Don’t feel like collecting a complete coin set? Try a short set or just certain coins in that collections. Short sets can benefit you two ways:
- You can complete a short set quicker and easier.
- When you complete the short set, you may consider expanding your collections and possibly complete the collection.
Here are a couple of short sets to consider.
Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1941-1947)
This is one of the more popular short sets. It only consists of 20 coins and are all easy to get. No rarities or key dates. You can get one coin from each mint (Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco) except for 1947 since San Francisco didn’t mint any that year.
I said last year that I was going to start a short set. The coin pictured here is the first and only one I had gotten so far. Oh well, one at a time.
Jefferson Wartime Nickels (1942-1945)
This one only has 11 coins, all with 35% silver. I suggest doing an uncirculated set since MS-65 nickels are relatively reasonable. Also try looking for Full Steps on Monticello which are tougher to find. I started building one in 2000 and by 2001, I had 9 of the 11. I finished the set in 2016 getting the 1942-S and 1945-P. Although it is considered complete, I’m thinking of adding a 12th coin, the 1942-P silver proof.
Some other possible Short Sets
- Lincoln Wheat Cents (1934 – 1958)
- Roosevelt Silver Dimes (1946 – 1964)
- America the Beautiful Quarters (2010 – 2021?)
Is there a Short Set you would consider collecting?
The previous ones I suggested are only a few possibilities. You may think of one that suits you. Let me know what you consider.
Since I said this would be “A Short Post”, I am done.