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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.
Gold Continues To Move Up
If you haven’t noticed what gold’s been up to, you may be surprised. Gold prices have been over $1,750 an ounce, while silver has been hovering around $35 an ounce. This is a far cry from the $1,500 for gold and $28 that silver started the year out at.
Gold Shines When Fed “Talk” Fails
Very few coin collectors would disagree that all else being equal, rising precious metals prices are a positive influence on the general health of numismatics. Granted there are some rare coins that seldom come to market so infrequently, that precious metals prices have little or no effect on the pr
Gold-Plated Coins Not A Bargain
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.
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