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Give the Gift of Investment – Give Coins

December 10, 2018 0 Comments
Give the Gift of Investment – Give Coins

Every year, when the holidays roll around, we all scramble to think of interesting gift ideas for family and friends. Children – our own, or our children’s – get lots of attention, but so many of the gifts we give have a very short life. Toys break; technology becomes outdated; clothes wear out or become […]

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American Innovators Dollar Coin Arrives

December 3, 2018 0 Comments
American Innovators Dollar Coin Arrives

It was 2011 when a circulation $1 coin was last released – the coin that Americans have shown surprising resistance to using every day. Since then only proof coins for collectors have been made, so the release on December 14, 2018 of the first of a new 15-year series called ‘American Innovators’ is big news […]

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Roman Coins 101

November 26, 2018 0 Comments
Roman Coins 101

Most coin collectors build their collections around modern, or fairly modern coins. For many a 19th century coin is ‘old’, but of course coins have been around for thousands of years. Surely there can be nothing more magical than owning a coin that is 2,000 years old, and has passed through the hands of people […]

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Collecting Trade Dollars

November 19, 2018 0 Comments
Collecting Trade Dollars

The $1 coin remains unpopular in America, unlike the situation in most other countries, where the basic unit has been a coin for many years. Despite that, the history of the American dollar coin is a long one, reaching back into the 19th century. Dollar coins have been made by the Mint since its founding […]

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The World’s Most Expensive Penny?

November 12, 2018 0 Comments
The World’s Most Expensive Penny?

The recent sale of a Judd-3 1792 Birch cent at auction must represent the extreme opposite of the change in our pockets. A comparative bargain at only $660,000, the penny changed hands at the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo, held from October 25 to 28, 2018, in Baltimore. The well-known New York coin auction […]

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Nickel and Dime Your Coin Collection – Part Two

November 5, 2018 0 Comments
Nickel and Dime Your Coin Collection – Part Two

Recently we wrote about collecting small change – the nickels and dimes that are rapidly disappearing from everyday use, with the growth of electronic methods for small purchases. These everyday items remain important for collectors though, and especially if you want to build an interesting collection, full of the history of American life, without investing […]

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‘America The Beautiful’ Quarters of 2018

October 29, 2018 0 Comments
‘America The Beautiful’ Quarters of 2018

With the release of the last ‘America the Beautiful’ Quarter for 2018 just around the corner – on November 13 – this is a good moment to take a look at them, and make sure you have completed your collection for the year. This is a popular series that is easily collected for a modest […]

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Nickel and Dime Your Coin Collection – Part One

October 22, 2018 0 Comments
Nickel and Dime Your Coin Collection – Part One

To ‘nickel and dime’ someone might be just a nuisance, or of no significance in everyday life, but coin collectors don’t see it that way at all. Collecting nickels and dimes is a serious business, and for small collectors, or on a limited budget, it’s a great way to build an interesting collection of the […]

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War in the Pacific Silver Bullion Coins

October 15, 2018 0 Comments
War in the Pacific Silver Bullion Coins

One of the upsides of collection bullion coins is the diversity of designs and sources available. You can cover the world with your collection, and open a window into culture, wild-life and history, depending on your interests. Older collectors in particular often gravitate towards World War II, which is still large in their memory, and […]

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America the Beautiful Quarters 2018 – Block Island

October 8, 2018 0 Comments
America the Beautiful Quarters 2018 – Block Island

Each year five quarters are released in the on-going America the Beautiful series. There is an odd anomaly about these releases though, because while the set of five circulation-grade coins for 2018 is released on October 10, the last quarter – this year of Block Island National Wildlife Refuge – is not officially released until […]

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Palladium – the Next Gold Rush?

October 1, 2018 0 Comments
Palladium – the Next Gold Rush?

The precious metal markets are fickle – but an interesting feature right now is that the continuing decline in gold and silver is being contrasted by a climb in Palladium prices. It is trading at over $1,000 an ounce, and compared to other metals, looks strong. The future is always unpredictable, but this does give […]

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30 Years of Canadian Platinum Coins

September 24, 2018 0 Comments
30 Years of Canadian Platinum Coins

The Canadian maple leaf is an iconic, and instantly recognizable emblem of Canada, that northern neighbor across the world’s longest open border. It figures prominently in the center of the national red and white flag. More importantly for coin collectors, it also features on the ever-popular Maple Leaf Gold Coins produced by the Royal Canadian […]

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Protect Your Coin Collection – Crime is On the Rise

September 17, 2018 0 Comments
Protect Your Coin Collection – Crime is On the Rise

We hear a lot on the news about Bitcoin thefts, but regular coins can be stolen too – and they increasing are being stolen, by skilled gangs or individuals, who rob coin dealers stores, steal collections, and scam buyers with counterfeit coins. Have you ever heard of the NCIC? If you haven’t then you probably […]

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Proof Palladium Eagle Hits the Market

September 10, 2018 0 Comments
Proof Palladium Eagle Hits the Market

In September of last year, 2017, the US Mint released its first palladium coin, following seven years of persistence by collectors. Coins of precious metals have been made of gold or silver for centuries, but for several decades now mints around the world have been issuing bullion and proof coins in other metals, such as […]

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Designs for the American Legion Commemorative Coin Revealed

September 3, 2018 0 Comments
Designs for the American Legion Commemorative Coin Revealed

The American Legion was founded in 1919 by veterans of World War I, and its continuing power and influence is reflected in the fact that the US Mint is issuing not one, not two, but three coins to commemorate the Legion’s 100th Anniversary in 2019. The designs were revealed at the Legions national convention on […]

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