I have been updating my ProCoin and Excel files this weekend.
It started me thinking about just where my set was headed. I have been working on this set for about the last 5 years. I have completed 37% of the set so far and have the number 12 set.
The rarity of the top pop coins remaining to be acquired will make for even more of a challenge than I have encountered thus far on my journey. Many of the coins from 1959 to 1982 have a single digit pop in MS67. These will definitely be hard to find and sometimes costly. From 1982 to 2005 I only need 19 more coins, including the 1983 DDR, the 1984 DDO and the 1995 DDO. Most of these have a very low pop in MS68 and will be equally challenging to find. I won't even mention the MS69 coins!
I started wondering just where this set would be in the future. Just looking at the 19 coins I need from '82-'05, I realized I would probably spend around $4,000 (and a good bit of time) acquiring those coins. After some quick math, I realized IF I could find and purchase all of these coins in the grades I want I could have the number 5 set in the listing as of today (Right. Like that's going to happen any time soon!).
I actually got excited all over again about this set. The joy of the hunt, the find, the bid and final victory along with the wait while the coin is on its way became an even more fervent pitch. I'm even more excited about the future of this set than I was before and I didn't think that was possible. For me, this will be a long and arduous journey, but I'll keep you posted.
Thanks for reading and good luck in your collecting endeavors.
One of the most recent purchases. My first MS67 from 1959 to 1981 and only 8 graded higher by NGC.