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Coins Certified as of 8/28

1968-1998 Mint Set: Meant to be Spent

Meant to be Spent - 8th

Current Statistics
Rank 8
Weighted GPA 68.223
Complete 88.27%
Set Rating 60.220
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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.
Pop
PCGS No.
Pop Higher
Total PopTotal Pop
Higher
Owner's Comments
29051968 1C 1CMS67RD170170
29081968-D 1C 1CMS67RD200200
29091968-S 1C 1CMS67RD532532Mint Set from Betty Gamble. Best of 7 ms67rds I got graded.
40801968-D 5C 5CMS6618811882Clackamas
40811968-S 5C 5CMS6761618Clackamas. There are no ms68s, it is a proof in an ms holder, Clackamas own...
51331968 10C 10CMS673723795Mint Set from Betty Gamble
851341968-D 10C 10CMS67FB92129212
58811968 25C 25CMS67632632mint set from John Staples
58821968-D 25C 25CMS6713151315Ebay
67111968-D 50C 50CMS67270270
29141969 1C 1CMS67RD140140
29171969-D 1C 1C 
  1969-S 1C 1C 
40821969-D 5C 5CMS66650650
40831969-S 5C 5CMS66471471
51351969 10C 10CMS67100106Ex Just Having Fun Collection
51361969-D 10C 10CMS6830320Ex Palmisano Collection
58831969 25C 25C 
58841969-D 25C 25C 
67121969-D 50C 50C 
29321970 1C 1CMS67RD392392
  1970-D 1C 1C 
29351970-S 1C1CMS67RD110360Small Date: James Sego. Nicest of 2 I have owned. Large Date: Ex Close to P...
40841970-D 5C 5CMS66651654
40851970-S 5C 5CMS663103150
51371970 10C 10CMS674044Nick Cascio
51381970-D 10C 10CMS673403430
58851970 25C 25CMS67202202
58861970-D 25C 25CMS686060
67131970-D 50C 50C 
29411971 1C 1CMS67RD332332Bill McMurray
  1971-D 1C 1C 
29471971-S 1C 1CMS67RD112112Ex Close to Perfect. I highly doubt any ms68s of this date exist. It is ver...
840861971 5C 5CMS66FS867867
840871971-D 5C 5CMS67FS210210
51391971 10C 10CMS671211214Ex Just Having Fun Collection
851401971-D 10C 10CMS67FB2121
58871971 25C 25C 
58881971-D 25C 25CMS67574574
67161971 50C 50C 
67171971-D 50C 50CMS6719471947
74061971 $1 $1MS66574574James Sego
74071971-D $1 $1MS67210210Ex James Sego Hall of Fame collection.
74081971-S S$1 Silver$1 
29531972 1C 1CMS67RD302653
29561972-D 1C 1CMS67RD121121roll from Fred''s Coins. Just 1 absolutely gorgeous roll yielded 2 ms67''s!
29591972-S 1C 1CMS67RD160160Ex Action-Coins. Best of two ms67rd's I've owned.
840881972 5C 5CMS66FS351351Teletrade Anacs cross
840891972-D 5C 5CMS66FS331331
51411972 10C 10CMS6790910
851421972-D 10C 10CMS67FB5050
58891972 25C 25CMS67150150Alan Hager
58901972-D 25C 25CMS671761417614Barry Gardner. Best of his 9 extras.
67181972 50C 50CMS67120120
67191972-D 50C 50CMS67851851James Sego
74091972 $1 $1MS66210320James Sego
74101972-D $1 $1 
74111972-S S$1 Silver$1 
29651973 1C 1CMS67RD311311Dave Haldin. Best of 4 ms67rds that I have owned!
29621973-D 1C 1CMS67RD120120Ex Close to Perfect. I believe this was originally found by Gary Shafstall....
29681973-S 1C 1CMS66+ RD4444
840901973 5C 5CMS66FS834834
840911973-D 5C 5CMS66FS903903
851431973 10C 10CMS67FB3030
851441973-D 10C 10CMS67FB100100Teletrade
58911973 25C 25CMS67130130
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 50CMS67540540Ex Michigan Collection. Best of 3 that I've owned!
74121973 $1 $1MS6610321032JCPing. Awesome coin!
74131973-D $1 $1 
74141973-S S$1 Silver$1 
29711974 1C 1CMS67RD911911
29741974-D 1C 1CMS67RD11221122
29781974-S 1C 1CMS67RD140140Ex Close to Perfect. Nicest of 3 ms67s I have owned.
840921974 5C 5CMS66FS190190
840931974-D 5C 5CMS67FS4040
51451974 10C 10CMS67150150
51461974-D 10C 10CMS6820226Stooge
58931974 25C 25CMS67251251
58941974-D 25C 25CMS67370370
67221974 50C 50CMS67100100Ex Lindemann Collection
67231974-D 50C 50CMS67251251Ex Richard Green
74151974 $1 $1 
74161974-D $1 $1 
74171974-S S$1 Silver$1 
29771975 1C 1CMS67RD741741Roll from Mark Mrkvickas
29791975-D 1C 1CMS67RD352352Roll from Chris Merrill
840941975 5C 5CMS66FS382382
840951975-D 5C 5CMS66FS360360GoldRush Numismatics
51471975 10C 10CMS671301348
851481975-D 10C 10CMS67FB5050
29821976 1C 1CMS67RD13421342Teletrade
29851976-D 1C 1CMS67RD150150Pinevalley. Nicest of 3 ms67rds I've owned (including one I got graded myse...
840961976 5C 5CMS66FS112112
840971976-D 5C 5CMS66FS340340Teletrade. Best of 2 I've owned.
51491976 10C 10CMS67150152Dennis Doeppenschmidt. Best of 3 I've owned!
51501976-D 10C 10CMS6830315Ex Palmisano Collection
58961976 25C Clad25CMS67971971
58971976-D 25C Clad25CMS686060
58981976-S 25C Silver25CMS6875027502
67261976 50C Clad50CMS67131131Dennis Doeppenschmidt
67271976-D 50C Clad50CMS67301301
67281976-S 50C Silver50CMS6839813981
74181976 $1$1MS6624048113Ex James Sego Hall of Fame Collection. James was the one to originally find...
74201976-D $1$1MS6770321James Sego/Bob Johnson
74221976-S S$1 Silver$1 
29861977 1C 1CMS67RD793793
29871977-D 1C 1CMS67RD200200
840981977 5C 5CMS66FS160160
840991977-D 5C 5CMS67FS1010Ex Just Having Fun Collection. Purchased from Wondercoin.
51511977 10C 10CMS67210218
851521977-D 10C 10CMS67FB4040
59021977 25C 25CMS67521521
59031977-D 25C 25CMS67261261
67311977 50C 50CMS67331331TreasureGallery. Nicest of 4 I've owned!
67321977-D 50C 50CMS67411411
74231977 $1 $1MS67150150Ex James Sego Hall of Fame Collection. This is one of the first 5 pcgs grad...
74241977-D $1 $1 
29921978 1C 1CMS67RD383383Bill McMurray
29891978-D 1C 1CMS67RD301301Roll from Glenn Antrim. Best of 8 ms67s I got graded. This date is far toug...
841001978 5C 5CMS66FS121121
841011978-D 5C 5CMS66FS523523
51531978 10C 10CMS67382382Craig Harries. Near ms68 and so near fb! Best of 2 ms67's I've owned.
51541978-D 10C 10CMS675015013Nick Cascio. Best of 2 ms67's I've owned.
59041978 25C 25CMS67440440Dennis Doeppenschmidt. Best of 2 I've owned.
59051978-D 25C 25CMS67280280Roll from Chris Merrill
67331978 50C 50CMS67280280Teletrade. Best of 2 I've owned.
67341978-D 50C 50CMS67271271Ex Lindemann Collection
74251978 $1 $1 
74261978-D $1 $1 
29951979 1C 1CMS67RD15751575Roll from Glenn Antrim
29981979-D 1C 1CMS67RD180180
  1979 5C 5C 
841031979-D 5C 5CMS66FS420420
51551979 10C 10CMS67290292
51561979-D 10C 10CMS6830322Wondercoin. Ex JHF.
59061979 25C 25CMS67392392emzee
59071979-D 25C 25CMS67200200
67351979 50C 50CMS67471471Ex Michigan Collection. Best of 2 I've owned.
67361979-D 50C 50CMS67350350
995711979-P SBA $1 SBA$1MS67120981Rob Ezerman. Best of the 4 he has owned!
95721979-D SBA $1 SBA$1MS6712201220
95731979-S SBA $1 SBA$1MS683030
30011980 1C 1CMS67RD730730
30041980-D 1C 1CMS67RD360360Roll from the Arizona hoard. Best of 5 ms67rd's I have got graded.
841041980-P 5C 5CMS66FS290290
841051980-D 5C 5CMS66FS270270
51571980-P 10C 10CMS67321323Mint 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 25CMS67390390
59091980-D 25C 25CMS67171171Teletrade. Best of 2 I've owned.
67371980-P 50C 50CMS6716901690Ebay. Best of 2 I've owned.
67381980-D 50C 50CMS67341341Aw coins, best of 2 they had. A real beauty!
95741980-P SBA $1 SBA$1MS6712331233DRG. FT. Got him to sell it from his do not sell box.
95751980-D SBA $1 SBA$1MS6712601260Ex 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 1CMS67RD581581My submission. Roll from Glenn Antrim. Best of about 6 ms67rd's I got grade...
30371981-D 1C 1CMS67RD450450My submission. Best of 21 ms67rds I got graded from 2 boxes of 100 rolls ea...
841061981-P 5C 5CMS66FS5050Ex Just Having Fun Collection. Purchased from Wondercoin and best of the tw...
841071981-D 5C 5CMS66FS350350Steve from the pcgs coin forum. Best of 3 ms66fs's I've owned.
851591981-P 10C 10CMS67FB10021002
851601981-D 10C 10CMS68FB170170Ebay
59101981-P 25C 25CMS679090Alan Hager
59111981-D 25C 25CMS67250250Heritage
67391981-P 50C 50CMS67250250Ex Michigan Collection. Best of 3 ms67's I've owned including the Richard G...
67401981-D 50C 50CMS67230230Ex Lindemann Collection
95781981-P SBA $1 SBA$1MS67170170TNFC. Full Talons. Best of the 2 they had for sale.
95791981-D SBA $1 SBA$1MS67850850joeyuk from the pcgs coin forum.
95801981-S SBA $1 SBA$1MS672020Ex DRG Collection. Purchased from James Sego Rare Coins. The 1981 Susan B A...
30471982 1C 1CMS68RD140140Roll from Witter Coins
1460361982-D 1C 1CMS68RD120240
841081982-P 5C 5CMS66+ FS2020
841091982-D 5C 5CMS66FS311311
851611982-P 10C 10CMS67FB4141Ebay. Only ms67fb 82-p to ever surface in a public auction or in the regist...
851631982-D 10C 10CMS67FB244244
59121982-P 25C 25CMS67181181tnfc
59131982-D 25C 25CMS67270270Teletrade
67411982-P 50C 50CMS677070
67421982-D 50C 50CMS67+1010
30531983 1C 1CMS68RD270270Heritage. Best of 3 I've owned.
30511983-D 1C 1CMS68RD210210
841101983-P 5C 5CMS66FS100100Bought from a pcgs forum member. The highlight of my nickel set!
841111983-D 5C 5CMS66FS130130
51641983-P 10C 10CMS67100107
51651983-D 10C 10CMS671701716
59141983-P 25C 25CMS676060
59151983-D 25C 25CMS67110110Kitty''s Coins
67431983-P 50C 50CMS67171171Ex Lindemann Collection
67441983-D 50C 50CMS6731143114Ex Lindemann Collection
30591984 1C 1CMS68RD8631053
30681984-D 1C 1CMS68RD160160Roll from Glenn Antrim. Nicest of 5 ms68rds I got graded. Much nicer than p...
841121984-P 5C 5CMS66FS671671
841131984-D 5C 5CMS66FS411411
851661984-P 10C 10CMS68FB7070
851671984-D 10C 10CMS67FB161161Roll from Witter Coins
59161984-P 25C 25CMS67110110
59171984-D 25C 25CMS678080
67451984-P 50C 50CMS67220220Ex Michigan Collection. Best of 3 I've owned.
67461984-D 50C 50CMS67120120
30711985 1C 1CMS68RD201201Pinevalley
  1985-D 1C 1C 
841141985-P 5C 5CMS66FS450450
841151985-D 5C 5CMS66FS441441
851681985-P 10C 10CMS67FB242242
51691985-D 10C 10CMS681101193
59181985-P 25C 25C 
59191985-D 25C 25CMS676060
67471985-P 50C 50CMS67541541
67481985-D 50C 50CMS67862862
31241986 1C 1CMS68RD310310Ex Northland Collection
31211986-D 1C 1CMS68RD13401340
841161986-P 5C 5CMS66FS461461
841171986-D 5C 5CMS66FS241241
851701986-P 10C 10CMS67FB3030
51711986-D 10C 10CMS685058
59201986-P 25C 25CMS678080Alan Hager. Best of the 4 he got graded in 2007.
59211986-D 25C 25CMS67101101TreasureGallery. Best of the 3 they got graded.
67491986-P 50C 50CMS67543543
67501986-D 50C 50CMS6713741374
30651987 1C 1CMS68RD681681Ebay
30801987-D 1C 1CMS68RD211211
841181987-P 5C 5CMS67FS240240
841191987-D 5C 5CMS66FS894894
51721987-P 10C 10CMS681301315Nick Cascio
851731987-D 10C 10CMS67FB7171
59221987-P 25C 25CMS67120120
59231987-D 25C 25CMS67200200Aw coins
67511987-P 50C 50CMS67831831
67521987-D 50C 50CMS6714571457
31031988 1C 1CMS68RD190190Pinevalley
31051988-D 1C 1CMS68RD251251
841201988-P 5C 5CMS66+ FS1010
841211988-D 5C 5CMS66FS633633
51741988-P 10C 10CMS6840463
851751988-D 10C 10CMS68FB4040
59241988-P 25C 25C 
59251988-D 25C 25CMS678181Datentype
67531988-P 50C 50C 
67541988-D 50C 50CMS6717311731
30771989 1C 1CMS68RD131131Bob Johnson
30891989-D 1C 1CMS68RD490490
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 50CMS67701701
  1990 1C 1C 
30861990-D 1C 1CMS68RD14721472Roll from David Pierce. Maybe should have been graded ms69.
841241990-P 5C 5CMS66FS12441244
841251990-D 5C 5CMS66FS381381
51781990-P 10C 10CMS686061
51791990-D 10C 10CMS685052
59281990-P 25C 25C 
59291990-D 25C 25CMS67191191Ex Michael Fuller Collection. Best of 2 I've owned.
67571990-P 50C 50CMS67370370
67581990-D 50C 50CMS67120120
  1991 1C 1C 
30951991-D 1C 1CMS68RD13631363
841261991-P 5C 5CMS66FS471471
841271991-D 5C 5CMS66FS531531Datentype. 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 50CMS67532532
67601991-D 50C 50CMS682020Ex Richard Green
30981992 1C 1CMS68RD14591459
31011992-D 1C 1CMS68RD24062406Telecoin
  1992-P 5C 5C 
841291992-D 5C 5CMS66FS574574
51821992-P 10C 10CMS682302326Stooge
51831992-D 10C 10CMS6840465
59321992-P 25C 25CMS673131Barry Gardner. Coin originally submitted by Datentype!
59331992-D 25C 25C 
67611992-P 50C 50CMS6715671567
67621992-D 50C 50CMS6715131513
31071993 1C 1CMS68RD12611261
31091993-D 1C 1CMS68RD24152415
841301993-P 5C 5CMS66FS10641064
841311993-D 5C 5CMS67FS130130
851841993-P 10C 10CMS67FB190190
851851993-D 10C 10CMS67FB4040
59341993-P 25C 25CMS67230230
59351993-D 25C 25C 
67631993-P 50C 50CMS6710201020
67641993-D 50C 50CMS6710031003
31151994 1C 1CMS68RD260260Ex William Hancotte
31181994-D 1C 1CMS68RD841841
841321994-P 5C 5CMS66FS617822741
841331994-D 5C 5CMS66FS523523
51861994-P 10C 10CMS6830385
851871994-D 10C 10CMS67FB4141
59361994-P 25C 25CMS678181Datentype
59371994-D 25C 25C 
67651994-P 50C 50CMS6714471447
67661994-D 50C 50CMS67552552
31331995 1C 1CMS68RD66027371
31301995-D 1C 1CMS68RD614614
841361995-P 5C 5CMS67FS180180
841351995-D 5C 5CMS67FS3030
851881995-P 10C 10CMS67+ FB1111
51921995-D 10C 10CMS6860616
59381995-P 25C 25CMS67573573Sean Jackson
59391995-D 25C 25CMS67421421
67671995-P 50C 50CMS6711261126
67681995-D 50C 50CMS67967967
31361996 1C 1CMS68RD871871
31391996-D 1C 1CMS68RD22162216
841371996-P 5C 5CMS67FS342342
841381996-D 5C 5CMS67FS250250
51911996-P 10C 10CMS68192019284
851901996-D 10C 10CMS68FB7070
851891996-W 10C 10CMS68FB19501950
59601996-P 25C 25C 
59611996-D 25C 25CMS68360360
67691996-P 50C 50CMS68560560
67701996-D 50C 50CMS68200200
31451997 1C 1CMS68RD160160I got #3 and #10 in the pop report graded but then got this one from Datent...
31421997-D 1C 1CMS68RD360360Datentype. Best of the 5 he got graded.
  1997-P 5C 5C 
841411997-D 5C 5CMS66FS581581
51931997-P 10C 10CMS682202240Heritage
851941997-D 10C 10CMS68FB2020
59401997-P 25C 25CMS67471471
59411997-D 25C 25C 
67711997-P 50C 50CMS67977977
67721997-D 50C 50CMS67614614
31481998 1C 1CMS68RD492492
31511998-D 1C 1C 
841421998-P 5C 5CMS66FS465465
841431998-D 5C 5CMS66FS120120Datentype. Best of 2 I've owned.
851951998-P 10C 10CMS68FB7070
851961998-D 10C 10CMS68FB3030
59421998-P 25C 25CMS68390390
59431998-D 25C 25CMS67271271Datentype. Best of 2 I've owned.
67731998-P 50C 50CMS6712371237
67741998-D 50C 50CMS67732732