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 Posted 01/17/2022  1:42 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Mindbender to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello everyone from Ohio. Pretty new to this whole world and have just gotten into filling basic albums for fun (national park quarters, State Quarters and Jefferson nickels 1938-2003). I've been primarily been doing this through coin roll hunting which has been strangely addictive for me. I've searched several boxes each of quarters and nickels and I'm filling some holes at my local coin shop and Ebay.

My question is this: what is another collection area that could be next for a beginner collector? I'm looking at US classic and colonial coins where the average coin is ~$500 or less. I like reading in detail about whatever I'm considering and I'm purely in the research phase. Thanks for your help.
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 Posted 01/17/2022  2:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
. What to collect is up to you, collect what interests you.
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 Posted 01/17/2022  2:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add owatchman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. Since you enjoy coin roll hunting, maybe go for halves?
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 Posted 01/17/2022  2:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To CCF , Well as a beginning collector I certainly wouldn't start with classic or colonial coins . Perhaps Lincolns or put together an MS set of Roosevelt dimes . If your coin budget is $1500 or more a month then collect whatever turns you on .

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 Posted 01/18/2022  12:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Greasy Fingers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF....Starting out and 500/coin..Wow
Why not start with a short set like Ike dollars, heck you could probably fill an entire album with really nice coins for @ 500 dollars. Most MS-67s could be had for @ 30 bucks, crack them out of their holders and fill the album. Then maybe Peace dollars and with your saved budget from the Ike set you could have a nice set in mid AU to MS....
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If you are looking for a short set try SBA dollars.
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 Posted 01/18/2022  10:35 am  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

The coin bug has got you!!

I agree with the others, there are many newer coin albums to fill for cheap. If you are looking for a decent challenge, Walking Liberty halves and Lincoln cents can be the way to go. With classics, I vote capped bust halves because they have a decent supply, are fairly cheap, they are silver, and very old.

My favorite challenge of an album to fill is the Dansco 7070 Type Set. It give you the opportunity to learn about all of the major types, and you can fill the album any way that you want. BU coins, holed coins, key dates, etc.
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 Posted 01/18/2022  2:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hokiefan_82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll second the suggestion of type sets; a U.S. type set and/or U.S. silver classic commemorative type set. With a budget of $500 or less per coin, both of those are very achievable with the exception of a few coins. As jacrispies mentioned, this will also give you an opportunity to learn a lot about U.S. coinage in general. This, in turn, can lead to an interest in a particular series of coins you may want to focus on.

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