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Do you ever get bored with one type?

Morgan13Morgan13 Posts: 870 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited March 4, 2024 11:32AM in U.S. Coin Forum

It's starting to happen to me.
I love Morgan dollars and I have lots of them.
Just dont feel like buying more and they are all starting to look the same to me in some regards.
I am thinking of really thinning down the herd and diversifying my collection.
I already have a nice short set of WLH.
I think I might start a Dansco 7070.
Probably be a nice challenge and fun to do.
I'm going to be selling a few Morgans to fund it.
First thing I need is an album, then I need lots of cash!
I need to keep at least 13 of them to preserve my forum handle 😉

Student of numismatics and collector of Morgan dollars
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  • FrazFraz Posts: 1,794 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like your plan.

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,785 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes I don't collect Morgan's and I'm tired of hearing about Morgan's and seeing toned Morgan's.

    Good luck with the type set. That will be fun! 👍

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  • FrankHFrankH Posts: 773 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Also good luck with the Dansco.
    I considered that as a trip down memory lane.

    Until I tried finding some raw type coins.. :D:o

  • TimNHTimNH Posts: 127 ✭✭✭

    Yes do it, that little voice saying you are bored doesn't lie. Me personally, type set is the way to go, long road there before boredom starts setting in.

  • airplanenutairplanenut Posts: 21,898 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have a lot of Morgans--more than any other type--but each one has something that makes it different. It's not even close to my favorite design. There are a few coins where I could probably enjoy a complete set of matched examples, but I enjoy collecting type much more to ensure plenty of variety.

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  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,013 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No. She suits me just fine.❤️

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  • ShaunBC5ShaunBC5 Posts: 1,631 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’ve gone on kicks where I bought a bunch of one type (Mercs, Franks, Morgans) and just move on to what excites me next. My collection needs some maintenance (a little thinning here and there), but I’m largely happy with what I have.
    There’s more to coin collecting than what I already have so as long as there’s something else to enjoy, I’ll keep bouncing around when I’m done in a particular area.

  • LeeBoneLeeBone Posts: 4,307 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I am mostly a Morgan collector. I do collect lots of other denoms though. I get what you are saying about Morgans, I have been there, but I always fall back to them for certain reasons. Went the route of the 7070 for a while, sold some of my more common stuff, but then am back upgrading my complete set of Morgans. Still have a wide variety of coins to say the least. Anyway, I wish you the best of luck on your adventure and let me know if you may have any Morgans that I could use.

  • seatedlib3991seatedlib3991 Posts: 493 ✭✭✭✭

    Perhaps bored isn't the most accurate word to use. I can't speak for you but I have accomplished all I wanted to accomplish with a particular type of coin and just moved on.
    I started out a Lincoln/Indian cent kid. Spent more than 15 years collecting Standing Quarters.
    With the advent of slab coins I designed and built sets of Silver Dollars, Bust Halves, Silver Type and Copper type. From 1998 to 2017 I built a Seated Half date set and have spent the last years working on my version of an all inclusive Seated Type/Denomination set. If I ever finish that I am moving on to Proof Indian cents.
    I think if you re a coin collector you are only limited by the size of your budget and the scope of your imagination. James Good Luck no matter what you do.

  • 124Spider124Spider Posts: 843 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I collect lots of series, so "one set becoming stale" isn't my problem. But, for all my sets that I've completed (all except standing Liberty quarters), I have pretty much lost interest in spending lots of money upgrading already-nice coins. So I'm transitioning to a "box of 20," made up of coins that interest me for one reason or another (I think of it as my own "type set").

  • messydeskmessydesk Posts: 19,679 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looking at, learning about, and collecting stuff that it outside your main specialty will keep you from getting in a rut and help you become a more well-rounded collector.

  • hfjacintohfjacinto Posts: 766 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I switch it up all the time, sometimes I work on my Walking Liberty set. Upgrading the ones that are not AU/MS.

    Other times I work on the slabbed 7070.

    I also add some currency when I can get it.

    This way if something comes along that meets these sets I can get it, rather than search for the coins. This lets me pick up at my local coin shop and get the better price.

  • percybpercyb Posts: 3,301 ✭✭✭
    edited March 4, 2024 2:26PM

    Got bored w Washington Q’s. Now I only collect types and current moderns.

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  • pointfivezeropointfivezero Posts: 1,627 ✭✭✭✭✭

    One type, one car, one job, one food, one life, etc.

    One is the loneliest number....



  • epcepc Posts: 160 ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 4, 2024 4:13PM

    Acquisitions of Liberty Seated Half Dimes has slowed down, but there are still enough die marriages and states I don't have that I'm not bored with it. Nevertheless, I have strayed into Mercs and Walkers, and occasional type. And though I'm a US coin guy, I also put together a nice set of Iceland commemoratives that won an award across the street. Whatever floats your boat.

    Collector of Liberty Seated Half Dimes, including die pairs and die states

  • anablepanablep Posts: 5,027 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like both US and world coins, copper, silver and gold, Morgans, Peace dollars, and Lincoln cents, and many things in between.

    I focus on the silver dollars and play in the other sandboxes when the dollars get monotonous. I even take a break from coins completely for stretches of time.

    I think that's very normal and probably healthy too.

    Always looking for attractive rim toned Morgan and Peace dollars in PCGS or (older) ANA/ANACS holders!

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  • ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,433 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I went from Morgan Dollars to a 7070 set to major error coins.

    Definitely not boring.

    Every week I see a major error coin or error type or combo that I have never seen before.

    You can't complete an error coin type set in all dominations. It is never ending. Fun to try tho.

  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,646 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 4, 2024 3:55PM

    If/once you start a Dansco 7070 set you will be HOOKED :)
    So much to learn from this set
    I for 1 support this idea
    Let us know what you will do as I look foward to watch you build it
    Take a peek below :)

  • mirabelamirabela Posts: 4,961 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, definitely, which is a big part of why I'm largely a type collector.

  • hbarbeehbarbee Posts: 169 ✭✭✭

    I would make the following suggestion since a quality unrestricted type collection can become expansive and costly.

    I have collected Lincoln Cents for decades and have put together quite an advanced collection. However I reached a point where the missing pieces are unobtanium (69S DDO, etc.). Therefore to expand my collection while keeping it in the same ballpark I chose to build a major type collection of all the cents issued prior to the Lincoln type. This has been quite rewarding and challenging for me in keeping the examples at the MS levels that I prefer.

    So since you have enjoyed Morgan Dollars, you may consider building a type collection of all the other major dollar types. As mentioned by an earlier poster, the study of design changes for the denomination over time is interesting.

  • slider23slider23 Posts: 638 ✭✭✭✭

    @coinbuf said:
    I have never gotten bored with my Lincolns, lots of variation in the series both in designs and colors. Having said that I also enjoy Morgans, walkers, mercs, Buffalos, anything gold and type collecting. Variety is a good thing.

    Your photos are outstanding. The True View team could use your help.

  • oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,889 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, that is why I am a Type collector.

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  • SapyxSapyx Posts: 1,997 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have never not been "bored with one type". While I appreciate the diligence and discipline required to narrow down one's collecting field to "just one type", it is not something I could ever do myself.

    I collect coins from Earth. All of them, in all their wonderful variety. And if/when we colonize other planets, I'd collect coins from there too.

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  • DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,521 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would never be able to adhere to a strategy where I focus on one type. Don’t get me wrong, there’s some designs that I adore and have several of, but without variety I’d become disinterested.

  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,952 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’ll always love Walkers but putting together a high-grade, full set was a long, hard road. Took a lot of patience, persistence and commitment. Now that I finished; I am messing around with Morgans and SLQs. I don’t really believe in constantly upgrading, either. Once I’m done, I’m done. I find a high-quality representative in my optimal grade level and then I move on.

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  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,751 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @slider23 said:

    @coinbuf said:
    I have never gotten bored with my Lincolns, lots of variation in the series both in designs and colors. Having said that I also enjoy Morgans, walkers, mercs, Buffalos, anything gold and type collecting. Variety is a good thing.

    Your photos are outstanding. The True View team could use your help.

    While the TV team sure does need some help of late, photos are not my area of talent. All the superb photos that I post were taken by a pro, these were all taken by Mark Goodman.

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  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,610 ✭✭✭✭✭

    One type of coin boring - like diversity.

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  • Morgan13Morgan13 Posts: 870 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think I need a little copper in my> @coinbuf said:

    I have never gotten bored with my Lincolns, lots of variation in the series both in designs and colors. Having said that I also enjoy Morgans, walkers, mercs, Buffalos, anything gold and type collecting. Variety is a good thing.

    That's what I'm talking about. Beautiful coins.
    So now the journey begins.

    Student of numismatics and collector of Morgan dollars
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  • OKbustchaserOKbustchaser Posts: 5,440 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I admit it. Occasionally I have a roaming eye. For example, I strayed from my capped bust halves and had a dalliance with these seated hussies.

    Just because I'm old doesn't mean I don't love to look at a pretty bust.
  • LazybonesLazybones Posts: 1,391 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've been collecting 1913 Liberty nickels for around fifty years. I'm really getting tired of them.

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  • nagsnags Posts: 792 ✭✭✭✭

    Yes. Count me in the group with a type set/7070 to keep things interesting. I'm at the end of the line for my core collection with additions or upgrades occurring infrequently

  • labloverlablover Posts: 3,600 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Mr_Spud said:
    Type sets are way more interesting than single series sets to me.
    I especially like comparing the design changes over time with each denomination

    Great looking Type Set!!!

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  • divecchiadivecchia Posts: 6,527 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, I would get bored with collecting one type of coin only. That is why I am working on a type set that encompasses a wide variety of coin designs.


    Hobbyist & Collector (not an investor).
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  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,587 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well, I do both! I'm collecting three series (one being significantly challenging) while also doing selected type coins that interest me. These efforts often compete with one another for my money, but it also encourages patience to await the right coin. This way I'm never bored.

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  • MeltdownMeltdown Posts: 8,661 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:
    Yes I don't collect Morgan's and I'm tired of hearing about Morgan's and seeing toned Morgan's.

    Wait... did you see this one yet? :D

  • mr1931Smr1931S Posts: 5,962 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No, I don't get bored with any one type. I'm diversified with my interests in coins. Nice early Lincoln (1909-15) 'S' mint pieces. Date set Buffalo Nickels (1913-1938) all slabbed pieces, with full horns, mint luster or not, key date or not. Here's the one that will likely not be complete when I go to the big coin room in the sky. Dimes, Seated Liberty (1837-91), one-a-year, VG or better, AND, Barber dimes (1892-1916), VF or better, one-a-year, AND, Mercury dimes 1916-1945, XF-CH UNC, one a year.

    Yippee! Won't need to buy an expensive '16-D for the third part of the set. A '16 "P" or a '16-S will do for the year 1916 Mercury Dime. I don't have a 1916 Mercury dime yet but when I do spring for one the coin I go with, be it "P" or S, will be Choice BU condition with full bands. That's not to say all my Mercury dimes have to be BU. My condition/grade criteria for Mercury dimes acceptable to bring into my set: Original color, fully struck, slight to light wear for XF. Prefer pieces with at least a little mint luster still remaining.

    What was I saying?....oh yeah... I don't get bored with any one type.

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  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,785 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Meltdown said:

    @OAKSTAR said:
    Yes I don't collect Morgan's and I'm tired of hearing about Morgan's and seeing toned Morgan's.

    Wait... did you see this one yet? :D

    I can now die a happy man! 🤣 👍🏻

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • raycycaraycyca Posts: 1,617 ✭✭✭

    NO, I have a 100% Kennedy set by PCGS, complete Lincoln set from 1909 to date, over 100 morgans, a complete Jefferson and Roosie set, 1964-date Washington set, complete BU Frankie set with many toners. I love my type set, BUT the 1815 quarter doesn't fit, it's a 1 year bigger coin.

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  • jfriedm56jfriedm56 Posts: 833 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would be bored if I only collected or specialized in one type. Did the Whitman/Dansco folders and albums starting some 60 years ago, many are complete. Today I continue collecting many series and if I find something that I like(which is pretty much everything), I buy it.

  • bagofnickelsbagofnickels Posts: 349 ✭✭✭✭

    I could never do just one series. I love walkers, mercury dimes, Indian cents and I have numerous Dansco and a couple LOC albums. The albums provide a cheaper alternative to collecting nicer slabbed pieces. I can enjoy myself for not too much filling a Jefferson nickel album or a Franklin half dollar album.

    I would agree with many posters here saying to build a type set. Mine sits at roughly 70% complete right now. Every single coin thus far has been purchased raw. Makes for a little bit of a challenge.

    Good luck!

  • CryptoCrypto Posts: 3,381 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BLUEJAYWAY said:
    No. She suits me just fine.❤️

    Beat me to the punch.

    That said my brain works the opposite. I started out scattered collecting what ever I thought was cool until I found a type that drew me in to focus. I then fixate until I hit a dead end And then look for the next Ave that spurs my curiosity.

    The variable is what type you chose to focus on. A type can be a denomination, mint of origin, metal, varieties or practically anything. It doesn’t have to be an issue

  • leothelyonleothelyon Posts: 8,350 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have enjoyed collecting Jefferson nickels sporadically over the last 34 years! Taking a break here and there whenever something more important wouldn't need more of my attention. You might say, coin collecting gave me something else to do whenever I got bored with other aspects of life or had more time on my hands than I liked. Whenever I'd find another coin that met those qualities I wanted, this would always remind me that I had learned my lessons well from all my past experiences in searching for the best. It's still very gratifying to locate another a high-quality coin for my collection, every time!
    I don't think people would get all so bored with what they have collected if they were keen on what makes a coin great. But maybe they're not happy with the limits life has put on them, rich or poor. But the thrill of the hunt is still there, leaving me to wonder, what's next? The adrenaline/heart still races whenever I'm about to land a remarkable piece for a date.
    I've collected other types and have completed a set and then sold it. Just might do it again.
    Can't describe the excitement I experienced when the end came to locating a PL 1939-D after 30+ years of searching.


    The more qualities observed in a coin, the more desirable that coin becomes!

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