Coins are a favourite of collectors worldwide. The beauty, craftsmanship, value and historical significance of coins are the reasons why collectors become attracted to these unique pieces. However, not every coin is worth investing in. Only coins that have the potential to increase their value in the near-future should be on a collector’s list.
If you’re a coin collector with a limited budget, then here are the top 4 affordable coins worth collecting.
Canadian Gold Maple Leaf 1-Ounce Coin
The Canadian Maple Leaf gold coin is issued annually by the Government of Canada. Known for its purity and excellence, this 24 karat gold coin has been crafted to a gold purity standard of .9999 and is thus considered as the world’s purest gold bullion. Its face value is 50 Canadian dollars and the market value varies according to the spot price. This coin is worth collecting because of its purity. A high return is likely after a few years because of its high demand throughout the gold investing world.
American Silver Eagle 1-Ounce Coin
The American Silver Eagle is the official silver bullion coin of the United States. This coin is guaranteed to contain 99.9% of pure silver and has a nominal face value of 1 USD. What makes this coin a collectable is that it’s the only silver coin whose weight, content and purity are certified by the U.S government. The walking liberty design on the coin’s observe and the heraldic eagle with shield and thirteen five-pointed stars on its reverse makes this piece a unique item. Add this coin to your collection as it is available in limited quantity and its numismatic value may also increase with time.
1909-S V.D.B. Lincoln Cent
The VDB Lincoln Cent is a one cent coin minted by the United States Mint in 1909. Previously, one cent coins had the design of the Native American Head which was changed to an image of President Abraham Lincoln to commemorate his 100th birth anniversary. It was designed by Victor David Brenner who placed his three initials (VDB) on the base of this coin’s reverse. After the release of new Lincoln cents or Lincoln pennies, the initials were removed, thus making it a limited-edition coin.
1937-D Three-Legged Buffalo Nickel
The Three-Legged Buffalo Nickel coin is a copper-nickel five-cent piece produced in 1937 by the United States Mint. It is famous for an error, i.e., one of the buffalo’s (design on the reverse) leg is missing. This error was caused by a pressman at the Denver Mint. He accidentally removed the front leg of the buffalo while trying to remove marks from a reverse die. As soon as the mint discovered this flaw, the die was condemned but many coins went into circulation and mixed with other coins. Its scarcity and the error have made this coin a highly collectable piece. Uncirculated pieces are expensive, but circulated coins are available at moderate rates.
These collectable coins can enhance the value of your coin collection. They not only add value to your collection but can also help you make a profit as time progresses. Collecting them is relatively easy compared to other rare coins and won’t break the bank. Try to get them all!