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20 Jan 2016

Complete Danco Sets

Coins-United States | Mike

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

Comments

Pliny The Elder

Level 5

Great blog. It is this part of coin collecting, completing things and having things in order, that is so important to a person and their own personal growth and well being. You articulate it well.

user_7180

Level 5

Congratulations! A real sense of accomplishment when you can complete a set!!! You sound like you really enjoy the hobby and hopefully your family does too! Thanks for sharing!

user_4339

Level 3

Congrats great to see your hard work complete.

Mike

Level 7

Hi 4339! Thanks for the comment. Is there a reason you left seven looking for content messages on my page? Just curious. Mike

Michael Marotta

Level 4

Congratulations! You are correct: completeness is one of the primary factors in any collection. Perfection is the other. Of course, they both must serve your own passions, and this is, after all, a hobby for fun. You seem to have hit on all the points.

Mike

Level 7

Good morning MICHAEL! Thank you for your feed back. I always welcome your comments. There has to be completeness in any collection. In most cases some believe that it has to be Morgan dollars. If you are able to do it go for it. It's just as much fun as liberty nickels,or dime's. I'm a great believer in set's. Àny time you came take a book of the shelf and page through the history of a coin in so enjoyable. I like to read the inside cover that tells about the coins your goining to be looking at,going to the last page and look at the mintage of each coin. Then enjoy it. Thanks Michael be good,stay healthy. Mike

World_Coin_Nut

Level 5

Good job. When my grandfather was alive I used to help him sort coins. Looking back it is amazing that with the diversity of his collection he never purchased a coin. Of course there were no proofs.

Mike

Level 7

Hi World_Coin_Nut how are you? That must of meant the world working with grandfather. Today there's no options you have to buy some coins. But so what,look there has to be diversity in every collection. Thats what makes it interesting! You learn the history admire the art work there are so many thing the hobby brings to the table. Take care rember if you can't sleep don't count sheep count coin's!

Kellen

Level 5

Good idea!

Mike

Level 7

Thanks Kellen! I can only share my experience with other's. When you think of it some of these collections can add up . The harder to get these coins,could raise the price. So I look at it both ways . Study the possibility If its possible to for it. It doesn't have to Moran dollar's. It can be any coin. It's up to the individual, and there budget! Take care. Mike

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