My name is David and I used to collect coins many years ago. Unfortunately, I dont have any of the coins since I had a falling out with my father. Recently, my eight year old daughter and I went through our local flea market and stopped by a coin dealer. She immediately got interested in coins. Since she wants to collect them I thought we could do it as a father/daughter thing. That being said, we decided to start the State Quarter Collection as our first major project. In addition, for her doing well in school this year I purchased her a 2008 W Silver Eagle Proof NGC Ultra Cameo (her birth year) and a Ronald Reagan gold inauguration coin.
I am looking for a little guidance as I would like to have a top five want list for us to find. We want these to be not the cheapest but not the most expensive coins either. We are looking at this like a scavenger hunt. These would be the first additions to our collection other than what we already purchased. So I am wanting to see what you all would suggest for a handful of coins for us to begin looking for? Also do you recommend graded coins only or does it matter?