1876 Mint Set

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bear420
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Joined: 03 May 2017, 17:16

03 May 2017, 17:16 #1

I am looking for MS examples of 1876 coins from the Philadephia mint. I already have a few of the coins but am on the look out for high grade 25c, 50c, and $1. (I am also looking for .01, .03, and the gold but nto sure if this is the right place to inquire)

thanks

bear
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partagas30
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Joined: 06 Jun 2006, 03:40

03 May 2017, 17:52 #2

Welcome to the forums, it's nice to have a new member around. This place is very educational, please ask questions the community will try and help answer. Are you new to coins? Or are you a member of the pcgs forums?
Actually it is the right place. Many coins from 1876 are seated and we are all seated collectors/specialist.

Putting together a mint set? Interesting and fun, why did you choose 1876?

I was putting together a 1876 set but have changed directions due to cost of my upcoming planned acquisitions. 

I am almost finished with my 1866 year set all coins from all mints including gold. I am just missing  the two $20 lib from San Francisco. I choose 66 because of the motto change, it's been a fun rewarding challenge.

I know you stated Philly on your want list but I am going to list a few others.
I have an assortment of coins you are looking for.  1876 10c pcgs MS64,  1876 20c pcgs  MS63, I have several 1876 quarters from Philly, Carson City and San Fran. I have a nice prooflike 1876 pcgs MS63 and 1876-cc pcgs MS62, Half 1876 pcgs  MS63, $1876 PCGS MS63, and a 1876-S chopped pcgs AU58.

Gold I have an NGC $1 AU58 and NGC $2.5 AU 53.

Let me know if you are interested and I can post photos etc.  
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bear420
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09 May 2017, 19:59 #3

Thanks for the reply!

I have been seriously collecting for about 5 years. I am not a member of the PCGS forums but will have to go check them out. I came across LSCC when reading Bowers' A Guide Book of Liberty Seated Silver Coins.


I chose 1876 because that it is the centennial of the US and the year Colorado achieved statehood. 

Although they are spendy all the 1876-P coins are within my budget( on a long enough timeline ) so I figure it will be a nice way to focus my collection. 

1866 for all mints?! That is amazing. How do you typically go about get coins (ebay, HA, shows)? What kind of grades do you normally shoot for?


Wow, not very common to come across someone with all of these coins! I'd love to see your:
1876 20c
1876 25c Pcgs MS63PL
1876 50c
1876 $1Gold $1 and $2.5 

hope we can make a deal :)
 
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John Okerson
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Joined: 12 Jun 2014, 21:54

10 May 2017, 15:26 #4

First, you have a 4-day coin show going on in Denver starting today.  There are some fine dealers there no doubt.  If you wish specific suggestions, write to me at [email protected]+

A great way to examine available items is to use  https://www.collectors.com/  This searches for coins based on what you request.  If I were looking for a nice 1876 double dime, I would enter "1876 20 cent ms" without the quotes.  I did so, and none appeared.   "1876 quarter Pcgs MS" resulted in some quarters but none appeared with PL.   "1876 half dollar ms" worked nicely.  The service is free to the user, so try it if you like.  I am NOT a dealer and have no vested interest in the service.  

Personally, I prefer PCGS slabbed coins with CAC approval, so you might consider that as you proceed.

John
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partagas30
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11 May 2017, 18:17 #5

Nice to hear from you, and that is a nice connection for the centennial and your home states beginning.

I do buy from local dealers, fellow board members/dealers, Heritage, ebay you name it. When targeting specific coins one must search the corners of the universe to find some of these rare dates.

I will try and post pictures of the coins you requested soon.

I do agree with John, I like CAC approved coins. That being stated 95% of all of the coins I own were purchased long before CAC was ever created.
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partagas30
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12 May 2017, 16:00 #6

http://s51.photobucket.com/user/trogdor ... 76%20shots
Let me know if you can't view. I just took a bunch of shots, no editing. I am not a photographer as you can tell from the pics. The 20c piece is hard to shoot because of it's toning. Nice seafoam, lavender and gray toning. 
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bear420
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02 Jun 2017, 21:54 #7

John, I went to the Denver coin show. It was alright. I was able to find some dealers with 1876 coins but nothing I wanted to pick up. Thanks for introducing me to collectors.com. That is pretty useful website.

Partagas, thanks for posting those picture and sorry for the delay. I'll PM you about prices.
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John Okerson
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03 Jun 2017, 02:37 #8

Collectors.com can be a fine resource.  Shows vary with the attendees, so what you see can be limited.  If I were you, I would try to find a dealer who carries the sort of material you like at a price you think is reasonable.  THEN find when you and said dealer can get together.  I live near Memphis, TN and there are only 2 shows a year within 200 miles.  There are MAJOR shows in Baltimore, Houston, Dallas, Long Beach and other places, but you should find out what the dealer you might choose really has and then decide IF it is worth venturing to a nearby show that said dealer would attend.  What I did for my last coin was hire a copper dealer I know and trust to examine a piece for me.  He had been searching for that sort of piece for me for 3 years without success.  When he gave me the thumbs-up on the piece, I placed a bid that was over 5 times what the final hammer price was.  You can understand how ELATED I was to get it.  If you pay close attention to the comments made here on the list, connections are a MAJOR part of acquiring nice pieces. Doesn't make them inexpensive, but makes for a nice arrangement for everyone.

My experience with Heritage Auctions has been that they have a wide diversity of items.  Likely to get a bargain?  Not hardly!!!  Stack's Bowers is pretty much the same thing for their auction pieces.  Both of these firms have coins for sale, but few of them would be MS coins from my perspective.

If you really want specific dealer suggestions, write to me offlist at   [email protected]
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frosty
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08 Jun 2017, 23:58 #9

Hi Bear,
FYI -- the LSCC will be at the upcoming Colorado Springs Coin Show in a couple weeks.  We'll be there because we are teaching a Liberty Seated class at the ANA Summer Seminar, begining a week from Sunday.  The show is in between the two Summer Seminar sessions.  We'll have a table on Thursday and Friday (all days) and also Saturday morning, June 22-24.  If you are there, come by to see us.  Also, there will be some Liberty Seated dealers at the show that were not just in Denver.
Finally, August 1-5 the summer ANA convention will be in Denver at the Colorado Convention Center.  We'll have a table, plus we will have the LSCC Annual Meeting on Thursday August 3rd at 9:00 a.m.  Everyone is welcome - we'll have a great educational program at the meeting (and also at Colorado Springs at some point as well).
BTW, if you are into Barbers as well, the two clubs will share the exhibit tables.  The Barber annual meeting at the ANA is Wednesday August 2 at 9:00 a.m.
Hope to meet you in either Colorado Springs or Denver.  Cheers
 - John
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