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    Posted: 13 Feb 2011 at 6:08am
So in my daily dealings with money, what coins should I keep a look out for to see if they have value? Is there like a top 10 list?
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According to me if you deal daily with money of coins and you are looking to some good coins for deal then you should check out the latest top 10 coin list and some other that type of list that provide you an information about it. It may be very helpful for you.
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Originally posted by KDOG KDOG wrote:

So in my daily dealings with money, what coins should I keep a look out for to see if they have value? Is there like a top 10 list?
Really, really tuff question. Sort of like asking which is the best car to buy, what house should I buy, what girl shold I marry. LOL
By that I mean there are lots of different answers to that question. For example if you just want to watch for very rare, expensive coins for resale purposes, that would be one list.
If you want to fill an Album, that is another list. Want to find error coins only? That too is another list. Interested in all coins, all currency, all of both? That too could be another list.
I suggest to look into purchasing a copy of the Red Book by Whitman Publishing first to get an idea of what is what in coins.
As to a top ten list for example, in that Red Book, pages 413 and up there is a list of the top 250 coins realized at auctions. Highest is over 7 millions dollars down to a measly $356,500.00 Now those are the ones to watch out for.
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This is too hard to answer and gets asked almost every day. Even if it were easy to answer it would take hours of typing to answer it. 
 
The best bet is to pay attention to the coins and the only way to do that is to buy some coin folders and fill them up with the best specimens you can find.  This will provide you  great reference collections so you can see the coins that fall outside the norm like doubled dies, rotated reverses, and old high grade clad.  It takes time and people will be happy to help you learn by referring you to sites and listing the lesser known coins like clad 1964 quarters and the like. 
 
There are more potentially valuable coins in circulation now then there have been anywhere for hundreds of years probably.  It will just cost eight or ten dollars for the folders and a little more for the coins to fill them up but before you're half done you'll be able to spot numerous good coins. 

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Great advice! It takes a while for a collection to build up and you have to really study what you want to buy and keep. My son has been collecting baseball cards and now he's into coins. I don't know how long it will last but he's only 10yo, so maybe when he grows up, the collection will be worth something but right now it's just for fun. His grandma started him on it, his grandma is an avid collector of stamps.  Meanwhile, I'm also looking for a way to add value to his collection. :D
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Originally posted by Cooldude Cooldude wrote:


Great advice! It takes a while for a collection to build up and you have to really study what you want to buy and keep. My son has been collecting baseball cards and now he's into coins. I don't know how long it will last but he's only 10yo, so maybe when he grows up, the collection will be worth something but right now it's just for fun. His grandma started him on it, his grandma is an avid collector of stamps.  Meanwhile, I'm also looking for a way to add value to his collection. :D
Actually for coin collecting you already said the magic words. IT IS JUST FOR FUN.
People that collect coins for profit, future investing, monitary gains, etc. usually really don't enjoy what they are doing and you seldom see a really big smile on a coin dealers face.
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Got to love having silver right now....Started buying two years ago @ $17 when I awoke from my credit coma to see the Light of Real Money....Free from the Slavery.
I suggest, just keep buying and buying!!!
I don't think you can go wrong right know if you buy anything pre-1933.  Older the better, Rare date & mints even better,  Rare date & mint in mint condition the best.
Just buy what your budget allows for, but buy now!!!
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Originally posted by heyatrain1234 heyatrain1234 wrote:

Got to love having silver right now....Started buying two years ago @ $17 when I awoke from my credit coma to see the Light of Real Money....Free from the Slavery.
I suggest, just keep buying and buying!!!
I don't think you can go wrong right know if you buy anything pre-1933.  Older the better, Rare date & mints even better,  Rare date & mint in mint condition the best.
Just buy what your budget allows for, but buy now!!!
As usual someone just wants to say something regardless of what is being discussed. TRY looking at the original post.  Coins, not Silver. Did you read that?
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yes coins not silver... the guy asked what coins and in my opinion I would keep an eye open for the silver coins. Maybe he did not know there were coins out there made of silver.
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I'm a big silver fan but I go for years sometimes without finding any in circulation.  
 
I think the only "investment" in the world that's a better bet than silver is modern base metal coins from all over the world.  Stick to actually collecting uncirculated or scarce varieties and  you can't go wrong.   The fun will pay for itself and you'll really have something valuable to show for it someday. 

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So I am looking at this 2006 Australian Red Back Spider silver coin on Ebay that is selling for 1100-1500 dollars and I'm trying to get my head around that.  It originally sold from the Perth mint for 74.00 au .  This coin is gorgeous but what in the world makes it so valuable???? The 2 coins on ebay now end Monday night
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