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, rememb...
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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 ...
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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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Reagan Coins Bring Presidential $1 Coin, First Spouse Gold Coins Series To An End

Reagan Coins Bring Presidential $1 Coin, First Spouse Gold Coins Series To An End
​The Presidential $1 coin series that began in 2007 with the George Washington dollar is wrapping up in late 2016, and the last coin is winning one for the Gipper – Ronald Reagan, that is. The Ronald Reagan dollar coin has become one of the most popular issues in the series that honors our nation's former deceased presidents. Meanwhile, the concurr...
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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 Bicente...
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Collectors Gear Up For 2016 Walking Liberty Half Dollar Gold Commemorative Coin

Collectors Gear Up For 2016 Walking Liberty Half Dollar Gold Commemorative Coin
The November 17 release date draws nearer for the 2016 Walking Liberty half dollar commemorative gold coin – the final installment of the three-coin Liberty Centennial gold coin program that began earlier this year. Many coin collectors couldn't be any more excited about this United States Mint commemorative coin program. The Walking Liberty half d...
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2016 Standing Liberty Quarter Gold Centennial Commemorative Coin Excites Coin Collectors

2016 Standing Liberty Quarter Gold Centennial Commemorative Coin Excites Coin Collectors
The 2016 Standing Liberty Quarter gold commemorative coin was released by the United States Mint at 12 Noon on September 8, 2016, receiving an impressive response from coin collectors. Even with an ordering limit of just one coin per household, the 2016 Standing Liberty gold coin  had already flown out of the Mint at a rapid pace. More than ha...
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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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Is Now The Time To Collect Susan B. Anthony Dollars?

Is Now The Time To Collect Susan B. Anthony Dollars?
You don't really hear much about Susan B. Anthony dollars in coin collecting circles. The collectors who were around in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when Susan B. Anthony dollars were originally struck, largely remember them as a failed attempt to introduce a dollar coin into widespread circulation. Those who are younger or simply didn't pay att...
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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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Brexit Pushes Gold, Silver Skyward

Brexit Pushes Gold, Silver Skyward
The Brexit has caused gold and silver bullion prices to skyrocket. After the United Kingdom voted by referendum to leave the 28-member European Union on June 23, 2016, world markets quickly responded with a rally on silver and gold bullion prices. When the bullion exchanges opened on Friday, June 24, per-ounce gold prices jumped from $1,263 to $1,3...
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Four Reasons To Collect American Silver Eagles

Four Reasons To Collect American Silver Eagles
​ Silver stackers who buy American Silver Eagles can't imagine spending more than a few bucks over spot for any such coin, but I've gladly paid as high as $40 over spot for a uncirculated American Silver Eagle. Am I crazy? Nope… I'm just a fan of American Silver Eagles. You see, uncirculated and bullion American Silver Eagles aren't "just" silver c...
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