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Chesapeake Collection - 2nd

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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.

Chesapeake Collection

Image Item PCGS # Date Denom Grade PCGS # Pop PCGS # Pop Higher Pop Pop Lower Comments
ISABELLA 25C 9220 1893 25C AG3 2 5387 20
Lovely uniform chocolate color with consistent wear. Net distribution of 24,214 coins.
ALABAMA 50C 9224 1921 50C AG3 4 2497 43
Honestly circulated example.
ALBANY 50C 9227 1936 50C VG10 1 5032 11
Tough lovely circulated example. Uniform silvery surfaces without toning suggest provenance as an ex-pocket piece. Very difficult to obtain in this state of honest preservation.
ANTIETAM 50C 9229 1937 50C VF35 2 4988 24
Silvery surfaces with uniform wear and limited toning. Likely an ex-pocket piece. Truly treasured in this state of preservation. One of my favorites in the set.
ARKANSAS 50C 9233 1935 50C F15 1 1811 12
Great circulation cameo eye appeal. Very difficult coin in this grade. Amazed that any Arkansas circulated long enough to reach this condition.
BAY BRIDGE 50C 9254 1936-S 50C VF20 1 6333 15
Uniform wear on lightly toned surfaces.
BOONE 50C 9266 1936 50C VF25 1 2344 13
Lovely surfaces on a truly difficult circulated state coin.
BOOKER T WASHINGTON 50C 9404 1946 50C AG3 3 4361 60
Hint of the date is barely visible. No BTW will grade lower than AG03.
BRIDGEPORT 50C 9279 1936 50C XF40 2 5266 22
Very difficult circulated coin ... likely an ex-pocket piece.
CALIFORNIA 50C 9281 1925-S 50C G4 1 5453 14
Bright, no-toned silvery surfaces .... definitely a long time pocket piece.
CINCINNATI 50C 9284 1936-D 50C XF40 2 1931 31
Amazed that any Cincinnati reached this state of wear. Very difficult circulated coin. 5,005 coins from each mint were distributed at a premium to collectors ... this is a 'stopper' for the circulated set.
CLEVELAND 50C 9288 1936 50C VF30 2 7992 21
Localized toning on otherwise uniform honestly worn surfaces.
COLUMBIA 50C 9291 1936 50C XF40 2 2312 22
Uniform golden toning on lustrous surfaces. Difficult coin in honestly circulated state.
COLUMBIAN 50C 9297 1893 50C PO1 5 7256 50
Date barely visible PO01
CONNECTICUT 50C 9299 1935 50C VF35 2 4831 22
Henry Kreis magnificent Charter Oak and Eagle in circulated glory. One of my favorites. IMHO slightly over-graded.
DELAWARE 50C 9301 1936 50C G6 1 4634 10
Lovely uniform gunmetal grey original surfaces. Likely a low-ball commemorative that will stand for quite a while ... very difficult in any honestly circulated state.
ELGIN 50C 9303 1936 50C G4 1 6157 10
Amazing that any Elgin has reached this state of wear. Lovely uniform color with a few minor rim bumps. This coin is a tremendous circulated find, combing true rarity with an amazing low-ball state.
GETTYSBURG 50C 9305 1936 50C VG10 1 5771 11
Awe inspiring example of circulated USA coinage art. A few minor hits and bruises testify to a lifetime in our nations service. My favorite in the set.
GRANT 50C 9306 1922 50C FR2 4 4454 40
Honest circulation wear on this outstanding lowball example
HAWAIIAN 50C 9309 1928 50C XF45 5 2844 57
King of the classic silver series. Bright surfaces with one toning spot. Treasured in any condition ... looking for a rare downgrade.
HUDSON 50C 9312 1935 50C VF35 2 3283 22
Exceptional 'circulation cameo' eye appeal on this honestly circulated Hudson. Very difficult example to locate in circulated state of preservation.
HUGUENOT 50C 9314 1924 50C G6 2 4313 28
Ghost ship Nieuw Nederland fighting the sea in this well worn, uniform color circulated example.
IOWA 50C 9316 1946 50C VF20 1 9920 13
Issued in 1946 and not intended for circulation ... wondering how any example becomes VF20? Lovely find indeed.
LEXINGTON 50C 9318 1925 50C AG3 11 5344 113
Nearly perfect example of an honestly circulated coin. No damage, even wear and near uniform color. One of my visual favorites in the set.
LINCOLN 50C 9320 1918 50C AG3 3 6542 34
Outstanding circulation cameo eye appeal on an honestly circulated example.
LONG ISLAND 50C 9322 1936 50C VG8 1 6498 11
Lovely circulated cameo surfaces. Under-graded IMHO.
LYNCHBURG 50C 9324 1936 50C XF45 2 4223 21
Uniform silvery surfaces. Very tough coin in honestly circulated condition. Looking for a nice downgrade.
MAINE 50C 9326 1920 50C AG3 2 3873 24
Lovely honest circulated surfaces.
MARYLAND 50C 9328 1934 50C F15 2 5019 24
Honestly toned surfaces.
MISSOURI 50C 9330 1921 50C AG3 2 2275 21
Robert Aitken powerful design resonates with this lowball commemorative.
MONROE 50C 9333 1923-S 50C FR2 4 4295 45
Was hopeful for PO01 ... alas this is not. Remains a tremendous member of the classic silver commemorative circulated set.
NEW ROCHELLE 50C 9335 1938 50C XF45 2 4537 22
Extremely difficult circulated coin ... thrilled to have this example pending a someday downgrade.
NORFOLK 50C 9337 1936 50C VF25 1 5178 11
Very difficult example to locate in this state of preservation. Light toning on generally silver surfaces. Obverse rim bruise is consistent with the grade.
OREGON 50C 9340 1926 50C VG8 2 3443 37
The Fraser's tremendous coinage art ... reduced to it's fundamental outlines. One of my favorites.
PANAMA PACIFIC 50C 9357 1915-S 50C VG8 2 3456 28
Barber and Morgan's magnificent design in VG preservation. Pleasing toned surfaces.
PILGRIM 50C 9359 1920 50C FR2 10 6200 103
Should be PO01. I failed to convince the PCGS wizards. Lovely coin either way!
RHODE ISLAND 50C 9363 1936 50C VF20 2 3560 23
White, limited toning surfaces ... likely a pocket piece. Accurate photos require an upgrade in my skills!
ROANOKE 50C 9367 1937 50C G6 1 6331 11
Outstanding eye appeal on a truly rare circulated coin.
ROBINSON 50C 9369 1936 50C AU55 2 4846 23
Rare circulated example ... searching for an honest downgrade!
SAN DIEGO 50C 9371 1935-S 50C VF20 1 11316 13
Uniform gray surfaces with minimal toning.
SESQUI 50C 9374 1926 50C AG3 5 5234 57
Uniform color original surfaces on an ugly low relief well worn coin.
SPANISH TRAIL 50C 9376 1935 50C XF45 1 3640 11
How did any Spanish Trail see this much circulation?
STONE MOUNTAIN 50C 9378 1925 50C PO1 6 12066 60
Outstanding PO01 example.
TEXAS 50C 9381 1934 50C AG3 5 4140 52
Even wear and uniform color.
VANCOUVER 50C 9399 1925 50C FR2 1 3383 10
Exceptional lowball commemorative
VERMONT 50C 9401 1927 50C G6 3 4663 32
Mottled toning on this well circulated Vermont. Charles Keck designed this highest relief example of the classic silver commemorative series ... truly enjoy the Catamount in this state of wear.
WASHINGTON CARVER 50C 9434 1952 50C VG8 1 5327 17
Interesting obverse toning splash on otherwise uniform gray surfaces.
WISCONSIN 50C 9447 1936 50C VF30 2 6348 21
Uniform surfaces with some localized toning on this very difficult to find example. Nice circulation cameo contrast on the portraits.
YORK 50C 9449 1936 50C AU55 1 6075 13
Thrilled to finally have this very rare circulated coin in my set. Hopeful for a someday downgrade.
LAFAYETTE $1 9222 1900 $1 FR2 7 3722 74
A few rim bruises but honest wear. Nearly PO01 but likely held back by the rim bumps. Ex-ANACS FR02 holder.


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