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Roman Coin Helps Date Site
Coins can help to serve the same purpose as can an index fossil. Coins can help to date an archaeological dig site in a much similar fashion as can a fossil help date the strata in which the fossil is found. The important part in both scenarios is for the find to be documented in its proper context

Rules Of Coin Collecting
Coin collecting is something that takes time to learn. The most important thing to remember is that you are doing it for the right reason - if it is a passion, then it is something worth pursuing. Collecting just for profit may work but it usually is not enough in the long run. A person really has t

Saddle Ridge Gold Coins Benefit Non-Profit
The California couple who found the hoard of coins on their property, now known as the Saddle Ridge Hoard, have decided to use the first piece of their newfound wealth to help save a National landmark. The landmark in question is the Mint that struck the majority of the gold coins found in the hoard

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 doesn’t 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? Don’t bet on it

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