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Which US Classic Coin Series Are Dead? (Or On Life Support?)

 
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 Posted 01/02/2019  11:23 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Joe2007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Saw this topic on another forum and revised it a bit.

Criteria could be;

1) Difficultly selling at or near wholesale prices

2) Non-existent (or very little) collector interest in the series in its entirety

3) Certain, choice coins or key dates may have demand, but bulk of series does not

Your thoughts?



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01/02/2019 11:24 pm
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 Posted 01/02/2019  11:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add basebal21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Three Cent nickels, most classic commems if they don't have wild color or top grades, 2 cent, Shield/ Liberty nickels
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 Posted 01/03/2019  06:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
BLP Indian Head Half Eagles.
All are common, except for the unobtainables:- (1090D, 1911S). The prices are high for the common ones, simply because they are gold.

And I just love 'em, for the unique design !
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 Posted 01/03/2019  08:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Three Cent Nickels , then Three Cent silver's .
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 Posted 01/03/2019  09:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
half dimes don't have a large following.
In part I suspect it's because of their small size.
They don't grab the eye because of the apparent lack of impressive details.
And they may be small but they are pricey.
Describe it as if there were no picture.
Picture it as if there were no description.
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 Posted 01/03/2019  11:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Three Cent nickels, most classic commems if they don't have wild color or top grades, 2 cent, Shield/ Liberty nickels


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 Posted 01/04/2019  9:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MeadowviewCollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Trade dollars with the reasons being:

Many counterfeits exist and the average collector may have trouble telling good from bad

Expensive compared to the later silver dollars i.e. Morgan and Peace

After reading some of the ones mentioned above a thought came to mind regarding books and dying/dead coin series:

When there are few reference books on a coin series; or the books are more expensive than the coins themselves;
Books that are either 1. essentially a date/mint mark listing with outdated values and lack insightful info OR 2. Way too technical and difficult to comprehend.

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 Posted 01/04/2019  9:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MikeF to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cleaned Seated dollars. There is such a huge price discrepancy between original slds and cleaned/market acceptable slds that the price guides need to start accounting for this and post the price differences between the two.
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 Posted 01/04/2019  9:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MikeF to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree with most answers except the 3 cent silvers.
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 Posted 01/04/2019  9:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jimbucks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Shield nickels. Boring design, little interest in the series.
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 Posted 01/05/2019  11:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ballyhoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll go with the two-cent. Although it was introduced to serve a legitimate purpose at the time, it was highly unwanted. Still is for the majority of us. Factor in the less than appealing design elements, a shield and wreath on one side, a wreath and denomination on the other. Which is the obverse and which is the reverse? Confusing to the non-collector.

As for the prices, they seem to match the appeal. Even the key dates are relatively cheap compared to the Three Cents mentioned.

Still, I have four of these in my collection as well as several Three Cents.
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 Posted 01/05/2019  10:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinsKelly to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Three Cent nickels are my favorites - guess I will wait for the market to flood so I purchase more at a good price!
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 Posted 01/05/2019  10:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MikeF to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I might take some heat for this one but v-nickels just came to mind.
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 Posted 01/06/2019  03:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add basebal21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I might take some heat for this one but v-nickels just came to mind.


With the exception of war nickels, nickles in general are very likely the least popular long running denomination
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 Posted 01/06/2019  1:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Shield nickels. Only those that need it for a type set seem to be in the market.
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 Posted 01/06/2019  2:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Optimist-numismatist to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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. With the exception of war nickels, nickles in general are very likely the least popular long running denomination


Its the same here up north. Obviously there is some collector base, but seems never as much as the copper and silver stuff.

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