Hi everyone! Hope all is well. I wasn't going to write a blog today but I'm one shipment away from completing another compete set. I believe it's important to have some complete sets. As time goes on it gets harder to find coins to complete sets of coin's your interested in. The one I had the most fun with was the JEFFERSON NICKEL. Believe it or not my younger son and myself took on this project. We went through piggy banks change from pockets and just about every place you can get a Nickel. Now your thinking well it's probably all circulated. Not true. The hardest was the proof nickels. Some of them I had to order. I wanted to keep the budget under two hundred and fifty dollars. Well after exhausting all possible places and coins we decided to count them. We had close to four hundred coin's. I wet through everyone discarding the real bad ones and doubles. Checking the obverse and reverse. It took a year and a half but we did it. If you were to see it I think you would be impressed. The piggy bank coin's were in real good shape. Thirty five years and not moved. The world war two complete set I had bought year's ago. The price was so low I didn't count it in the final total. Well the final bill and I have receipts came to two hundred and thirty seven dollar's, not bad and a ton of fun. The way mint set's and proof sets and silver proof sets are going. The amount of set's left are running short. The company I did business with cannot make anymore Kennedy Deluxe set's. It's just to hard to find the coin's. The hardest were the p&d sets from the1980s. When they arrived at the 1992 silver proof set's well now there not cheap. Mintage are very important when it comes too putting a complete set together. I do advise people to either buy a set out right or have some fun make it a family project. We did get frustrated but old time collection is fun.I sound old,old time collection. Well the truth it made me feel younger. Look into at least an give it a try I think you will be surprised. Take care and be well. Mike
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