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Howdy Pilgrim -- Latest Acquisition

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I'm surprised that Greg M. hasn't already threatened to take that from you Keith! wink.gif

 

Always warms the heart to add a sweetly toned coin to the collection! laugh.gif

 

Congrats, Hoot

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Hoot,

 

I decided to take on this collection as an extension of my Type set. I'm looking for toned commems, not the monsters that will cost an arm and a leg, but with just enough color to not be drab. Should be a fairly long process, and will always provide something to do at the local coin shows.

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Keith - I'm doing a similar thing with commems. I'd like to build a classic commem type set and have grades MS65 or above and nice toning. This will take a very long time, as some in 65 are outrageously expensive. But I'm patient, and it'll be fun to do over the long haul.

 

Currently, I have but 3 classic commems: San Diego ('35-S), Bay Bridge, and Stone Mountain. All MS66. (I also have the Calif. Diamond Jubilee, MS63 PCGS, that I'm selling on eBay - nice coin, just not the grade I want). The Stone Mtn. was a butt-ugly coin when i bought it (for a song). I had it conserved with NCS. Although it's bright white now, it is a vibrant and wonderful coin. smile.gif

 

Hoot

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Yeah...I've seen a lot of Columbians with bulls-eye type toning at the rims...I have on with a kinda blue toning that's hard to see under direct light. I guess a lot of Columbians spent a lot of time in albums...

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