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Putting together your coin want list is kind of like making a Christmas list for Santa Claus… only you have to buy the coins on that want list. Oh, and it may take a while to actually get all those coins!
But making a coin want list has several advantages:
- You can list out all your coin goals in one convenient place.
- A want list can help a coin dealer track down the coins you need for your coin collection.
- A coin want list is a great way to visualize what you’ll need to round out your coin collection.
Many coin dealers accept coin want lists and will gladly help you acquire the coins you’ve been searching for.
My love for coins began when I was 11 years old. I primarily collect and study U.S. coins produced during the 20th century. I'm a member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) and have won multiple awards from the NLG for my work as a coin journalist. I'm also the editor at CDN Publishing (a trusted source for the price of U.S. rare coins), editor at the Florida United Numismatists Club (FUN Topics magazine), and author of Images of America: The United States Mint in Philadelphia (a book that explores the colorful history of the Philadelphia Mint). I've contributed hundreds of articles for various coin publications including COINage, The Numismatist, Numismatic News, Coin Dealer Newsletter, Coin Values, and CoinWeek. I've also authored nearly 1,000 articles here at The Fun Times Guide to Coins — and I welcome your coin questions in the comments below!