Top 10 Cheap Coin Collections You Can Collect

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Written By Natasha Jones
I'm Natasha Jones, an avid collector of coins, stamps, and paper money. My passion drives me to seek unique finds, from antique shops to international exchanges. I enjoy connecting with fellow collectors through forums and meet-ups, sharing discoveries and insights. Collecting, for me, is about preserving history and building a community around this shared interest.

Are you looking for some cheap coin collections you can collect? In this article, I’ll show you some of the cheap coin collections you can collect to start your journey into coin collecting!

Top 10 Cheap Coin Collections

1. Lincoln Wheat Pennies


The Lincoln Wheat Penny is the most collected coin in the world. I even have a collection of pennies at home!

This is because so many people will have a few lying around in their change and could be willing to part with one for as little as 25 cents (or even less).

They’re also easy to collect: you can find them in your change or purchase them directly from a dealer. Once you start collecting, it’s easy to stick with because they are small and easy to store.

2. Walking Liberty Half Dollar Short Set (1941-1947)


Another coin I have in my collection is the Walking Liberty Half Dollar. While this is not a very expensive set, to begin with, it’s still fun to collect and will give you a chance to learn about U.S. coins from the early 20th century.

The Walking Liberty Half Dollar was minted from 1916 to 1947. It featured an iconic design by Adolph A. Weinman on its obverse side. It depicts Liberty striding towards the sun, draped in an American flag, carrying laurel and oak branches in her left hand as she aims her right index finger toward the sky.

On its reverse side is an image of an eagle perched on top of an olive branch with 13 stars above it, representing the original colonies.

In addition, this particular coin has some interesting technical characteristics: it is 22.5 mm in diameter; has reeded edges; weighs 12.5 grams; has 90% silver fineness levels; has no mint mark (all coins made during this period were struck at either Philadelphia or San Francisco).

3. Walking Liberty Half Dollar Long Set (1934-1947)


The coins in this set depict the classic design of a woman walking toward the sunrise with an American flag in her hand.

It was first minted in 1916 and was allowed to be minted again from 1934 through 1947. These coins are easy to find, and they aren’t expensive either!

They make excellent gifts too! This is a great way to get started on your coin collection because it will give you a good idea of what else is out there, plus it looks classy sitting on your shelf!

4. Jefferson Nickels


This is also one of my suggestions if you want to start your coin-collecting journey! The Jefferson Nickel is a five-cent coin with a face value of $0.05.

It was first minted in 1938 and continues to be produced today as one of America’s longest-running coin series. The obverse side displays Thomas Jefferson’s profile portrait while the reverse side shows Monticello, his Virginia home, on top of which are two ships sailing into a harbor.

Aside from its aesthetic appeal, another intriguing aspect of collecting this coin is that it contains 75% copper and 25% nickel—an alloy often used for money in other countries but not usually used for American coins.

5. 20th Century Basic Type Set


The 20th Century Basic Type Set is a collection of coins from 1900 to 1999. It’s a great way to learn about U.S. history, especially if you were born in the latter half of the 20th century.

I had some of these coins, and the history behind their craftsmanship still amazes me! Coins are cheap and easy to find so most people can afford them.

You can buy them in bulk from places like Amazon or eBay if you’re looking for an affordable collectible item that will impress even non-coin collectors!

6. Washington Quarters


If you’re looking to get into coin collecting, Washington Quarters are a great choice.

They offer all the benefits of being easy to find and inexpensive and having a low mintage and premium.

Additionally, their popularity means plenty of them are available on the market—so if you want one, there should be no problem finding it!

7. State Quarters


The State Quarter series is an excellent and affordable way to get started on a coin collection. These quarters were minted from 1999-2008 and have been highly sought after by collectors.

Although they are only 25 cents each, many state quarters are worth significantly more than their face value.

Collecting all of them will require research, but it’s possible to find complete sets in good condition for less than $100 if you look hard enough. In addition to being fun and easy to collect, state q

8. Kennedy Half Dollar


The Kennedy half dollar is one of the most popular coins to collect. It’s easy to collect and cheap to buy, too.

There are many types of Kennedy Half Dollar coins so that you can get a nice collection for a small amount of money.

9. Eisenhower Dollar Coin


The Eisenhower dollar coin (also known as the Ike) is a series of United States Presidential dollar coins minted from 1971 to 1978 for one year in 1981.

They were produced at three different mints: Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mints. The coins feature an obverse design by Frank Gasparro bearing an image of President Dwight D. Eisenhower initially created for the American Silver Eagle bullion coin.

All reverses featured various versions of the Great Seal of the United States designed by William Cousins or its reverse side designed by John Flanagan (or both sides if it was produced at Denver).

The coins have been collected since their initial release in 1971, with wide varieties remaining unknown even today!

However, some rare ones like Proof Ike dollars with no mint mark or business strike Ikes with special strikings such as Deep Cameo Proofs or Ultra High Reliefs, which can be worth thousands depending on condition and other factors.

10. Presidential Dollar Coin Series


The Presidential dollar coin series was released in 2007. The coins are made of a copper-nickel alloy and have a face value of $1.

Each president has four designs, one for each year of their term. The series will end when 2016’s coins come out; there won’t be any more presidential dollars available to buy or collect.

Before you go…

These are just some fun, easy, cheap coin collections you can start today. But then, it’s time to start collecting!

Check out my next article: “How Can I Get Coins for Cheap?

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