I've always been a fan of type collecting. Finding one of each basic design type can teach a collector so much coin history, American history, something about mintage, metals and art. There is also the possibility of finding a new collecting interest. When you find a pretty two-cent piece, or another different coin, you may learn more about this series and decide to pursue it.
It's quite difficult, if not impossible, for the average collector to complete a type set. That's if you decide to go deluxe and look for one of each design from 1793 to date. Those small eagle coins are scarce and expensive. But it is fun and interesting to see how far you can go with a type set.
How many times have you seen a deluxe type set offered for sale? I don't mean a 20th century set, in an attractive holder, which is seen fairly often. I mean a type set, complete or almost complete, going back to the early days of the Mint. Type sets are broken up and the good coins are offered separately. But in all my years, I cannot recall a type collection being offered intact.
Because it's such a big set, or too expensive? I'm just wondering...