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Collecting Old Commemorative Coins
Most coin collectors start collecting coins that they are familiar with. This can be coins now in circulation, coins that they played with in their youth, or items they received as gifts as a number of examples. Whatever coins they collect, they will be ones that they have some personal familiarity
Collecting coins is a hobby that anyone and everyone could do. But collecting quarters is a hobby that - currently Ė it is estimated that one hundred six million Americans do. Men, women, and children of all ages are involved in collecting quarters.
Collecting U.K. Coins
n the United Kingdom, coins are considered one of the most precious relics that the nation has ever produced because most of their coins are considered to be a true representation of the royalty. For instance, U.K. coin collectors would be happy to own the 50-cent coins that were manufactured by the
Commemorative And Other Special Coins
Commemorative coins are very popular coins to collect. Many people want to have different kinds of coins in their collections. Commemorative coins can be used as a traditional gift for that special person for any kind of celebration.
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
Commemorative Coins Abuse
The issuance of commemorative coins has apparently been an ongoing problems for a number of years. A number of years ago Congress read a scathing report on a number of abuses associated with the issuance of commemorative coins and attempted to remedy the situation.
Commemorative Coins Versus Commemorative Stamps
Stamp collecting and coin collecting have at least one thing in common, commemorative items. Commemorative stamps generally get a good reception in the stamp collecting community. However, commemorative coins seem to be more controversial to coin collectors.
Consumer Groups Are Pushing For More $1 Coins
Despite the unpopularity of $1 coins with the public, believe it or not, there are some consumer groups that are still trying to pressure the Federal Government to circulate more‚ÄĒmany more $1 coins. Groups like Citizens Against Government Waste, are getting very aggressive in there efforts to pus
Coronet Gold $5
Gold has been the most sought after metal in nearly every civilization as far back as can be remembered. Granted you canít drink gold, you canít really eat it or drink it, or use it as fuel. Even though it doesnít satisfy any of our basic necessities, it is still highly sought after.
Cost To Produce Cent And Nickel Drops
The good news is that the Mint has been able to reduce the cost to produce the cent and the nickel. The bad news is that it still costs more to produce both coins than their face values.
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