What are Your Favorite US Coin Designs?

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  1. Matthew Kruse

    Matthew Kruse Young Numismatist

    Both of my favorite US coin designs are engraved by Adolph A. Weinman. The Mercury Dime and the Walking Liberty half dollar. They are just very appealing coins and I love old silver. I am currently working on both sets. I just need 12 more merc dimes and I have a long way to go on the walkers.

    What is your favorite US coin design? Why do you like it?
     
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  3. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    I like most of the series struck in the 20th century. IHC, LWC, Buff and Jeff nickels, winged capped liberty dimes, peace and Morgan dollars, Franklin half dollars and surprisingly Ike dollars. I have favorite coins in each series in my collection. I like the designs and the execution.
    Here is.my current favorite merc:
    1941 S/S RPM.

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    My current Franklin favorite:
    1953 D Possible FBL. Not a bugs bunny but die scratches made me learn more about this date and clashes on Franklins: DSCN2839~2.JPG DSCN2838~2.JPG DSCN2844~3.JPG

    And my favorite IKE:
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    I used to refer to this coin as my floating head from the original Star Trek series. But after @Ike Skywalker gave me my 6,000th like earlier today, I am thinking on dubbing this one Skywalker Ike!
     
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  4. Ana Silverbell

    Ana Silverbell Well-Known Member

    This is really a tough question because I am a big fan of U.S., silver 1964 and older. If I were to choose, I would say the Seated Liberty quarters and halves, especially the 1853s with Rays and Arrows. After that the Morgan dollars.
     
  5. Matthew Kruse

    Matthew Kruse Young Numismatist

    That is a very nice coin as well but I think I like the standing liberty more... I’m thinking about getting a standing liberty quarter with some good detail, I can’t see the dates on the ones I have haha.

    I am a big fan of pre 1964 silver as well. Kennedy halves and Ike dollars are too plain for me.
     
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  6. Scott J

    Scott J Well-Known Member

    My favorites are 1. SLQ's. 2. Walkers. 3. Morgans
    The order may change on any given day, and Ben might even sneek his way in from time to time.
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  7. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    I think part of the appeal of Ikes are what they represent. I grew up at a time when these were first released as well. The reverse with the eagle over the surface of the moon, representing the words spoken when Apollo 11 touched down on the surface "The eagle has landed!" The fact that the space program directly led us to be here in this moment now, typing on mini computers, posting on the internet, all made possible by rhe space program. Mind boggling the achievement that reverse commemorates!
     
  8. Scott J

    Scott J Well-Known Member

    I Like Ike too!! I remember my dad giving me an Ike every once in a while. I bought a nice one to remember this by. I have a few more, including the ones from my dad, but I still need to photograph them. 20210501_173727.jpg 20210501_173653.jpg
     
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  9. Eric the Red

    Eric the Red Supporter! Supporter

    Here are samples of my favorite designs
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  10. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    As a non American, I will post my three fav designs
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  11. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Barber quarter for Silver . 1892S , Found Metal Detecting ! 1892S Barber 25c-obv-horz.jpg
     
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  12. Antonius Britannia

    Antonius Britannia Well-Known Member

    Not that I'll ever own one, but:
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    1915 Pan Pacific $50 Octagonal
     
  13. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Here comes trouble... Dealer

    Hands down, the walking liberty half, for now. Don't know enough about other coins yet, to really make a decision. Nice choice.
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    I own two slabbed coins, this is one of them.
     
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  14. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    Back in 1969 my house cost $8500 that same year I could have bought a complete set of Pan-Pacific coins for 21,000.00.
     
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  16. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    and when it comes to modern commemorative Dolley Madison.jpg
     
  17. YoloBagels

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  18. Gilbert

    Gilbert Part time collector Supporter

    Those designed by Augustus Saint Gaudens, especially the Indian Head $10.

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  19. William F

    William F Well-Known Member

    Draped bust silver dollars, walking Liberty halves, Indian head cents, Flying eagle cents, not necessarily in that order. ;)
    All fairly simple yet very elegant designs
     
  20. AidenAlexander

    AidenAlexander Supporter! Supporter

    The Mercury dime and the IHP.

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  21. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

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