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The ANA—American Numismatic Association, has posted a great listing of sites and reading recommendations.  Explore the links to expand your knowledge of coin collecting and numismatics. Money Websites  The following list contains links to some of the best websites available to numismatists. Use these in conjunction with the recommended books listed. Reading only a couple of books or […]

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Only one country gets to be first to put a man on the moon, and on July 20, 1969, the United States became that country.  The manned Moon landing was a singular achievement for humankind, and one of the greatest moments in modern American history. Collectors and space-program enthusiasts are turning their attention to the Apollo 11 Moon landing, […]

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Best-Selling Annual Guide Prices 7,900 Coins The 71st edition of the hobby’s Guide Book of United States Coins (popularly known as the “Red Book”) will launch at the Whitman Baltimore Coin and Collectibles Expo on March 30, 2017. It features new and extensively updated content reflecting the current market for collectible coins. Coin collectors have […]

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The Engelhard Prospector silver rounds are highly collectable and typically command a significant premium above their melt value.  They are considered by many to be the premier silver bullion round to which most others are compared.  These rounds, which pre-dated the US Mint released American Silver Eagles in 1986 were the premier quality silver round. […]

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“As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information” – Rick Mills He wrote this article for the gold and silver bullion purchaser who wants the comfort and the insurance of owning some gold and silver in what are very troubling times.   There’s a lot going […]

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Have some precious metals or “scrap” you want to know the purity of or the market value of? SilverTowne can do that for you! Get paid in cash or use the value as trade for SilverTowne Minted Bullion! Watch this very informative YouTube Video that explains how the valuation process works from beginning to end. […]

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Coin Update author Dennis Hengeveld states that collectors were once limited to buying at their neighborhood coin shop, at local and national trade shows, and through mail-order lists.  The Internet has created an online marketplace that stretches from coast to coast and beyond.  As a seller, does not having an on-line presence make you non-existent to buyers?  […]

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The ANA (American Numismatics Association)  shares with Coin World some interesting obscure facts about the history of the Medals. 7 Facts about the Olympic Medals Kitco News’ Daniela Cambone and The Street’s Scott Gamm discuss just how much the tax burden can be for America’s top athletes. The Real Cost of an Olympic Medal   […]

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Dr. Jeff Lewis asks: Are you curious about buying silver coins to protect you and your family’s against inflation? Do you want to learn about the advantages of silver investing? Are you already collecting silver and believe it is great investment? If any of these sound like you, go to his website –  it is a wealth […]

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COIN COLLECTING – Ron Gillis, the Education Director from the American Numismatic Association introduces the new series of videos for the beginning Coin Collector.  He answers those first questions of Why start collecting and What to Collect.  This is a terrific introduction that Coin Update has provided that can provide you with the necessary essentials […]

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