Often times I'm asked the innocent question of "what do you collect". My stock answer is always U.S. Large Cents and Indian Head cents.
The problem is, when I think about it, that I hardly every purchase these any more. Several years ago I had gotten to the point where my Indian Head collection was complete and the Large Cents I needed were, shall we say, pricey. Being a collector of limited means I looked to find other places to spend my collecting money. I just love collecting large copper coins, thus the Large Cent collection, and initially thru searches on ebay found the world of opportunities available in world coins.
Over the last couple of years I have built a relatively nice collection of world coins and it has completely re-invigorated the hobby to me. Pictured is one of my favorite recent acquisitions. It is an Angola 1814 Macuta NGC MS62. I picked it up for less than $100. An equivalent US Large Cent would be an easy 6 figure coin.
My point is, I have grown to love collecting world coins. The correct answer to the above question should be, large copper world coins, especially from South America and Eastern Europe.
I was just curious if anybody else feels the same way about there collection and collecting habits.