Posted: 6/21/2011 12:55:24 AM |
Believe I've made a decision I can live with.
First, a belated Happy Father's Day to all the dads.
2 posts ago, I was wondering if I was wrong in not wanting to make a full set of Indian Head Cents, Buffalo Nickels and Oregon Trail Commems. Well, I've made my final answer (decision) now and this is my story and I'm sticking with it.
As all of you must know, I'm a western fan, and I'm wanting to stick with mostly western mints. And if you've been watching my sets, you've seen me bouncing around with them. I'm also trying to stick with silver and gold, and losing the clad coinage and as much base metal coinage as I can.
Well, I now have what I believe to be a good mix of sets to mirror my interests. First of all, the Indian Head cents, Lincoln commemorative cents, Buffalo nickels, Westward Journey nickels (both mint state and proof), and Sac dollars are being kept as full sets. Every other competitive set will be either silver or gold. Now, I'm still keeping them with just western mints until NGC starts making sets of silver like they do gold from specific mints. Personally I would like to see each denomination and type have their own western mint competitive set. For example, PCGS has a New Orleans dime set, but they do include (I believe) Seated Liberty and Barbers in the same set. I would like to pick and choose what I would want to make a set of, for example I love Liberty Seated and Standing Liberty quarters, but don't really like the Washington quarter. This is just personal preference, as I tend to lean towards 19th century coinage.
I"m going to star another Franklin Half set, but not FBL and just D's and S's. I also plan to make a Canadian Commemorative Dollar Mint State set, as I believe from reading Charlton, they're silver while the Voyager design is clad.
I did put my clad half dollar commemoratives in a custon set rather than a competitive set because there are just going to be a handful of them in my collection.
So, I'm happy with this, like I said, NGC could make me very happy by making silver sets by mint and denomination/type.
Picture of the entry is the reverse of my 1841O Liberty Seated dime.
Please Note: Member contributed comments do not reflect the views of the Certified Collectibles Group. View Full Disclaimer >