Mr. Perfection

Current
Rank
3
Set
Complete
100.00%
Set
Rating
65.446
GPA with
Top Bonuses
65.446
GPA
Weighted
65.359
About This Set: 2018

I have had the majority of this set for many years. It was missing one coin, the 1807 and could not find one I liked,
so I never published the set.
I always loved Bust Halves. In the early 1980's during the gold boom I owned a check cashing store that
also bought gold, silver and anything of value. It was not in a good area so we bought quantity over quality.
In the nine years I was there, I purchased around 80 bust halves. One was an AU and the rest were lower, mostly fine and very good. I saved every one for over twenty five years. I saved no other coins.
When I got into better coins I finally sold them and started buying higher grades. I own many amazing Bust Halves other than what is in this set. Many are toned AU's - 64.
Although Mr. Link has the top set, many of my coins are 10's or simply stunning. Part of his set came from the
Pogue set. Many are gems but I could not or did not want to get into a bidding war.
My set is all CAC except for one, the 1807. All the examples of the 1807 I have seen over the years were gray. dark or just plain unattractive.
As per Laura of Legend Coin, "Do not buy a coin just to fill a hole, be patient". I believe this. Sure years ago I did not adhere to it like I do now. If you don't it could be costly. When you replace a lessor coin either by grade or eye appeal you wind up losing money many times.

Sadly there is no way for PCGS to grade a set based on eye appeal. Many coins in lower grades are so much nicer than the higher graded examples. This is true with ALL sets.

I have said many times that I cannot fathom why top collectors buy many non CAC coins. CAC is well respected and has existed for ten years. When they do not pass a coin, it is because there is something about it that they feel is objectionable. It could be wear, lines, color or other things. Even if you do not agree with them, the FACT is that
they are telling the truth. So why buy a coin with an issue? The only argument is, does failing CAC stop the coin from being the grade on the holder. Some people say no. Some say yes.
But why even argue the point? Buy something else! Be patient! It is very difficult if not impossible to have a #1 set of all time with ALL CAC coins. I have done it four times. I do not believe anyone else has. I will never do it again.

I bought the 1807 non CAC because I have not found a CAC example that I liked in all these years.
Also the 1807 has the Green/Newman Pedigree, is toned and beautiful. I do have an AU/CAC and will buy another
example in a higher grade if it becomes available.

I am pretty much done with this set. The Friend Collection is going to be sold starting with this years ANA auction.
Perhaps I can find a gem or two in it that would be an upgrade.

I could send this set to PCGS for possible upgrades. However I would never do that as I would lose the CAC sticker.
I would rather own a 66 or 66+ that is CAC than a 67 non CAC.

Image Item PCGS # Date Denom Grade PCGS # Pop PCGS # Pop Higher Pop Pop Higher Comments
1807 39359 1807 50C MS63 1 1 1615
Toned Newman, Gardener Impossible to find CAC. Looking
1808 6090 1808 50C MS66 4 3 56
CAC
1809 6092 1809 50C MS65+ 1 1 34
CAC
1810 6095 1810 50C MS64 10 1 173
CAC
1811 6097 1811 50C MS66+ 1 0 22
CAC
1812 6100 1812 50C MS66+ 1 0 21
CAC
1813 6103 1813 50C MS65+ 1 1 21
CAC
1814 39477 1814 50C MS66 1 3 33
CAC
1815/2 6108 1815/2 50C MS64+ 2 0 22
CAC
1817 6109 1817 50C MS66 1 0 41
CAC
1818 39528 1818 50C MS66 1 0 52
CAC
1819 6118 1819/8 50C MS65 1 0 156
CAC
1820 6123 1820 50C MS65+ 1 0 31
CAC
1821 6128 1821 50C MS66 1 0 11
CAC
1822 6130 1822/1 50C MS65+ 1 0 26
CAC
1823 6131 1823 50C MS65+ 2 0 52
CAC
1824 6137 1824 50C MS66+ 2 1 31
CAC
1825 6142 1825 50C MS65+ 2 7 310
CAC
1826 6143 1826 50C MS67 2 0 30
CAC
1827 6144 1827 50C MS65+ 3 5 411
CAC
1828 6150 1828 50C MS65+ 1 1 49
CAC
1829 6154 1829 50C MS66+ 1 0 20
CAC
1830 6156 1830 50C MS67 1 0 10
CAC
1831 6159 1831 50C MS65+ 3 4 47
CAC
1832 6160 1832 50C MS64+ 13 13 1418
1833 39896 1833 50C MS66+ 1 0 13
CAC
1834 6164 1834 50C MS65+ 2 1 710
CAC
1835 6168 1835 50C MS64+ 4 4 711
CAC
1836 403156 1836 50C MS65+ 1 0 36
CAC
1837 6176 1837 50C MS65+ 2 7 29
CAC
1838 6177 1838 50C MS65+ 1 3 14
CAC
1839 6179 1839 50C MS65+ 1 0 11
CAC
1839-O 6181 1839-O 50C MS65+ 1 3 15
CAC

Comments


Beautiful!

Posted at 8/17/2018 5:57 AM by Chicago

Beautiful!

Posted at 8/17/2018 5:57 AM by Chicago

Finally, we get to see what has been a magnificent journey. A loud applause is required for the time and effort you have put into this venture. Looking forward to you adding a few from my set, over the next 2 years.

Posted at 6/30/2018 10:06 AM by d2000f

Very nice set. Congratulations. The eye appeal looks uniform and nice, very, very tough to do with this series.

Posted at 6/28/2018 9:46 AM by [email protected]

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