What are the top 5 World Nations most folks collect?

Discussion in 'World & Ancient Coins' started by SilverForLife, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. SilverForLife

    SilverForLife Member

    Not including the USA.

    Is there a popular top 5 Nations that most collect?
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  3. mikesolo66

    mikesolo66 New Member

    I know my grandmother has a lot of Swiss coin folders filled with CHF. Plus a lot of their franc(CHF) pieces were silver until the late 60's. Their design however has stayed the same for a while. Also Canadian coins are popular. Hopefully someone will have some more information on the subject though.
  4. Copper Head

    Copper Head Active Member

    I would think that Australia and England are quite popular along with Germany, Canada and Mexico.
  5. 900fine

    900fine doggone it people like me

    China is popular.
  6. kipling401

    kipling401 Member

    Bangladesh! Russia has some really cool old coins.
  7. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    UK, France, Germany, Spain and Austria......
  8. Urban_Lawyer

    Urban_Lawyer Half dollar nerd

    Depends on who the collector is and what country they live in.

    My top five (in terms of number of coins owned and in collecting interests) are:

    1. Canada
    2. UK / England
    3. Germany
    4. France
    5. Old African Colonies
  9. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Oops......forgot about my Canadian friends. Shame on me.
  10. SilverForLife

    SilverForLife Member

    For me

    #1 Canada (easy to get in USA)
    #2 UK (Silver only)
    #3 Ireland

    Japan and Singapore coins I have and I did like those places. Middle East coins I have, but I am not sure I really like it there? Still undecided on 4 & 5?

    I did not know if the large coin trade magazines publish articles on what is the most traded and most sought after Nation coins?
  11. Bart9349

    Bart9349 Junior Member

    I don't collect coins, but I do "accumulate" world coins from certain eras:

    UK (1688-1837, the Glorious Revolution to Queen Vic.)
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    Italian Unification (il Risorgimento) (1796-1870)
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    Ancient Rome and its enemies (Parthian and Sassanian Empire) during the Third Century Crisis (AD 200-300)
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    U.S. : None

    guy
  12. SilverForLife

    SilverForLife Member

    That last coin is very neat!:)
  13. medoraman

    medoraman Well-Known Member Supporter

    Hmm, I see this list pretty US centric. Worldwide, (not just in the US), I would say China would have to be tops, followed by Spain, UK, Germany, and India. That would be an estimate based upon coin populations. If including ancients, I would say substitute ancient Rome for Germany.

    In the US, even in foreign coins we are English-centric. I would say world coins are UK, Canada, Mexico, France and Germany. Maybe Spain or Australia instead of Germany.

    American collectors, like many Americans, don't speak foreign languages and appear to wish to read their coins. :)
  14. SilverForLife

    SilverForLife Member

    I agree and stated not USA. That being said! The top 5 World’s Largest Economies most likely have the most coins by size:

    #1 USA
    #2 China
    #3 Japan
    #4 India
    #5 Germany
    http://www.economywatch.com/economies-in-top/
  15. moneyer12

    moneyer12 i just love UK coins.......

    uk
    france
    german states
    argentina
    bolivia
  16. jlblonde

    jlblonde Señor Member

    Here is a list of countries I believe are the top 4 because of volume or impact on the world. The fifth county I'll leave up to personal choice. Modern NCLTs excluded.

    1) Germany (Federal Rep., Democratic Rep., Imperial Emp., Weimar Rep., Third Reich, German States)

    2) Great Britain (Global political & economic power for several hundred years)

    3) Mexico (500 years of numismatic history, first global currency: 8 reales excepted for trade in Asia, North America, South America, Middle East, Europe, Africa)

    4) China (Imperial system for 2000 years, huge volume, 50+ years of random short lived, low mintage & multiple variety issues)

    5) You choose (France+colonial, Italy+states, Denmark, Russia+Soviet Union, India+states+British Colony, Peru-colonial, Canada, Switzerland, Ancient Greece & Rome, Austria, Iran).
  17. AdamL

    AdamL Likes Silver

    Good point about Americans being English-centric. The top 5 "Foreign" countries to collect probably depends on what country the person answering the question is from. Canada and Australia seem to be fairly popular among some American collectors I know. I also know people who collect coins from Mexico and other of our neighbors to the south. So language and geography both seem to play a role.
  18. medoraman

    medoraman Well-Known Member Supporter

    I thought Mexico was only its own country since the early 1800's. That is why i included Spain in my list. ;)
  19. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    My personal top 5 would be:
    United Kingdom
    Mexico
    Australia
    New Zealand
    Greece
  20. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

    Cook Islands
    Paula
    Tuvia
    Fiji
    andora
  21. lincolncent

    lincolncent Future Storm Chaser Guy

    I mostly collect French and Italian, but I have tons of UK (most bought thus "collected") and Canadian (all found from circ).
    I've got them from tons of countries though.

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