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 Posted 08/26/2013  10:02 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add coinmaster2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I havent been collecting very long but right now I'm still trying to figure out what type of coin is best to collect.please post your opinion.
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 Posted 08/26/2013  10:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BadToTheBone to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well I would suggest which ever coin you like. There are silver coins (Eagles and Commemoratives). Cents,nickels,halves,gold dollars. Platinum and Gold coins. Collect what strikes your fancy is the best I can tell you or better yet go to the Library and check out whatever coin books they have. Or you can go to a book store and check out the different books and magazines on coins and then make up your mind. Wow Best of Luck to you with making a decision my friend.
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 Posted 08/26/2013  10:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add amida17 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


Only You can prevent forest fires decide what you should collect.
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 Posted 08/26/2013  10:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add WheatBack to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I couldn't ever make a decision on what I wanted to collect.. That's why I collect just about anything.
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08/26/2013 10:56 pm
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 Posted 08/26/2013  10:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add amida17 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just stay away from old copper! It is ugly, useless and I hear it can cause disease.
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08/26/2013 10:54 pm
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 Posted 08/27/2013  12:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ArrowsAndRays to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I'm still trying to figure out what type of coin is best to collect.


Collect all the ones with arrows and rays
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 Posted 08/27/2013  02:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add schris252 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 08/27/2013  06:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add skyshark124 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's like asking "What's the best food?" Well, okay, chicken is, but some people (some...just some) may say something odd like "ravioli" or "scallops" or "dog meat" or who knows. But most people like chicken! Sometimes they season it, or baste it while grilling. I like to soak mine in a nice hickory smoke marinade and let it sit for about two days. The point is, chicken is very versatile as a food. It's a staple of many world cuisines. I got way off topic here. If nothing jumps up and bites you as far as collecting goes, sample a little of everything until you figure out your likes. Mine is small cents (US and Canadian) and world coins. I just like them, and you'll find (I am sure) that there will be a particular denomination or three that really gets your attention more than the rest. So go enjoy some chicken and good luck with your coin collecting!
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 Posted 08/27/2013  06:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dave H to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
coinmaster2, to the CCF. You should collect what YOU like... at least starting out anyways. You may well branch out into other coin types later on, but start w/ what you think is most attractive / most interesting.

Oh, and I wouldn't suggest collecting chicken... especially any w/ toning on it
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08/27/2013 06:51 am
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 Posted 08/27/2013  07:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pawpaw34 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
All of them.
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 Posted 08/27/2013  07:42 am  Show Profile   Check oih82w8's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add oih82w8 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
One of each major type...the 7070 (or the PCGS Basic U.S. Coin Design Set No Gold (1792-present) line-up is below) is a great place to start!

Half Cent (1793-1857)
Large Cent (1793-1857)
Flying Eagle cent (1856-1858)
Indian Head cent (1859-1909)
Lincoln Cent (1909-present)
Two Cents (1864-1873)
Three Cent Nickel (1865-1889)
Three Cent Silver (1851-1873)
Shield nickel (1866-1889)
Liberty nickel (1883-1913)
Buffalo nickel (1913-1938)
Jefferson nickel (1938-present)
Early half dime (1792-1837)
Liberty Seated half dime (1837-1873)
Early Dime (1796-1837)
Liberty Seated dime (1837-1891)
Barber dime (1892-1916)
Mercury dime (1916-1945)
Roosevelt dime (1946-present)
Twenty Cents (1875-1878)
Early Quarter (1796-1838)
Liberty Seated quarter (1838-1891)
Barber quarter (1892-1916)
Standing Liberty quarter (1916-1930)
Washington quarter (1932-present)
Early Half Dollar (1794-1839)
Liberty Seated half dollar (1839-1891)
Barber half dollar (1892-1915)
Walking Liberty half dollar (1916-1947)
Franklin half dollar (1948-1963)
Kennedy half dollar (1964-present)
Early Dollar (1794-1804)
Liberty Seated dollar (1836-1873)
Trade dollar (1873-1885)
Morgan dollar (1878-1921)
Peace dollar (1921-1935)
Eisenhower dollar (1971-1978)
Susan B. Anthony dollar (1979-1999)
Sacagawea dollar (2000-present)
Presidential dollar (2007-2016)
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 Posted 08/27/2013  08:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add shootnstarz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Sometimes they season it, or baste it while grilling. I like to soak mine in a nice hickory smoke marinade and let it sit for about two days.



Way to go !! Now I'm hungry for some grilled chicken.

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 Posted 08/27/2013  10:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tom Goodheart to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I havent been collecting very long but right now I'm still trying to figure out what type of coin is best to collect.please post your opinion.


Collect something that appeals to you, whether it's the size, metal or history. Something that you can find out about is easier too, though there are people who like to research obscure things nobody else collects or knows about.

Me I had a bunch of odd coins that were my Dad's. I kept ones I liked then found a book on shillings ( a British denomination about a quarter in value) that I spent as a child. I liked the size and design and the fact that I remembered them. They had been used for many years, so a good scope for collecting.

Anyway, over time I have adjusted what I collect and though I still collect shillings, I only get ones from a particular range of years and mint.

You need to find something you like looking at and holding. You're not collecting for anyone else, after all. Don't worry if you decide to collect something different after a while, it's not like there are rules, it's up to you.

And as for value, well, forget it at first. Unless of course you decide to collect something you have to buy, in which case it's best to have an idea about what you are collecting so you don't pay too much (as pretty much all of us did at first!)

In time your collection might be worth something. Or maybe not. It doesn't matter. Do it for fun, not the money!

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08/27/2013 11:12 am
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 Posted 08/27/2013  11:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NathanASE to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well said skyshark!! Great comparison.

As said nobody can tell you what to collect.. Collect what appeals to you.

If your asking what to collect that will make you money, either short or long term.. Well even for collecting in general, (but even more important for expensive coins so you don't overpay/loose money), Then I'd say to begin collecting knowledge.. After all knowledge is the key to a collectors success!! And this is a great place to do that...
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 Posted 08/27/2013  12:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add solotime to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You should only collect what you like.

But I wouldn't collect coins after 1950(if not silver).
Because they mint so many that the numbers are crazy high.
It will takes years till a 2013 quarter is worth 26 cents.
Even proofs I won't bother with. I spent so much money on
them. After all, they're just worthless. Everyone wants to
get rid of them. But silver proofs are good. Just don't pay crazy
prices for them. Keep in mind like any modern proof coin can grade
PR-69. American Silver Eagle are nice but the price jumps around too
much. If you could pick them up for two dollars over silver, that would be
great.

So, you should collect classic coins that you enjoy. It's best to stay
away from problem ones. They don't carry much of a premium.
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 Posted 08/27/2013  3:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Parklane64 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Start by going through your change. Pick out what you like and any oddballs. Also look for varieties and errors.

That should keep you busy learning what to look for, and, more importantly, why. Read, read, read.

Worry about coins that are no longer circulating when you finally want one.

Try not to drool on the cases at local coin stores (LCS).
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