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 Posted 07/12/2018  09:52 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add 007harley to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I've developed a sincere interest in historic U.S. Coins. Indian Head Pennies, Buffalo nickels, Liberty nickels Liberty Quarters and Half Dollars etc. The coins are mainly for viewing (I'm not a rich investor). Can anyone give me some guidance on specific coins I could start building my collection with that don't cost a fortune. This will help me focus on a few coins that I can collect and learn about. I do like the Walking Liberty half dollar, Standing Liberty quarter, Barber quarter and Liberty nickel. However, it's hard to find Barber quarters or Liberty nickels in good condition at a reasonable price. Any thoughts or insights would be greatly appreciated. Have a nice day.
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 Posted 07/12/2018  11:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add walk2dwater to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi 007harely and welcome to the forum. If I were you, I would search the coins you have using the "Numismatic Search Engine" on the left sidebar. Also, just keep perusing the " US coins" section on this site. You've come to the right place for free info.
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 Posted 07/12/2018  12:08 pm  Show Profile   Check Crazyb0's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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Hang out in the right forums you're interested in. A wealth of info can be learned from the postings both current and past.

Check the sales portion here (you'll need 50 posts to buy) or check our members on eBay and on the other coin book site I can't mention () for coins you're interested in.

Learn, read, did I say read, a lot of info about grades, types, Key dates, varieties...a vast amount but thoroughly enjoyable. I do suggest, being on a budget, you pick one or two series to tackle at first. Indian Head cents is a good one, Buffalo and Liberty V's are good, but can get pricey in the low mintage/key dates...both tho are fairly reasonable. Jump in, the water's fine!


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 Posted 07/12/2018  12:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Barber coins, SLQs, and V nickels were heavily used for years. These series are known for most of them being in worn condition. That is why coins form these series that are in good condition are higher priced.

As to finding some of the others you mention such as WLHs, if you have a local coin shop, ask them if you can sort through and buy from their junk silver. Junk silver does not mean physically damaged as the term refers to common dates worth only melt value. You could likely pick up some WLHs this way.

Just for fun I once asked if I could swap a roll of 90% Kennedy halves for a roll of 1942 WLHs the owner had in the melt pile. He said they were both melt anyway so we did it.

You will pay somewhat of a premium above melt value, obviously the shop owner has to make something to keep the business going. So make sure you know what silver coins spot price is when you go. A good way is by using google to find a silver melt calculator.
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 Posted 07/12/2018  5:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add southsav to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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Ditto on what all have already suggested. Watch, read, ask, learn & research. A huge library of information here already and in Google.
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 Posted 07/15/2018  06:44 am  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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