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Type Coin Collecting

Coins on these pages are listed by type with links to auction pages. The other type pages are:

Half Cents (with an introduction to type collecting)
Cents (Large cents and small cents -- please do not call them pennies!)
two cent pieces,three cent pieces,and nickels
half dimes and dimes
twenty cent pieces and quarters
half dollars

Type Coin Collecting

The goal of type coin collecting is simple: to get one coin of each design. This is a much simpler process than trying to get all of the different dates and mintmarks. clicking on the coin type will take you to further explanations about the series. Below each coin type are some auctions for the coins. Generally type collectors will try to get the highest grade of the most common date.

Half cent type collecting

A complete half cent type collection is quite small. There wre only five different coins (I actually count six because the 1794 liberyy cap cent is a diffrent design from the 1795 to 1797 -- at leastinmy opinion. The first year's issue (head facing left) is rare. The liberty cap half cents from1794 to 1797 ar also scarce. Half cents did not circulate well -- especially in the later years. Therefore, many survive in prime condition.

Type coin price guide

I have used the following symbols:

$ under $10 in good

$$ under $50

$$$ under $250

$$$$ under 1000

$$$$$ over 1000

half cent : Liberty cap, head facing left (1793) $$$$$

half cent Liberty cap, head facing right (1794 to 1797) $$$$

half cent :draped bust (1800 to 1808) $$$

half cent : classic head (1809 to 1835) $$

half cent : coronet head (1840 to 1857) $$

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