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How to Understand a Coin's Grade

January 20th, 2012

Having a rudimentary understanding of how coin grading works is important if you're interested in pursuing a collection more seriously. Naturally, the higher a coin's grade is, the more value it will bring when it's time to sell. You don't have to be a veteran numismatist to be able to get a ballpark idea of a coin's grade, but how does the system actually work? According to...

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Gold Plated Coins - Gold Plated Quarters

January 9th, 2012

A great gift for quarter collectors Buying gold plated coins Commemorative coins Improve your game Kennedy lives on in gold plated splendor The history of plated coins The Indian Head Penny is back in style The only gold silver eagle When is a dollar worth more than a dollar? A Great Gift for Quarter Collectors There are many coin collectors out there who...

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Proof Coins in Detail

January 6th, 2012

When collecting coins, you'll find yourself coming across two terms somewhat frequently - Business Strike and Proof Coin. Business Strikes are simply coins that are produced for circulation among the public. Proof Coins, according to CoinWeek, are made especially for collectors. It's generally held that they have been produced by the U.S. Mint since the early 1800s,...

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Should You Consider Investing in Silver Coins?

January 3rd, 2012

When you think of precious metals, gold is probably the first thing that comes to mind. It's true that gold is more valuable than silver, but that doesn't mean you should discount its less expensive counterpart. In fact, according to Commodity Online, now may be a great time to think about investing in silver. Not only is it a cheaper metal to introduce to your portfolio, but...

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Advice for Those Attending Coin Shows

December 22nd, 2011

If you've recently developed an interest in coin collecting, you may want to consider attending a convention the next time one is nearby. They're one of the best ways to feast your eyes on a number of rare and valuable pieces in a single venue, and you may even stumble upon that perfect coin to add to your own collection. However, according to Numismaster.com, it can be easy...

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How to Clean Your Coin Collection

December 20th, 2011

Coin collecting experts agree that it's best not to clean your coins if they're valuable or if you're not sure of their value. Coin dealers and collectors prefer to buy coins in their original condition, even if that means they're a little dirty. If your collection is just for display or personal pleasure, there are ways to clean your coin collection with minimal damage. Take...

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The Staples of a Good Coin Collection

December 2nd, 2011

If you've decided to start collecting coins, you'll quickly realize that there are a few pieces that many owners seem to have. Some coins are rather valuable even though they're not particularly hard to find, and these quickly become standard items in a number of sets. Obviously, you aren't required to own them, but if your coin collection is relatively young, they're a great...

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How to Display Your Coin Collection

November 22nd, 2011

A coin collection is something to be proud of - you've put a lot of time and effort into making sure it's as complete and well-maintained as possible. Why let the fruits of your labor sit in storage, unseen by anyone? Don't be afraid to show off what you've got! Of course, displaying coins can be a little tricky, so it's understandable if you're not sure where to begin. Here...

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Morgan Silver Dollars

October 31st, 2011

The Morgan silver dollar is one of the most popular silver coins minted by the U.S. government. It's generally considered to be more popular than $20 gold pieces, type coins and commemorative coins. Many collectors believe the coin represents the golden age of coin design and stands as a symbol of the Old West - recalling stories of mining towns and stagecoach deliveries....

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Plated Coins

October 27th, 2011

If you're a coin collector, you may have noticed the large amount of gold and silver-plated coins available from retailers and coin companies. These are either regular U.S. Mint coins covered with a thin layer of gold or silver or unique commemorative coins designed by private companies that are not legal tender. Regardless of what's underneath the top layer, you should know...

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