End of The Coin Year Sprucing Up posted by Jackson
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As my membership renewal approaches, my personal end of the coin year organizing begins.

 

November and December have been my "end of the coin year" time period for more than a decade. The registry deadlines, my membership renewal and my purchasing hiatus through the holidays all occur at roughly this same time.

I have many things I have done, a few I hope to finish in the next 5 weeks and piles of Short Term Goals which have become Long Term.

My submission procrastination has left me with about 80 coins that are ready for grading and encapsulation. The problem with this is that as my raw coin pile grows, there is an inverse relationship with my available funds to pay for submissions. Now to grade them all would be a healthy chunk of cash--but at the same time I have been trying to finish a few last slots in near-completed sets.

I am happy to report that I DID complete one simple set I started this year. I added the 1973-S silver IKE dollar in PF69DCAM this week and now have finished the entire Ike proof set in Proof 69. I am up to date on all of the Sacagawea Dollars thru 2016 in PF69 and also have completed the mini set of PF69 SBA's.

I have about 40 Bear themed coins to add to my granddaughter's collection but they are all still in mint packaging or flips. I have now gotten the 3 gold 100th anniversary coins and need to decide how I will get them slabbed or left in mint packaging.

My submission list also includes ALL of the remaining slot fillers for my Bahamas silver 50c, $1 and $2 coins --coins that I've had in my velvet-lined, coin cabinet drawers for 6+ months.

I also have 14 dates of my Jersey 1/12th shilling series of large brass/copper coins ready for slabbing ( I started with all of the 1800's dates and early 1900's for now.)

So as the coin year ends, I seem to have created more projects and goals than I have resolved or accomplished respectively.

I have set for myself the single goal above others, before the end of 2016 and changes occur in the registry, to complete my SLQ one-per-date-set in AU grades.

I landed 3 nice AU's at the recent Stack's sale, which leaves me with 3 final coins to finish---if I don't get sidetracked by a new series, a must-have hole filler or some other coin distractions.

 

1917 T2 AU55, 1918 AU58 and 1925 AU58---perfect grades and look to compliment the existing coins in my set.

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Jackson

You have certainly had a busy and prosperous collecting year. Those three beautiful quarters are like the icing on the cake. Congratulations, and all the best in 2017!

Gary

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