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What’s your favorite coin denomination/design?

OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,185 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited April 6, 2023 8:47AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Please specify design in comments, as I can only have 10 options! :D

Type collector, mainly into Seated. Young Numismatist.

What’s your favorite coin denomination/design?

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  • OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,185 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Quarter/20 cent piece

    Sorry half cent lovers. :cry:

    Type collector, mainly into Seated. Young Numismatist.

  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,346 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Half dollar

    see sig line ;)


    “We are only their care-takers,” he posed, “if we take good care of them, then centuries from now they may still be here … ”

    Todd - BHNC #242
  • scooter25scooter25 Posts: 769 ✭✭✭✭
    Half dollar

    Love the half dollars

  • CladiatorCladiator Posts: 17,913 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Trime/Half dime

    I had to vote trime/half dime but 100% of my vote is for half dime only.

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,699 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Cent/Two cent

    Sad you left off one of the greatest designs of the 20th Century...the Buffalo Nickel. Thus, my selection would be split between the two.
    Jim


    When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln

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  • TrampTramp Posts: 613 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dollar

    Morgan.
    >
    Second choice would be the early large cent Flowing Hair design 1794 ish. Then in 3rd place would be the Draped Bust dollar.

    USAF (Ret.) 1985 - 2005. E-4B Aircraft Maintenance Crew Chief and Contracting Officer.
    My current Registry sets:
    ✓ Everyman Mint State Carson City Morgan Dollars (1878 – 1893)
    ✓ Everyman Mint State Lincoln Cents (1909 – 1958)
    ✓ Morgan Dollar GSA Hoard (1879 – 1891)

  • lermishlermish Posts: 1,399 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Double eagle

    Tough decision, I love double eagles and trade dollars. I'll pick DEs this time because I'm still infatuated with the HR St. I just picked up.

  • lunagatelylunagately Posts: 30 ✭✭✭

    The All American Buffalo Nickel.

  • BarberianBarberian Posts: 2,710 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Favorite design: Capped Bust, Small Eagle reverse Eagles,
    Runner up: Flowing Hair dollars.

    3 rim nicks away from Good
  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 44,829 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Double eagle

    The MCMVII High Relief Saint Gaudens $20 beats all other designs. B)

    Worry is the interest you pay on a debt you may not owe.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Double eagle

    Well... since design/denomination were combined... The denomination encompassed several designs in each category. That made it a bit difficult. However, the Double Eagle would be my vote since it covers both categories in several iterations. Cheers, RickO

  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,475 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 6, 2023 1:07PM
    Cent/Two cent

    Cents... especially early ones. I just wish I could afford them! ;)

    Edited to add... favorite design: Liberty Cap Cents and Draped Bust

    If I could have two favorite denominations, Halves would be a close second

    Collecting: Dansco 7070; Middle Date Large Cents (VF-AU); Box of 20;

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  • JBNJBN Posts: 1,748 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Half dollar

    Liberty Seated, Walking Liberty and Bust Half Dollars.

  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,257 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Half dollar

    @JBN said:
    Liberty Seated, Walking Liberty and Bust Half Dollars.

    AMEN to this!!!

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
  • CoinHoarderCoinHoarder Posts: 2,312 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dollar

    That is a tough question.

    But the Draped Bust Dollar would be right up there at the top.


  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,257 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Half dollar

    There are several V nickel patterns that I like much better than the one used. Wouldn't they be fun to collect?

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,117 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Half dollar

    All Halfs are welcome here.
    The earlier, the better.
    Wayne

    Kennedys are my quest...

  • erscoloerscolo Posts: 353 ✭✭✭✭
    Cent/Two cent

    My favorite denomination is the one cent, 1909-date, and my favorite design is the half dollar, 1916-1947.

  • JW77JW77 Posts: 386 ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 6, 2023 6:30AM
    Double eagle

    Lot's of beautiful designs in so many denominations, but nothing like holding double eagle gold in MS65/66 in your hand under the light watching that cartwheel spin around.

  • OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,185 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Quarter/20 cent piece

    @jesbroken said:
    Sad you left off one of the greatest designs of the 20th Century...the Buffalo Nickel. Thus, my selection would be split between the two.
    Jim

    Oops :sweat_smile:

    Type collector, mainly into Seated. Young Numismatist.

  • Shane6596Shane6596 Posts: 759 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Quarter/20 cent piece

    20C because that's what im looking at currently. My answer will change in a week. :p

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  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,384 ✭✭✭✭✭

    CBH both sides!

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  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,170 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Quarter eagle

    Honestly I believe the $3

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,170 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Quarter eagle

    There’s just something about the three dollar gold piece.

  • vulcanizevulcanize Posts: 1,339 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 6, 2023 1:07PM
    Cent/Two cent

    Have only one option for voting even though I love the trade dollars, type 1 gold dollar and SLQ equally.

  • dunkleosteus430dunkleosteus430 Posts: 469 ✭✭✭✭
    Quarter/20 cent piece

    Although there are definitely a few coin designs that I don't like, I can't say that I have a definite favorite.
    My favorite denomination is the quarter, because it's convenient, historical, and just the right size.

    Young Numismatist

  • jacrispiesjacrispies Posts: 501 ✭✭✭✭
    Half eagle

    Somehow I clicked half eagle instead of half dollar! It is not what it looks like!!!

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  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,063 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Cent/Two cent

    Indians and Lincolns all seated a close 2nd

  • RayboRaybo Posts: 5,237 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Cent/Two cent

  • NeophyteNumismatistNeophyteNumismatist Posts: 728 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I <3 Half Cents! Didn't make the list, but should have. :D

    I am a newer collector (started April 2020), and I primarily focus on U.S. Half Cents and Type Coins. Early copper is my favorite.

  • retirednowretirednow Posts: 388 ✭✭✭✭✭

    All 1877 50c patterns

  • BarberianBarberian Posts: 2,710 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Interesting that only one person has mentioned the extensively collected Morgan dollar.

    3 rim nicks away from Good
  • Cranium_Basher73Cranium_Basher73 Posts: 2,303 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Double eagle
    I would like to see this with a "W" mint mark, though.

    Throw a coin enough times, and suppose one day it lands on its edge.

  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,346 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 6, 2023 8:37PM
    Half dollar

    Okay, I was having a smooth old fashioned after a long week ...

    Key it up!

    .

    I
    like
    big busts
    and I can not lie
    I like when they're graded low, when they're graded high
    Some of them have luster that just oozes for days
    give me a little color, I can't change my ways ...

    B):p


    “We are only their care-takers,” he posed, “if we take good care of them, then centuries from now they may still be here … ”

    Todd - BHNC #242
  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,063 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Cent/Two cent

    @Cranium_Basher73 said:
    Double eagle
    I would like to see this with a "W" mint mark, though.

    I'd like to see that in MY INVENTORY........ :)

  • FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 2,482 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @RegistryCoin said:
    Honorable mention. ;)

    I love the Philippines designs. I don't think they get anywhere near the amount of appreciation they deserve.

  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,022 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's hard to answer this with just one design. I tend to get interested in things in "spirts." I suppose if I were to pick one design, it would be this one.

    Followed by this one.

    Here is the highest grade Draped Bust coin I have, an 1800 half dime.

    Retired dealer and avid collector of U.S. type coins, 19th century presidential campaign medalets and selected medals. In recent years I have been working on a set of British coins - at least one coin from each king or queen who issued pieces that are collectible. I am also collecting at least one coin for each Roman emperor from Julius Caesar to ... ?
  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,662 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Half dollar

    I have dedicated three decades to the Walker.

    Now, I’m starting to look at standing Liberty quarters and seated liberty dollars.

    Morgans deserve honorable mention.

    “I may not believe in myself but I believe in what I’m doing” ~Jimmy Page~

    My Full Walker Registry Set:

    https://www.ngccoin.com/registry/competitive-sets/16292/

  • ShamikaShamika Posts: 18,738 ✭✭✭✭

    Sorry nickel lovers. :neutral:

    Buyer and seller of vintage coin boards!
  • OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,185 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Quarter/20 cent piece

    @BillJones said:
    Some designs look better on the various denominations even though it is supposed to be the same design. For example, I think that the Liberty quarter eagle ...

    Looks better than the Liberty Half Eagle.

    And I prefer the Braded Half Cent design ...

    To the large cent.

    Yes, the quarter eagle looks much better.

    Type collector, mainly into Seated. Young Numismatist.

  • SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 7,424 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Trime/Half dime

    In memory of my kitty Seryozha 14.2.1996 ~ 13.9.2016 and Shadow 3.4.2015 - 16.4.21
  • Quarter/20 cent piece

    Me lovem big breastisies on 1917 SLQ. Model who posem for that is beautiful too.. Walker is nicem too.

  • olympicsosolympicsos Posts: 653 ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 8, 2023 5:19AM
    Double eagle

    Double Eagles, the model for the Saint was a New Yorker like myself. Actually much of the renaissance designs are related to my home state of NY.

  • retirednowretirednow Posts: 388 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @keyman64 said:
    Favorite I can’t buy = J1776
    Favorite I tend to buy = Mercury Dime
    Favorite denomination… not a dime. I really like way too many things.
    I just happen to focus on Mercury Dimes.

    is J1776 meant to be a pattern design .... I did not find a reference to a J1776 in the Judd reference book?

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