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Coin Collecting Auctions: Bane or Boon?
If you are a coin collector who wants to sell or buy coins, one good way to do it is through coin auctions or bidding.
Love Tokens Were Once Expressions Of Affection
Traditionally flowers and chocolate have been the favorite way to show ones affection towards another. But that was not always the case.
Hard Times Tokens As Advertising
The New York Observer was reporting various kinds of tokens were in daily circulation throughout New York City. According to the newspaper the tokens were being sold for around 62 cents per hundred tokens, which was a good profit when substituted for a cent.
When Did Hard Time Tokens Appear
It is not really certain when the first Hard Times Tokens entered the marketplace. However what is certain is that the distribution of these tokens was well under way by the summer of 1837.
Hardship Tokens Merged Politics With Business
The study of tokens is one of the most interesting areas of coin collecting, because tokens often served in place of coins.
Avoid Getting Ripped Off With Slabbed Coins
Given the growing population of new coin grading companies entering the market, what can a collector do to protect themselves from substandard coin grading companies?
Gold Coin Collecting
Coin collecting is something that dates back to the when coins were first issued for trade. It was only in the Middle Ages that people turned this into a hobby because of the art work and the historical value.
Coin Grading Services 101
So what is a third party coin grading company? It is a firm or company that, for a fee, professionally grades a coin, or piece of paper money. The grading service usually performs four major services for the fee that they charge.
How To Collect Ancient Coins
Collecting coins is so much fun! It is both a hobby and a source of income for many. One type of coin that you may want to consider collecting is ancient coins.
Alphabet Explosion In Coin Slabbing Companies
Of course most coin collectors are aware of coin slabs, which are the plastic holders that professional 3rd part coin grading services use to store the coins that they grade and certify. What you might not be aware of is the explosion of lesser-known new coin grading services.
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