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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What Rare Coins, Modern Art, and Birkin Bags Have in Common

What Rare Coins, Modern Art, and Birkin Bags Have in Common
​ At first glance, the juxtaposition of rare coins, fine art, and luxury bags might seem somewhat odd. What may such different items as coinage, paintings, and accessories have in common? In this case, these are three examples of sought after investment vehicles that can serve as a hedge against inflation due to their rarity, value, and timelessnes...
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What’s Up With the 1970 Washington Quarter Error?

What’s Up With the 1970 Washington Quarter Error?
A strange 1970 Washington quarter error is taking the Internet by storm. Maybe you've heard? There is a coin dealer on eBay selling a 1970-S Proof Washington quarter that had been struck on a 1941 Canadian quarter . The price for this unusual error coin? It's a "Buy it Now" offer going for a cool $35,000. Yep – and get this: there are nearly 300 pe...
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2016 National Park Service Commemorative Coins Excite Collectors

2016 National Park Service Commemorative Coins Excite Collectors
The United States Mint's new 2016 National Park Service Centennial coins will honor some of the most famous landmarks in the country. The commemorative National Park Service  half dollar, silver dollar, and $5 gold half eagle were released on March 24, 2016 and are sure to appeal to anybody who loves the great outdoors. The three commemorative...
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United States Mint To Release Pink Gold, Other Breast Cancer Commemorative Coins in 2018

United States Mint To Release Pink Gold, Other Breast Cancer Commemorative Coins in 2018
The United States Mint will unveil the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Program in 2018, which will include a pink gold $5 coin, silver dollar, and copper-nickel clad half-dollar. While the copper-nickel clad half-dollar and 90 percent silver dollar will feature standard metallic compositions for their respective types, the gold $5 coin w...
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United States Liberty Seated Coins Appeal To Type Collectors

United States Liberty Seated Coins Appeal To Type Collectors
Liberty Seated coins are among the most widely recognized coinage of the mid 1800s, a period when U.S. coin production ramped up and a variety of denominations were in production, including the half dime, dime, 20 cent piece, quarter, half dollar, and dollar. The Liberty Seated design was seen on the reverse of all of those denominations during the...
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The History of Wheat Pennies

The History of Wheat Pennies
Minted from 1909 through 1958, Lincoln wheat pennies were among the longest-running United States coin series in history. The Lincoln cent was designed by famous Lithuanian-born sculptor and engraver Victor David Brenner and initially honored the 100 th anniversary of President Lincoln's birth; the wheat stalk design on the reverse of the coin symb...
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Why Pre-1933 United States Gold Coins Ideal for Numismatists and Investors

Why Pre-1933 United States Gold Coins Ideal for Numismatists and Investors
Pre-1933 United States gold coins are popular among numismatists and bullion investors alike. These scarce collectible coins offer incredible designs from some of the nation's most notable coin designers and consist of metallic compositions containing a 90 percent gold alloy. With this combination of beautiful designs and substantial bullion conten...
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Vienna Philharmonic Coins Drum Up Bullion Investors, Collectors

Vienna Philharmonic Coins Drum Up Bullion Investors, Collectors
Vienna Philharmonic coins are gold, silver, and platinum bullion coins that are struck by the Austrian Mint and sold to metals investors and coin collectors around the world. The bullion coins, which were first introduced in 1989, carry design themes inspired by the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra (Wiener Philharmoniker). On the obverse of the Philha...
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5 Types Of Old United States Coins I Look For (And Can Find) In Circulation

5 Types Of Old United States Coins I Look For (And Can Find) In Circulation
I love looking for old coins in my pocket change. Yes, some of the old pennies, nickels, and other coins I find in circulation are worth only a little bit of money. Others are virtually worthless above face value. But all of these old coins are fascinating to collect and I love adding them to my collection. A lot of coin collecting guides will tell...
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Where Did All The 1776-1976 Bicentennial Quarters Go?

Where Did All The 1776-1976 Bicentennial Quarters Go?
It seems in the late 1990s, I was finding 1776-1976 Bicentennial quarters in my pocket change every few days – or more frequently than that. Fast forward to 2016, and suddenly they're about as scarce as Lincoln wheat pennies . What happened? How could more than 1.6 billion Bicentennial quarters – the number of copper-nickel clad piece struck at the...
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Why Does The U.S. Mint Continue Making $1 Coins If They Aren’t Being Used?

Why Does The U.S. Mint Continue Making $1 Coins If They Aren’t Being Used?
1.1 billion dollar coins sit in United States vaults, awaiting the day – if ever – that they see the light of day in circulation. The United States Mint will make millions more dollar coins in 2016 as it wraps up the Presidential $1 coin program with the Ronald Reagan dollar and also strikes the Native American dollar coins. Yet, why did the nation...
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