IMHO, if I had an individual ask me what is the best item to collect right now. I would highly recommend a set of Sacagawea Dollars for the collector on a lower budget and the American Silver Eagle for the collector with a 100.00 a month budget.
the American Eagle started in 1986 and come in a number of finishes from regular uncirculated, enhanced uncirculated, proof, burnished proof, reverse proof, and probably another one I have forgotten. They are also available as a one-a-year set or you can add any number of additional coins from the various finishes to the three different mints.
The Sacagawea Dollar started in 2000 and also come in a variety of finishes to include a very rare presentation finish on the 2000 Goodacre Dollars. They can also be collected as one-a-year, or by any combination of finishes, mints, etc. Fun to collect, and pretty inexpensive in the vast majority of issues. Starting in 2009, the reverse designs rotate to a different American Indian theme each year.
Both of these coins are excellent starting points for the new collector.
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