Op-Ed: What Coin Collecting Means To Me

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I recently celebrated my 25th coin collecting anniversary – I'm now in my second quarter century as a coin collector, and so far I'm loving the hobby more than ever. I didn't know in 1992, when I first began collecting coins, that I'd still be enjoying this hobby so much so many years on, but I know I'm not the only person who's been in the hobby t...
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Where Can You Find New Coins for Your Collection?

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Are you looking for new coins to add to your coin collection? There are various avenues coin collectors use for finding new coins to add to their collections, and below I'll describe the various common methods you can use to find new coins for your collection. Circulation – This is where most coin collectors start looking for new coins. From pocket...
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What Does 2018 Have In Store For Coin Collectors?

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It's a new year, and that means new coins are on their way for collectors in 2018. There's a bevy of new coins in 2018 from the United States Mint, including longtime favorites such as Lincoln cents, America the Beautiful quarters, American Eagle bullion coins, and much more. But it's not just the U.S. Mint with hot new coins – many other mints fro...
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Old British Pennies Are Great Collectibles

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British pennies are some of the most widely collected copper coins in the world, and they even have a place in the hearts of many coin collectors in the United States, whose residents use the one-cent coin – which is mistakenly referred to as a "penny." While the United States does not officially mint a denomination known as the "penny," Great Brit...
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Should You Buy Junk Silver Coins When Silver Prices Drop?

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Is it wise to buy junk silver coins when silver bullion prices tumble? Many bullion investors want know, especially when the metals market behaves as it has recently. Silver prices go up, then they go down. When silver prices go down, bullion investors do one of two things: Some silver investors panic about losing money and sell off some of all of ...
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Like Ike Dollars? Why High-Grade Business-Strike Eisenhower Dollars Represent Exciting Collecting Opportunities

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For many coin collectors, Eisenhower dollars are a coin from "just yesterday." Yet, as of 2018, the last Eisenhower dollar will have rolled off the presses 40 years earlier, in 1978. The first issues of the Eisenhower dollar series were struck in 1971 – nearly 50 years ago. Perhaps to the pleasant surprise of many coin collectors who, unfortunately...
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Breast Cancer Pink Gold Commemorative Coins, Others Unveiled By United States Mint

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The United States Mint recently released the designs for the long-awaited $5 pink gold, silver dollar, and clad half dollar 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness commemorative coins . The 2018 Breast Cancer coins could become some of the most popular commemorative coins released by the United States Mint in many years, and that's a good thing for many reaso...
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2017 United States Mint Silver Medal Set

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The 2017 American Liberty 225 th Anniversary Silver Four-Medal Set contains four examples of the American Liberty medal, which replicates the design seen on the 2017 American Liberty High-Relief $100 Gold Coin . The silver medal is a non-monetized, more affordable counterpart to the historic American Liberty 24-karat gold coin; the 2017 American Li...
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The Cheapest Early American Coins for Your Collection

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So many people want old coins for their collections, but the problem is many of them are so expensive. Some of America's early federal coins, which were first officially minted in 1793, are worth thousands of dollars each. So what's a collector on shoestring budget to do when he or she wants to buy examples of early American coins? There are severa...
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Collecting 2017-P Lincoln Cents

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The 2017-P Lincoln cent is more than just another interesting coin to look for in pocket change. It's the first one-cent coin in the 225-year history of the United States Mint to bear a "P" mintmark indicating the Philadelphia Mint. While some collectors may not think this is a big deal, this is actually huge from the history standpoint, and many h...
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What’s On The 2018 America The Beautiful Quarters?

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The 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters are soon to be released, and coin collectors are already buzzing about the designs that will appear on these new quarters. The America the Beautiful Quarters, which were first released in 2010, enter their ninth year in 2018. The program honors one national park or national landmark from each of the 50 states...
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1967 Proof-Like Canada Set Is A Hot Collectible

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There are few world coin products as popular as the 1967 Canada proof-like coin set. It was among a long-running series of annual proof-like coin sets that contain one example of each denomination of Canadian coins minted in the 1960s, including the one-cent coin, nickel, dime, quarter, half dollar, and silver dollar. These aren't just any Canadian...
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Eleven Lincoln Cents You Need To Look for In Pocket Change

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​ Here at CoinValues, we cover an entire variety of coins ranging from the pennies through gold coins, but there's no denying that many of our visitors are interested in finding out what their Lincoln wheat cents are worth. That's perhaps little surprise to us – after all, pennies are among the coins we most commonly come across in pocket change, a...
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A Look At The New 2017 Ellis Island Quarters

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America the Beautiful Quarters honor one of the most popular, beloved of all United States landmarks: Ellis Island. This landmark, which is commonly visited by tourists visiting New York City, is featured on the America the Beautiful quarter honoring New Jersey, the state in which much of Ellis Island mainly sits . There's a reason why the Ellis Is...
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Why Are Carson City Morgan Dollars So Popular?

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In coin collecting, there are few coins more popular than Carson City Morgan dollars. These old silver dollars from Nevada, bearing a "CC" mintmark on the reverse ("tail's side") under the eagle to denote their origin at the long-defunct Carson City Mint, are widely collected by coin hobbyists and collectively represent the most expensive issues in...
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Top 8 Kennedy Half Dollars for Collectors

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​ One of the most popular collectibles in modern coinage is the Kennedy half dollar , which was first minted in 1964 and continues to be struck for sale to collectors. While the Kennedy half dollar was made for commerce purposes until 2002, the series didn't circulate widely after the mid-1960s, by which point millions of Americans were saving the ...
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Canada Revives Classic Designs In New 150th Anniversary Proof Coin Set

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The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) is celebrating the 150 th anniversary of Canadian confederation, and the beneficiaries of this patriotic birthday bash are coin collectors. The RCM has long been one of the most prolific producers of commemorative coinage, a tradition that traces back decades and notably includes seven of the most popular world coins e...
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2017 Enhanced Uncirculated Set Offers Exciting New “S”-Mint Collector Coins

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Coin collectors are enjoying many surprises from the United States Mint in 2017, as officials honor the Mint's 225th anniversary with a variety of special releases. The first was the 2017-P Lincoln cents, a one-year only modification that places the "P" mintmark of Philadelphia on the one-cent coin for the first time. Later came the first numismati...
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When Should Coin Collectors Move to Building A New Set?

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Many coin collectors wonder when they should stop collecting one type of coin and try building different coins. The answer isn't always so simple. The decision to abandon collecting one set of coins for another happens on a case-by-case, individualized basis, but almost always happens when one of the following scenarios occurs. #1 – When The Coin S...
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Whatever Happened To The Golden Dollar?

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Remember the golden dollar? Most adults do… They were released in 2000 with much media hype and a hope that they could spark a new monetary revolution in which everybody would be trading in their raggedy dollar bills for shiny new dollar coins. Yet, the year 2000 came and went, and years later we're still using dollar coins – and most people have s...
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