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Why you should collect a U.S. Type Set (or any Type Set for that matter!)

I have been in the business of buying and selling coins for a long time, and have been a coin collector for even longer.


Unlike most coin collectors, however, I do not collect dozens of different series nor do I care about dates, mint marks and varieties. I am not the typical numismatist, to say the least. What I do care about, however, is the history, the art, and the beauty of the coins.


That is why I collect type sets.


A type set differs from what most numismatists traditionally collect in that instead of trying to collect all dates and mint marks of every type of coin, you try to get one of each type of coin from a given series.


You can collect a type set of any series you wish, whether it's a country, an era, a theme or anything else. For example, I have a U.S. type set, in which I try and get one of each type of coin that was minted in the United States. Other people I know collect one of each type of coin along a theme such as music, sports, or animals.


The possibilities are endless.


If you're interested in learning why you should collect a type set and then get three tips on how to get started cheaply and easily, take a look at the video below!




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