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New to numismatics? Take a look at this guide to getting started. Many people begin their coin collecting journey by finding an interesting coin in their pocket change, inheriting a coin collection or acquiring a few coins by some other means. Other people think they have found a rare and valuable coin and are looking […]

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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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Buying Pre-1965 Silver Right Now Offers Downside Protection and Potential Upside Profit The case for owning low-premium bullion products, and avoiding high-premium numismatic products, is straightforward.  Specialty coins that carry hefty collectible premiums above melt value put buyers an immediate disadvantage. If they have to turn around and sell, they might get back only a […]

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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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If you have a business or are just a collector, at some point in time you will have to use a shipping service. Whether it is across town, in the next state, the other side of the country or even internationally, there are many important points to consider.  Important things are  speed, security and condition. To […]

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Buying Coin Rolls Online

One of the most difficult purchases to make online concerns coin rolls, especially when sellers hype what may be inside them.  Imagine yourself in a coin shop or at a coin show looking at rolls.  What should I look for? Michael Bugeja from Coin World discusses this topic and showcases several examples in his informative […]

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Have you ever noticed a greenish tint to your coins and wondered what it is? It is PVC, an additive used to make plastic more pliable. Although this additive enhances plastic’s capabilities, it poisons coins and corrodes the metal. These Indian Head coins are beyond repair.  However, many are easily repairable and often, you can use […]

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The Buffalo – Indian Head Nickel minted from 1913 through 1938 is one of the more popular designs from the U.S. mint and is a favorite among coin collectors.  The designer, James Earle Fraser, put much thought into this! To get an extra perspective, see the comments by Coin Trackers and the Gold Mountain Trading Company. Pictured […]

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