What’s The Difference Between A Coin’s Face Value & Its Intrinsic Value?

What’s The Difference Between A Coin’s Face Value & Its Intrinsic Value?
What's a coin's face value? What is a coin's intrinsic value? What's the difference? These are all questions I've heard throughout the years, and they're questions I once asked when I first began my adventures in numismatics in the early 1990s. While folks who have been involved with coin collecting might find the answers to these questions fairly ...
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Wonder What Your Coins Are Worth? Here’s How To Find The Value Of Your Coins

Wonder What Your Coins Are Worth? Here’s How To Find The Value Of Your Coins
Are you looking for coin values and aren't sure where to turn? Finding out what your coins are worth can be harder than you might have thought, especially if you have a coin that you just can't find anywhere and believe may be quite valuable. Many folks who find wheat pennies, silver coins, and other coinage in circulation, receive coin heirlooms, ...
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Why Cull American Silver Eagles Are True Bargains

Why Cull American Silver Eagles Are True Bargains

You don’t hear much about the market for cull American silver eagles. This could be because many coin collectors and investors are focused on obtaining the whitest, highest-grading silver eagles they can find – and afford. But, if you think about, many bullion investors should also be looking at cull silver eagles with interest. That’s because these lower-end coins represent an affordable means of purchasing silver bullion that’s guaranteed by the U.S. government.

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3 Easy Ways to Damage the Value of Your Coins

3 Easy Ways to Damage the Value of Your Coins

You'd be surprised how often I see or hear of people doing things to their coins that will absolutely damage them. I mean flat-out knock 30% or more of the value off the coin. I'm not talking about drilling holes into the coins, colorizing them, or something else crazy like that. No -- I'm referring to things that to a non-numismatist seem benign but to seasoned collectors are downright damaging and possibly even catastrophic to coins and their value. 

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