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Searching For Dime Sleepers
Over the years there have been many arguments and debates over whether dimes and quarters represent the last true working coins in U.S. small change. The arguments typically center around whether cents and nickels are simply too small to make a real difference when it comes to any real purchasing po
Seated Dollar Surprise
The surprise of the 1860-O Seated Dollar is quite an interesting tale. Reportedly, a few thousand of these dollars were paid out by the Treasury at face value during the major silver dollar release during the years 1962-1964. One would have to wonder how minted coins that were already over a century
Selling Coins Online
Selling coins on an online auction can be hard work, enjoyable, satisfying and often times frustrating, but it can also be quite rewarding. This is certainly not a get rich quick scheme and you will not become a millionaire from doing it. However you will get to exchange messages and talk to many
Selling Gold Coins Serious Business
People own gold coins for many reasons. Some collectors buy them as an investment. Other folks buy gold coins because they enjoy collecting them. And this again can be for a variety of reasons. Examples are building a type set or collecting a particular series. And some lucky people inherit a collec
Set Your Gold Investment Goals
If you are a coin collector or a gold or silver bug, you have likely been called every name in the book. The only important thing that matters is if you are right. If you bought your gold or silver at the bottom of the market, it doesnít matter what the naysayers have called you, you made the right
Shield Nickel Type Coins
Some type coins in a type set can be tough to locate. One of these type coins is the Shield nickel with rays as they were only produced in 1866 and for a short time in 1867.
Should Cash Be Abolished?
It seems to be fashionable to think that cash will soon be abolished and we will migrate to a cashless society. Really? With the news of yet another breach of the federal governments data banks in the news, do you really feel that any form of electronic payment is really that secure? Donít bet on it
Should Collecting Outrank Investing?
This is always an ongoing debate among coin collectors. Should you be a collector or a rare coin investor? A recently auctioned Proof-63 1804 silver dollar realized a disappointing $3.5 million. This could be a classic example of why some collectors say you should be a collector rather than an inves
Should Our Currency Be Revalued?
An editorial in a major weekly coin periodical advocates the need to revalue our currency. The article points out the fact that many major countries have revalued their money over the years while we have not significantly changed ours in over 200 years.
Should You Buy Coins At Auctions?
One of the most difficult things in collecting coins is how to find coins for it. A coin collectorís main method is to purchase coins to add to his or her collection. Buying coins at an auction is another common alternative to acquiring coins.
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