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Coins Certified as of 1/21

1968-1998 Mint Set: Meant to be Spent

Meant to be Spent - 8th

Current Statistics
Rank 8
GPA with Top Pop Bonuses 68.157
Complete 85.92%
Set Rating 58.563
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This collection started in 2002. I started with buying the nicest raw BU singles I could find, but in order to find nicer coins I started searching original rolls and mint sets. By 2004 I realized many of the coins that I had found were nice enough to warrant certification. My very first pcgs submission got me an ms68rd 1997 Lincoln Cent, which had been a pop 2/0 coin at the time!

I think I've developed the philosophy that a set of coins is only as good as its weakest coin. So I plan to have all coins in this collection ms66 and higher. I choose ms66 nickels over full step coins of lower grades, and ms67 dimes over lower grade full band coins (despite registry bonus points of which I could care less). I hope to have one of the nicest known examples of every date and mintmark, regardless if the top grade population is 5, 25, or 125. I commonly replace coins with nicer examples of the same grade and I will not put overgraded coins in this collection.

My favorite coin is the 1976-p Type One Eisenhower Dollar because it is arguably the toughest coin since at least the 32-d quarter to find in ms66. And even most ms66's of that date look terrible, but not my example which came from the James Sego Hall of Fame Eisenhower Dollar Set. Another of my favorites is the pop 1/0 1981-s Susan B Anthony Dollar from the DRG Hall of Fame collection. It allows me to have the only set of SBA's in ms67 or higher. The toughest two Lincoln Memorials in high grade are 1963-d and 1973-s, and the ones I have are knocking on the door of ms67 (with none yet graded higher than ms66), but my favorite Lincoln Cent is actually the 1970-s small date in ms67rd, which is a difficult coin to locate in a roll or mint set in any grade!

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Meant to be Spent
ImagePCGS No.ItemDenomGradePCGS No. PopPCGS No. Pop HigherTotal PopTotal Pop HigherOwner's Comments
29051968 1C 1C 
29081968-D 1C 1CMS67RD300300
29091968-S 1C 1CMS67RD583583Mint Set from Betty Gamble. Best of 7 ms67rds I got graded.
40801968-D 5C 5CMS6622132215Clackamas
40811968-S 5C 5CMS6761618Clackamas. There are no ms68s, it is a proof in an ms holder, Clackamas own...
51331968 10C 10CMS6737237104Mint Set from Betty Gamble
851341968-D 10C 10CMS67FB98149814
58811968 25C 25CMS67787787mint set from John Staples
58821968-D 25C 25CMS671521315213Ebay
67111968-D 50C 50C 
29141969 1C 1CMS67RD160160
29171969-D 1C 1C 
  1969-S 1C 1C 
40821969-D 5C 5CMS66800801
40831969-S 5C 5CMS66701701
51351969 10C 10CMS67100105Ex Just Having Fun Collection
51361969-D 10C 10CMS6830322Ex Palmisano Collection
58831969 25C 25CMS675151
58841969-D 25C 25CMS67889889
67121969-D 50C 50C 
29321970 1C 1CMS67RD432432
29291970-D 1C 1CMS67RD221221
29351970-S 1C1CMS67RD130521Small Date: James Sego. Nicest of 2 I have owned. Large Date: Ex Close to P...
40841970-D 5C 5CMS66751754
40851970-S 5C 5CMS663703753
51371970 10C 10CMS675055Nick Cascio
51381970-D 10C 10CMS673403430
58851970 25C 25CMS67222222
58861970-D 25C 25CMS687070
67131970-D 50C 50C 
29411971 1C 1CMS67RD532532Bill McMurray
  1971-D 1C 1C 
29471971-S 1C 1CMS67RD265265Ex Close to Perfect. I highly doubt any ms68s of this date exist. It is ver...
840861971 5C 5CMS66FS878878
840871971-D 5C 5CMS67FS210210
51391971 10C 10CMS671211214Ex Just Having Fun Collection
  1971-D 10C 10C 
58871971 25C 25C 
58881971-D 25C 25C 
67161971 50C 50C 
67171971-D 50C 50CMS6720982098
74061971 $1 $1MS66778778James Sego
74071971-D $1 $1MS67310310Ex James Sego Hall of Fame collection.
74081971-S S$1 Silver$1 
29531972 1C 1CMS67RD373834
29561972-D 1C 1CMS67RD214214roll from Fred''s Coins. Just 1 absolutely gorgeous roll yielded 2 ms67''s!
29591972-S 1C 1CMS67RD230230Ex Action-Coins. Best of two ms67rd's I've owned.
840881972 5C 5CMS66FS361361Teletrade Anacs cross
840891972-D 5C 5CMS66FS551551
51411972 10C 10CMS6790912
851421972-D 10C 10CMS67FB4141
58891972 25C 25CMS67160160Alan Hager
58901972-D 25C 25CMS671931419314Barry Gardner. Best of his 9 extras.
67181972 50C 50CMS67180180
67191972-D 50C 50CMS67903903James Sego
74091972 $1 $1MS66300470James Sego
74101972-D $1 $1 
74111972-S S$1 Silver$1 
29651973 1C 1CMS67RD371371Dave Haldin. Best of 4 ms67rds that I have owned!
29621973-D 1C 1CMS67RD131131Ex Close to Perfect. I believe this was originally found by Gary Shafstall....
29681973-S 1C 1C 
  1973 5C 5C 
840911973-D 5C 5CMS66FS10431043
851431973 10C 10CMS67FB3030
851441973-D 10C 10CMS67FB100100Teletrade
58911973 25C 25CMS67150150
58921973-D 25C 25CMS67152152
67201973 50C 50CMS67320320Ebay. Best of 2 I've owned. The other was the best of the 5 that the Michig...
67211973-D 50C 50CMS67570570Ex Michigan Collection. Best of 3 that I've owned!
74121973 $1 $1MS6613941394JCPing. Awesome coin!
74131973-D $1 $1 
74141973-S S$1 Silver$1 
29711974 1C 1CMS67RD10061006
29741974-D 1C 1CMS67RD14051405
29781974-S 1C 1CMS67RD220220Ex Close to Perfect. Nicest of 3 ms67s I have owned.
840921974 5C 5CMS66FS190190
840931974-D 5C 5CMS67FS4040
51451974 10C 10CMS67160160
51461974-D 10C 10CMS6820229Stooge
58931974 25C 25CMS67271271
58941974-D 25C 25CMS67410410
67221974 50C 50CMS67142142Ex Lindemann Collection
67231974-D 50C 50CMS67262262Ex Richard Green
74151974 $1 $1 
74161974-D $1 $1 
74171974-S S$1 Silver$1 
29771975 1C 1CMS67RD861861Roll from Mark Mrkvickas
29791975-D 1C 1CMS67RD544544Roll from Chris Merrill
840941975 5C 5CMS66FS392392
840951975-D 5C 5CMS66+ FS1010GoldRush Numismatics
51471975 10C 10CMS671301356
851481975-D 10C 10CMS67FB4141
29821976 1C 1CMS67RD13891389Teletrade
29851976-D 1C 1CMS67RD150150Pinevalley. Nicest of 3 ms67rds I've owned (including one I got graded myse...
840961976 5C 5CMS66FS122122
840971976-D 5C 5CMS66FS371371Teletrade. Best of 2 I've owned.
51491976 10C 10CMS67161163Dennis Doeppenschmidt. Best of 3 I've owned!
51501976-D 10C 10CMS6830315Ex Palmisano Collection
58961976 25C Clad25CMS67981981
58971976-D 25C Clad25CMS686060
58981976-S 25C Silver25CMS6879937993
67261976 50C Clad50CMS67181181Dennis Doeppenschmidt
67271976-D 50C Clad50CMS67321321
67281976-S 50C Silver50CMS6841414141
74181976 $1$1MS6631152928Ex James Sego Hall of Fame Collection. James was the one to originally find...
74201976-D $1$1MS6760341James Sego/Bob Johnson
74221976-S S$1 Silver$1 
29861977 1C 1CMS67RD834834
29871977-D 1C 1CMS67RD244244
840981977 5C 5CMS66FS180180
840991977-D 5C 5CMS67FS2020Ex Just Having Fun Collection. Purchased from Wondercoin.
51511977 10C 10CMS67210219
851521977-D 10C 10CMS67FB4040
59021977 25C 25CMS67531531
59031977-D 25C 25CMS67291291
67311977 50C 50CMS67381381TreasureGallery. Nicest of 4 I've owned!
67321977-D 50C 50CMS67463463
74231977 $1 $1MS67200200Ex James Sego Hall of Fame Collection. This is one of the first 5 pcgs grad...
74241977-D $1 $1 
29921978 1C 1CMS67RD47134713Bill McMurray
29891978-D 1C 1C 
  1978 5C 5C 
841011978-D 5C 5CMS66FS564564
51531978 10C 10CMS67382383Craig Harries. Near ms68 and so near fb! Best of 2 ms67's I've owned.
51541978-D 10C 10CMS675315314Nick Cascio. Best of 2 ms67's I've owned.
59041978 25C 25CMS67440440
59051978-D 25C 25CMS67301301Roll from Chris Merrill
67331978 50C 50CMS67340340Teletrade. Best of 2 I've owned.
67341978-D 50C 50CMS67301301Ex Lindemann Collection
74251978 $1 $1 
74261978-D $1 $1 
29951979 1C 1CMS67RD1601116011Roll from Glenn Antrim
29981979-D 1C 1CMS67RD252252
  1979 5C 5C 
841031979-D 5C 5CMS66FS440440
51551979 10C 10CMS67290292
51561979-D 10C 10CMS6830322Wondercoin. Ex JHF.
59061979 25C 25CMS67502502emzee
59071979-D 25C 25CMS67230230
67351979 50C 50C 
67361979-D 50C 50CMS67411411
995711979-P SBA $1 SBA$1MS671501091Rob Ezerman. Best of the 4 he has owned!
95721979-D SBA $1 SBA$1 
95731979-S SBA $1 SBA$1MS683030
30011980 1C 1CMS67RD823823
30041980-D 1C 1CMS67RD391391Roll from the Arizona hoard. Best of 5 ms67rd's I have got graded.
841041980-P 5C 5CMS66FS320320
841051980-D 5C 5CMS66FS280280
51571980-P 10C 10CMS67331333Mint Set from Betty Gamble. Best of 2 ms67's I got graded.
51581980-D 10C 10CMS67181183Mint Set from Betty Gamble. Best of 6 ms67s I got graded!
59081980-P 25C 25CMS67410410
59091980-D 25C 25CMS67181181Teletrade. Best of 2 I've owned.
67371980-P 50C 50CMS6717301730Ebay. Best of 2 I've owned.
67381980-D 50C 50CMS67361361Aw coins, best of 2 they had. A real beauty!
95741980-P SBA $1 SBA$1MS6712631263DRG. FT. Got him to sell it from his do not sell box.
95751980-D SBA $1 SBA$1MS6712901290Ex DRG Collection. Full Talons. This and 1981-s are the next toughest dates...
95761980-S SBA $1 SBA$1MS67770770Ex DRG Collection. Full Talons. Dr Golan searched at least 35 bags of 1980-...
30431981 1C 1CMS67RD603603My submission. Roll from Glenn Antrim. Best of about 6 ms67rd's I got grade...
30371981-D 1C 1CMS67RD581581My submission. Best of 21 ms67rds I got graded from 2 boxes of 100 rolls ea...
841061981-P 5C 5CMS66FS8181Ex Just Having Fun Collection. Purchased from Wondercoin and best of the tw...
841071981-D 5C 5CMS66FS711711Steve from the pcgs coin forum. Best of 3 ms66fs's I've owned.
851591981-P 10C 10CMS67FB10021002
851601981-D 10C 10CMS68FB170170Ebay
59101981-P 25C 25CMS67120120Alan Hager
59111981-D 25C 25CMS67280280Heritage
67391981-P 50C 50CMS67250250Ex Michigan Collection. Best of 3 ms67's I've owned including the Richard G...
67401981-D 50C 50CMS67260260Ex Lindemann Collection
95781981-P SBA $1 SBA$1MS67180180TNFC. Full Talons. Best of the 2 they had for sale.
95791981-D SBA $1 SBA$1MS67910910joeyuk from the pcgs coin forum.
95801981-S SBA $1 SBA$1MS673030Ex DRG Collection. Purchased from James Sego Rare Coins. The 1981 Susan B A...
30471982 1C 1CMS68RD140150Roll from Witter Coins
1460361982-D 1C 1CMS68RD130410
841081982-P 5C 5CMS66+ FS2020
841091982-D 5C 5CMS66FS321321
851611982-P 10C 10CMS67FB5151Ebay. Only ms67fb 82-p to ever surface in a public auction or in the regist...
851631982-D 10C 10CMS67FB556556
59121982-P 25C 25CMS67281281tnfc
59131982-D 25C 25CMS67392392Teletrade
67411982-P 50C 50CMS67100100
67421982-D 50C 50CMS67+3030
  1983 1C 1C 
30511983-D 1C 1CMS68RD401401
841101983-P 5C 5CMS66FS120120Bought from a pcgs forum member. The highlight of my nickel set!
841111983-D 5C 5CMS66FS140140
51641983-P 10C 10CMS67350358
851651983-D 10C 10CMS67FB2020
59141983-P 25C 25C 
59151983-D 25C 25CMS67150150Kitty''s Coins
67431983-P 50C 50CMS67212212Ex Lindemann Collection
67441983-D 50C 50CMS6734193419Ex Lindemann Collection
30591984 1C 1CMS68RD8831103
30681984-D 1C 1CMS68RD220220Roll from Glenn Antrim. Nicest of 5 ms68rds I got graded. Much nicer than p...
841121984-P 5C 5CMS66FS711711
841131984-D 5C 5CMS66+ FS2020
851661984-P 10C 10CMS68FB7070
851671984-D 10C 10CMS67FB161161Roll from Witter Coins
59161984-P 25C 25CMS67140140
59171984-D 25C 25CMS678080
67451984-P 50C 50CMS67280280Ex Michigan Collection. Best of 3 I've owned.
67461984-D 50C 50CMS67151151
30711985 1C 1CMS68RD342342Pinevalley
30741985-D 1C 1CMS68RD18251825
841141985-P 5C 5CMS66FS480480
841151985-D 5C 5CMS66FS451451
851681985-P 10C 10CMS67FB252252
51691985-D 10C 10CMS681101197
59181985-P 25C 25C 
59191985-D 25C 25CMS679090
67471985-P 50C 50CMS67571571
67481985-D 50C 50CMS67932932
  1986 1C 1C 
31211986-D 1C 1CMS68RD14301430
841161986-P 5C 5CMS66FS471471
841171986-D 5C 5CMS66FS241241
851701986-P 10C 10CMS67FB4040
51711986-D 10C 10CMS685058
59201986-P 25C 25CMS678080Alan Hager. Best of the 4 he got graded in 2007.
59211986-D 25C 25CMS67121121TreasureGallery. Best of the 3 they got graded.
67491986-P 50C 50CMS67553553
67501986-D 50C 50CMS6714041404
30651987 1C 1CMS68RD751751Ebay
30801987-D 1C 1CMS68RD261261
841181987-P 5C 5CMS67FS250250
841191987-D 5C 5CMS66FS10441044
51721987-P 10C 10CMS681301317Nick Cascio
851731987-D 10C 10CMS67FB7171
59221987-P 25C 25CMS67160160
59231987-D 25C 25CMS67230230Aw coins
67511987-P 50C 50CMS67952952
67521987-D 50C 50CMS6714871487
31031988 1C 1CMS68RD220220Pinevalley
31051988-D 1C 1CMS68RD331331
841201988-P 5C 5CMS66+ FS1010
841211988-D 5C 5CMS66FS673673
51741988-P 10C 10CMS6840463
851751988-D 10C 10CMS68FB4040
59241988-P 25C 25C 
59251988-D 25C 25CMS67101101Datentype
67531988-P 50C 50CMS67570570
67541988-D 50C 50CMS6717811781
30771989 1C 1CMS68RD231231Bob Johnson
30891989-D 1C 1CMS68RD582582
841221989-P 5C 5CMS67FS8181
841231989-D 5C 5CMS66+ FS2020
51761989-P 10C 10CMS6850577
851771989-D 10C 10CMS68FB5050
59261989-P 25C 25CMS67100100Datentype. He is responsible for the entire ms67 pop, but saved his nicest ...
59271989-D 25C 25C 
67551989-P 50C 50CMS67490490
67561989-D 50C 50CMS67711711
  1990 1C 1C 
30861990-D 1C 1CMS68RD18021802Roll from David Pierce. Maybe should have been graded ms69.
841241990-P 5C 5CMS67FS4040
841251990-D 5C 5CMS66FS411411
51781990-P 10C 10CMS686061
51791990-D 10C 10CMS685053
59281990-P 25C 25C 
59291990-D 25C 25CMS67211211Ex Michael Fuller Collection. Best of 2 I've owned.
67571990-P 50C 50CMS67370370
67581990-D 50C 50CMS67130130
30921991 1C 1CMS68RD360360
30951991-D 1C 1CMS68RD14251425
841261991-P 5C 5CMS66FS491491
841271991-D 5C 5CMS66FS561561Datentype. His best ms66fs, almost as nice as his pop 1 ms67fs.
51801991-P 10C 10CMS67390397Ebay
51811991-D 10C 10CMS67210212Ebay. Best of 2 ms67's I've owned.
59301991-P 25C 25CMS67120120
59311991-D 25C 25C 
67591991-P 50C 50CMS67542542
67601991-D 50C 50CMS682020Ex Richard Green
30981992 1C 1CMS68RD1481114811
31011992-D 1C 1CMS68RD25162516Telecoin
  1992-P 5C 5C 
841291992-D 5C 5CMS66FS655655
51821992-P 10C 10CMS682302326Stooge
51831992-D 10C 10CMS6840466
59321992-P 25C 25CMS675151Barry Gardner. Coin originally submitted by Datentype!
59331992-D 25C 25C 
67611992-P 50C 50CMS6715881588
67621992-D 50C 50CMS6715331533
31071993 1C 1CMS68RD12921292
31091993-D 1C 1CMS68RD25762576
841301993-P 5C 5CMS66+ FS2222
841311993-D 5C 5CMS67FS130130
851841993-P 10C 10CMS67FB191191
851851993-D 10C 10CMS67FB4040
59341993-P 25C 25CMS67230230
59351993-D 25C 25C 
67631993-P 50C 50CMS6710201020
67641993-D 50C 50CMS6710131013
31151994 1C 1CMS68RD311311Ex William Hancotte
31181994-D 1C 1CMS68RD901901
841321994-P 5C 5CMS66FS628832814
841331994-D 5C 5CMS66FS583583
51861994-P 10C 10CMS6830385
851871994-D 10C 10CMS67FB4141
59361994-P 25C 25CMS678181Datentype
59371994-D 25C 25C 
67651994-P 50C 50CMS6714571457
67661994-D 50C 50CMS67582582
31331995 1C 1CMS68RD74027705
31301995-D 1C 1CMS68RD695695
841361995-P 5C 5CMS67FS180180
  1995-D 5C 5C 
851881995-P 10C 10CMS67+ FB1111
51921995-D 10C 10CMS6860617
59381995-P 25C 25CMS67604604Sean Jackson
59391995-D 25C 25CMS67481481
67671995-P 50C 50CMS6711361136
67681995-D 50C 50CMS67977977
31361996 1C 1CMS68RD922922
31391996-D 1C 1CMS68RD22562256
841371996-P 5C 5CMS67FS342342
841381996-D 5C 5CMS67FS261261
51911996-P 10C 10CMS68194019494
851901996-D 10C 10CMS68FB8080
851891996-W 10C 10CMS68FB25102510
59601996-P 25C 25C 
59611996-D 25C 25CMS68360360
67691996-P 50C 50CMS68570570
67701996-D 50C 50CMS68210210
31451997 1C 1CMS68RD230230I got #3 and #10 in the pop report graded but then got this one from Datent...
31421997-D 1C 1CMS68RD581581Datentype. Best of the 5 he got graded.
841391997-P 5C 5CMS67FS94241241
841411997-D 5C 5CMS66FS581581
51931997-P 10C 10CMS682202240Heritage
851941997-D 10C 10CMS68FB2020
59401997-P 25C 25C 
59411997-D 25C 25C 
67711997-P 50C 50CMS67987987
67721997-D 50C 50CMS67634634
31481998 1C 1CMS68RD532532
31511998-D 1C 1CMS68RD443443
841421998-P 5C 5CMS66FS485485
841431998-D 5C 5CMS66FS120120Datentype. Best of 2 I've owned.
851951998-P 10C 10CMS68FB7070
851961998-D 10C 10CMS68FB3030
59421998-P 25C 25CMS68400400
59431998-D 25C 25CMS67281281Datentype. Best of 2 I've owned.
67731998-P 50C 50CMS6712471247
67741998-D 50C 50C