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 Posted 06/05/2022  05:23 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add coindu to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
What is your favorite coin(s) to collect under this forum? Do you consider any of them investments with cost in mind?

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 Posted 06/05/2022  05:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Slerk to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Investing in coins is a slightly different kind of activity, we are collectors and enjoy finding the coins we need for the collection. It's nice, of course, when your coin collection grows in value, but that's not the main thing.
For my collection, I am looking for US coins by type. I am also interested in the coins of the South Pacific region, in particular Fiji.
These are my main topics, but I also acquire coins that go beyond these limits. I'm just having fun like the rest of us here.

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 Posted 06/05/2022  06:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@coin, this has been a pretty popular discussion point in the past. See, for example, this link to an old poll:

http://goccf.com/t/3384
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 Posted 06/05/2022  06:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coindu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Spence (moderator) You can delete if this happens to be an all too often thread. I was curious about specific coins (not just dimes, nickels, etc).
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 Posted 06/05/2022  07:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add I6609 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have recently gained control of my fathers Wheat cent collection with the mind set that it would be sold if my mom needed the money but after looking at them and trying to give a value to them I have come to the realization that if my mom ever needed the money I would just buy them from her and give her that money.
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 Posted 06/05/2022  08:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coindu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@I6609

Very cool! I only have a few wheat pennies:
1950 (D), 1944, 1949 (D), 1943 (S), 1943, 1944 (D), 1920, 1951 (D), 1941

Love the 3's and 9's on year.

And one 1905 Indian Head penny.
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 Posted 06/05/2022  10:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add lcutler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My interests tend to shift occasionally, but right now it is Connecticut coppers. It is a great field for cherrypicking rarer varieties, and they are surprisingly affordable.
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 Posted 06/05/2022  10:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My main attraction is capped bust halves. They are affordable, very old, and easily attributable by die variety.
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 Posted 06/05/2022  12:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@coin, that link was from a 2006 thread. While there are others between then and now, I think it's fine to revisit this subject periodically. Depending on your specific interest in this subject, you could look at the old threads for how the favorites have changed over time.
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 Posted 06/05/2022  12:39 pm  Show Profile   Check Collects82's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Collects82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm a big fan of Buffalo nickels and Draped Bust Half & Large Cents. 1882 varieties and 1982 Die Clashes always have my attention too.

I'm more of a collector than an investor. Regarding what I am willing to pay, I view it more in terms of my budget / allowance that isn't much of a priority vs my family's needs and bills to pay. The better deal I can find isn't viewed so much in terms of profit margin but power to buy something else with my savings. It's about trying to have as much fun for the bucks as I can.

I rarely sell anything. So I suppose whatever I add to my collection is somewhat of a sunk cost. I don't have a trading inventory and a personal collection per se like many sports card traders do where they focus on turnovers and profitability on one set to maybe help fund the personal set. I've never found too much of a thrill and satisfaction on the trading side. I love holding the history and seeing my collection fill in. I hope I can just find joy in the hobby with my daughter and pass some nifty things along she'll remember me by.
My hoard of '82s is up to 241! 218 BC x 1, 118 BC x 3, 18 BC x 1, 82 x 1, 182 x 1, 282 x 2, 382 x 1, 582 x 2, 682 x 1, 782 x 2, 882 x 1, 982 x 4, 1082 x 1 1182 x 8, 1282 x 2, 1382 x 1, 1482 x 6, 1582 x 13, 1682 x 17, 1782 x 60, 1882 x 68, 1982 x 45
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 Posted 06/05/2022  2:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
For as the older stuff goes, I like 1882, 1902 and 1929 National Bank notes, 1938-D Buffalo nickels, 1934-1938 Texas Half dollars, 1878-1891 Seated half dollars, 1928-1935 silver certificates in nice condition. Throw in some 1928-1966 red seal 1's, 2's, 5's and C notes. As far as the new stuff goes I like 1982 Washington silver half dollars and CRH searching for the "W" quarters. Lately I've migrated into the 2021 Peace and Morgan 100th Anniversary issues. I also like the silver Heraldic Art Medals of the late 50's to early 70's.

I do not consider them investments. To me they are like drugs and are an addiction.



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 Posted 06/05/2022  4:16 pm  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I started off collecting Victorian bronze pennies that were still ciculating in very worn condition right up to Decimalization in 1971. They are still a favourite of mine and I am still upgrading my set and adding examples of some of the varieties.

Other favourites of mine include US Morgan dollars of which I have a basic full date set (one for each date from 1878 - 1904 with a mix of mintmarks and varieties plus 1921 PSD), New Zealand predecimal coins from 1933-65 (a short series with just a couple of rare coins) and Euros - still trying to get one of each denomination from each state!
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 Posted 06/06/2022  12:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ballyhoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I stopped referring to my self as a collector long ago. In the 44 years I've been at this it's now my hoard. So pretty much anything shiny and round! But I have gravitated towards the Irish coinage, my ancestral currency.
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 Posted 06/06/2022  07:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tonyqt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My favorite coins to collect are key dates in all denominations. I have a small collection of about 30 coins.
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 Posted 06/06/2022  1:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TimNH to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Many here (including myself) are "type set" collectors, where the favorite thing to collect is a type of coin which we don't have yet. In general the more modern stuff is more affordable, the earlier we get to the 'very beginning' (1792-ish, assuming you mean US coins) the more expensive and serious it gets. Still working on that half disme, chain cent, flowing hair silver :)
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