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18 Nov 2022

Understanding Coin Grading Basics

An important factor in determining the value of any coin is the condition it’s in. Has it seen much circulation? Is it well-struck? This is something that is quantified in a “grade.” Coins are graded on a scale of 1-70, starting with 1 on the lowest end of the spectrum, and 70 representing the most pristine example possible. There are multiple grading.

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31 Oct 2022

The Money Museum Masterpiece Series: Counterfeit Coins

Punishments for counterfeiting attempts have been known to be severe, but those attempts continue. Counterfeiting has been around since the invention of money itself, but we are always finding ways to increase security measures for our money. In this Museum Masterpiece video, ANA Communications Coordinator Amanda Miller shares some of the history.

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14 Oct 2022

Collecting Friends: When Friends and Family ATTACK!

When Friends and Family ATTACK!

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29 Sep 2022

5 Coin Collecting Myths

There are plenty of myths out there about coin collecting, many of which are either objectively wrong or can dissuade new collectors. In this post we’ll take a look at some of the most widely repeated ones and address why they’re incorrect.

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15 Sep 2022

Coins of the Nuestra Señora de Atocha

Originally published in The Numismatist — October 1986 A sunken Spanish galleon yields more than 140,000 numismatic treasures.

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30 Aug 2022

What Happens at Coin Club Meetings?

One of the big pieces of advice people will hear as they start their collecting journey is to join a coin club, but the intrinsic value in doing so may not be immediately evident to a newcomer.

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17 Aug 2022

Purchasing Coins Online

In this day and age, it’s not uncommon to make online purchases. For many, it has become a preferred way to shop. If you’re interested in buying coins online, however, you have to go about it a bit differently than if you were purchasing other consumer products. A collectible coin is not the same beast as a new phone; every single one is different, and.

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19 Jul 2022

Collecting Friends: Low-Ball Collecting

Low-Ball Collecting

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05 Jul 2022

Five Beautiful World Coins

To some, coins are merely a type of currency. But, to the collector, they are artistic masterpieces that can be held in the palm of one's hand. It is said that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Of the thousands of coin designs to grace coins over the ages, here are five world coins that I consider particularly stunning.

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28 Jun 2022

Assembling a Type Set of Nickels

Building a type set is a terrific way to explore numismatics. A type set includes single representative examples of many different coin designs, organized around a unifying theme. Comprehensive in scope but compact in size, type sets allow you to cover a lot of numismatic ground with an economy of effort. To illustrate this method of collecting and to.

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