Sooooooo, major changes are coming (have already started) to my sets.
When I started my Lincoln 1959-Date set in 2005 I had no idea what type of grades I was going to fill the set with. Fast forward to January 10, 2014 and I had the #3 set in the series. Aside from topping Doug's or Jack's set, there is no where else to go. Because of a deal I have with David Luksic, I could have guaranteed myself about another 5,000 pts, a solid lead at #3, and some very nice coin additions to my set. I added a couple of nice, pretty rare (currently) modern dates at FUN. I have contemplated the time and costs to move forward and the relative doubtful move to number 1 given Doug's position.
Conclusion, I have lived the dream that many seek as a numismatist with my Lincoln's. On to another dream or journey.
I'm selling just about everything to follow this dream (as far as coins go). I am keeping my Indian Cents, my Lincoln Proofs, of course my 1947 Mint Set (sorry Wheat!), my son's 1996 Mint Sets, and a couple of other very small ones.
I have decided to keep my 1972 DDO and a 1995 DDO in MS68 (MS69 is for sale), my 1931 S, and all three of my 1947 Cents. Other than this the Lincoln's must go. Roosevelts, Jeffersons, Washingtons (some already on ebay and MarketPlace), just about all of it goes.
Why such a drastic change and all of a sudden? It is time to live another dream. As a young teenager, I owned a 1970 Chevelle Malibu with a stock 307 engine. Since then I have dreamed of owning a matching numbers 1970 Chevelle SS 454/450 LS6. Anyone that has an inkling about these cars know they are extremely pricey ($125,000 and up usually - Barrett Jackson sold one last year for $386,000) and for that reason I'll never own one. Other options exist including other 1970 models without matching numbers and my second favorite year the 1968. So, this is what I am pursuing.
I haven't yet decided to go auction house or which one, to sell on MarketPlace or eBay, or direct market. I have already sold three of my coins to Doug, three in MS69 that he didn't have. Thanks Doug! I'll be up front and say that I'm looking to get 80% of value for each coin or the price of the set as a whole, roughly $23K.
If you are interested in one of the coins, several, or even all contact me. We can work something out. I'll still be around just in a reduced presence and more focused approach. For now, friends, it's been tons of fun and I don't regret a minute of it.
Good luck in all of your pursuits, whatever they may be.
Here's a sample of what I'm after. A 1968 SS 396/325.
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