27 Aug 2021

None the Worse for Wear

Though not as pretty as their unblemished counterparts, circulated coins connect us through their everyday use.

05 Aug 2021

5 Key Factors That Influence Coin Values

When you’re new to the world of coin collecting and numismatics, it’s important to understand how collectible coins are assigned values. You may find two pieces that appear to be nearly identical but have a $1,000 difference in price. The truth is that there are a variety of factors that impact coin values — some fairly obvious, and others less so. For.

30 Jul 2021

The Quest

In numismatics, as in life, it’s wise to follow the Fugio Cent’s advice —“mind your business” because “time flies.”

15 Jul 2021

Diverse Denominations

In the modern era, Americans have become accustomed to a monetary system with only four circulating coins.  But the familiar penny, nickel, dime, and quarter actually represent a historic low in denominational diversity.

23 Jun 2021

American Classics: The 1804 Dollar & 1913 Liberty Head Nickel

1804 Dollar: The King of U.S. Coins The 1804 dollar is among the most coveted of all U.S. rare coins, with only 15 known examples. Strangely enough, no dollars dated 1804 were actually struck in that year. The United States Mint only struck dollars dated 1803 in 1804; there was a silver shortage and the expense of creating a new die was saved (regular.

16 Jun 2021

6 Tips for Buying GOLD & SILVER Bullion COINS

Before investing in precious metals, take the time to ensure you’re spending your money wisely.

31 May 2021

Nine Interesting Lincoln Cents

This lowly, seemingly insignificant denomination teaches much about history, art and numismatics.

20 May 2021

Circulating and Non-Circulating Legal Tender

When it comes to legal tender, there are two, related paradoxes in numismatics.

30 Apr 2021

Chaos and Calm on American Currency

We all make certain assumptions about money. We assume that there will be enough currency and coin to complete any transaction, that we can spend and receive money without difficulty or doubt, and that money will hold its value over short spans of time.

16 Apr 2021

Pros and Cons of Collecting Ancient Coins

U.S. and world coins represent two of the three most common and expansive areas of numismatics, with ancients comprising the third. And of these three numismatic groups, ancient coins are arguably the broadest; they include coins that span millennia and originate from locales across the globe. The majority of ancient coin collectors tend to center.

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