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Coins Made Into Jewelry
Some coin collectors have come upon coins that have an indented line around the obverse side just in from the rim of the coin, and they wonder if the coin came like this from the mint.

The Assay Commission
Many years ago we had an Assay Commission. The Commission’s only purpose was to examine coinage annually and attest to the fineness of the bullion coins.

Coin Collecting Kit
Coin collecting is not as simple as keeping coins: it may be observed from numismatists or even coin enthusiasts that it is a systematic and somewhat complicated hobby.

Civil War Fractional Currency
Silver half-dimes had been minted since the 1790s, but they quickly disappeared from circulation during the Civil War. Due to the uncertainty future of the war conditions, people hoarded coins.

Hobby of the Kings
Coin collecting is said to be the “Hobby of the Kings.” Coin collecting is different from money hoarding. Collecting coins as an art form can be traced back to the 14th century.

The Shield Nickel
America’s first nickel was first coined in 1866. The Shield nickel was created to replace five-cent Fractional Currency notes that were issued during the Civil War. Hardly anyone expected the nickel to become as important as it has over time. The Philadelphia Mint struck the first Shield nickels in

Coin Grading 101
A "grade" is described as a shorthand designed by coin experts (numismatists) to reveal a coin’s appearance. Simply put, if a certain coin collector tells another collector that he owns an uncirculated Charlotte 50 half eagle, both should already have a concept of the coins appearance without even

Canadian Paper Money Goes Plastic
If you shop at your local grocery store, you are often asked if you want paper or plastic bags. In the future, when Canadians pay for stuff, they will have two choices: plastic or plastic.

The Return Of The Morgan Silver Dollar
The year 1921 brought the return of the Morgan silver dollar after a 17 year hiatus in production.

How To Become A Knowledgeable Cherrypicker
The first thing you will need is some good overall grading guides for your own library.

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