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Carson City, Nevada, has a well deserved reputation for some very tough coins. The origin of the Carson City reputation stems from silver dollars. Thanks to Carson City Morgan dollars discovered in Treasury vaults and sold to the public, the coins that created the reputation were not scarce at all.
Brexit Impacts Coin Markets
The word Brexit might not mean much to the average person, but to anyone who collects coins, it will mean a lot. Gold prices exploded to more than $1,300 an ounce while silver moved up to near $18. Platinum, which is both an industrial and precious metal, has failed to crack the $1,000 mark.
Coin Market Hits Summertime Slowdown
The summer solstice has come and gone. What this means for coin collectors is that we have hit the season where the buying and selling of coins traditionally gets slow. You could blame it on school being out, vacations, or other things. But regardless of the reason, this pattern appears to be at wor
Types Of U.S. Coins
Coin collecting is a fun hobby that anyone who has the time can do. A coin’s history and its development can be learned by collecting them.
People engage in social activities for many reasons; most common is sharing in the same interest and passion as other people. It is in places like these that information about a certain subject is shared and new ideas and trends are revealed that keep its members up to date with current events that
In a coin collection, the most difficult part is how to find the coins for the collection. A collector’s main method of acquiring coins is by buying them. The most common alternative in acquiring a coin is through purchase in auction sales. Rare coins and those that are of high quality are very di
The 1914-S Lincoln cent has an interesting history. It is one of a group of San Francisco dates from 1910-1915, dates that are historically seen as better Lincoln cents. The 1909-VDB is the key date with the 1914-D followed by the 1909-S and 1931-S semi-keys. The San Francisco coins from 1910 to 191
Coin Prices Move
New U.S. Mint numismatic products sell out as fast as they are released. The 2016-W gold Centennial Mercury dime is the most recent example of this trend. The coin's allotment sold out in about 40 minutes. There seems to be a significant enthusiasm not just among new coin collectors, but among more
Tips To Collect U.S. Coins
Some people have a natural talent to love money, whether they spend it or simply collect it, they are simply born to love what money provides them in the kinds of gratifications that they desire.
For Swiss, Cash Is Freedom
With the worldwide ongoing war on cash going strong in countries like Denmark and Sweden, it is surprising to see the Swiss going the opposite direction. Switzerland seems to be one of the last bastions fighting the trend to a cashless society. Not only are the Swiss sold on the idea that they want
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