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
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.