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Coin Sets - Mint Coin Sets - Commemorative Coin Sets

October 20th, 2011

A Slice of Time in Coins Many ambitious coin collectors strive to collect each U.S. Mint coin proof set, all the way back to the program’s roots in 1936. While the first proof set can set you back over $7,000, you may not be ready for such an investment! Start your collection with the 2006 coin proof set. This collection of coins was issued in 2006 and includes the...

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Foreign Currency and Coins - World Coin Guide Price

October 20th, 2011

A Global Collection If you want a coin collecting project that will keep you busy your entire life, try collecting coins from around the world. Think of all the possibilities! The most diligent collectors have one coin from each denomination from one or more countries, from every single year! If this is daunting, other options for country coin collections include:...

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Buying Gold Coins - Ancient Gold Coins

October 20th, 2011

Avoiding the “Graded Coin Value” Scam Buying coins on eBay is a double-edged sword. On one hand, you have the opportunity to find some rare and valuable gold coins for sale for a fraction of what they’re worth. On the other, fraud is prevalent, and sometimes it’s too late before you find out you’ve been scammed. One of the most popular scams on online coin...

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Silver Coin Collections - Morgan Silver Dollars

October 20th, 2011

Add Fun and Magic to Your Coin Collection Take a break from Lady Liberty and the American Eagle in favor of a little Disney magic! In the 1980s, seven Disney silver coins were released, to celebrate Disney around the world. Each 1 troy ounce coin features a different Disney scene, and is a commemorative proof. The first of the seven features all of your favorite...

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American Silver Dollars

October 20th, 2011

1878: A Good Year for Coins As it turns out, 1878 was a great year for future coin collectors. It’s the year Morgan silver dollars were first minted. In case you’ve been under a rock, the Morgan silver dollar is one of the most popular silver dollars among collectors. This year marked the beginning of a long and prosperous life of the Morgan silver dollar: it...

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Valuable Coins in Your Pocket Change

September 19th, 2011

The likelihood of finding a rare coin still in circulation is slim these days with so many collectors on the lookout for these treasures. Luckily, some recent pieces have become valuable, many of which are in use and could even be in your pocket! The 1970 San Francisco "Athiest Cent" These pennies have metal covering the "We Trust" part of the motto "In God We Trust." Part...

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Beginner's Tricks for Metal Detecting

September 16th, 2011

Metal detecting is a wonderful hobby for coin collectors who want to find their own coins rather than pay someone else for theirs. As long as you have the patience, knowledge and tools, doing so can be a rewarding and fun pastime. You may want to first look into joining a local metal detecting club or group, as those with experience can help you get started and show you some...

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How to Figure Out the Value of a Coin

September 16th, 2011

While you could simply take a coin to a professional to be appraised, it's often easy and fun to figure out how much it's worth yourself. The market is always changing, so while there are no specific set values for coins, there are plenty of ways to figure out how much you can get for a certain kind. When you're determining the value of a coin, you're really figuring out what...

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Rarest Coins From The U.S.

September 16th, 2011

If you get your hands on any of these rare American coins, consider yourself lucky and make sure to keep them protected, as they can become even more valuable in the future! The 1776 Silver Continental Dollar Congress wanted to commemorate the U.S.'s independence in 1776, so they created a dollar coin with a design supposedly drafted by Benjamin Franklin. Most of the pieces...

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Circulated Versus Uncirculated Coins

September 16th, 2011

Before a coin is used as currency, it is classified as uncirculated, but once it joins the market, it is in circulation. Collectors may prefer one category over the other. After being handled, coins are less expensive to buy, but some believe they have more character. The appeal of mintage that was never exchanged in commerce is that it is in pristine condition. For modern...

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