Coin Values Library: Your Resource for Everything About Numismatics & Investing

Welcome to our library, where you can learn about coin values, investing, rare U.S. coins, numismatic 101 and trivia, and much more. Whether you are a novice coin collector, a budding investor, a seasoned numismatist, or professional coin bullion guru, there is always something new you can learn about the coin market, and that’s what we’re here for. We have a growing compendium of information about the coin industry to provide you with terrific insight on coin collecting and coin investing. It is here that you will find new articles about coin values, coin trends, bullion coin releases, and just everything else you need to know to get the most enjoyment out of your hobby and best return on your investments.

There was a famous numismatist who once said, “buy the book before the coin.” Of course, we still advocate reading great books about the coin industry, but today we can add another tangent to that classic phrase, and that is, “read the book and go online before you buy the coin.” In other words, be sure to check out our online resources so you know all you need to know about buying coins, investing in bullion, and knowing the latest coin values. There’s really no such thing as being over-informed about coins these days. With coin values changing all the time and more new releases from the United States Mint than any time over the course of its long history, you need to know the ins and outs of the coin industry to succeed at investing and become a true expert in your area of numismatics.

We hope you will enjoy the many coin resources we have here in our library. Along with these helpful coin guides, don’t forget to check out our coin values, bullion calculators, blog and the multitude of other handy coin resources on our site.

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5 Money-Saving Tips on Buying Silver Coins & Bullion
Everyone’s buying silver coins or bullion bars when the market shows some signs of buzz. If silver prices go up, many people will buy silver coins before they think...
Coin Slabbing Services
There are so many coin grading, certification, and slabbing services available today that it’s sometimes hard to tell them apart or even know which third-party coin graders offer the...
Coin Grading 101
Coin grading is a very important part of numismatics. When you grade a coin, you’re evaluating its state of preservation based on the amount of wear that it has....
Collecting Silver Dollars
Silver dollars are among the most popular coins that collectors buy. These large silver coins are valuable both for their numismatic significance and their silver content. While the last...
Collecting the Presidential Dollar Coins
In 2007, the first Presidential dollar coins were released, honoring former deceased United States presidents in the chronological order that they served the nation. The Presidential dollar series, which...
The Difference Between Bullion Melt Value & Numismatic Value And What It Means For Coin Collectors And Investors
People are often surprised when they learn that there are huge differences between the bullion value of coins and their collectible, or numismatic, value. This is one of the...
Tips For Dealing With Coin Dealers
Coin dealers are a crucial resource for coin collectors and coin investors. While many people prefer to visit their local coin dealers, there are also online coin dealers. Online...
Troy Ounce vs Ounce
If you collect silver or gold Bullion, you may be aware of the Troy Ounce, a measurement that is commonly used in conjunction with bullion metals. But how does...
United States Mint Proof Sets Versus Uncirculated Sets – What Are They & How Do They Differ?
United States Mint proof sets and uncirculated sets are two of the most popular products for coin collectors. These coin sets, produced on an annual basis and sold by...
Buy Silver Dollars
If you want to buy silver dollars for your coin collection or perhaps for an investment portfolio, you will be glad to know that they are widely available for...
Sell Junk Silver
If you want to sell junk silver coins but aren’t sure how to get the biggest return on your investment, then the Coin Values team has some advice that...
What Are First-Strike Coins And Are They Profitable?
Coin collectors hear a lot about First Strike coins these days. A First Strike coin, for those who may be unaware, is a piece that is generally claimed to...
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You may have seen gold quarters advertised on TV or in flashy ads in magazines or your local newspaper. Many people even bought a few – or perhaps whole...
What Do Those Letters On Coins Mean? A Guide To Mintmarks
Have you been wondering what those little letters on your coins mean? They’re called mintmarks. A mintmark is used as a means of identifying which mint struck that coin....
What Does E Pluribus Unum Mean On Coins?
E Pluribus Unum – we see these words on our virtually all of our nation’s coinage. But what does this Latin phrase mean, and why is it so important...
Where to Buy Silver Dollars
Do you need to know where to buy silver dollars but aren’t sure where to turn? Silver dollars are perennially a favorite coin for both numismatists and silver investors...
Who is on the Dime?
It seems very appropriate that the founder of the March of Dimes is enshrined on the Dime. But, who exactly is he? You may know him better as President...
Who is on the Nickel?
Have you ever picked up a Nickel and stopped to think, “Who is the man on the Nickel?” Many people who use Nickels every day have no idea that...
Why You Shouldn’t Clean Your Coins
Have you ever wondered about how you should clean your coins? Here’s the answer for you – don’t clean your coins! While it is instinct make old things look...