NGC Registry

Bluenose Schooner Proofs


Category: Canada
Set Type: 10 Cents, Elizabeth II, 1981-Date, Proof Issue
Owner: jackson64
Last Modified: 4/25/2016
Views: 1315

Rank: 1
Score: 10866
Leading by: 5323
Points to Higher Rank: N/A
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Set Description:

just started this set as a casual set to work on--and hopefully cheap---I really love the little dime with the great sailing ship...should be fun and not too serious a set to work on..

Jan. 2009- as I've reached the halfway point in assembling this set, there have been a few nice surprises. Probably foremost is the variety of the issues for a date set. This set, like any with the queen obverse, has a changing bust as the Queen ages...also there are dual dated coins in commemoration of anniversary years for independence, the Queen's reign, Canadian mint anniversary etc...and there are also several years where dual issues were made. One coin being the classic Bluenose Schooner reverse..and a second coin with a special commem topic...so this set has turned out to be more challenging and more fun to build than I had originally thought that it might..I recommend this set to any fellow, lower budget collectors like myself...

JUNE 2010: It is interesting to look back at some of my sets and see their progression. This set was started because of my sailing ship themed coins naturally branched here. I thought a date set of sailing ship coins would be a great series to acquire. This progressed from a few cheap PF69's here and there as I found them, to actively seeking the dates.
Actively seeking the coins often means buying the entire proof set for the year and liberating the dime. This has gotten expensive with the latter years. One of the strange nuances of the Canadian proof sets is that the dimes were cuni for a long time and only recently in the 2000's did they become silver proof sets. So consequently, the coins from 2000 to 2010 are actually harder to find and more expensive than the older dates.

The earlier dates were a challenge because cuni proofs often developed milk spots or haze...so this set ended up being a LARGE challenge ( and I have about 2 dozen coins from various years that "did not make the grade" residing in one of my coin drawers).

So here I am, almost finished with the set. I have actually turned it into a remarkable set which is almost "unbeatable". There are currently only 13 different years that have ever gotten a coin graded PF70UCAM--I own 6 of these dates. If I can acquire just 1 or 2 more perfect 70's then this set will be the number one set as long as there is a registry ( unless grading standards change and new submissions are graded at 70)..

So here it is, my little obsession--quite possibly the nicest Proof Canada coinage set in existence...enjoy. !
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View Coin 1981 PF 69 UC NGC 212
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View Coin 1982 PF 69 UC NGC 212
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View Coin 1983 PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 212
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View Coin 1984 PF 69 UC NGC 212
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View Coin 1985 PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 212
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View Coin 1986 PF 69 UC NGC 212
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View Coin 1987 PF 69 UC NGC 212
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View Coin 1988 PF 69 UC NGC 212
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View Coin 1989 PF 69 UC NGC 237
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View Coin 1990 PF 69 UC NGC 237
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View Coin 1991 PF 69 UC NGC 212
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View Coin 1992 PF 70 UC NGC 366
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View Coin 1993 PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 237
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View Coin 1994 PF 69 UC NGC 237
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View Coin 1995 PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 212
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View Coin 1996 PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 212
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View Coin 1997 PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 366
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View Coin 1997 CABOT 500TH ANNIVERSARY PF 69 UC NGC 311
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View Coin 1998 PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 212
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View Coin 1998 90th ANNIVERSAY RCM 10C SLOT PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 201
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View Coin 1999 PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 102
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View Coin 2000 PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 366
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View Coin 2000 CREDIT UNION CENTENNIAL PF 69 UC NGC 212
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View Coin 2001 PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 366
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View Coin 2001 YEAR OF VOLUNTEERS PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 398
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View Coin 2002 PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 381
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View Coin 2003 CORONATION 50TH ANNIVERSARY PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 212
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View Coin 2003 CROWNED BUST PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 155
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View Coin 2004 PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 212
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View Coin 2005 PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 212
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View Coin 2006 PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 212
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View Coin 2007 PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 212
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View Coin 2008 PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 381
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View Coin 2009 PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 212
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View Coin 2010 PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 366
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View Coin 2010 FIRST SILVER DOLLAR PF 68 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 159
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View Coin 2011 PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 381
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View Coin 2012 PF 69 UC NGC 155
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View Coin 2012 PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 381
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View Coin 2013 PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 212
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View Coin 2014 PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 381
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View Coin 2015 PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO FIRST RELEASES NGC 381
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View Coin 2016 PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO FIRST RELEASES NGC 81
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