There are lots of different American antique coins to be found and if you are interested in history you can even collect these American coins. The best way to understand what types of American antique coins are good to have in a coin collection is by finding material that will provide you with this information.
American antique coins are not the only coins that are considered as being good to have in a coin collection. There are others such as a dime piece that was issued almost at the very beginning of the formation of the United States.
You may also want to look in coin shops for American coins that have unusual face designs or small mistakes on them. Some of these errors are what makes any coin including American coins valuable for coin collectors.