Yes, while I love coins, there are some mostly a few modern sets I CAN'T STAND! There are some coins I think are hideous! Yes we also have classics that are pretty bad but there are some I just don't like. Lets start off with the least objectionable to worst.Barber series of coins:
Yes, I have an almost full set of Liberty nickels
, but the Barber series (Nickel, Dime, Quarter and 50 Cent) are just boring. I don't think they are ugly. There are a lot of uglier coins, but they are just boring. I have a fellow collector that love V nickels
and they have an interesting story and they don't cost that much so I will complete the Liberty nickel
series but compared to the Bison Head or the Mercury dime
, they just aren't in the top 10.SBA Dollar:
Here is the thing, I truly admire Susan B. Anthony. I liked the size of the coin, the reverse was very nice, but the Obverse. SERIOUSLY!! I guess since all the other coins had old men on it we needed an old women on it. I ended up putting the few I had back into circulation. I have one in my type set and that's enough.Ike Dollars:
SORRY JBUCK. Ike dollars
are seriously ugly. Lets take an ugly bald guy and make him uglier by making really large and then making the circulation coin in clad. Yes this was the first coin I was given when we moved to America and it was a coin I still have 43 years later, but DANG these are ugly! At least a few are in silver so a silver proof Ike isn't terrible but its not something I want more than for being the first coin I got when I moved to the US.ZINCOINs:
Yes, I do collect zincoins, I have the full series, but if there any other example of a bad product this is it. They are terrible. The copper coating barely lasts any time and SOOO many have zinc zits. In the future the Zincoins will be looked as the final straw before the mint stopped producing 1 cent coins. The mint made an inferior product to wean us of cents. SAD, SAD.
Ben Franklin 50 cents:
Yes we have now come to ugliest coin in America, the coin that made Walking Liberty scream and run away. There is no uglier coin. It shocks me that people collect Ben. Yes its silver, but even in the "junk silver" trays I won't take a Ben home. I mean really going from Walking Liberty to BEN? What was the mint thinking.
And I mean no diss to anyone that collects these series Heck, I have mint/proof examples of each, but they are just UGLY!!
Ok, no mint yet of the Barber 50 cent piece, haven't convinced myself to spend that much for a coin I'm not in love with. And as can seen look at Walking Liberty running away from creepy Ben.
Heck, even Peace and Morgan turn around so they don't have to look at Ike.
Honorable Mention:2005+ Jefferson Nickel
Yes the 2005 Bison Nickel is super cool and yes I have all 2004/2005 westward series, but Thomas stop staring at me ;)
Hope you enjoyed this tongue in cheek post