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Mint Proof Sets Get Small Boost
Some coin dealers have raised the bid price modestly for relatively recent proof sets. Of late, prices for U.S. Mint products have remained stagnant and often close to their wholesale levels. The retail buyers for these proof sets are usually inexperienced marginal collectors. Most of these collecto
Rare Coin Collecting Truths
Today, coin collecting, especially of those coins that are considered rare, is considered to be one of a few hobbies that are not just a mere pastime or leisure activity. Coin collecting can serve many purposes considered typical of this activity.
Places To Find Coins
Coin collecting was started only as a hobby for most people, however you can hear what other people say (or you probably have heard yourself) about news of people cashing in on their old coin; and that encouraged more people to go on a coin-collecting streak. If you are one of those people who want
Ancient Roman Coins Found In Japan
The subject of numismatics is once again rewriting history. It was recently announced that some ancient Roman coins have been found in an archaeological site in Japan. Ten coins, at least six of them are reported to be from the Constantian era.
Canadian Coin Treasures
In Canada where the popularity of money and coins has shown significant increase because the value of "paper fiat money" tends to deflate as much as 25% to 30% in a short period of time. For this reason, coin manufacturers in Canada started making different types of coins to partially replace the va
Some Very Expensive Coins
The most prominent of these, the 1804 Silver Dollar, is known as the King of Coins. Only 15 examples exist today, and it is considered a very beautiful coin as well. There are few coins as rare that are also as popular, and that combined with the fact that most of the surviving specimens are in very
Purity: Is it a known fake or forgery?
Itís very easy to mistake a coinís true worth if the coin has been debased in some way. This can have been done in a number of ways, but one of the most common is by substituting lower base metals for a coin which is supposed to have silver, gold or platinum.
Fun Fact About Coins
There are approximately $8 billion worth of coins circulating in the U.S. today. In the past 30 years, the U.S. Mint, who is responsible for designing and producing the nationís coins, has minted over 300 billion coins, worth about $15 billion!
Roman Coin Helps Date Site
Coins can help to serve the same purpose as can an index fossil. Coins can help to date an archaeological dig site in a much similar fashion as can a fossil help date the strata in which the fossil is found. The important part in both scenarios is for the find to be documented in its proper context
Narrow Range Coin Prices
The current precious metals market continues to trade in a very narrow range. While coin collectors are enjoying this price stability, silver and gold bullion coin buyers aren't. Sales are stagnating for this very reason, buyers may be taking a short recess. Sales of bullion coins are slowing down.
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