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Careful consideration must be given to the condition of a coin before arriving at its value, as even a minor difference in grading can mean a substantial difference in price. There are several factors to keep in mind when considering varying grades of preservation.
Guide for Rare Coin Collectors
Coin collecting is one hobby that is both fun and challenging. To help those who are looking for those rare coins, here is a list of hard to find ones that are worth moving “heaven and earth” for.
Half Dimes Forerunners To The Nickel
Silver half-dimes predated five-cent pieces alternatively known as nickels and even coexisted with them for many years. The Mint struck half-dimes from 1794 to 1873. Half-dime mintage numbers were low and intermittent before 1829.
Half Dollars Fail To Circulate
Perhaps you have been wondering where all of the half dollars have went to. With the U.S. Mints churning out millions very few of them ever seem to show up in your area. Apparently most of them seem to wind up in casinos in Las Vegas. This seems to have happened with the Eisenhower dollars and befor
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.
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.
Have coins? Will collect!
Old coins that is. Try looking under that old dresser, or up the attic where grandma or grandpa’s things may be stashed away patiently waiting for you to discover them. Who knows, you might find a coin there, an old coin that – at today’s rate - may be worth a few dollars; probably three or four o
Have coins? Will collect!
Old coins that is. Try looking under that old dresser, or up the attic where grandma or grandpa’s things may be stashed away patiently waiting for you to discover them.
Higher Prices for Silver Eagles
The U.S. Mint will start selling the 2014-dated American Silver Eagles on January 13, 2014. A number of question present themselves with this announcement.
History Of Gold and Silver Coins
People in the older times did not use any form of currency to purchase the things they needed. They just traded their goods at the market place and exchanged things they had for things they wanted or needed. As time passed, people began to learn the value of currency. They started to use money as an
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