Commentary, opinion & analysis from experts who know the coin world like the back of their hand.

Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Gold Coins

Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Gold Coins
In 2015 alone, gold coins with a collective worth over 50 billion USD were sold. This number is rapidly rising. If you are a professional investor or a private citizen saving for retirement, gold coins can protect your portfolio from losses incurred due to economic downturns. While that is a tempting reason to buy gold coins, it's important to be c...
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Why Investing in Coins Pays Off… Sometimes

Why Investing in Coins Pays Off… Sometimes
I've been a coin collector since 1992, and over the years I've seen many rare coins go up in value. Others, meanwhile, have dropped in price. What's going on? Why don't all rare coins go up in value? Why do other coins continue increasing in price? Should you gamble with investing in coins?Before I answer any of these theoretical questions, remembe...
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We Need To Get More Kids Involved In Coin Collecting

We Need To Get More Kids Involved In Coin Collecting
When Whitney Houston crooned the lyrics, "I believe the children are our future," in her 1985 hit "The Greatest Love of All," she could've been singing about the hobby of coin collecting. I began collecting coins at the age of 11 years old in 1992, and it seems the hobby is no demographically younger today than it was in the 1990s. What happened? W...
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Holiday Gifts for Coin Collectors: These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

Holiday Gifts for Coin Collectors: These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things
The holidays are a great time to be a numismatist, because you stand the chance of receiving some really great coin collecting gifts from those who know you're a collector. But what do coin collectors want for Christmas or any other gifting holiday in the year?Each coin collector has his or her own gift wishlist. Here's mine to help inspire those w...
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Are 1776-1976 Quarters Worth Saving? What Other Valuable Quarters Should You Look For?

Are 1776-1976 Quarters Worth Saving? What Other Valuable Quarters Should You Look For?
Many readers ask me about what their 1776-1976 Bicentennial quarters are worth. I think a lot of people find 1976 quarters interesting because they look so different than many of the other quarters in their pocket change.I started collecting coins long before the 50 States Quarters were first released in 1999, and I remember when 1776-1976 Bicenten...
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