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27 Sep 2023

Collecting Friends: What Makes a Coin Attractive?

What Makes a Coin Attractive?

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12 Apr 2023

Six Reasons Coin Collecting is a Great Hobby for Kids

Coin collecting, also known as numismatics, is a timeless and enriching hobby that appeals to people of all ages. But did you know that it can be especially beneficial for children? This fascinating pastime offers a unique combination of educational, social, and personal development advantages that make it a great fit for kids. In this blog post, we.

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22 Mar 2023

Celebrating the 100th Annual National Coin Week: A Century of Numismatic History and Passion

National Coin Week has been a long-standing tradition in the numismatic community, celebrating the art, history, and cultural significance of coins and currency for the past century. As we approach the 100th annual National Coin Week, it's a great opportunity to reflect on the evolution of numismatics and the role it has played in connecting.

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28 Feb 2023

Two Bits Podcast | Lincoln Cents; Part 3

Join Doug and Mitch for the last in their series of podcasts about the Lincoln Cent. join them as they discuss the action-packed years of 2009-2010, which featured four commemorative reverses and a new, permanent reverse. Find out about their compliments, and a few nitpicks, for the latest examples of this century-old coin. — February 14, 2023

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15 Feb 2023

Collecting Friends: The First Coin Book I Loved

The First Coin Book I Loved

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31 Jan 2023

Cherrypicking Basics

“Buy the book before the coin” is a well-known refrain in coin collecting, but it may be most true when it comes to cherrypicking. Many collectors love to cherrypick, whether to fill in rare varieties on a budget, or to flip coins for a profit. Whichever camp you fall in, there are plenty of cherrypicking opportunities out there.

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17 Jan 2023

Collecting Friends: My First Slab

My First Slab

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21 Dec 2022

The Most Compelling Collectible

There are a lot of fascinating things in numismatics. There are coins from ancient empires, and coins from every corner of the modern world. Coins have survived shipwrecks, or centuries buried underground. There are coins made of precious gold and silver, and from enough other metals to cover a big chunk of the periodic table. And there are coins that.

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05 Dec 2022

Saint Nicholas Bank Notes

As busy as he is during the holiday season, how did Santa Claus ever find time to pose for a series of bank notes in 19th century America?

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23 Nov 2022

The Christmas Truce

As Christmas 1914 approached, it was becoming clear to many soldiers that the war was not going to end soon. Front line troops were increasingly disillusioned with the horror and pointlessness of the fighting and were homesick — they had been promised a short war. American newspapers, taking a neutral stance, suggested that the combatants should.

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