At most coin dealers you will find plastic holders with spaces for a half dollar, quarter, nickel, dime and cent. These holders may be used to display an array of coins known as a “type set” in the trade. Atypical
type set would include 3 Walking Liberty half, a Washington quarter (3 Standing Liberty quarter would be better), a Mercury dime, a Buffalo nickel, and a Wheat back cent. Start a type set to display your best coin
finds. As a better specimen is recovered, upgrade your type set.
A second type set example would include a Barber half, quarter, and dime, with a “V” nickel and an Indian Head cent. A type set includes an example of each coin in production during a given period. Why do this? Generally, a type set has more value than the individual coins alone.