I have met my goal for my Lincoln 1959-Date set for the second year in a row.
With the help of more than 10 individuals, eBay, and yes even Teletrade I added 28 coins (14 top pops and 14 second pops, including 3 MS69RD coins) and 10,717 points to my registry set from July 1 to November 30 of this year. This just to go from 5th ranked to 3rd, but oh how good it feels to be there.
I had to overcome two great competitors, dcg (now in 4th) and codrobin (now in 5th) to garner this achievement. Of course there is also the near impossible task of trying to catch the ultimate set that Doug has put together. These guys have been my motivators this year.
I must also give a special thanks to my wife for allowing me to spend so much of our fixed income to pursue this addiction.
Thanks also goes to these sellers for making the coins available to me: datentype(ebay), gotthecoin(ebay), KKM(member), Robert Baker Trust(member), Luksic(member), HuntersGold(member), and kjknitter(ebay). If I missed you, my apologies, but my thanks to you as well.
My primary goal in 2014 will be to close the 15,000 point gap between me and the Jack Ackerman set (#2). That is a tall challenge but it is possible as there are still 18 possible slot upgrades available for my set, not including the 19 coins I am still buying from Luksic next year.
When you are viewing our list of Lincoln sets, do stop to notice many of the other sets such as alane's "mint set pennies" the first 100% complete set in our list, keys123's "Abe's Follie III" added over 4700 points to his set before the awards, and many of the others for similar achievements this year.
I hope everyone was able to finish out the year in a fashion that agreed to their goals and I hope next year brings even better news to your sets.
BTW - I was also able to hold on to number 1 in my Mom's 1947 Mint set. I'm quite proud of it also and hopefully next year will bring a couple of more upgrades and that elusive 1947 S Jefferson in NGC MS67 I am after.
Here is a photo of my newest NGC MS69RD Lincoln. Enjoy and thanks for reading.
Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year to all!
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