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Gold Box of 20 Or General Box of 20 💡 ideas?

edited July 20 in Conservation
  What do you all think about a  Gold Box of 20 ?   

 What would your box of 20 contain?

I‘m not big on silver items but if anyone wants to toss in some ideas on a general box of 20 containing anything that would be welcome.

 Ordering a High Relief CAC Saint yesterday and having completed a CAC 12 coin gold type set , I thought a good start .  Thus the question looking for ideas 💡 


If you want we can make this all CAC sets . 
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  • edited July 20
    1. $20 Type 1 Lib
    2. $20 HR Saint
    3. $20 "With Motto" Saint
    4. $10 Draped Bust Large Eagle
    5. $10 No Motto Lib
    6. $10 Indian (any)
    7. $5 Draped Bust Large Eagle
    8. $5 Capped Large Bust
    9. $5 Capped Fat Head
    10. $5 Classic
    11. $5 No Motto Lib
    12. $5 With Motto Lib
    13. $5 Indian
    14. $3
    15. $2.5 Draped Bust
    16. $2.5 Classic
    17. $2.5 Lib
    18. Type 1 G$1
    19. Type 3 G$1
    20. Wild Card - Territorial, commem, tougher early type, rare date, toner, proof, branch mint coin, or whatever you like.  Lots of options.
     
    I am a gold type collector.  I've been working on this set in the registry: "Gold type set, circulation strikes (1795-1933)".  It has 36 coins total. I think the above 20 are a nice representative group.  I left out some of the tougher or more expensive coins like the small eagle $5/$10, early $2.5's. 

    Here is my set so far.  
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/complete-type-sets/gold-type-set-circulation-strikes-1795-1933/publishedset/279721

  • CoinFacts has 18 categories- then throw in 2 wild cards (HR Saint?)


  • Oh wow this is great !!!   Thank you guys very much !!! 

    FFl I got an HR Saint coming … 
  • edited July 20
    I didn’t realize it until I actually started looking at the list but as a type collector I already have 13 of the 18 categories from CoinFacts, and all have CAC approval, so I think I might just have a go at completing this list myself! I’m missing the little ones- the $, the early $2.5’s- because I really prefer bigger coins. Another idea for the wild card could be a Humbert slug or Pan-Pac $50.
  • I personally like your original idea,  box of 20 all 66+ saints.  It is different than a set, unique. Random years ect.. very cool!
       Take your time and pick nice/ better looking CAC coins and for a good price, but skip a couple so that I can buy one or two!🙂


  • edited July 20
    I didn’t realize it until I actually started looking at the list but as a type collector I already have 13 of the 18 categories from CoinFacts, and all have CAC approval, so I think I might just have a go at completing this list myself! I’m missing the little ones- the $, the early $2.5’s- because I really prefer bigger coins. Another idea for the wild card could be a Humbert slug or Octagonal $50.

     I struggled with buying the $1 gold etc as I too prefer big gold coins .   I like you also have an all CAC 12 coin set and a HR Saint on the way.   I wonder if your 13 are suitable though…. IE:  You actually have $1 gold in types 1,2 & 3 ?   If so we’ll / I’ll need more then 5

     I think my brain shut down for the evening lol

    Trying to get my head around your proposed set ideas 

    PS I reread your post.  You don’t have dupes 

    cool 😎 
  • WilliamJ said:
    I personally like your original idea,  box of 20 all 66+ saints.  It is different than a set, unique. Random years ect.. very cool!
       Take your time and pick nice/ better looking CAC coins and for a good price, but skip a couple so that I can buy one or two!🙂


    This is a separate idea.   Good 66+ Saints are getting thin it seems lately.    There are 5 I’m bidding on now at GC, but I’m thinking 2 are what I want , the others not so much.

     And I am not seeing any bargains or deals lately .

     When you’re ready I’ll put some up for you to bid on at GC 😉
  • I started with a 12 coin Gold Type Set, but developed into a Box of 20 then to a second box. All but 5 are CAC. Still a work in progress.

    1850-D G$1 AU58
    1855-O G$1 AU58
    1860-D G$1 AU58
    1836 $2.5 MS60
    1843-C $2.5 AU58
    1911-D $2.5 AU58
    1870 $3 AU58
    1803/2 $5 AU58
    1808 $5 AU58
    1838 $5 MS61
    1839 $5 AU58
    1856-S $5 MS60
    1883-CC $5 AU58
    1911-D $5 AU58
    1856-S $10 AU58
    1884-CC $10 AU58
    1908-D $10 AU58
    1915-S $10 AU58
    1861 $20 AU58
    1876-CC $20 AU58
    1891-CC $20 AU58
    1907 HR $20 AU58
    1915 $20 AU58

    1853 $1/4 AU58 BG-218
    1854 $1/2 AU58 BG-403
    1853 $1 AU58 BG-505
    1831-34 $1 AU58 K-1 Bechtler
    1860 $2.5 AU58 Clark Gruber
    1834 $5 AU58 K-17 Bechtler
    1860 $10 AU55 Clark Gruber
    1853 $20 AU55 U.S. Assay










  • ratpelt said:
    I started with a 12 coin Gold Type Set, but developed into a Box of 20 then to a second box. All but 5 are CAC. Still a work in progress. 1850-D G$1 AU58 1855-O G$1 AU58 1860-D G$1 AU58 1836 $2.5 MS60 1843-C $2.5 AU58 1911-D $2.5 AU58 1870 $3 AU58 1803/2 $5 AU58 1808 $5 AU58 1838 $5 MS61 1839 $5 AU58 1856-S $5 MS60 1883-CC $5 AU58 1911-D $5 AU58 1856-S $10 AU58 1884-CC $10 AU58 1908-D $10 AU58 1915-S $10 AU58 1861 $20 AU58 1876-CC $20 AU58 1891-CC $20 AU58 1907 HR $20 AU58 1915 $20 AU58 1853 $1/4 AU58 BG-218 1854 $1/2 AU58 BG-403 1853 $1 AU58 BG-505 1831-34 $1 AU58 K-1 Bechtler 1860 $2.5 AU58 Clark Gruber 1834 $5 AU58 K-17 Bechtler 1860 $10 AU55 Clark Gruber 1853 $20 AU55 U.S. Assay
    Dang! I bet you those are some nice coins!
  • WilliamJ said:
    I personally like your original idea,  box of 20 all 66+ saints.  It is different than a set, unique. Random years ect.. very cool!
       Take your time and pick nice/ better looking CAC coins and for a good price, but skip a couple so that I can buy one or two!🙂


    This is a separate idea.   Good 66+ Saints are getting thin it seems lately.    There are 5 I’m bidding on now at GC, but I’m thinking 2 are what I want , the others not so much.

     And I am not seeing any bargains or deals lately .

     When you’re ready I’ll put some up for you to bid on at GC 😉
    Almost ready!  
  • I wouldn't decide ahead of time, which coins to pursue. Instead, I'd let the coins come to me, talk to me and tell me which ones to buy (because I loved them). I feel like too many collectors limit themselves unnecessarily, in terms of options and possibilities for their collections.
  • MarkFeld said:
    I wouldn't decide ahead of time, which coins to pursue. Instead, I'd let the coins come to me, talk to me and tell me which ones to buy (because I loved them). I feel like too many collectors limit themselves unnecessarily, in terms of options and possibilities for their collections.
    I totally agree- and in the beginning that may make a collection look a little random, but over time it all starts to come together to form a nice consistent beautiful collection of coins you love and have meaning to you

  • MarkFeld said:

    I wouldn't decide ahead of time, which coins to pursue. Instead, I'd let the coins come to me, talk to me and tell me which ones to buy (because I loved them). I feel like too many collectors limit themselves unnecessarily, in terms of options and possibilities for their collections.

    I totally agree- and in the beginning that may make a collection look a little random, but over time it all starts to come together to form a nice consistent beautiful collection of coins you love and have meaning to you

    This is something I have done without really trying. One of the searches I do on eBay is ‘Cac’ and then I filter results by newly listed and then the coin series I am interested in. On one search the newest CAC coin listed was an 1836 half dime which spoke to me so I bought it and ended up completing a date set around it. A box of 20 coins that made you pause will always be pleasing.
  • MarkFeld said:
    I wouldn't decide ahead of time, which coins to pursue. Instead, I'd let the coins come to me, talk to me and tell me which ones to buy (because I loved them). I feel like too many collectors limit themselves unnecessarily, in terms of options and possibilities for their collections.


     Thats great advice actually .  Too often I get an idea in my head then go on a mission .

     I need to start buying coins I like !
  • Seems to me that "random" is the reason.
    No one can expect to have it all. I once had a customer who collected WORLD by date. :o
    He may have had a CLOSET of TWENTY.
    20 Shoeboxes full. Attributed, 2x2'ed, sorted.
    And he LOVED it! :)

    Personally, my "box of 105" ...or so... :D is a conglomeration of coins that I see, want, and buy.







    :)

  • I understand a box of 20 of gold pieces preference. The suggestion request did not preclude other also rans, and accordingly, I would be in favor of adding the 1836 RE Half, if the box would have a few open slots for other stuff. Where would we be without that Steam Press, and the problems before that, for the Mint?
  • MarkFeld said:

    I wouldn't decide ahead of time, which coins to pursue. Instead, I'd let the coins come to me, talk to me and tell me which ones to buy (because I loved them). I feel like too many collectors limit themselves unnecessarily, in terms of options and possibilities for their collections.


    Great advice.

    Since you like SG 20's, go find an Omega high relief counterfeit in high grade? A beautiful coin with a story, rarer than the real deal, that you can keep raw and hand around to friends?




  • Nic said:
    I wouldn't decide ahead of time, which coins to pursue. Instead, I'd let the coins come to me, talk to me and tell me which ones to buy (because I loved them). I feel like too many collectors limit themselves unnecessarily, in terms of options and possibilities for their collections.
    Great advice. Since you like SG 20's, go find an Omega high relief counterfeit in high grade? A beautiful coin with a story, rarer than the real deal, that you can keep raw and hand around to friends?

    Where might one find one ???
  • Nic said:

    MarkFeld said:

    I wouldn't decide ahead of time, which coins to pursue. Instead, I'd let the coins come to me, talk to me and tell me which ones to buy (because I loved them). I feel like too many collectors limit themselves unnecessarily, in terms of options and possibilities for their collections.


    Great advice.

    Since you like SG 20's, go find an Omega high relief counterfeit in high grade? A beautiful coin with a story, rarer than the real deal, that you can keep raw and hand around to friends?




    Nice pictures!
  • I LOVE that $2.5 1802/1 SUPER RARE. You all should just buy what you like. You can do that w/a Type set
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