Easton Collection

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About This Set: How to put together an undervalued set with a limited population and still be able to assemble a complete set of CBD. The stats show a CBD set is demanding; alot more challenging than the coin values report. A study of the mintage during 1809 to 1837 shows the US Mint minted about 11.2 million CBD. Only 5,300 of those are PCGS slabbed, with 550 examples that are mint state from the large variety & 1,200 examples that are mint state from the reduced size variety type. That's pretty slim pickings!
My collecting goals are to assemble an eye appealing original set. I use a scale to evaluate for originality, eye appeal, strike, surface quality and toning. Each coin is rated from 1 to 10 in each of the 5 categories. This guide establishes my purchasing objectives. I have passed on all coins that didn't meet at least a 25 point grade. Using the previous mentioned grading standards acquisitions were made, but finding quality examples for each variety are very tough. The search for the best coin lead to passing on higher graded coins for lower graded coins as my goal is to acquire only original examples that have attractive toning, better eye appeal, stronger strike and high surface quality. For example, I waited over 10 years to acquire an 1809 dimes in MS64. This coin has the Pittman pedigree and its very high in the eye appeal, strike and originality. After a 5 year search to find a 1822 (passing on several examples) I finally purchased an AU example which met the collection standards. In many cases, there aren't that many examples to choose from but patience prevailed in assembling a collection with a certain standard.
The provenances of these dimes were interesting to research as well. I believe many AU and better examples have lost its provenances due to slabbing, I believe many AU58s never circulated and were apart of famous collections. Many mint state coins are graded AU58 to reflect very slight cabinet friction from its long term storage. This registry set contains AU or lower graded mint state grade examples as I feel a higher graded coin isn't the best example for this set or just not available.
All collections have personal favorites which are 1822, 1809 and the 1821 large date. My 1821 is the finest example or the Rock Star of CBD IMHO. Building a great collection requires alot of time, research and numismatic knowledge. I am grateful to those individuals that have assisted me with this quest by provided knowledge about this series and with the selection of many coins. Thank you Russ Augustin, Todd Imhof, John Agre and Dave Wnuck. Lastly, I thank my son David for helping me keep my sense through this journey. This quest continues...

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Nice upgrades Barry. Great color and eye appeal as always!

Posted at 1/24/2019 3:07 PM by [email protected]

Nice upgrades from the Pogue Collection!

Posted at 2/22/2016 7:45 PM by [email protected]

Very nice set. Glad you got an award/plaque.

Posted at 1/23/2015 9:24 AM by PeterShireman

Great addition Barry!

Posted at 8/16/2014 1:30 PM by [email protected]

Congratulations I am in Awe of your gorgeous - Just Superb !! Walt

Posted at 1/16/2013 9:48 AM by tincup

I'm even more blown away than ever by these. Your set is the GOAT - Geatest of All Time!

Posted at 1/8/2013 7:38 AM by BobLande

Gorgeous additions. I expect the last 4 holes will be added soon. Will you be attending FUN this January?

Posted at 1/1/2013 10:22 AM by stone

Awesome toning, especially on the 1830/29! Also the 1821. Also the Bob

Posted at 11/13/2012 8:04 PM by BobLande

Beautiful 1829 Curl Base 2!

Posted at 11/11/2012 12:54 PM by stone

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