Some of the best sets of coins come directly from the mint every year and are a great way to not only put together a superb coin collection, but it’s also an excellent investment that you can actually hold and admire for years. Some of the other great collections that are very satisfying to assemble, can be complete year sets of various denominations. When housed in a nice album like the ones you can buy from Dansco, it’s fun to keep replacing and adding finer examples of each coin until you have the best specimens your pocketbook (and maybe your wife) will allow. You can spend years putting together type sets, which is accomplished by collecting one coin of each denomination. It may sound easy at first, but if you are putting together a United States type collection, you will be surprised at not only how many different coins have been minted, but also how many unique and highly collectible varieties that can be found in each denomination.