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  • Collecting Canadian Maple Leaf Gold Coins  By : Tom Warner
    Consider adding a Canadian Maple Leaf gold coin to your collecting. This exciting coin is made out of gold mined entirely in Canada.
  • Challenge Coins  By : Tom Warner
    Challenge coins are given to those who excel in their particular branch of the military. These coins are minted for military personnel to be given out by the highest ranking official when a person is recognized for an outstanding act in military training.
  • Collecting Spanish Gold Coins  By : Tom Warner
    Coin collectors are all enamored with the Spanish gold coin pieces that are offered for sale at auctions. These gold coins remind people about the history of Spain and are a great way of tracing a timeline with different coin specimens. For many collectors the gold coins that they purchase most often are the Doubloons.
  • Collecting US Gold Eagle Coins  By : Tom Warner
    The history of the US gold eagle coin. Learn about the origins of this coin and its value in present day coin collections.
  • Collecting Byzantine Gold Coins  By : Tom Warner
    Gold coins of the Byzantine empire. History in your hand.
  • Collecting US Silver Dollars  By : Tom Warner
    Silver dollar coins were originally minted in the 19th Century and have been widely collected since their inception. The American Silver Eagle is the mostly popular silver dollar today.
  • Using a Coin Grading Service  By : Tom Warner
    The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) are the two most popular coin grading services. They can appraise the true value of your collection.
  • Rare Canadian Coins  By : Tom Warner
    Many early Canadian coins were produced from pure gold and silver. Today many of these coins are highly collectible.
  • Collecting Mexican Silver Coins  By : Tom Warner
    The Mexican silver coin is a great addition to any collection. The most famous coin is this category is the Silver Libertad.
  • Hedging with Gold Bullion Coins  By : Tom Warner
    Gold bullion coins make for an easy and tangible way to invest in gold. With the rising cost of gold, there is no better time than now to start your collection.
  • Collecting Coins of the World  By : Tom Warner
    Every country in the world has its own monetary system, and they each have their own coins. Adding coins from all over the world to your coin collection will add diversity and interest to the collection. Imagine coins from North America, Africa, Japan, New Zealand and Russia.
  • Remembering Places and Events with Commemorative Coins  By : Tom Warner
    Commemorative coins can add significant value to your coin collection. Learn more about these wonderful historical mementos.
  • Collecting US Silver Coins  By : Tom Warner
    Coin collecting is a very popular hobby among many, and involves collecting legally minted currency from all over the globe. The most sought out coins are those that were only in circulation for a short period of time, and are usually minted with especially beautiful or historical pictures. A US silver coin is a great addition to any coin collection, and is one of the most treasured varieties of coins in the world.
  • Collecting Australian Silver Coins  By : Tom Warner
    Add Australian silver coins to your collection. A great place to start is with the Lunar series.
  • 6 Rare US Coins to Collect  By : Tom Warner
    While some US coins are rare there are those coins that are among the rarest of all collectible coins. Here are 6 of these very rare US coins.
  • Proof Eagle Coin - American Eagle Uncirculated Coins  By : Freeman Anderson
    America Eagle coins for sale come in quite a multiplicity. There are those minted in silver, and those struck in gold. Both are incredibly valuable, in monetary as well as cultural and historic price, and are sought out by investors and hobbyists alike for their attractiveness and worth. Wherever you can find America Eagle coins for sale, you'll come across diversity in size, category, denomination and artwork depicted on each coin.
  • The evolution of English Coins  By : stephen joyce
    English coins have developed and changed over the years. In the early 1600's coins were made by the hammer struck system.
  • Officially Minted Bullion Coins - American Eagle Gold Coins  By : thetay
    The popular American Gold Eagle Coin was originally distributed way back 1986 as the official gold bullion coin by the US Mint during the period when the South African gold was banned. In America the gold content should be 100% from America sources to consider it legal.
  • Flying Eagle Cents - The High Point in US Coinage?  By : Arthur Haule
    The Flying Eagle Cent was revolutionary in its design, but was only produced for two years! The immediate predecessor of the Indian Head Cent, it was not well-received by the public, but is one of the easiest collections to "complete" now .
  • The Puerto Rico State Quarter - Forts and Flora From the Isla De Encanto  By : Arthur Haule
    The State Quarter series issued by the U.S. Mint has moved on to Washington DC and he US Territories. The Puerto Rico Quarter features a National Monument, a State Flower, and an overall nice design.
  • Guide to Cleaning Gold Coins  By : karl donald
    If you wish to clean coins for your own collection, there are a several options open to you. The most obvious one - rubbing or using abrasives - is something you should avoid, however. Metal polishes put small scratches on the surface of the coin and remove little bits of gold. No one desires a polished, scratched coin. Be cautious wiping your coins dry after cleaning, too. Gold is very soft, and even a cloth that looks soft can leave tiny scratches. Dab coins dry after cleaning, or use an air
  • History of the Old Silver Dollar  By : Rachel Barr
    Most people are familiar with the term silver dollar and know that the term is used to identify any large white metal coin that is minted in the United States whose face value is equivalent to one dollar. Although the coin may not necessarily contain silver some people are of the belief it is not truly a silver dollar unless it contains at least some of the silver metal rather than its only resemblance to silver being that of its color. You will also find some gold and multi-colored dollar coins
  • Evolution of the Silver Dollar Mint  By : Rachel Barr
    Beginning in 1792 the United States was allowed to produce silver dollars for use as legal tender. When the paper dollar came into existence some years later the use of dollar coins became obsolete with periods when the US mint didn't even strike any coins larger than the half dollar.
  • Peace Silver Dollars - A History and Resource  By : Rachel Barr
    Peace silver dollars are interesting coins with a story behind them. The coins where designed to help symbolize the longing in the nation, which was just pulling out of World War I. The war was long and the loss was great. People just wanted peace, which is why the Peace coin was popular during its early creation.
  • Memorabilia From the Silver Dollar Hotel  By : Rachel Barr
    So prominent was the silver dollar at various points in history that there are many different hotels that bear the name. In addition to the Silver Dollar Hotel you will also find bars and other establishments bearing the same name. Of course, the concept of the original Silver Dollar Hotel has changed over the centuries though remnants of its past remain. Today you may not find the same sights at that once existed but you will find many different types of memorabilia such as matchbook covers, drawings and even brothel coins.
  • Collections of Old Silver Dollars  By : Rachel Barr
    The hobby of collecting old silver dollars is one that appeals to a great many people but one thing to keep in mind is the appeal of old coins is often in the fact that there may be several designs from even one minting year. The difference in designs these old coins is due to the early practice that was employed of hand engraving each die thus a collector will find well over a few dozen varieties for all dates between 1795 - 1803. These early examples of coins that were struck by the United States Mint contain a certain aura about their design that has made these old silver dollars appeal to collectors.
  • Collecting Ancient Gold Coins  By : Fred Peters
    You should know that ancient gold coins do not need to be very expensive to be great additions to your collection. While many old gold coins are very expensive, others are more reasonably priced. As with other collectibles, the value of gold coins is determined by supply and demand. If there are lots more collectors who want to purchase a coin, it will be more valuable. If there are very few of a particular coin, this lack of supply will create scarcity which increases the price of the coins.
  • Why Coin Collectors Love Three Cent Nickels  By : Fred Peters
    Shortly after the United States Civil War there were two different three cent pieces in circulation. You had silver three cent pieces and nickel three cent pieces. And during this post Civil War period, these three cent pieces were actually from silver and nickel. This article focuses on the three cent nickel.
  • Brief Historical Review Of The Origin Of Coin Collecting and Coin Collecting Value.  By : Theo Steward
    Experts can't agree when exactly coin collecting started. Evidence suggests that the first proof of coin exchange that can be proven, dates back as far as 1100 B.C.. Human communities never failed to exchange necessities, driving commerce between countries through the ages.
  • Franklin Half Dollar Coins Provide History and Rarity  By : Michael Zielinski
    The Franklin Half Dollar coin was issued from 1948 to 1963 to celebrate one of the most well known figures from the American Revolutionary period. He was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and among other things a leading author, scientist, and inventor. Although the coin series issued in his honor was short lived, it provides coin collectors with many unique aspects and challenges.
  • Collecting the Eisenhower Dollar Coin Series  By : Michael Zielinski
    The long absent one dollar United States coin returned with the Eisenhower Dollar series. The last dollar coin had been produced more than 30 years prior. While the series was only a short eight years in duration, it offers coin collectors numerous highlight such as 40% silver coins and a special Bicentennial issue.
  • US Mint Recreates Saint Guaden's Masterpiece  By : Michael Zielinski
    The most highly anticipated coin in recent memory was recently released to the public. This coin is a recreation of the Ultra High Relief Double Eagle originally designed by Augustus Saint Gaudens. It was originally created for the 1907 Double Eagle, however the technology of that time did not allow the coin to be mass produced. Modern techniques have allowed the US Min to finally produce the coin as intended.
  • United States Commemorative Coins - People, Places and Events  By : Taylor Turnstone
    The U.S. Mint has been authorized by the U.S. Congress to produce a variety of United States Commemorative Coins over the years. These coins are produced to commemorate (celebrate and/or honor) people, places, events or institutions and are usually divided into Old (1892-1981) and Modern (1982-present) coins.
  • The Rich History of Gold and Gold Coins  By : Jay Villaverde
    Gold has a long and rich (pun intended) history, dating back thousand of years and spanning across a huge sampling of great civilizations and empires. As far back as the 2nd millennia B.C., gold was the means of value exchange and gift giving.
  • Pros and Cons of New National Parks Quarters Series  By : Michael Zielinski
    The new program specifically provides for the issuance of five different quarters each year featuring a design emblematic of a National Park or National Site in each US State, US Territory, and Washington DC. The designs would be released in the order each park or site was designated. The duration of the series would be 11 years, and comprise at least 56 different quarters. The series can optionally be extended for a second round of designs if approved by the United States Secretary of the Trea
  • Commemorative Coin Honoring Louis Braille  By : Michael Zielinski
    This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille. He is well known for his invention of the Braille System. This system is used worldwide by the blind and visually impaired to read and write. To celebrate this important anniversary, the United States Mint will be issuing a special commemorative coins in his honor.
  • Presidential Dollar In God We Trust Motto Controversy Resolved  By : Michael Zielinski
    In 2007, the United States Mint debuted a new series of circulating commemorative dollar coins honoring the former presidents. The golden colored dollar coins would feature rotating obverse designs with four new releases each year. The series was intended to begin a revitalization of United States coinage design which would return it to its position of aesthetic beauty. Instead, the public focused on the apparent omission of the motto "In God We Trust."
  • Grading Coins - a Brief Introduction for Beginners  By : Andrew Martin
    The ability to grade coins accurately and consistently takes a lot of experience. However, even beginners can assign a reasonable grade to a coin if they follow a few guidelines. The American Numismatic Association's 0-70 point numeric system is often used to assign the grade of a coin.
  • The History of Ancient Coins - An Introduction  By : Andrew Martin
    It is hard to pinpoint the beginning of the coin collecting hobby. However, some people claim that it began sometime after 650 B.C. when the first coins were minted. Gold, silver, and other precious metals were once carefully weighed and then used in exchange for other goods. There were some dishonest dealers who tried to pass out a lower quality of metals. Because of this that system of trade was eventually replace by coins that were made of gold using a standard weight. Coins soon became the
  • Taking Care Of Coins. Six Coin Care Rules For Preserving Your Expensive Ancient Coins.  By : Theo Steward
    Collectible coins are never handled directly. Living human skin contains chemicals that are usually transferred to the surface of the coin. Gold coins excepted, most other collectible coins are made of metal. The chemicals of the skin that are left behind on the metal will eventually cause deterioration.
  • Gold Turkish Coins: A Neglected But Valuable Gold Coin  By : Christina Goldman
    Why would you want to consider adding Gold Turkish coins to your investment porfolio? Many western collectors tend to neglect these gold coins when accumulating bullion because the inscriptions on most earlier coins were in Arabic style, making them hard to identify. This could be a big mistake! Here's why. . .
  • Commemorating Independence With The Mexican 50 Peso Gold Coin  By : Christina Goldman
    No coin collection can be complete without a fine set of Mexican gold coins, most specifically the Mexican 50 Peso gold coin. An affordable coin made of 90% gold alloy and 10% copper alloy, this specimen is a great investment for those collecting gold bullion coins, and is one of the most durable in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Australian Silver Lunar Coin - A Beautiful Silver Menagerie  By : Christina Goldman
    Collectors and numismatists whose thematic specialization falls under completing a collection by years will find a real gem in the Australian Silver Lunar Coin. The Perth Mint which is located in Western Australia started minting this coin in 1999 to start a series of mintage based on the Chinese Lunar Year.
  • Australian Silver Kangaroo: - A Corker Of A Coin!  By : Christina Goldman
    The Royal Mint of Australia, RAM, further immortalized the kangaroo as a national icon when it started in 1993 to mint a coin in its honor: the Australian Silver Kangaroo. This RAM mintage would be an enriching addition to any coin collection because of its potential intrinsic value.
  • The History of Ancient Chinese Coins  By : fongsuimy
    Ancient Chinese coins have a long history dating as far back as 2000 BC when China was ruled by the Xia dynasty. These coins had many different variations. From size, shape, to design. These coins were unique with each passing dynasty.

    During the Shang and Western Zhou eras there were numerous types
  • Mini Krugerrands  By : Ben Harmon
    Among coin collectors, the mini Krugerrand is rapidly gaining in popularity. The U.S. Treasury entered the international gold sales competition (against such coins as the South African Krugerrand) by minting its own one-ounce and half-ounce gold medallion-shaped ingots, but none are as popular as the Krugerrand.
  • The African Gold Krugerrand  By : Ben Harmon
    The one-ounce, 22 carat gold South African krugerrand is prized by both coin collectors and dealers as well as gold investors. Read about its history, worth, and unmistakable appearance.
  • Coin Collecting and Investing Tactics for Future Profits  By : Randy Harrison
    The key dates and semi-keys of any series have out preformed the common dates in all grades in the past and there is no fundamental reason for that to change in the future. The market for these scarce low mintage coins is driven by supply and demand and new collectors coming into the market should keep the demand strong and healthy.
  • Ancient Coins and Legal Tender  By : Charles Roman
    A numismatist holds an ancient coin that has passed through dozens or hundreds of hands throughout the millennia. In medieval times, the collection of ancient coins was already popular, but it was known as a hobby for kings. Today, building a fascinating collection of coins does not have to be expensive, and everyone can participate in this exciting pastime.
  • Rare and Beautiful World Coins  By : Charles Roman
    While some people may enjoy collecting world coins haphazardly, simply enjoying whatever coins they happen to come across, others prefer more of a challenge. While it may be impossible to collect every coin from around the world, you can create a lovely coin collection that is challenging and fun to complete by selecting a particular theme to pursue.
  • Do You Have Precious Rare Coins in Your Purse or Change Jar?  By : Charles Roman
    It's usually a small thing that turns regular looking money into valuable rare coins. Last year's materials used instead of this year's, a tiny symbol left off a minting die. Collectors covet the unusual and uncommon above all else, and these minor oversights result in a very limited number of coins. This means that supply is much lower than demand, and even something that looks almost exactly li
  • Determining Coin Values  By : Charles Roman
    If you are interested in collecting coins, it’s important to be able to have a rough idea of how much coins are worth. Knowing how coin values are determined will enable you to find good deals, and ensure that you don’t get cheated into paying too much money for a coin with a low worth.
  • Favorite Gold Coins to Collect for Investment  By : Charles Roman
    Many countries produce gold coins for collectors or for commemorative purposes. These coins oftentimes emphasize unique aspects of the country’s culture. Australia reveres its national animal with the Gold Kangaroo, for example, while China has a Gold Panda with a lovely design that changes every year. Canada’s coin features a powerful national symbol with the golden Maple Leaf.
  • How The Hobby of Collecting Coins Began  By : Charles Roman
    Very few things tell more about a country in fewer words than the coins it produces. Coins hold a wealth of information on their small faces, from the year of their birth to the language spoken at the time, from the metals a country holds valuable to the cultural influences and historical figures that its people hold valuable.
  • The History Behind Gold And Silver Coins  By : Cindy Heller
    People in the ancient times did not use any form of currency to buy things they needed. They just traded their goods at the market place and exchanged things they had for what they wanted or needed. As time passed, people began to learn the value of currency. They started to use money as an instrument to purchase goods and services.
  • Facts About Coin Grading And Coin Appraisal Coin Collectors Should Know  By : Cindy Heller
    If you just started coin collection s a hobby and are new to coin collection, it is a good idea for you to start learning about coin appraisals and grading systems. Coin appraisal and coin grading is very important as it will help you determine the condition and value of your coins.
  • Seven Most Common Coin Collecting Themes  By : Cindy Heller
    Coin collecting has been the hobby of many people for many years. If you refer to history, the first coin collectors were kings and emperors of different kingdoms all over the world. Some of the first known coin collectors are the Roman Emperors and King Farouk of Egypt.
  • Great Books on Biblical Coins  By : Dave Millington
    If you are interested in History and Religion, then collecting Biblical Coins might be a great and surprisingly inexpensive hobby to consider. If you are unfamiliar with collecting coins, you might be surprised to hear that you can buy a widows mite, as mentioned in the Christian Bible for around the same price as a CD or DVD.
  • Coin Collecting Supplies for Beginners  By : Mike Selvon
    You probably already have some of the tools you will need laying about the house. Of course, expert coin collecting supplies range far beyond simple household items, but as you increase in knowledge about collecting old rare coins, you can work towards investing in better tools and higher end material.
  • Beginners' Questions about Coin Collecting  By : Mike Selvon
    Coin collecting is an extremely popular hobby with people of all ages. Children tend to gravitate towards pretty or unusual looking coins, while adults are generally concerned with the financial value of their collections.
  • Determining Rare Coin Value  By : Mike Selvon
    The first place to start looking into coin value and prices for collectible coins is a coin collecting guide. There are so many of them in the world that there isn't one general book to cover all the old rare ones, the silver coin sets, and all sorts of other types of coins out there.
  • Getting into Gold Coin Collecting  By : Mike Selvon
    Gold coin collecting can be an exciting hobby to take up. After all, who doesn't enjoy the lure of a shiny gold coin? Maybe you've watched movies where villains hunted down valuable Krugerrands, you could have a part of that too, only in your case, buying and selling old rare coins isn't an illegal activity! Still, it is a hobby with a unique and thrilling flare.
  • What Is A Challenge Coin?  By : Bowe Packer
    While you will see many different types of coins, the challenge coins are very special coins. These coins are given to military service personnel as a way of building their moral and enforcing the image of the entire unit being behind each other, and supporting the assorted people in the unit.
  • Which Silver Dollar Do you Own?  By : Mitchell Hampson
    The majority of us would prefer our money in paper bill form, but for most of our history, United States money came in coins. For the average person, dollar coins were the most popular and the widest circulated. Even although coins have been minted in the United States in silver, others have been made in gold and in other base metal versions.
  • Coin Collecting Hobby : Great Fun For The Whole Family  By : Susan Dean
    Isn't it funny that when we are kids we tend to enjoy collecting as a hobby but most of us do not continue this through adult life? I know as a child I enjoyed a stamp and coin collecting hobby along with swap cards and teddy bears. I gave my stamp collection away when I got older and I sold most of my coins as well. I honestly cannot remember what happened to the swap cards or all the teddy bears
  • The Government Efforts To Make One Dollar Coins Popular  By : Cindy Heller
    When it comes to one dollar currency, most people will think
    about one paper dollar instead of one dollar coin. This is
    because most people prefer using paper dollars because they can
    be folded and light to be carried. People tend to collect one
    dollar coin and not use it as currency.
  • The History Of Gold Coins And Understanding Gold Coin Values  By : Cindy Heller
    According to history, King Croesus of Lydia was the one who introduced gold coins around 643-630 B.C. A pale yellow mixture of gold and silver called the electrum was a natural resource in Lydia. As people did not know how to separate these two metals, the first gold coins were a mixture of gold and silver.
  • Centennial of the Lincoln Cent in 2009  By : Michael Zielinski
    Next year will mark the Bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln and the Centennial of the Lincoln Cent coin. In honor of the occasion, four different reverse designs will be issued throughout 2009.
  • Collecting Morgan Silver Dollars  By : Gust Lenglet
    Collecting Morgan silver dollars can be an exciting as well as a great investment due to the rarity of these coins. The Morgan silver dollar was named after its engraver, George T. Morgan, and was first issued in 1878.
  • Commemorative American Gold Coins – A Great Place to Start  By : Gust Lenglet
    Commemorative issued gold coins are valuable because of the actual gold content, and because they are limited edition coins with only a certain number made to ensure its value. The value of each gold coin will depend on its rarity, historical value and fluctuations in the gold market, and also the condition.
  • Starting a Collection of American Gold Coins – A Fun and Profitable Hobby  By : Gust Lenglet
    Before starting any type of collection, especially American gold coins, do the research that is required and be familiar with the types of coins that you want to collect. Many new collectors tend to over spend on coins that are not worth as much as they may think. Also be aware of some dealers that are nothing more than scams.
  • US Mint Bald Eagle Coin - A Commemorative Tribute To A National Treasure  By : Christina Goldman
    On January 15th, 2008, the United States Mint created the
    American Bald Eagle Commemorative coin. The coins were created
    to signify the importance of the Bald Eagles as the national
    symbol of the United States.
  • Start Your Child On A Coin Collecting Hobby  By : Bradlley Mckoy
    Wondering what to give your child on his next birthday? Give him a gatefold spread that can accommodate up to 50 coins. He may not appreciate the coins, but telling him stories about the coin and how it was made can spark his interest.
  • The Peace Dollar - 1921 to 1935  By : John Douglas
    The Peace Dollar is the United States silver dollar that was made from 1921 to 1928, and then again in 1934 and 1935. Originally made to celebrate the end of World War I, the silver Peace Dollar was also put into circulation for public use.
  • Learning the Ropes of Numismatics  By : Henry Smith
    The history of gold coins dates as far back as 2,700 years ago. The first gold coins in the world were issued in Lydia around 640 B.C. certain internet websites will provide you with a lot of information about the history of gold coins.
  • $10 Indian Head Eagle Gold Coins - 1907 to 1933  By : John Douglas
    The $10 Indian Head Eagle gold coin is acclaimed as one of America's most beautiful coins. While not exactly ignored by collectors, it has had to live under the shadow of its larger sibling, the Saint-Gaudens $20 Double Eagle. It is now enjoying a renewed popularity with collectors and investors alike, partly driven by its gold content and even more by its numismatic value.
  • $5 Indian Head Half Eagle Gold Coins - 1908 to 1929  By : John Douglas
    The $5 Indian Head Half Eagle gold coin is one of the most popular of all American gold coins. Designed by sculptor Bela Lyon Pratt its controversial incuse design sparked debate and disagreement when first released. Driven partly by its gold content and even more by its numismatic value the $5 Indian Head Half Eagle gold coin is a great addition to any coin collection.
  • Design Types of US Coins and Coin Collecting  By : Eric Weisbrot
    At one point in time, between 1838 and 1933, the United States issued gold coins for circulation. The Liberty Head bust was used as the design until 1907. The design was then changed to the Indian Head and Saint Gaudens motifs until 1933 when the Great Depression started. This prompted the recall of the coins which makes it very rare to find any of them today.
  • On Mints and Mint Marks  By : Eric Weisbrot
    Mint Marks are tiny letters referring to the locality where the minting of coins took place. The position of mint mark can be found typically on the back side of coins that were minted before the year 1965 and on the front after the year 1967.
  • Understanding Coin Price Guides  By : Robert L. Taylor, JD
    There are many coin price guides published; weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and annually. They come in the form of magazines, newsprint, “hot sheets”, and books. All of us have referred to one of these from time to time to ascertain what a particular coin might be worth. Yet, few of us stop to think about what we are getting from any one of these Price Guides, beyond the price or value?
  • 10 Great Cents  By : Kip Goldhammer
    It is safe to say there have been many important coins in the history of the cent denomination. Ranging from expensive and scarce to rather available and inexpensive, important cents take a number of forms, making the top 10 an interesting and diverse group.
  • Marvelous Things To Start Collecting  By : Jim Brown
    There are marvelous things to start collecting if you are interested in coins, paper currency or any type of money instrument that could be accepted for payment in any location throughout the world. Many people prefer to select one area of the currency arena and try to amass every piece in that type of collection.
  • How Should I Store My Coins?  By : Robert L. Taylor, JD
    There are two concerns when discussing the storage of coins. First, the storage of the individual coin, and Second, the storage of a group of coins, or an entire collection.
  • 5 Reasons to Buy and Collect Certified and Graded Coins  By : Robert L. Taylor, JD
    Why should a coin collector and investor buy and collect professionally graded and certified coins?. Commonly called “slabs”, they are housed in a protective plastic holder. There are many companies – over a dozen are less than 2 years old – which will put your coin in a slab after Certifying that it is Authentic, and assigning a Grade to the coin.
  • The Coin Grading System  By : Robert L. Taylor, JD
    Coin grading is a term used to refer to the process of determining the condition or quality of a coin. It is essential to know what the grade of a particular coin is, because, as a general matter, the higher the grade of a coin, the higher its numismatic value.
  • Coin Collecting Throughout The Ages  By : Paul Graham
    Coin collecting, or numismatics is a hobby as old as time. As a
    hobby, it has been around for more than 2,500 years. This is
    surprising since the use of coins has been around for pretty
    much that same amount of time too. Man has always had a fixation
    for small, round, shiny things.
  • Collecting Greek, Roman, and Other Old Coins  By : Charles Roman
    Collecting old coins is like holding a piece of history right in your hand. It is common to find affordable ancient Roman coins that are 1600 years old, and many are even 2000 years old or more. Imagine that the ancient Roman denarius in your collection might once have bought admission to the gladiator fights in the Coliseum or chariot races at the Circus Maximum.
  • What Coins Should I Collect?  By : Robert L. Taylor, JD
    You should collect what you like and enjoy. This is Your Dream. Design it any way you want. Never-the-less, . . . decide on Foreign coins or US Coins; and Proof or Mint State. If US, then decide upon a Denomination: penny, nickel, dime, quarter, half dollar, dollar or other.
  • Coin Collecting: How To Make The Grade  By : Mohammed Shomam
    Coin collection is not synonymous with possessing as many coins as possible. What is important is the quality of the coins rather than the quantity of them. The coin’s grade is the yardstick to measure its quality. You can measure the grade by using a scale ranged between 0 to 70 which is the highest point grade.
  • Coin Collecting Fascination and Wonder  By : Mike Selvon
    Since coins are so prevalent in our culture, it is easy to get
    young children interested in coin collecting. Children will
    enjoy coin collecting because they can find coins everywhere,
    whether it is in their parents' pockets, or discovering a lost
    penny on the ground.

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