17 Nov 2021

Seven Tips for Buying Coins and Currency

Coin collecting is popular for many reasons: they are fascinating pieces of history that can be held in one's hand; real-life treasures to be sought after and found; tokens of memories and good times past; potential financial investments and more. Unfortunately, there are occasional pitfalls, simple mistakes and scams collectors might fall prey to. To.

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02 Nov 2021

Coin Collecting: Investor vs Collector

In general, there are two primary types of coin collectors: investors and collectors. This statement is not meant to imply that there are those who do not enjoy both aspects of the hobby, and any collection may be considered an investment. But there are a few differences between collecting principally as a hobby, and purchasing coins chiefly as an.

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14 Oct 2021

Four Popular Misconceptions About Coin Collecting

Most people are generally aware that coin collecting exists as a hobby, but there are a number of misleading misconceptions surrounding this centuries-old avocation. These misconceptions are perhaps driven by a lack of inclusion in mainstream media, or the daunting moniker declaring the pastime the “hobby of kings.” Whatever the reason, a few.

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16 Sep 2021

Storing Your Coin Collection

Whether your concern is safety, appearance or expense, there are storage options for every numismatist.

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27 Aug 2021

None the Worse for Wear

Though not as pretty as their unblemished counterparts, circulated coins connect us through their everyday use.

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05 Aug 2021

5 Key Factors That Influence Coin Values

When you’re new to the world of coin collecting and numismatics, it’s important to understand how collectible coins are assigned values. You may find two pieces that appear to be nearly identical but have a $1,000 difference in price. The truth is that there are a variety of factors that impact coin values — some fairly obvious, and others less so. For.

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16 Apr 2021

Pros and Cons of Collecting Ancient Coins

U.S. and world coins represent two of the three most common and expansive areas of numismatics, with ancients comprising the third. And of these three numismatic groups, ancient coins are arguably the broadest; they include coins that span millennia and originate from locales across the globe. The majority of ancient coin collectors tend to center.

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28 Feb 2021

Mintmarks on United States Coins

Originally published in The Numismatist, November 2003

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12 Feb 2021

Pros and Cons of Collecting World Coins

World coins are commonly overlooked by collectors, dismissed as having low value. But contrary to these beliefs,  world coins encompass a huge area including countless rarities and a series for just about any interest.

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29 Jan 2021

Pros and Cons of Collecting US Coins

When you’re first getting into coins, figuring out what you want to collect can be a daunting prospect. Most of us have a starter set that got us interested, commonly wheat pennies or buffalo nickels. But the question is, where do you go next?

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