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Collect The Coins You Can Afford
In coin collecting we have an issue with the Mint that many stamp collectors have with the Post Office. Many stamp collectors lament that the Post Office issues too many gimmicky stamps to entice collectors to add to their collections.
1896-S Barber Quarter
The 1896-S Barber Quarter could be considered a bit of a sleeper. Many specialists and those who specialize in key dates are well aware of the 1896-S Barber quarter, but seem to have overlooked it to a certain degree.
1875 Trade Dollar
There are many good Trade dollar dates and nearly everyone was produced at the Carson City Mint. The main exception is the 1875 Trade dollar. If you arenít familiar with the history of Trade dollars, they have a very colorful history.
Trash Or Treasure
Do you collect low grade coins? Is this a bad way of collecting? Only you as a collector can answer these questions for yourself. Many coin experts advise you to buy and collect the best grade of a coin you can afford. If you are looking at your collection as an investment, this is probably good adv
Silver 1855 Trime
There are a number of lesser known and oftentimes scarce coins that are interesting in their own right. The 1855 three-cent piece can be considered to be one of these specimens. The silver three-cent piece was an unusual creation for an unusual time. The story begins in the California gold fields in
Learn How To Grade Coins
Learning how to grade coins is something every serious coin collector needs to learn. At first the task will seem daunting. after all there are a number of reputable third-party grading services that will grade a coin for you for a set price that varies from company to company.
Minnesota Coin Collectors Will Be Shunned
The nationís coin dealers are shunning Minnesotan coin collectors. It isnít that the coin dealers have any issues with the collectors themselves, rather it is a new state law that is driving the rejection of doing business with collectors in Minnesota.
Gold-Plated Coins Not A Bargain
Invest In Gold For The Long Run
It usually doesnít take much to get the gold bugs excited these days. For the umpteenth time this year, gold has rose over $1,300. Does this signify that a new trend has begun? It is anybodyís guess on that one, and too premature to even attempt to guess correctly.
Mint Strikes Out On Baseball Coins
If you are still waiting for the delivery of your Baseball Hall Of Fame commemorative coins, you are not alone. As of mid June most silver and clad HOF coins remained to be shipped. About two-thirds of the 50,000 gold $5 coins have been shipped. The silver version has had only about one-third shippe
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