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Silver Commemoratives 50 Piece Type Set, Low Ball (1892-1954): Chesapeake Collection

Chesapeake Collection

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Rank 2
GPA with Top Pop Bonuses 22.025
Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.316
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About this set: The pursuit of this circulated silver commemorative type set requires patience and enjoyment of the 'numismatic hunt' ... many of the examples needed are rarely seen in the marketplace, and perhaps some of them have been lost to us forever. The coins that comprise this set were not intended for commerce ... thus market availability in honestly circulated state is a true numismatic challenge. I view this circulated type set to be a lifetime hunt ... perhaps never completed. Hoping you enjoy viewing my humble collecting results so far.

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Chesapeake Collection
ImagePCGS No.ItemDenomGradePopPop LowerOwner's Comments
9220ISABELLA 25C25CAG320Lovely uniform chocolate color with consistent wear. Net distribution of 24...
9224ALABAMA 50C50CAG342Honestly circulated example.
9227ALBANY 50C50CVG1011Tough lovely circulated example. Uniform silvery surfaces without toning su...
9229ANTIETAM 50C50CVF3524Silvery surfaces with uniform wear and limited toning. Likely an ex-pocket ...
9233ARKANSAS 50C50CF1511Great circulation cameo eye appeal. Very difficult coin in this grade. Amaz...
9254BAY BRIDGE 50C50CVF2015Uniform wear on lightly toned surfaces.
9257BOONE 50C50CXF4030Tremendous eye appeal on an honestly circulated example.
9404BOOKER T WASHINGTON 50C50CAG330Hint of the date is barely visible. No BTW will grade lower than AG03.
9279BRIDGEPORT 50C50CXF4012Very difficult coin to find in honest circulated state ... thrilled to add ...
9281CALIFORNIA 50C50CG414Bright, no-toned silvery surfaces .... definitely a long time pocket piece...
9284CINCINNATI 50C50CXF4020Amazed that any Cincinnati reached this state of wear. Very difficult circu...
9288CLEVELAND 50C50CVF3021Localized toning on otherwise uniform honestly worn surfaces.
9291COLUMBIA 50C50CXF4022Uniform golden toning on lustrous surfaces. Difficult coin in honestly circ...
9297COLUMBIAN 50C50CPO150Date barely visible PO01
9299CONNECTICUT 50C50CVF3522Henry Kreis magnificent Charter Oak and Eagle in circulated glory. One of m...
9301DELAWARE 50C50CG610Lovely uniform gunmetal grey original surfaces. Likely a low-ball commemora...
9303ELGIN 50C50CG410Amazing that any Elgin has reached this state of wear. Lovely uniform color...
9305GETTYSBURG 50C50CVG1011Awe inspiring example of circulated USA coinage art. A few minor hits and b...
9306GRANT 50C50CFR240Honest circulation wear on this outstanding lowball example
9309HAWAIIAN 50C50CXF4557King of the classic silver series. Bright surfaces with one toning spot. Tr...
9312HUDSON 50C50CVF3522Exceptional 'circulation cameo' eye appeal on this honestly circulated Huds...
9314HUGUENOT 50C50CG628Ghost ship Nieuw Nederland fighting the sea in this well worn, uniform colo...
9316IOWA 50C50CVF2013Issued in 1946 and not intended for circulation ... wondering how any examp...
9318LEXINGTON 50C50CAG3113Nearly perfect example of an honestly circulated coin. No damage, even wear...
9320LINCOLN 50C50CG636Classic Morgan/Sinnock design. Gunmetal gray surfaces with some localized t...
9322LONG ISLAND 50C50CVG811Lovely circulated cameo surfaces. Under-graded IMHO.
9324LYNCHBURG 50C50CXF4521Uniform silvery surfaces. Very tough coin in honestly circulated condition....
9326MAINE 50C50CAG324Lovely honest circulated surfaces.
9328MARYLAND 50C50CF1524Honestly toned surfaces.
9330MISSOURI 50C50CAG321Robert Aitken powerful design resonates with this lowball commemorative.
9333MONROE 50C50CAG368Uniform wear on even, gunmetal gray surfaces.
9335NEW ROCHELLE 50C50CXF4522Extremely difficult circulated coin ... thrilled to have this example pendi...
9337NORFOLK 50C50CVF2511Very difficult example to locate in this state of preservation. Light tonin...
9340OREGON 50C50CVG824The Fraser's tremendous coinage art ... reduced to it's fundamental outline...
9357PANAMA PACIFIC 50C50CVG828Barber and Morgan's magnificent design in VG preservation. Pleasing toned s...
9359PILGRIM 50C50CFR2103Should be PO01. I failed to convince the PCGS wizards. Lovely coin either w...
9363RHODE ISLAND 50C50CVF2022White, limited toning surfaces ... likely a pocket piece. Accurate photos r...
9367ROANOKE 50C50CG611Outstanding eye appeal on a truly rare circulated coin.
9369ROBINSON 50C50CAU5523Rare circulated example ... searching for an honest downgrade!
9371SAN DIEGO 50C50CVF2013Uniform gray surfaces with minimal toning.
9374SESQUI 50C50CAG356Uniform color original surfaces on an ugly low relief well worn coin.
9376SPANISH TRAIL 50C50CXF4511How did any Spanish Trail see this much circulation?
9378STONE MOUNTAIN 50C50CPO160Outstanding PO01 example.
9381TEXAS 50C50CAG352Even wear and uniform color.
9399VANCOUVER 50C50CFR210Exceptional lowball commemorative
9401VERMONT 50C50CG632Mottled toning on this well circulated Vermont. Charles Keck designed this ...
9434WASHINGTON CARVER 50C50CVG814Interesting obverse toning splash on otherwise uniform gray surfaces.
9447WISCONSIN 50C50CVF3021Uniform surfaces with some localized toning on this very difficult to find ...
9449YORK 50C50CAU5513Thrilled to finally have this very rare circulated coin in my set. Hopeful ...
9222LAFAYETTE $1$1FR284A few rim bruises but honest wear. Nearly PO01 but likely held back by the ...
Congratulations on the PO01 Columbian and Stone Mountain. The circ York awaits.
Posted @ 11/19/2015 7:08 AM By bobvvv1
Nicely done. I had a VF35 Hudson and XF45 New Rochelle (overgraded) that would have gone well with your set. Many lovely pieces - I think the Elgin is my favorite for look + difficulty combination.
Posted @ 1/2/2014 7:28 PM By umakem
Your're knocking at the door to finish this great set.
Posted @ 11/14/2013 6:08 PM By bobvvv1
Congratulations on your new Delaware David! Very nice :)
Posted @ 11/13/2013 8:24 PM By 78saen
Fantastic Lafayette David... Congratulations!
Posted @ 9/30/2013 4:10 PM By Taylor
Nice Looking Lafayette downgrade!! I cannot wait to see how low your Delaware goes. Congratulations!
Posted @ 9/28/2013 5:13 PM By CirculatedCommems
It is great to watch your set grow up in numbers and down in grade.
Posted @ 8/20/2013 12:06 PM By bobvvv1
I'll echo the prior comments, David-- absolutely lovely examples there and some really tough issues to find with nice wear and toning. Keep on huntin'! Don (umakem)
Posted @ 3/16/2013 10:38 PM By umakem
David, You've got some great looking circs there. Are you going to be the first to have a complete lowball set as well as an MS set?
Posted @ 10/22/2012 8:33 PM By bobvvv1
David, this is a truly beautiful set and I wish you the best in your continues set.
Posted @ 10/5/2012 6:49 PM By Taylor
Nice Set, David! It's great to see so many people enjoying the collecting of circ. commems.
Posted @ 2/27/2012 4:06 PM By CirculatedCommems