There are some amazing coins available for sale. Some of them are incredibly rare and valuable and others are amazing for their own reason and are affordable for even intermediate collectors. If you’re an advanced collector and don’t own these coins, that’s okay! Everyone collects what he or she enjoys. If these aren’t your type, that’s totally okay.
1909-S Indian Head Cent: Unknown to many people, the Indian Head Cent was actually minted in 1909. Because this was also the first year of the Lincoln Cent, the mintage numbers were significantly lower than years past. The 1909 no mint-mark coin is an affordable alternative to the 1909-S and is still a lower mintage coin. Around 14,000,000 1909 no mint-mark Indian Head Cents were minted, but only around 300,000 1909-S Indian Head Cents were minted.
1909-S VDB Lincoln Wheat Cent: Minted along with the Indian Head Cent for one year, the Lincoln Wheat Cent only had the designer's initials, VDB, for some coins for its first year. “VDB” was removed from all future years. Starting in 1918, the initials returned, but it was only on Lincoln’s shoulder, not in its initial location on the reverse of the coin. The 1909-S VDB Lincoln Wheat Cent is one of the most famous and most well-known coins ever. Only almost 500,000 Lincoln Cents were minted in San Francisco with the “VDB” initials, which makes it rare, but not as rare as the 1909-S Indian Head Cent, which is actually cheaper to acquire.
Flying Eagle Cent: Minted for only three years, the Flying Eagle Cent is one of the shortest runs for US coins. The 1856 Flying Eagle Cent is incredibly rare, but also incredibly expensive. The other two years, 1857 and 1858, are much more affordable and great additions to any collection.
1937-D 3-Legged Buffalo Nickel: For those of you who are tired of hearing about copper coins, here’s a nickel. In 1937, the Buffalo Nickel was known for having a worn strike on some coins, which led to some coins coming out of the mint with only three legs. These coins are reasonably expensive but very unique.
Indian Head Quarter/Half Eagle: These coins were incredibly unique coins, with its incuse design. No other American coin has been minted with an incuse design, which means the devices and legend are below the field, unlike above the field like with most coins. This makes these coins also one of the hardest coins to grade.
Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle: One of the most famous coins, mostly because of the interesting story regarding the 1933 Double Eagle coins. A very expensive coin, it is also considered by many to be one of the best designed US coins ever. This was the last double eagle design before the Gold Reserve Act made it illegal to own gold. The remaining coins of this design were coins that were not returned like they were supposed to be.
1916-D Mercury Dime: The rarest key-date of all Mercury Dimes, this coin had a mintage number of just over 250,000 and is a very well-know, yet expensive, coin.