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

What’s On The 50 State Quarters? Here’s The Rundown!

What’s On The 50 State Quarters? Here’s The Rundown!
Even nearly 20 years after the first 50 States Quarter was released in 1999, coin collectors still enjoy what became one of the most popular commemorative coin series of all time. The obverse of each 50 States Quarter features a portrait of George Washington, while the reverse design incorporates themes relevant to the given state honored on that q...
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The Joys Of Collecting World Coins

The Joys Of Collecting World Coins
Just about every coin collector at one time or another has an interest in collecting world coins. While defining what a "world coin" is depends on one's regional perspective, it's safe for just about every purpose to describe world coins as those that originate from a nation other than that in which the collector was born or lives. For a coin colle...
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Why Were Some $20 Double Eagles Struck Without The IN GOD WE TRUST Motto? Here’s The Fascinating Story

Why Were Some $20 Double Eagles Struck Without The IN GOD WE TRUST Motto? Here’s The Fascinating Story
The $20 Saint-Gaudens double eagle is one of the most beloved of all United States coins. First minted in 1907, these beautiful gold coins were made by the United States Mint for more than a quarter century, until President Franklin Delano Roosevelt abolished the Gold Standard during the Great Depression in 1933. Millions of U.S. gold coins were ma...
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Why I Love Collecting Mint Sets

Why I Love Collecting Mint Sets
I've enjoyed collecting United States Mint uncirculated coin sets since the 1990s. Uncirculated sets, often referred to as mint sets, are collectible sets of coins packaged by officials at the United States Mint. What comes in a mint set, and why are they so enjoyable to collect? A mint set is a set of coins from a given year that generally contain...
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Silver Mexican Pesos Are Beautiful American Alternative to U.S., Canada Silver Dollars

Silver Mexican Pesos Are Beautiful American Alternative to U.S., Canada Silver Dollars
Many hobbyists enjoy collecting classic Morgan and Peace silver dollars from the United States or Canadian silver dollars from the mid 20th century bearing the likenesses of King George V, King George VI, or Queen Elizabeth II. But it seems far fewer coin collectors consider the world crown-sized silver beauties from Mexico. The coins of Mexico sho...
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The Joys Of Collecting World Crowns

The Joys Of Collecting World Crowns
I, like many other coin collectors, enjoy world crowns. They're beautiful coins with high silver content and relatively affordable prices. By no means are crowns an economically efficient vehicle for buying bullion – silver bars and traditional bullion coins are, gram for gram, cheaper for silver stackers by far. Still, world silver crowns are amon...
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4 Bullion Coin Buys Collectors Will Love, Too

4 Bullion Coin Buys Collectors Will Love, Too
Bullion coins were originally designed for metals investors who want to store gold and silver in an easily manageable and accessible form. Yet, over the last few decades, gold and silver bullion coins have become a popular area for diehard numismatists. Whether United States silver and gold bullion or world bullion, coin collectors are increasingly...
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5 Coin Short Sets For $100 Or Less

5 Coin Short Sets For $100 Or Less
When coin collectors are strapped for cash, they often turn to building short sets that circumvent the need for buying rare dates and other expensive coins. A short set is a collection of coins that represents a small slice of the issues contained within an entire series. For example, a short set of Standing Liberty quarters , which were struck fro...
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5 U.S. Coin Series That Are Cheap To Collect

5 U.S. Coin Series That Are Cheap To Collect
Coin collecting doesn't have to be expensive. In fact, there are ways for coin collectors to assemble entire sets of coins without spending more than a few hundred dollars to complete their sets. Several United States coin series lack expensive key date coins – the types of coins that can leave the cash-strapped collector staring at hopelessly empt...
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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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