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I finally have a number one Lincoln cent set!!

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Lol, So some context to this great feat of mine.   I recently asked for the registry team to include a new Lincoln set that does not require the varieties to be included in it.   Nothing against those who like collecting the varieties but its just not my thing.  To my surprise today I noticed that NGC created the set that I had asked for! ^^   So I jumped in and created the very first set and am sitting in the number one spot; I have no doubt that as soon as the big guns spot the new set they will leapfrog over me and I'll end up in the 6 or 7 spot as I am in most of the Lincoln sets.   But I can say that for once I have the top Lincoln set in one category no matter how short lived that claim ends up being.   I think I should be drinking a brandy in a sniffer glass with a big stogie, tomorrow its back to beer.  lol

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You never know! There's someone on the PMG side that beats me in Zimbabwe notes now but I still have some #1 sets because they don't compete / list in every category. Of course, PMG doesn't do certs or ribbons, so there is that major difference.


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So I jumped in and created the very first set and am sitting in the number one spot

Oh boy....... the gauntlet has been thrown!!!!!! Just wait..... OH..... Just wait... until I submit my Lincoln Set Coinbuf!!!! (If only I had one.....:nyah:). COMPLETE CONGRATS on your accomplishment Coinbuf!!  I know you are a devout and long time Lincoln Collector and I am sure it will take some serious doing to "unseat" you.  Great Job!!(thumbsu

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Congratulations on a #1 set!  And congratulations on getting NGC to create a basic set that does NOT include unintended varieties.  It has irritated me for a long time that a “basic” Morgan dollar set includes such unintended errors as the 1882-O/S, 1887/6, 1887/6-O and 1900-O/CC.  Basic sets should include only those coins that were intentionally released as designed from the Mint.  

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Thanks for the thoughts and comments everyone, no matter where I eventually end up I'm having fun with the registry and that is the end goal.  (thumbsu

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13 hours ago, ColonialCoinsUK said:

Congratulations - I have several #1 sets but for most of them mine is the only set!:roflmao:Quite easy to do in the 'World coins' - move to the dark side the possibilties are endless xD

It seems to very much depend on the coin / set / category. If you go with something fairly popular like the French Roosters, the "Angels," British Soveriegns or anything decently popular or know then you're likely to have at least 1 or 3 strong competitors.

It didn't used to be this way but there's 20 ranked sets in the Willem III 10G category! 20! Back in the day (13 years ago?) I think I was one of 3 or 4 sets.

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4 hours ago, dleonard-3 said:

Even though this set doesn't include varieties, you still have to compete with the scores of those varieties if they are used in the set.

Quite true however those varieties are not required and that was the goal with my request.

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On 4/7/2021 at 12:00 AM, ColonialCoinsUK said:

Congratulations - I have several #1 sets but for most of them mine is the only set!:roflmao:Quite easy to do in the 'World coins' - move to the dark side the possibilties are endless xD

I know about the world coin thing. I have a #1 set from South Arabia.I think there is a total of 3 or 4 sets.😹😹

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That’s a feat to be proud of, even if it was temporary. I haven’t given the registry world a real college try yet, and not sure I will in the short term with other projects. Nonetheless to be #1 in a highly competitive series is something to be proud of. Lots of #1s in obscure areas with little to no competition but Lincoln’s are highly competitive. Well done Sir!

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Thats very cool to even have a number 2 set.  I foresee in the future you will have that number 1 spot again. You got a very nice set. I really enjoyed looking at it. Those are some stunning Lincolns. Very well presented also. The descriptions and everything. Looking at your set and @Lem Ewonderful set of Jeffersons has inspired me to work harder on mine. Im gonna write descriptions on my Washingtons. Its bout too late on them but Im gonna try to finish them out with some nice coins but not super high grades. I done got in a hurry and spent a pile of money on problem coins and theres way to many and hard key dates out of my budget. Im still very happy and grateful for what I have done on it. Im gonna finish it out slowly. I am however gonna start a set of Roosevelt dimes. Im gonna to try to go full torch and be more picky on them. It will be pricey on some but way less in a set and really no really hard key dates such as the 32 d & s GWs. Or the 1950 d/s & s/d. I dread getting those. But the set of dimes will be easier on me to find and Ive got a fresh start to pick the right coins for my set. I plan on being more creative and write cool facts and descriptions. I really enjoyed your set and thanks for sharing it with all of us to enjoy and inspiring people like me to try and do better. 

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Thats exactly the same way I am. Im more of a collector than a competitor. Its way out of my budget trying to compete. I enjoy putting my sets in the registry to display them and it helps set a goal for me. To complete a set it helps me keep up with what I need. I enjoy looking at all the other peoples sets also. $60 is big money for a coin for me. I wasnt smart enough to get a good job when I was younger and my budget is very low. Some coins I gave around $150 to $200 but it was when the weather was good and I would put back 20 or 30 out of each check if I had it until I saved up for one. Thats why its taking me so long to complete my set. All this trouble and bad weather has put a hurting on me and I aint been able to get none for a couple months but soon as it clears up and I get back to working everyday Im gonna start on those rosies. Im really wanting to do a full torch set. Im also wanting to do an SMS cameo set also. Not sure what year yet. I been looking and I may be able to afford a lower grade one. 

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