We take a close look at special coin series and lay out the details in black & white.

The Joys Of Collecting United States Proof Sets

The Joys Of Collecting United States Proof Sets
I enjoy collecting United States proof sets. Most are quite affordable, and they offer beautiful lustrous, high-detail examples of U.S. coinage. Most coin dealers offer U.S. proof sets, and many can be bought for less than $10 each, which makes buying them one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to build a nice collection of U.S. coins. Early ...
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Why You Should Save Your 1982 and 1983 Washington Quarters

Why You Should Save Your 1982 and 1983 Washington Quarters
1982 and 1983 Washington quarters should be high on your list of coins to look for when you check your change. Why's that? Because they are worth several times more than face value. I've been looking for and holding aside all 1982 and 1983 Washington quarters that I find in pocket change for years now, especially those that are only lightly circula...
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Coin Collectors Go For The Gold With Olympic Coins

Coin Collectors Go For The Gold With Olympic Coins
With the 2016 Rio Olympics ramping up in Rio de Janeiro during the month of August, many coin collectors are turning their eyes toward Olympic commemorative coins. The U.S. Mint produced its fist Olympic commemorative coin in 1983, and since then has struck dozens of different varieties of Olympic coins, when counting both uncirculated and proof ve...
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Formula One Coins Race to Fans' Heart

Formula One Coins Race to Fans' Heart
Los Angeles precious metals dealer Rosland Capital is the distributor of new Formula One gold and silver coins that were released on June 15, 2016. The new bullion coins were born from an agreement made between global license holder Stunt & Co. Ltd., which recently struck an agreement with Formula One World Championship Ltd. to sell 0.999-fine ...
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2016 National Park Service Commemorative Coins Excite Collectors

2016 National Park Service Commemorative Coins Excite Collectors
The United States Mint's new 2016 National Park Service Centennial coins will honor some of the most famous landmarks in the country. The commemorative National Park Service  half dollar, silver dollar, and $5 gold half eagle were released on March 24, 2016 and are sure to appeal to anybody who loves the great outdoors. The three commemorative...
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United States Liberty Seated Coins Appeal To Type Collectors

United States Liberty Seated Coins Appeal To Type Collectors
Liberty Seated coins are among the most widely recognized coinage of the mid 1800s, a period when U.S. coin production ramped up and a variety of denominations were in production, including the half dime, dime, 20 cent piece, quarter, half dollar, and dollar. The Liberty Seated design was seen on the reverse of all of those denominations during the...
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The History of Wheat Pennies

The History of Wheat Pennies
Minted from 1909 through 1958, Lincoln wheat pennies were among the longest-running United States coin series in history. The Lincoln cent was designed by famous Lithuanian-born sculptor and engraver Victor David Brenner and initially honored the 100 th anniversary of President Lincoln's birth; the wheat stalk design on the reverse of the coin symb...
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Why Pre-1933 United States Gold Coins Ideal for Numismatists and Investors

Why Pre-1933 United States Gold Coins Ideal for Numismatists and Investors
Pre-1933 United States gold coins are popular among numismatists and bullion investors alike. These scarce collectible coins offer incredible designs from some of the nation's most notable coin designers and consist of metallic compositions containing a 90 percent gold alloy. With this combination of beautiful designs and substantial bullion conten...
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Vienna Philharmonic Coins Drum Up Bullion Investors, Collectors

Vienna Philharmonic Coins Drum Up Bullion Investors, Collectors
Vienna Philharmonic coins are gold, silver, and platinum bullion coins that are struck by the Austrian Mint and sold to metals investors and coin collectors around the world. The bullion coins, which were first introduced in 1989, carry design themes inspired by the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra (Wiener Philharmoniker). On the obverse of the Philha...
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Canada Looney Tunes Coins Keep Collectors In Stitches

Canada Looney Tunes Coins Keep Collectors In Stitches
Canadian Looney Tunes coins are spreading joy among bullion investors and numismatic collectors these days. In 2015, the Royal Canadian Mint began offering a series of coins that honors one of the most world's most beloved cast of animated characters – Looney Tunes. These silver and gold Canadian coins – many of them colorized – come in a variety o...
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Collecting Canadian Small Cents

Collecting Canadian Small Cents
Canadian small cents are great coins to collect because they represent a relatively affordable series yet still offer many challenges for even the most seasoned of coin hobbyists. While Canada introduced its one-cent coin in 1858, the denomination was originally struck as a so-called "large" cent, similar to the half-dollar-size U.S. large cents an...
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Limited Mintage Stardust Silver Terminator Round!

Limited Mintage Stardust Silver Terminator Round!
​ Stardust Silver is a brand-new company that the rare coin and precious metals industry should know about. They have just introduced their first, limited mintage Terminator Silver Round, and the piece is unbelievable. The Terminator movie series has been a fan-favorite since the first movie came out around 31 years ago. Stardust Silver took initia...
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Tips On Building An Eisenhower Dollar Set

Tips On Building An Eisenhower Dollar Set
Eisenhower dollar sets are popular among coin collectors who prize the last of the regularly circulating large-size dollar coins. Minted from 1971 through 1978, Eisenhower dollars measure 38.1 millimeters in diameter and are as wide as Morgan or Peace silver dollars. Relatively large, heavy coins, Eisenhower dollars didn't circulate well at a time ...
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Silver Wartime Nickels: Cheap, Popular Silver Coins From the 1940s

Silver Wartime Nickels: Cheap, Popular Silver Coins From the 1940s
Silver Wartime nickels are popular coins among collectors who appreciate history and enjoy 20th-century United States coinage. The 35 percent silver five-cent coins are colloquially referred to as "Wartime nickels," though they contain no nickel at all. Nickel, which was temporarily removed from the five-cent coin during the period 1942 through 194...
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A Guide to Canadian Maple Leaf Bullion Coins

A Guide to Canadian Maple Leaf Bullion Coins
​ Canadian Maple Leaf bullion coins have been popular on the international metals market since 1979, when the first Canadian gold bullion coins were released for sale. At that time, the only other major gold bullion coin on the market was the South Africa Krugerrand, though it was not widely available as many nations boycotted goods from the Africa...
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Bullion Shark Offers Stunning, Privately Minted Bullion Products

Bullion Shark Offers Stunning, Privately Minted Bullion Products
​Bullion Shark offers its customers a full line of Bullion Shark silver bullion products. This line includes a 1oz silver round, 10oz silver bar and a 500oz "Great White Box." These products are unique in that they are IRA eligible, unlike many other privately minted products. This means that these silver bullion items can be purchased with IRA fun...
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Investing In Silver & Gold World Bullion Coins

Investing In Silver & Gold World Bullion Coins
Gold and silver world bullion coins offer investors a multitude of options for investing in precious metals. While the beautiful silver and gold American Eagles are popular investment coins for bullion traders, it seems more and more people these days are looking beyond the tried-and-true United States bullion coins and are also indulging in coins ...
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Why Old Lincoln Wheat Pennies Make Great Collectibles

Why Old Lincoln Wheat Pennies Make Great Collectibles
​ I've always been a fan of old Lincoln wheat pennies . These classic coins were struck at the United States Mint from 1909 through 1958 and are one of the most widely collected coins of all time. One of the first coins I ever placed into my collection was a 1941 Lincoln wheat cent that I found in pocket change back in 1992, and wheat pennies conti...
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Mexican Libertad Bullion Coins - An Exciting Investment Alternative

Mexican Libertad Bullion Coins - An Exciting Investment Alternative
​Mexican Libertad bullion coins are at the top of many coin collectors' and investors' wish lists, and not just because these pieces are affordable additions to silver and gold portfolios, but also because they offer beautiful designs. Mexico's Libertad coin series began in 1981 as a 1-ounce 0.999 fine gold coin. In 1982, Mexico began issuing 1-oun...
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Canadian Silver Dollars Offer Unique Collecting Horizons For Coin Collectors

Canadian Silver Dollars Offer Unique Collecting Horizons For Coin Collectors
​ I've been collecting Canadian silver dollars pretty much since I began my pursuits in coin collecting in the early 1990s. When I analyze why I enjoy collecting Canadian silver dollars, I usually come up with the same answer: they're large silver coins with a beautiful array of designs, most of them featuring scenes from the great outdoors. As a c...
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