Three Coin Collecting Projects for the Dog Days of Summer

Three Coin Collecting Projects for the Dog Days of Summer
Is the intense summer heat getting you down? Maybe it's time to chill off with a cool hobby like coin collecting. Yes, I said coin collecting is a cool hobby. And, you know what? It is!In what other pastime can you learn about history, art, national and world governments, social movements, and still have the potential to actually make money if or w...
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Collecting Proof American Silver Eagles

Collecting Proof American Silver Eagles
Many collectors enjoy building sets of American Silver Eagles, a one-ounce bullion coin that has become one of the most popular in the world. The first American Silver Eagle coins were released in 1986 as bullion and proof specimens. While the bullion silver eagles are primarily sold to precious metals investors, the proofs have always been markete...
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Why Do People Still Clean Their Coins?

Why Do People Still Clean Their Coins?
It's happened yet again. Last night, somewhere in the United States, another of Grandpa's Morgan dollars was scrubbed with baking soda, and those old Lincoln wheat cents that turned up in change at the grocery store were dropped in a vinegar bath.Oh, this didn't just happen to me, but I've seen it all before.A lot of folks ask me about their old co...
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One Tool All Coin Collectors Need

One Tool All Coin Collectors Need
Buying coins is something many collectors enjoy doing. Not only are you building a collection, but you are also creating an investment for yourself or your family's future. As the old adage states, "You make your money when you buy." This means you want to buy a coin at the right grade and the right price, otherwise it could take many years to reco...
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Ten World Silver Bullion Coins Worth Collecting in 2017

Ten World Silver Bullion Coins Worth Collecting in 2017
Bullion investors love world silver coins and so do coin collectors. In fact, one of the fastest-growing segments of the modern coin market is among collectors who enjoy building sets of world silver bullion coins. There are dozens of different world silver bullion coins out there, many of which appeal to a wide variety of coin collectors. Here's a...
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Why (Most) Old Wheat Pennies Aren’t Worth Hundreds of Dollars

Why (Most) Old Wheat Pennies Aren’t Worth Hundreds of Dollars
Many folks visit Coin Values asking about the value of their old wheat cents. I think a lot of these visitors believe they've hit the jackpot when they find an old Lincoln wheat cent in circulation and then come here wanting to know whether their 1941 penny is worth either hundreds of dollar or thousands of dollars. How disappointing it must be for...
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5 Ways Coin Collectors Can Get More Bang For Their Buck

5 Ways Coin Collectors Can Get More Bang For Their Buck
Many coin collectors spend much of their time and energy looking for the best deals out there. For some, saving even five or ten percent off the prices of basic coin supplies is worth the effort in searching for the best deal. And, I don't really know any silver bullion stacker who isn't on the prowl to eek out a cut-rate bargain, saving 1 or 2 cen...
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Before You Buy Rare Coins: 3 Things To Remember

Before You Buy Rare Coins: 3 Things To Remember
​I know many folks who buy rare coins because they have the money and want to earn more of it through reselling their coins down the road, when their investments may increase in value. But I also know many individuals who have bought rare coins and didn't make all the money they expected to. Or, they wound up inadvertently buying counterfeit coins....
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2017 U.S. Silver Coins for Collectors & Investors

2017 U.S. Silver Coins for Collectors & Investors
All types of people enjoy buying silver coins for a variety of reasons, including numismatic enjoyment, investment, artistic appreciation and holiday gifts for themselves and others. Whatever the reason, no matter the season, the United States Mint perennially offers an array of silver coins, and the year 2017 is no exception. There is a huge selec...
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Four Ways To Find World Coins For Your Coin Collection

Four Ways To Find World Coins For Your Coin Collection
Many coin collectors want to know how they can go about adding world coins to their collections. "World coins" is a relative term that generally refers to coinage made outside the nation of a given collector's residence. So, in the case of a United States coin collector, world coins would include coinage from Canada, Mexico, the nations in Europe, ...
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Is It Time To Build 21st Century Type Coin Sets?

Is It Time To Build 21st Century Type Coin Sets?
Type set coin collecting has been a favorite pursuit of many United States hobbyists for years, and one of the most popular type sets that collectors build is the 20th-century coin set. For those who don't know, a 20th-century type coin set consists of one coin bearing each design produced by the United States Mint during the 20th century.The speci...
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Why Lincoln Memorial Cents Make Great Collectibles

Why Lincoln Memorial Cents Make Great Collectibles
Take a look at your pocket change. How many pennies do you see? Of those, how many sport the classic Lincoln Memorial reverse design that was struck from 1959 through 2008?The Lincoln Memorial penny was struck by the billions upon billions. But there are fewer of them popping up in general pocket change today than before 2010, when the current Unio...
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Can You Spare A Dime? 4 Reasons Collectors Should Consider Roosevelt Dimes

Can You Spare A Dime? 4 Reasons Collectors Should Consider Roosevelt Dimes
The Roosevelt dime has been largely overlooked by coin collectors for generations. While the dime widely circulates and is still an essential part of daily commerce, it seems Roosevelt dimes don't receive the attention other coins, such as the Lincoln cent or Washington quarter, get from the hobby community at large. There are many reasons why the ...
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2017 U.S. Gold Coins For Collectors and Investors

2017 U.S. Gold Coins For Collectors and Investors
Coin collectors and investors who want 2017 U.S. gold coins are in luck, as there are several great options to choose from. As always, there are the $5, $10, $25, and $50 Gold American Eagle coins, and buyers also have an array of 2017 gold commemorative coins to choose from. Here's a brief rundown on the 2017 gold coins that will be hitting collec...
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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 collec...
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New Coins For 2017: Great Buys For Modern Coin Collectors

New Coins For 2017: Great Buys For Modern Coin Collectors
The year 2017 promises to bring many great things for coin collectors who enjoy modern coins. It's actually a big year for the United States numismatic scene, as April 2 marks the 225th anniversary of the establishment of the United States Mint. Thankfully, coin collectors get to enjoy many lustrous gifts during this monumental numismatic birthday ...
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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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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 contains...
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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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