see a lot of you stackers buying coins like the "MAX KEISER SLA" or other minted coin. would it be better to have minted coins that have recognition value rather than something with out "lineage"?
Generally, yes. Stick with known recognizable stuff to build your core position.
But, after a few hundred eagles it might get monotonous. Picking up a few "novelty" coins adds interest and some support worthy causes.