10 Most Popular Coin Series to Collect

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  1. coinblogger

    coinblogger Senior Member

    Hey guys,

    I thought that it would be fun to hear your thoughts on the 10 most popular coin series to collect. Share you list below of what coins You think are the most popular with coin collectors.

    -Fred
     
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  3. AdamL

    AdamL Likes Silver

    I think Lincoln Cents and Morgan Dollars are the top 2. Other favorites in NO particular order are:
    Walking Liberty Halves, Mercury Dimes, Peace Dollars, SLQ's, State Quarters Bust Halves, Franklin Halves...

    I'll leave it to someone else to try to rank each of them.
     
  4. andy21us

    andy21us Coin Hoarder

    1. Small Cents
    2. Morgans
    3. Buffalo Nickels
    4. Barber Halfs
    5. Jefferson Nickels
    6. Half Dimes
    7. Half Cents
    8. Standing Liberty Quarters
    9.Walking Halfs
    10. Mint Sets
     
  5. ClearwaterCoins

    ClearwaterCoins Junior Member

    I would have to rank them like this.:computer:

    1. American Siver Eagles
    2. Peace Dollars
    3. Morgan Dollars
    4. Franklin Halfs
    5. Kennedy Halfs
    6. State Quarters
    7. Silver Panda's
    8. U.S. Proof Sets
    9. U.S. Mint Sets
    10. Lincoln Cent

    CC
     
  6. Danr

    Danr Numismatist

    1. Small Cents
    2. Morgans
    3. Buffalo Nickels

    4.Walking Halfs
    5. Mint Sets


    ...just my humble opinion.
     
  7. rlm's cents

    rlm's cents Numismatist

    Been there, done this before. Morgans, Lincolns and quarters are 1, 2, & 3 with some dispute as to their order depending on what criteria you use. If I remember correctly, Buffaloes and Jeffersons come up behind those, but way behind.
     
  8. davidh

    davidh soloist gnomic

    Since there are only 13 different US types to collect (excluding gold which nobody seems to be including here) I think the task is to name the three least popular. With that in mind, and since you didn't specify ordering the ten in popularity, I would say the ten most popular are everything but Twenty Cent Pieces, Half Dimes and Two Cent Pieces. The Two and Twenty Cent Pieces were never even popular enough to get their own names.
     
  9. Harryj

    Harryj Supporter**

    Not sure how popular they are but my interests are:

    1. Lincolns

    2. IHC's

    3. And whatever Pre 1950 coin that catches my attention and I can purchase for a fair price.
     
  10. the_man12

    the_man12 Amateur Photographer

    I say Lincolns are #1 just because they are so inexpensive besides some key dates. Also, I think Lincoln is a lot of people's favorite president.
     
  11. schatzy

    schatzy ~Roosie Fanatic~

    My List!!
    1) Roosevelts
    2) Lincoln's
    3) Jefferson War Nickels
    4) Kennedy's
    5) Proof Sets
    6) Mint Sets
    7) Half-Dollar Commemoratives
    8) 2-Cent Pieces
    9) Norway Coins (Working on a type set)
    10) Canada Commemoratives
     
  12. Arizona Jack

    Arizona Jack The Lincoln-ator

    You'd be amazed at all the comments I get......" All you sell is Pennys ?" "

    BUT, I have the busiest table at 5 out of 10 shows.....it goes in trends, but the small cent folks are out in force. Some shows are sloooooowwwww, some I can't keep up. The checklist collectors are my bread and butter, they are filling those holes, and the most popular grades are a vg/f and then the XF/AU guys.

    Rlm and I stocked up on all these 65-66-67 Bu's and they dont draw much attention, but all it takes is one collector, he'll buy 6 or 7 at a time tho.

    I will expand, but at my own pace. Lincolns will ALWAYS be my forte'
     
  13. andy21us

    andy21us Coin Hoarder

    Nice Choice Danr!
     
  14. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

    Morgans are much better than peace dollars. Don't you agree?

    Ruben
     
  15. Harryj

    Harryj Supporter**

    Are you sure? LOL
     

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  16. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

    Am I ever not sure? Think about it. We should make a poll.


    Ruben :hug:
     
  17. Harryj

    Harryj Supporter**

    Enter me for the Morgans when you post the poll!!!!!
     
  18. Arizona Jack

    Arizona Jack The Lincoln-ator

    Show me a Peace dollar thats as eye appealing as a DMPL-65 80-s Morgan, for triple the $$$$$$ even.

    You'll get more eye appeal for your $$ with the Morgan, but you''ll get more rarity with the Peace. It is apples and oranges. Can't compare just generically across the board.
     
  19. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

    lets compare them anyway. They melted the Morgans to make the peace dollars so there should be something common about them worth comparing.

    Ruben

    :confused:
     
  20. Luis

    Luis Senior Member

    I find morgans more appealing. However, I don't own any of these coins... yet.:D
     
  21. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

    The stupid Morgan girl never even got married. Can you imagine?

    Ruben
     
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