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Coin Collecting 101 – Circulated, Uncirculated and Proof Coins

July 2, 2018 0 Comments
Coin Collecting 101 – Circulated, Uncirculated and Proof Coins

Ever sit and look at those coins in your pocket, to see the designs, or the year, or other features? If you answer, “yes”, then coin collecting could be for you. Coin collecting has something to offer for everyone – historical interest, beautiful designs, patriotic themes, world travel, and investment too. With that in mind […]

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A New Dollar Coin Series Will Soon be Released

June 25, 2018 0 Comments
A New Dollar Coin Series Will Soon be Released

Despite the lack of interest – and downright refusal – among the American public to adopt one-dollar coins, the US Mint still makes them for collectors. The current series of Native American $1 coins, commonly called the Sacagawea dollar, or the golden dollar, has been produced each year since 2000, although only released into general […]

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European Gold Coins

June 18, 2018 0 Comments
European Gold Coins

In an environment of continuing unrest and uncertainty, gold is likely to hold or increase in value for some time yet. Keeping gold as an asset makes sense, but for coin collectors, there needs to be more interest than just hunks of the stuff in your safe. This is where looking further afield can mean […]

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Voyageurs National Park – America the Beautiful Quarter

June 11, 2018 0 Comments
Voyageurs National Park – America the Beautiful Quarter

Jun 11, 2018 is the official entry into circulation of the latest quarter in the America the Beautiful series. The release ceremony will take place on June 14. This is the 43 in the series, and the third release for 2018. The choice of parks to show on these quarters is by date, and Voyageurs […]

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Coins for Dog Lovers – Gibraltar Was First

June 4, 2018 0 Comments
Coins for Dog Lovers – Gibraltar Was First

There is no obvious correlation, but with so many people liking to collect coins, and so many people liking dogs, there are sure to be plenty of dog-loving coin collectors in the world. Even if as a coin collector you don’t have a particular interest in dogs, collecting themed coins is always interesting, and when […]

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Coins that Commemorate Events that Never Happened

May 28, 2018 0 Comments
Coins that Commemorate Events that Never Happened

A fascinating story has been in the media this month, and it raises some interesting questions about commemorative coins. Everyone hopes and prays for peace in the world, and especially these days on the Korean peninsula. So when President Trump announced his plans for a historic summit with Kim Jong-un, The US Mint was quick […]

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Celebrate in Coins the Royal trans-Atlantic Wedding

May 21, 2018 0 Comments
Celebrate in Coins the Royal trans-Atlantic Wedding

Most of the world had their eyes on the TV on Saturday, May 19, for the wedding between the brother of a future king of England to a Californian black actress. Prince Harry married Meghan Markle, well known for her role in the TV show ‘Suits’, and they are now the Duke and Duchess of […]

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American Buffalo Gold Coins Released

May 14, 2018 0 Comments
American Buffalo Gold Coins Released

Few coin images are as iconic as the American Buffalo and the Indian Head. When they both appear on a gold coin, this is sure to spark serious interest from collectors. The US Mint has done just that, with the release on May 10, 2018, of the 2018-W $50 Proof American Buffalo Gold Coin. First […]

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The Washington/Carver Commemorative Silver Half Dollar

May 7, 2018 0 Comments
The Washington/Carver Commemorative Silver Half Dollar

In 1965 silver coins were no longer legal tender, and people began to horde them, and other silver items. Towards the end of the 1970s the value of silver soared, and many coins were melted down for bullion, and profit. This immediately made surviving coins more valuable as collectibles, and today these coins form the […]

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The Morgan Silver Dollar – Worth Collecting

April 30, 2018 0 Comments
The Morgan Silver Dollar – Worth Collecting

A dollar doesn’t go very far today, but 100 years ago it was worth something – enough that making one out of silver made sense. That first $1 coin in America was the Morgan Silver Dollar, minted between 1878 and 1904. Today, in its many variations, it’s a popular coin for collecting, and with silver […]

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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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Canadian Call of the Wild heard South of the Border

April 16, 2018 0 Comments
Canadian Call of the Wild heard South of the Border

Buying bullion coins combines an interest in investment in precious metals with an interest in coins. Although American buyers often stick to US Mint bullion, there is no need to do that – expand your collection and add foreign bullion too. These coins can have some rarity value on top of their melt value, and […]

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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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