Meant to be Spent - 8th

Current Statistics
Rank 8
Weighted GPA 67.774
Complete 86.22%
Set Rating 58.433
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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.ItemDenomGradePopPop HigherOwner's Comments
29051968 1C 1C 
  1968-D 1C 1C 
29091968-S 1C 1CMS67RD641Mint Set from Betty Gamble. Best of 7 ms67rds I got graded.
40801968-D 5C 5CMS661801Clackamas
40811968-S 5C 5CMS6761Clackamas. There are no ms68s, it is a proof in an ms holder, Clackamas own...
51331968 10C 10CMS67362Mint Set from Betty Gamble
851341968-D 10C 10CMS67FB9111
58811968 25C 25CMS67592mint set from John Staples
58821968-D 25C 25CMS671266Ebay
67111968-D 50C 50CMS67270
29141969 1C 1CMS67RD130
29171969-D 1C 1C 
  1969-S 1C 1C 
40821969-D 5C 5CMS66650
40831969-S 5C 5CMS66451
51351969 10C 10CMS67100Ex Just Having Fun Collection
51361969-D 10C 10CMS6830Ex Palmisano Collection
58831969 25C 25C 
58841969-D 25C 25C 
67121969-D 50C 50C 
29321970 1C 1CMS67RD392
  1970-D 1C 1C 
29351970-S 1C1CMS67RD80Small Date: James Sego. Nicest of 2 I have owned. Large Date: Ex Close to P...
40841970-D 5C 5CMS66570
40851970-S 5C 5CMS66300
51371970 10C 10CMS6740Nick Cascio
51381970-D 10C 10CMS67340
58851970 25C 25CMS67192
58861970-D 25C 25CMS6860
67131970-D 50C 50C 
29411971 1C 1CMS67RD331Bill McMurray
  1971-D 1C 1C 
29471971-S 1C 1CMS67RD102Ex Close to Perfect. I highly doubt any ms68s of this date exist. It is ver...
840861971 5C 5CMS66FS817
840871971-D 5C 5CMS67FS210
51391971 10C 10CMS67121Ex Just Having Fun Collection
851401971-D 10C 10CMS67FB21
58871971 25C 25C 
58881971-D 25C 25CMS67555
67161971 50C 50C 
67171971-D 50C 50CMS671926
74061971 $1 $1MS66531James Sego
74071971-D $1 $1MS67200Ex James Sego Hall of Fame collection.
74081971-S S$1 Silver$1 
  1972 1C 1C 
29561972-D 1C 1CMS67RD111roll from Fred''s Coins. Just 1 absolutely gorgeous roll yielded 2 ms67''s!
29591972-S 1C 1CMS67RD160Ex Action-Coins. Best of two ms67rd's I've owned.
840881972 5C 5CMS66FS351Teletrade Anacs cross
840891972-D 5C 5CMS66FS311
51411972 10C 10CMS6790
851421972-D 10C 10CMS67FB30
58891972 25C 25CMS67150Alan Hager
58901972-D 25C 25CMS6717211Barry Gardner. Best of his 9 extras.
67181972 50C 50CMS67120
67191972-D 50C 50CMS67820James Sego
74091972 $1 $1MS66200James Sego
74101972-D $1 $1 
74111972-S S$1 Silver$1 
29651973 1C 1CMS67RD311Dave Haldin. Best of 4 ms67rds that I have owned!
29621973-D 1C 1CMS67RD80Ex Close to Perfect. I believe this was originally found by Gary Shafstall....
29681973-S 1C 1CMS66+ RD43
840901973 5C 5CMS66FS834
840911973-D 5C 5CMS66FS873
851431973 10C 10CMS67FB30
851441973-D 10C 10CMS67FB100Teletrade
58911973 25C 25CMS67120
58921973-D 25C 25CMS67152
67201973 50C 50CMS67320Ebay. Best of 2 I've owned. The other was the best of the 5 that the Michig...
67211973-D 50C 50CMS67540Ex Michigan Collection. Best of 3 that I've owned!
74121973 $1 $1MS661002JCPing. Awesome coin!
74131973-D $1 $1 
74141973-S S$1 Silver$1 
29711974 1C 1CMS67RD901
29741974-D 1C 1CMS67RD1122
29781974-S 1C 1CMS67RD140Ex Close to Perfect. Nicest of 3 ms67s I have owned.
840921974 5C 5CMS66FS190
840931974-D 5C 5CMS67FS40
51451974 10C 10CMS67150
51461974-D 10C 10CMS6820Stooge
58931974 25C 25CMS67251
58941974-D 25C 25CMS67370
67221974 50C 50CMS67100Ex Lindemann Collection
67231974-D 50C 50CMS67251Ex Richard Green
74151974 $1 $1 
74161974-D $1 $1 
74171974-S S$1 Silver$1 
29771975 1C 1CMS67RD731Roll from Mark Mrkvickas
29791975-D 1C 1CMS67RD362Roll from Chris Merrill
840941975 5C 5CMS66FS372
840951975-D 5C 5CMS66FS360GoldRush Numismatics
51471975 10C 10CMS67130
851481975-D 10C 10CMS67FB50
29821976 1C 1CMS67RD1342Teletrade
29851976-D 1C 1CMS67RD150Pinevalley. Nicest of 3 ms67rds I've owned (including one I got graded myse...
840961976 5C 5CMS66FS112
840971976-D 5C 5CMS66FS320Teletrade. Best of 2 I've owned.
51491976 10C 10CMS67150Dennis Doeppenschmidt. Best of 3 I've owned!
51501976-D 10C 10CMS6830Ex Palmisano Collection
58961976 25C Clad25CMS67971
58971976-D 25C Clad25CMS6860
58981976-S 25C Silver25CMS687022
67261976 50C Clad50CMS67131Dennis Doeppenschmidt
67271976-D 50C Clad50CMS67301
67281976-S 50C Silver50CMS683791
74181976 $1$1MS66240Ex James Sego Hall of Fame Collection. James was the one to originally find...
74201976-D $1$1MS6740James Sego/Bob Johnson
74221976-S S$1 Silver$1 
29861977 1C 1CMS67RD804
29871977-D 1C 1CMS67RD190
840981977 5C 5CMS66FS160
840991977-D 5C 5CMS67FS10Ex Just Having Fun Collection. Purchased from Wondercoin.
51511977 10C 10CMS67210
851521977-D 10C 10CMS67FB40
59021977 25C 25CMS67511
59031977-D 25C 25CMS67250
67311977 50C 50CMS67373TreasureGallery. Nicest of 4 I've owned!
67321977-D 50C 50CMS67411
74231977 $1 $1MS67140Ex James Sego Hall of Fame Collection. This is one of the first 5 pcgs grad...
74241977-D $1 $1 
29921978 1C 1CMS67RD383Bill McMurray
29891978-D 1C 1CMS67RD271Roll from Glenn Antrim. Best of 8 ms67s I got graded. This date is far toug...
841001978 5C 5CMS66FS111
841011978-D 5C 5CMS66FS523
51531978 10C 10CMS67382Craig Harries. Near ms68 and so near fb! Best of 2 ms67's I've owned.
51541978-D 10C 10CMS67501Nick Cascio. Best of 2 ms67's I've owned.
59041978 25C 25CMS67440Dennis Doeppenschmidt. Best of 2 I've owned.
59051978-D 25C 25CMS67280Roll from Chris Merrill
67331978 50C 50CMS67280Teletrade. Best of 2 I've owned.
67341978-D 50C 50CMS67271Ex Lindemann Collection
74251978 $1 $1 
74261978-D $1 $1 
29951979 1C 1CMS67RD1575Roll from Glenn Antrim
29981979-D 1C 1CMS67RD150
  1979 5C 5C 
841031979-D 5C 5CMS66FS350
51551979 10C 10CMS67290
51561979-D 10C 10CMS6830Wondercoin. Ex JHF.
59061979 25C 25CMS67372emzee
59071979-D 25C 25CMS67200
67351979 50C 50CMS67461Ex Michigan Collection. Best of 2 I've owned.
67361979-D 50C 50CMS67350
995711979-P SBA $1 SBA$1MS67120Rob Ezerman. Best of the 4 he has owned!
95721979-D SBA $1 SBA$1MS671200
95731979-S SBA $1 SBA$1MS6830
30011980 1C 1CMS67RD730
30041980-D 1C 1CMS67RD360Roll from the Arizona hoard. Best of 5 ms67rd's I have got graded.
841041980-P 5C 5CMS66FS280
841051980-D 5C 5CMS66FS250
51571980-P 10C 10CMS67321Mint Set from Betty Gamble. Best of 2 ms67's I got graded.
51581980-D 10C 10CMS67181Mint Set from Betty Gamble. Best of 6 ms67s I got graded!
59081980-P 25C 25CMS67360
59091980-D 25C 25CMS67170Teletrade. Best of 2 I've owned.
67371980-P 50C 50CMS671690Ebay. Best of 2 I've owned.
67381980-D 50C 50CMS67341Aw coins, best of 2 they had. A real beauty!
95741980-P SBA $1 SBA$1MS671223DRG. FT. Got him to sell it from his do not sell box.
95751980-D SBA $1 SBA$1MS671250Ex DRG Collection. Full Talons. This and 1981-s are the next toughest dates...
95761980-S SBA $1 SBA$1MS67770Ex DRG Collection. Full Talons. Dr Golan searched at least 35 bags of 1980-...
30431981 1C 1CMS67RD581My submission. Roll from Glenn Antrim. Best of about 6 ms67rd's I got grade...
30371981-D 1C 1CMS67RD450My submission. Best of 21 ms67rds I got graded from 2 boxes of 100 rolls ea...
841061981-P 5C 5CMS66FS50Ex Just Having Fun Collection. Purchased from Wondercoin and best of the tw...
841071981-D 5C 5CMS66FS350Steve from the pcgs coin forum. Best of 3 ms66fs's I've owned.
851591981-P 10C 10CMS67FB992
851601981-D 10C 10CMS68FB160Ebay
59101981-P 25C 25CMS6780Alan Hager
59111981-D 25C 25CMS67250Heritage
67391981-P 50C 50CMS67250Ex Michigan Collection. Best of 3 ms67's I've owned including the Richard G...
67401981-D 50C 50CMS67230Ex Lindemann Collection
95781981-P SBA $1 SBA$1MS67170TNFC. Full Talons. Best of the 2 they had for sale.
95791981-D SBA $1 SBA$1MS67850joeyuk from the pcgs coin forum.
95801981-S SBA $1 SBA$1MS6720Ex DRG Collection. Purchased from James Sego Rare Coins. The 1981 Susan B A...
30471982 1C 1CMS68RD140Roll from Witter Coins
1460361982-D 1C 1CMS68RD120
841081982-P 5C 5CMS66+ FS20
841091982-D 5C 5CMS66FS281
851611982-P 10C 10CMS67FB41Ebay. Only ms67fb 82-p to ever surface in a public auction or in the regist...
851631982-D 10C 10CMS67FB104
59121982-P 25C 25CMS67140tnfc
59131982-D 25C 25CMS67220Teletrade
67411982-P 50C 50CMS6780
67421982-D 50C 50CMS67+10
30531983 1C 1CMS68RD270Heritage. Best of 3 I've owned.
30511983-D 1C 1CMS68RD210
841101983-P 5C 5CMS66FS100Bought from a pcgs forum member. The highlight of my nickel set!
841111983-D 5C 5CMS66FS130
51641983-P 10C 10CMS6780
51651983-D 10C 10CMS67140
59141983-P 25C 25CMS6760
59151983-D 25C 25CMS67110Kitty''s Coins
67431983-P 50C 50CMS67171Ex Lindemann Collection
67441983-D 50C 50CMS67275Ex Lindemann Collection
30591984 1C 1CMS68RD843
30681984-D 1C 1CMS68RD150Roll from Glenn Antrim. Nicest of 5 ms68rds I got graded. Much nicer than p...
841121984-P 5C 5CMS66FS671
841131984-D 5C 5CMS66FS400
851661984-P 10C 10CMS68FB70
851671984-D 10C 10CMS67FB161Roll from Witter Coins
59161984-P 25C 25CMS67100
59171984-D 25C 25CMS6780
67451984-P 50C 50CMS67220Ex Michigan Collection. Best of 3 I've owned.
67461984-D 50C 50CMS67120
30711985 1C 1CMS68RD201Pinevalley
  1985-D 1C 1C 
841141985-P 5C 5CMS66FS450
841151985-D 5C 5CMS66FS441
851681985-P 10C 10CMS67FB232
51691985-D 10C 10CMS68110
59181985-P 25C 25C 
59191985-D 25C 25CMS6760
67471985-P 50C 50CMS67541
67481985-D 50C 50CMS67822
31241986 1C 1CMS68RD310Ex Northland Collection
31211986-D 1C 1CMS68RD1330
841161986-P 5C 5CMS66FS461
841171986-D 5C 5CMS66FS241
851701986-P 10C 10CMS67FB30
51711986-D 10C 10CMS6850
59201986-P 25C 25CMS6780Alan Hager. Best of the 4 he got graded in 2007.
59211986-D 25C 25CMS6781TreasureGallery. Best of the 3 they got graded.
67491986-P 50C 50CMS67543
67501986-D 50C 50CMS671354
30651987 1C 1CMS68RD661Ebay
30801987-D 1C 1CMS68RD201
841181987-P 5C 5CMS67FS240
841191987-D 5C 5CMS66FS864
51721987-P 10C 10CMS68130Nick Cascio
51731987-D 10C 10CMS68150Nick Cascio. Best of 2 ms68's I've owned.
59221987-P 25C 25CMS67120
59231987-D 25C 25CMS67200Aw coins
67511987-P 50C 50C 
67521987-D 50C 50CMS671466
31031988 1C 1CMS68RD190Pinevalley
  1988-D 1C 1C 
841201988-P 5C 5CMS66+ FS10
841211988-D 5C 5CMS66FS543
51741988-P 10C 10CMS6840
851751988-D 10C 10CMS68FB40
59241988-P 25C 25C 
59251988-D 25C 25CMS6781Datentype
67531988-P 50C 50C 
67541988-D 50C 50CMS671681
30771989 1C 1CMS68RD131Bob Johnson
30891989-D 1C 1CMS68RD490
841221989-P 5C 5CMS67FS81
  1989-D 5C 5C 
51761989-P 10C 10CMS6850
851771989-D 10C 10CMS68FB50
59261989-P 25C 25CMS67100Datentype. He is responsible for the entire ms67 pop, but saved his nicest ...
59271989-D 25C 25C 
67551989-P 50C 50CMS67490
67561989-D 50C 50CMS67691
  1990 1C 1C 
30861990-D 1C 1CMS68RD1472Roll from David Pierce. Maybe should have been graded ms69.
841241990-P 5C 5CMS66FS1223
841251990-D 5C 5CMS66FS351
51781990-P 10C 10CMS6860
51791990-D 10C 10CMS6850
59281990-P 25C 25C 
59291990-D 25C 25CMS67181Ex Michael Fuller Collection. Best of 2 I've owned.
67571990-P 50C 50CMS67370
67581990-D 50C 50CMS67120
  1991 1C 1C 
30951991-D 1C 1CMS68RD1353
841261991-P 5C 5CMS66FS450
841271991-D 5C 5CMS66FS521Datentype. His best ms66fs, almost as nice as his pop 1 ms67fs.
51801991-P 10C 10CMS67390Ebay
51811991-D 10C 10CMS67210Ebay. Best of 2 ms67's I've owned.
59301991-P 25C 25CMS67120
59311991-D 25C 25C 
67591991-P 50C 50CMS67532
67601991-D 50C 50CMS6820Ex Richard Green
30981992 1C 1CMS68RD1449
31011992-D 1C 1CMS68RD2405Telecoin
  1992-P 5C 5C 
841291992-D 5C 5CMS66FS563
51821992-P 10C 10CMS68230Stooge
51831992-D 10C 10CMS6840
59321992-P 25C 25CMS6731Barry Gardner. Coin originally submitted by Datentype!
59331992-D 25C 25C 
67611992-P 50C 50CMS671547
67621992-D 50C 50CMS671503
31071993 1C 1CMS68RD1261
31091993-D 1C 1CMS68RD2405
841301993-P 5C 5CMS66FS1054
841311993-D 5C 5CMS67FS130
851841993-P 10C 10CMS67FB190
851851993-D 10C 10CMS67FB40
59341993-P 25C 25CMS67230
59351993-D 25C 25C 
67631993-P 50C 50CMS671010
67641993-D 50C 50CMS671003
31151994 1C 1CMS68RD250Ex William Hancotte
31181994-D 1C 1CMS68RD831
841321994-P 5C 5CMS66FS617
841331994-D 5C 5CMS66FS503
51861994-P 10C 10CMS6830
51871994-D 10C 10CMS67200Ebay. Best of 2 ms67's I've owned.
59361994-P 25C 25CMS6781Datentype
59371994-D 25C 25C 
67651994-P 50C 50CMS671437
67661994-D 50C 50CMS67552
31331995 1C 1CMS68RD660
31301995-D 1C 1CMS68RD613
841361995-P 5C 5CMS67FS180
841351995-D 5C 5CMS67FS30
851881995-P 10C 10CMS67+ FB11
51921995-D 10C 10CMS6860
59381995-P 25C 25CMS67573Sean Jackson
59391995-D 25C 25CMS67421
67671995-P 50C 50CMS671106
67681995-D 50C 50CMS67947
31361996 1C 1CMS68RD861
31391996-D 1C 1CMS68RD2176
841371996-P 5C 5CMS67FS332
841381996-D 5C 5CMS67FS250
51911996-P 10C 10CMS681920
851901996-D 10C 10CMS68FB60
851891996-W 10C 10CMS68FB1810
59601996-P 25C 25C 
59611996-D 25C 25CMS68360
67691996-P 50C 50CMS68530
67701996-D 50C 50C 
31451997 1C 1CMS68RD140I got #3 and #10 in the pop report graded but then got this one from Datent...
31421997-D 1C 1CMS68RD350Datentype. Best of the 5 he got graded.
  1997-P 5C 5C 
841411997-D 5C 5CMS66FS581
51931997-P 10C 10CMS68220Heritage
851941997-D 10C 10CMS68FB20
59401997-P 25C 25CMS67471
59411997-D 25C 25C 
67711997-P 50C 50CMS67957
67721997-D 50C 50CMS67574
31481998 1C 1CMS68RD501
31511998-D 1C 1C 
841421998-P 5C 5CMS66FS465
841431998-D 5C 5CMS66FS120Datentype. Best of 2 I've owned.
851951998-P 10C 10CMS68FB70
851961998-D 10C 10CMS68FB30
59421998-P 25C 25CMS68390
59431998-D 25C 25CMS67261Datentype. Best of 2 I've owned.
67731998-P 50C 50CMS671217
67741998-D 50C 50CMS67732