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How are Coins Made?

April 23, 2018 0 Comments
How are Coins Made?

Someone new to coin collecting often begins just by being fascinated by the designs of coins, but sooner or later they become interested in how mints create these everyday items, that we handle with little regard for their origins, or for the skills and machinery that goes into producing them. In the past coins were […]

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America the Beautiful Quarters – Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin

April 9, 2018 0 Comments
America the Beautiful Quarters – Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin

One of the best things about the American the Beautiful Quarters series is their nod to democracy – anyone who can search their change can build a set of circulation coins at almost no cost. Serious collectors can buy proof sets in silver from the US Mint, but for children just starting to show an […]

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Old Gold Worth Saving

April 2, 2018 0 Comments
Old Gold Worth Saving

Some collectors are torn between collecting for the interest of the coins, and collecting for bullion value, as an investment and even to pass on as an inheritance. One interesting way to balance these desires is to collect old gold. That is, coins from before the Second World War, and even from the 19th century. […]

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Record $5 Million Coin Sale – the Brasher Doubloon

March 26, 2018 0 Comments
Record $5 Million Coin Sale – the Brasher Doubloon

In 1897, workmen digging a cellar in Philadelphia found some coins. One turned out to be a Brasher Doubloon, the rarest American coin there is, and the last-found of only seven examples still in existence. This March one of those coins was sold for over $5 million, almost the highest price ever paid for an […]

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The Biggest Mint Error Ever: The Sacagawea Dollar/Washington Quarter Mule

March 12, 2018 0 Comments
The Biggest Mint Error Ever: The Sacagawea Dollar/Washington Quarter Mule

Perfection is a common goal when collecting coins – perfect finish, perfect example, but ironically it’s the mistakes that bring in the big money. Collectors love error coins – mistakes at the Mint that result in something unique. There are many different types of error that can and sometimes do occur when making coins. The […]

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The Ins and Outs of Coin Grades

March 5, 2018 0 Comments
The Ins and Outs of Coin Grades

Last week America’s largest coin graders, the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, who operate in both Florida and Shanghai, announced that since their founding in 1987, NGC have graded 40 million coins. New coin collectors soon learn about ‘proof’ and ‘uncirculated’ grades, but what is so important here, that a company can be successful simply grading coins? […]

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America the Beautiful Quarters 2018 Silver Proof Set

February 26, 2018 0 Comments
America the Beautiful Quarters 2018 Silver Proof Set

Every year since 2010 the US Mint has created 5 new coins in its America the Beautiful Quarters series. Besides the steady release of each circulation coin through the year, in the early months of each year sets are released for collectors. Back in January, with the release of the first circulation quarter for the […]

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Is It Bullion’s Turn Now?

February 19, 2018 0 Comments
Is It Bullion’s Turn Now?

Coin collectors always have one eye on the bullion value of their coins and may also directly collect bullion in the form of gold, silver and platinum coins and bars. The last few weeks have been turbulent times indeed for all kinds of investors. Cryptocurrencies collapsed, and now seem to be reviving, thanks in part […]

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2018 American Silver Eagle a Good Buy

February 5, 2018 0 Comments
2018 American Silver Eagle a Good Buy

The early months of the year are a traditional time to buy US Mint bullion coins. January is when the Mint releases its uncirculated Silver Eagle coins stamped with the current year – 2018. If you are buying either for the melt-value investment, or as a coin collector, for numismatic value, now is the perfect […]

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WWI Centennial in Coins

January 22, 2018 0 Comments
WWI Centennial in Coins

2018 is an important Centennial year, because it marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the World War One. Those celebrating its end in 1918 didn’t realize that within two decades they would be at war again, or that WWI marked the beginning of the modern era, with its great upheavals and power shifts. […]

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Buy British – Britannia Bullion Coins for Collectors

January 15, 2018 0 Comments
Buy British – Britannia Bullion Coins for Collectors

Britain’s position on the world stage may be diminished, but their coinage is as shiny as ever for collectors everywhere. If you have been rutted in collecting just American coins, maybe the New Year is an appropriate time to branch out into some less-familiar territory, and why not start with the coins of our cousins […]

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First Mint Release of 2018 – Proof American Silver Eagle

January 8, 2018 0 Comments
First Mint Release of 2018 – Proof American Silver Eagle

The New Year celebrations had barely been cleaned away when the coin collecting year got going, with the release by the US Mint of the 2018-W Proof American Silver Eagle. This series, started in 1986, is part of the staple diet of collectors, with many making the new Silver Eagle an annual ritual. This year’s […]

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What Type of Coins Should I Invest In?

January 1, 2018 0 Comments
What Type of Coins Should I Invest In?

The start of another year seems like a good moment to step back a little, and consider what direction a coin collector might go in the coming months. A recent review of the growth in value of coin investments, by the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG), gives us some helpful insights and guidance. The PNG found […]

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2017 US Mint Coin Program Releases

December 18, 2017 0 Comments
2017 US Mint Coin Program Releases

As we go through the closing weeks of the year, it seems like a good moment to look back at the US Mint’s releases in their on-going programs. Maybe you missed something along the way, and you can now play ‘catch-up’ and complete your collection. The US Mint has several programs that release new coins […]

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Deck the Halls with Gold and Silver

December 12, 2017 0 Comments
Deck the Halls with Gold and Silver

If you are a coin collector, or a bullion collector, there is no reason at all why the Christmas season should be ‘down time’ for you. There could surely be no better way to continue to build your collections, and celebrate the festive season at the same time, than investing in gold and silver Christmas […]

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