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Are You Still Reeling From 2008?
The generation who lived through the Great Depression was forever changed by it. It has dominated their lives and behavior for years. The “Baby Boomers” and our younger generations cannot begin to imagine what this trauma was even like. We have not experienced anything close to it.
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 nation’s coin dealers are shunning Minnesotan coin collectors. It isn’t 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 doesn’t 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 anybody’s 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
Promoting Coin Collecting
Collecting coins can be fun and profitable if pursued properly. But you often hear the cries as to why the hobby is supposed to be losing collectors left and right. Our current crappy economy is one reason why coin collecting isn’t growing. But coin collecting doesn’t have to be an expensive hobby.
1872-CC Seated Liberty Dime
The 1871-CC Seated Liberty dime is a relatively rare coin to find in any condition. It has the distinction of being one of the rare coins that combines an important place in history with a very low mintage. The poor survival rate of this coin makes it a tough coin to find in any grade.
Commemorative Coin Subjects
As I mentioned in a previous article, commemorative coins seem to be gimmicky. Here is how commemorative coin subjects are chosen. The subject for any commemorative coin stems from some kind of enabling legislation enacted by Congress to honor a person, place or event. The enabling legislation dicta
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