Most undervalued US coin set out there to collect today?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by BigTee44, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. BigTee44

    BigTee44 Well-Known Member

    So I have my Dansco albums for Lincolns(1909-date), Morgans 1891-21, peace dollars, mercury dimes, ase, and my US type set. My question is this, what coins right now are the most undervalued? I wish to have a complete US coin set someday and know some are harder to obtain than others.

    Ive noticed higher grade Barber dimes selling cheap on eBay, was thinking of starting there. I'm not rich by any means so I know the seated/bust dollars are out of my range and don't know if I want to do a Roosie or Washington set just yet.

    Opinions? Looking to complete VF+ sets....

    thanks everyone.
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  3. coleguy

    coleguy Coin Collector

    In my opinion seated half dimes are the most undervalued and underrated sets in US coins. However, if you truly plan to assemble a complete set of US coinage, you better become a multi millionaire as there is no other way around it.
  4. admrose

    admrose Member

    I'd say Jeffersons.
  5. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter


  6. Pi man

    Pi man Well-Known Member

    I think shield nickels are underrated. They can be obtained fairly cheaply and also are readily available.
  7. admrose

    admrose Member

    Flying Eagles, if you want a very easy series.
  8. Pi man

    Pi man Well-Known Member

    Well, the 1856 can be a challenge. (So could the 55, too :yes:)
  9. CBJesse

    CBJesse Capped Bust Fanactic

    In my opinion the Capped Bust Half Dollars are pretty undervalued, expensive but undervalued.
  10. Danr

    Danr Numismatist

    those low mintage unc gold spouses
  11. Heated Lime

    Heated Lime Member

    You can get Franklins for pretty close to melt and its also a small series.
  12. Tom B

    Tom B TomB Everywhere Else

    This is the type of question where the responses you receive will often times simply be the favorite series that others collect.
  13. C-B-D

    C-B-D U.S. Type Coins or death! Supporter

    It's fairly easy to put together a nice set of "V" Nickels. Only 3 real key dates and in VF or higher they are beautiful in design! Flat and ugly in Good to Fine, but common date XF-AU's are completely affordable and undervalued, IMO.
  14. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    IDK what is most "undervalued" since "value" is only a function of supply and demand. Everything it fairly valued today pretty much by definition.

    If you are asking what "set" may appreciate more in the future in VF+, I would have to guess sets without the "well known" keys. I am not a fan of key date pricing today, and feel these overpriced "keys" will start turning people off of the series. For the money I feel a nice 19th-20th century type set in problem free VF+ is an excellent choice, as is a nice Franklin set, or early commemoratives, or even the gold spouse coins, as are most nickel sets.
  15. MorganDollarTJ

    MorganDollarTJ Senior Member YN

    i would agree with C-B-D about the V nickels, i have around 10 of them that i got all of for extremely cheap, although my coin shop is selling them for $4 each, you can get them MUCH cheaper many places, especially online or at coin fairs, this year at the Chicago International Coin Fair i got a BU 1883 no "cents" one for only $15, those are the things you look out for... i love the design on them and they are cheap to get, i think V nickels are the way to go
  16. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot

    I disagree. There are sets that have little to no interest like nickel 3 cent pieces. Low mintages and low prices, with the demand to go along with it.

    first spouse gold or even the medals are another example of small mintages with little to no market.

    While I agree that basically if you're looking to find "sleeper" sets that will suddenly appreciate one day, good luck to you! Those are impossible to predict.
  17. saltysam-1

    saltysam-1 Junior Member

    Collect anything you want and be happy if you break even when you sell. What other hobby will net you no cost to collect? Rocks, maybe.
  18. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Well-Known Member

    Should keep my mouth shut as speaking can only add to the competition I already face but I started in on US $1 gold coins just recently. Admitedly with my budget that means 1 coin a month and some of the years/finer coins are outrageous in price, but for me the fun is always finding the coin I "like". Not demanding perfection and actualy likeing coins with a little wear and history can really help soften the price on some of these pieces.
  19. mill rat41

    mill rat41 Member

    My vote would be for no motto eagles. Sure the series is long with many stoppers, but where else can you get a US coin with a couple hundred survivors for melt plus 50%?
  20. Danr

    Danr Numismatist

    truly overlooked coins- good call
  21. RaceBannon

    RaceBannon Member

    Washington quarters. In my opinion one of the most consistently under-appreciated US coin series. But since they'll probably stay that way, they may not be undervalued.
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