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 Posted 03/15/2012  5:42 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ccw2805 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I have been collecting US coins for a while but would like to start adding Canadian coins to my collection as well. Whats the most popular type of coin to collect with Canadian coins?

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 Posted 03/15/2012  5:44 pm  Show Profile Check trout1105's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add trout1105 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The canadian 50 cents are my favorites
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 Posted 03/15/2012  5:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ccw2805 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I like those as well, but I currently don't have any. I do have 2 special edition 2011 quarter sets and a couple of commemorative dollars from 2011.
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 Posted 03/15/2012  5:59 pm  Show Profile Check kookoox10's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add kookoox10 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I love the dollar coins, nice big round pieces with fascinating designs on them. However, just like US collectors, I would have to guess maybe the cents are the most popular and affordable.
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 Posted 03/15/2012  6:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chasinva69 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I was into the dollars, but got hosed when trying to sell. Then got into the five cents, which were silver until 1921. Also the provinces, Nova Scotia, new Brunswick,PEI, and Newfoundland are cool.
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 Posted 03/15/2012  7:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add carleroo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A fellow CCF person told me that he likes the Newfoundland coins - affordable and lower mintage.
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 Posted 03/15/2012  7:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add coincollect1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would go Newfoundland for the low mintages. But im collecting Canadian silver dollars.
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 Posted 03/15/2012  7:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TheCoinGeezer to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Canadian nickels offer a wide variety of types, 3 monarchs, multiple compositions and the like.
It's not hard to put together a circulated year set (the 1925 is the costliest).
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 Posted 03/15/2012  7:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add North of 49 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It would depend on what you like. I would say that quarters would be a good start. If you like a variety there have been a heap of commemorative quarters starting around 1999, easy to find, not expensive.If you like silver then again quarters can be relatively affordable. From there you can move up to half dollars which can be more challenging or you can expand to pennies and nickles both being inexpensive and easier to find.
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 Posted 03/15/2012  8:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dan-in-crystal-lake to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
no surprise from me, Victoria large cents :)
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 Posted 03/15/2012  8:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Barrie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I collect all denominations... but if I was starting again I'd go after the quarters . There are so many varities... especially the later years . They'd be the most fun in collecting.
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 Posted 03/15/2012  9:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Max L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd say if budget isn't an issue, pre 1936 50 cent pieces in EF40 and up condition. Very challenging but an amazing set to look at!
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 Posted 03/15/2012  9:30 pm  Show Profile Check SPP-Ottawa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SPP-Ottawa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Whats the most popular type of coin to collect with Canadian coins?


I think you are asking the wrong question here. Let me answer your question with a question:

'What do you like about Canadian coins?' If you know the answer to that question, then deciding what type of coin to collect should come easy to you....
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 Posted 03/15/2012  10:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add motoryoda to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Personally, I like the 50C, but the early ones are hard to come by in decent shape.
Signature? Hmm......let me think...
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 Posted 03/15/2012  10:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kitkat1858 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Like most people here, I have a soft spot for 50 cents and Newfie coins...but it's up to you what you want to collect
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 Posted 03/24/2012  01:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MrCanada to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I collect them all from 1858 to date and, I agree with SPP Ottawa its what you like as the most important.And are you collecting the whole set or just one monarch?Here is my thought
1 cent affordable lots of varieties even in modern years
5 cent affordable, The silver set was a challange, especially the first and last!
10 cent some tuff ones in the Victorian series.
25 cent large series
50 cents Good value gets pricy in the pre 40s.
1.00 Good value only 4 or 5 really tuff ones.
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