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On April 17, 2012 the Professional Numismatists Guild adopted a new three-point definition of coin doctoring. What is coin doctoring?
Coin Grading 101
A "grade" is described as a shorthand designed by coin experts (numismatists) to reveal a coinís 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
Coin Grading Inflation
By now most of us have heard of the Federal Reserveís Quantitative Easing gambit. Whether you realize it or not this is simply a program to overly expand our money supply to supposedly stimulate the economy. In reality QE-? does nothing more than devalue the dollar and enrich the banking elite behin
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.
Coin Grading Tips
Many coin collectors have problems understanding this coin grading thing. And this is a valid concern. After all even with some standards in place, coin grading is still both and art and a science. Many collectors would love to improve their coin grading skills but donít know where to start.
Coin Hoards Are Important
Coin hoards are a controversial subject among coin collectors. In times past coin hoards were feared in some ways. This would be due to what unexpected effects the hoard might have on the coin market.
Coin Investing Tactics For The Future
The key dates and semi-keys of any series have out preformed the common dates in all grades in the past and there is no fundamental reason for that to change in the future. The market for these scarce low mintage coins is driven by supply and demand and new collectors coming into the market should k
Coin Market Hits Summertime Slowdown
The summer solstice has come and gone. What this means for coin collectors is that we have hit the season where the buying and selling of coins traditionally gets slow. You could blame it on school being out, vacations, or other things. But regardless of the reason, this pattern appears to be at wor
Coin Market Is Not Firing On All Cylinders
Is the current coin market firing on all cylinders? First we need to define what each of these so-called cylinders, eight cylinders if you wish to include foreign and ancient coins.
Coin Market Waits On Collectors
Buy low and sell high is the free market's battle cry, and usually sound practical advice not only for the business of coins, but when trying to make money selling in general. This advice is a lot easier to follow when the commodity is appreciating in value.
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