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    Posted: 25 Nov 2006 at 12:15am
Do you think is the most popular for collectors?
 
 
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Statehood quarters.
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Morgans. I think Statehood quarters use to be pretty popular, but I am not sure anymore.

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From just about any way you want to look at that question - Lincoln cents.
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I have heard that Lincolns are massively popular...
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Wheats and morgans will always be at the top.
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Lincoln cents are historically the most popularly collected series in history.
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Regardless of what is MOST popular nothing holds a candle to statehood quarters at this time. Bluntly put millions are collecting them even though they do not consider themselves coin collectors. And, the statehood quarters have introduced thousands of collectors to the hobby who have expanded their collecting into other issues.
Now, as far as value goes, well the statehood quarters are going to let those same thousands of folks down as there are way too many of them available and always will be. The proof silver statehood quarters will probably be the best, and only, performer in the series.
In the last 30 years nothing has outperformed the Indian Cent and Buffalo Nickel when it comes to collectablility and stable or rising values.  The Lincoln cent is highly collected and one massive collection that is finally making some real trends upwards but I prefer to seek that which is long gone from our circulating coins!
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Buff nickels seem quite popular too...
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Originally posted by silverhawk silverhawk wrote:

Buff nickels seem quite popular too...


Yeah, but nowhere near wheeties.


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I am only speaking historically from statistics...the correct answer is Lincoln cents.
 
If you want to get into what is the most popular NOW, then it is statehood quarters for less seasoned collectors, and still Lincoln cents for more seasoned collectors.  Morgan dollars are a close second, but sheer mintage numbers preclude them from being the most popular.
 
Two years of Lincoln cents - 1982 and 1994 - put together as a mintage figure exceed the total number of silver dollars ever minted in the history of the US by more than ten times.  With mintage and availability like that, it's impossible to hold a candle to the number of people who collect (or collected) Lincoln cents.
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While Lincoln cents are heavily collected the set is MASSIVE compared to other classics! My wife is working the Lincolns, and has been for quite some time, and she (we) are praying for a design change as 100 years is more than plenty for this series! I prefer the wheat back compared to the Memorial as I think most of our modern designs are pretty bland on all our coins. I have started a large cent collection a half dozen times in the last 10 to 15 years and always end up selling them off as my love of copper comes and goes. The Indian cent also has huge appeal but it falls under my inability to concentrate on copper for long periods of time! I do see the Indian cent as my next attempt at copper and in the very near future!  I have a huge fondness for silver and an addiction for the buffalo nickel so you know where I stand. It seems the classics will always outweigh anything that is still being struck today!
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I would have to say that State Quarters may have taken over in recent years. Most people I know are putting together sets from circulation. I know grandparents putting sets together for the grand kids etc....

#2 definitely Lincoln cents. Although I don't collect these. There are just too many. (not like there are too many state quarters but they are more readily available and each design is different.)
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State Quarters will fade away and eventually be put back into circulation by the temporary fad collectors. Just like the Bicentinnial ones. Lincoln Cents have always been a coin that every age collects. I always mention I go to at least 3 coin shows a month around here and practically all dealers sell Cents but many don't even have any of the State Quarters. Note how many organizations sell books, albums, plastic rolls, 2x2 flips, etc for the Cent and that alone should indicate what coin is the most popular.
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