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18 Apr 2021

american coin collecting for Beg (help)

| user_47758

just started a collection with my usa coins. anyone have any advice for what i should be looking for in circulation. recently found a lewis and clark nickel 2007 and a 1939 nickel.-happy^^hunting

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Mal_ANA_YN

Level 4

Buy what you like, but buy the BEST Condition coins you can afford.

user_47758

Level 2

ive noticed that amazing how a one grade difference can change the price of a nickel or probably most coins

Long Beard

Level 5

Since you've mentioned nickels, find a good book specifically on the denomination. In it you'll find a wealth of information unknown prior. This applies to others as well. Best of luck down the road. Hope you'll share your finds!

user_47758

Level 2

thanks everyone, yeah it seems like nickels were created in a very specific manner certain years. i am doing my collection at the same time im studying for my certificate so im kinda learning both ways at once as much as i can

Golfer

Level 5

If your looking for circulation finds, buy a book on varieties for a particular series like lincoln cents. Then start searching. Lots of finds out there if you study what to look for. Errors and varietys are out there for the picking.

Mokie

Level 6

If I were just starting out, especially if I were a young numismatist, I would collect all the quarters from 1999 to date. They are all still available and there are many attractive designs.

Mr. B Coins

Level 4

Your question led to a great discussion and good advice. I may be in the minority here, but when I was young, I started collecting anything and everything. Now I'm trying to figure out how to unload much of it. I'm working on a type set collection that allows me to save just what I want. Keep collecting, Stay Safe, Mr B

Kepi

Level 6

Welcome! Collect what you think is cool! Your collecting tastes will change as you learn about numismatics. Just have fun and enjoy right now. ; )

I. R. Bama

Level 5

I would advise you to think about what you like to collect and then start reading up on them so you know the coin well. Lots of free material here and on the internet! Good luck!

"SUN"

Level 6

Welcome, I agree with Coinfodder.

Mike

Level 7

A coin will catch your eye. If you like it but the book and your on the run. Whatever catches your eye. Don't ever let people.tell you what to collect. Buy in a budget!!

TheNumisMaster

Level 5

Good stuff! Welcome to the site! Expect a DM from me.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Welcome! For nickels look for anything older than 1960, for pennies look for anything older than 1959 (wheats), for dimes and quarters, look for anything older than 1965, for half dollars look for anything older than 1971.

coinfodder

Level 5

You like nickels? I suggest buying a cheap folder from Whitman or Wizard Coin Supply and filling that up with nickels from the different mints. And where did you find the 1939 nickel? Good job. Fodder

user_47758

Level 2

the 5 step process has me interested but i have yet to look it up. im still sorting change but ive been absurd horder of change ever since my inception into ANA

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