008 12:01:35 PM | Views:748

...trying to adjust my focus.

If any of you have been following my refocusing efforts, you will probably notice I deleted my Indian Cent set. You may be wondering why, as I can understand the thinking that it would be a prime set to have, considering my interest in the west.

I'll have to concede you'd be right, but there's a couple of big reasons why I did this. First, I've come to the conclusion the design is not quite right to me from a purely western standpoint, as I don't believe the headdress on a female figure is quite right. Please don't get me wrong, I like the design, but compared to the Buffalo Nickel I feel the Indian Head cent leaves a lot to be desired.

Secondly, it might just be me, but I'm having a hard time finding quality coins in the MS63-MS65 range that are not spotted or toned. In case anyone hasn't noticed, I am NOT a fan of toned coins, quite frankly, I think most of the ones I've seen in the various series I collect are b..t ugly. But that's a personal, subjective like (or dislike). So I've decided to take a tip from my brother, and do a nice brown to red-brown circulated set.

Lastly, I'd rather take the money I'd be spending on the higher grades, and put it towards my Buffalo nickel set. If someone would ask me what coin I thought was the prettiest design, I'd probably answer by saying the Walking Liberty half, but I prefer the Buffalo Nickel.

Well, I guess that's it for today, I'll attach a pic of my 1862 Cent.

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