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What coin series do you have the most expertise in, that you own very few examples of?

For me, it's franklin halves. I don't own a complete set by far, but know the varieties, and can spot when something undervalued comes up at auction or sale. Which series do you know bunches about, without it being a primary focus in your collection?


  • ElcontadorElcontador Posts: 7,373 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Most everything. I am a type collector and it takes years to find an example I like. During the search, I look at quite a few coins.

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  • joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,590 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Mine has to be the Washington Quarter.
    Many, many varieties.
    And my W world really rocks me!

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  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,479 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Indian Head Cents. Started collecting them as a kid; got most of the way through the set; bought Rick Snow's book; bought and sold off the majority of the coins... the handful I still have are from the set I had when I was a kid. I got them from my grandfather.

    A close second might be Lincoln Cents... but i kept the Whitman Album 1940 to 59, so i have many more Lincoln Cents than IHCs.

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  • WilliamFWilliamF Posts: 832 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Half cents.
    After Large cents that is the series I have the most knowledge of, but I only have 8 or 9 examples, here's the first one I got, it was a gift from a friend, (a rather expensive gift!). :)

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  • BoosibriBoosibri Posts: 11,715 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No Motto half eagles. I collected for 10 yrs, sold them

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have done series such as the CC Morgans, Kennedy halves, Franklin halves, Mercs... and some partials. I do not consider myself an expert on any of them. Had a lot of fun, learned a lot... but still learn new things here periodically about those coins. Cheers, RickO

  • semikeycollectorsemikeycollector Posts: 829 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have 4 $5.00 gold pieces. I know a lot about the scarcity and varieties. My grading ability for gold is improving. I've just been collecting them about a year and a half.

  • semikeycollectorsemikeycollector Posts: 829 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's Liberty 5.00 gold, where I have the 4 pieces

  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,206 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 13, 2022 6:19AM

    Mexico second republic (19th century) silver coins. Can’t find them. Have one in PCGs 65 top pop 2/0. I believe it’s at least a $2500 coin. I won’t take less. Look how much more a us coin similar grade / pop sells for.

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  • COCollectorCOCollector Posts: 1,280 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Bust half dollars. Can't afford the nicer coins, so for now I console myself with a few cheap raw unfortunate examples.

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  • BryceMBryceM Posts: 11,593 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 13, 2022 10:47AM

    Peace dollars. Had a top 10 registry set. Sold it. No regrets. These days I have maybe a half-dozen that are worth much more than melt.

    Off the top of my head I can tell you approximate mintages, luster, strike, and particular design details about each issue. I’m probably pretty close on values between MS63-67 for most issues too.

  • cladkingcladking Posts: 28,124 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Buffalo nickels.

    I have a lot of experience especially with lower grades but have sold them all.

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