Join Doug and Mitch as they discuss the fundamental ingredient of coinage: metal. They consider the origins, histories, and properties of the metals used in coinage, and rank them according to how interesting their stories are. Find out why a small amount of gold goes a long way, and why silver is compelling even in a sometimes supporting role. —.
The world of collectible coins is a fascinating one, filled with history, art, and a sense of adventure. In recent years, the internet has made it easier than ever to purchase these coveted items from the comfort of your own home. However, buying collectible coins online also comes with its fair share of potential risks. To help you navigate the world.
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.
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.
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
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.