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10 Sep 2014

What is your favorite US coinage series and why?

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What is your favorite US coinage series and why?

If you had to pick just one series in the history of US coinage as your absolute favorite, what would it be and why? I know some people have changed their mind over the years, or may have more than one series they collect- but if you had to just pick one, what would it be? For me, I have to go with Morgan/Standard silver dollars. Why you ask? I got my first one when I was about 10 years old and I was instantly captivated by the sheer size and weight of the coin; an 1896 Philly in nice AU condition. The flashy cartwheel also hypnotized me for many months afterwards; first time I'd ever seen such a numi-phenomenon like that! (Luckily, I still have this piece that Grandma gave me, and have carried it in my pocket for I don't know how many years now. Needless to say, it is not quite an AU coin anymore - but at least I still have the thing, some 30+ years later - and it'll always mean the world to me, no matter how much the market fluctuates!) Show some pics too if possible.

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user_7180

Level 5

Small cent copper - especially Flying Eagle and Indian Head. Love the designs.

Mike

Level 7

All coins before 1965. I like the Morgan's but the ones are little out of my price range. I know I have answers this question all the time but no matter how it's worded it comes down to coins I buy. And I buy them because I like them I just can't pin it down I being totally honest with you. If I pick a set of coins I might change my mind n a month. I sorry. That's a nice coin you have there.

Coinfox441

Level 4

I totally agree about the morgans!!

Kellen

Level 5

I like odd denominations and Lincoln cents.

Kellen

Level 5

I like odd denominations and Lincoln cents.

ShriekenGriffon

Level 5

My favorite is the Buffalo Nickel because they are (mostly) readily available in all dates and mintmarks. Also , many can be obtained for less than $5. Last but not least, the design is just beautiful and cleary depicts the USA's heritage and an important creature.

user_5225

Level 5

Wheat cents. How i started collecting coins.

numi613

Level 4

I'll go for standing liberty quarters and $10000 bills.

CMCC

Level 5

I really enjoy nickels. I like Jefferson and Liberty Nickels most of all. Jefferson Nickels have a good variety, clad and silver; mintages range from 2,600,000 to 1,700,000,000. Liberty Nickels don't have many dates to collect, so they are easy to get several dates.

Mike

Level 7

Hi CMCC! MikeBurn here. I see you enjoy nickel's. I almost have the complete Liberty set. I'm two coins short the 85 and the 86.. I'm very picky on the quality of those two date's. I also wrote a blog on Danco set's. It's about my son and myself putting the whole set together! Of Jefferson nickel's. We had a blast. I also have the1994 and the Botanical Garden set. They looked so good I sent them to ngc and was real luckey. The 1994 was graded sp 69 and the Botanical Garden set also sp 69 fs.the silver medal 69 and a 66 on the bill. Very lucky three of my favorites. They only made 25 thousand of the Botanical set. Like you I like Jeffersons! It took a year and a half to complete but we'll worth it. Take care. Mike

Mr. Wheatie

Level 5

Lincoln Cents!!! They are still being minted, one can still collect most of the collection from pocket change or bank roll searching, and besides the few that have to be purchased it is a very low cost collection to put together.

BossX

Level 5

3 Cent coins and Mercury dimes.

user_4542

Level 4

Morgan and Peace Dollars.

LNCS

Level 5

Liberty Head nickels. The Eliasberg 1913 selling for $1,485,000 in 1996 drew me to the series. Since then, I have created a web site specializing in the series. For me personally, I spent most of my time trying to find different varieties. Lately, I have been doing a lot of research about the 1883 No Cents. Quite fascinating stuff. Thanks to what happened back in 1883, these are now easy to obtain in Mint State.

CMCC

Level 5

I agree; I LOVE Liberty Nickels. There are only 33 dates and only 3 keys, so it is quite easy to get 30 for under $100

Odd denominations, Half Cents, 2 Cents, 3 Cents Silver and Nickel, Half Dimes, and 20 Cents (I have an AU 55) 1875 - S TONED Coins.

Longstrider

Level 6

Peace Dollar all the way. I kove the design and the history. I especially enjoy circulated toned ones and Vams. It's a very obtainable set for all years and mint marks.

Mike Ellis

Level 4

Quarter and Half Eagle Indian gold. Love that incuse design!

user_9998

Level 5

I really like Kennedy Halves. I would post pics, but I am not sure how to do that when commenting.

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