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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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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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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22 Apr 2022

Two Bits Podcast | Lincoln Cents; Part 1

Join Doug Mudd and Mitch Sanders as they kick off Season 2 of the Two Bits Podcast with a discussion of the coin that started so many numismatists on their hobby journey:  the Lincoln Cent.  They explain the coin’s historical origins, the controversy and jealousy that accompanied its debut, and the coveted mistakes that are part of the series.  Find.

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13 Apr 2022

A Collector's Guide to Dating Coins

Dates on coinage are not always a reliable indication of age. Sometimes historical, political or religious context is needed.

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28 Mar 2022

Odd Denominations of U.S. Currency

The American monetary system has been evolving for more than two centuries, with some interesting twists and turns along the way. Did you know that in addition to the familiar cent and nickel, at one time or another five additional coins circulated with a value of five cents or less? Or that for a short time in the 19th century, Americans had the.

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11 Mar 2022

Attending Your First Coin Show

The best way to become a successful numismatist, as well as familiarize yourself with the culture surrounding the hobby, is to attend coin shows on a regular basis. This also is one of the best ways to purchase coins, tokens, medals and paper money. Some people prefer the anonymity of the Internet, but the prices can be higher there. Overall, you can’t.

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16 Feb 2022

Where to Sell Coins

Whether selling a few pieces that you’ve since upgraded, or changing your focus to a new set and selling off an entire collection, most collectors eventually find themselves wanting to sell some of their coins. There are plenty of different options, but not all of them are a perfect fit for every collection. Some of the key points you’ll want to.

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31 Jan 2022

Why We Collect

There are plenty of collectibles out there to choose from, so why should you focus on coins?

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