Over the weekend I got a package with 4 of the Yale coins. Back in December I finished picking up the rest of the Falcons that I needed. So that gives me all of the coins I need for the first 6 issues and 2/3rd of the total I need for the 7th issue – so I’m almost 70% of the way there now and I’m only about 1-ish issue behind.
After thoroughly failing to keep up with the statehood quarters and the presidential dollars as they were coming out I’d like to actually be able to say that I finished one of these multi-year modern issue series that I start collecting with all the best intentions.
Part of the problem with this set is that my goal ballooned early on from finishing 2 sets, to three, and then 5 – with a 6th to be given away gradually to my stepfather. I let the scope explode on me a bit and the fact that these coins each have 2 ounces of silver make them not the cheapest modern issues to buy – but they’re cheaper than gold issues. Of course, the fact that I’m also giving them to my stepfather and don’t want to leave him hanging with an incomplete set has also been helping to drive and encourage me to keep going with this. So, there’s a positive side to it too I suppose.
Now I’m going to need more air-tite capsules before continuing though. 😊
Here’s a look at the collection / project so far:
While I was setting up to take this picture my son, Ben, came up the stairs and saw what I was doing. The immediate response was "Woah! That's a lot of coins! What are these? Can I help you, Daddy? How many coins is this? Can I count them, Daddy?"
How do you say "no" to that? You can also see the Buffalo nickel's slab, which was also out for pictures.