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All Coin Grading Companies Are Not The Same
Slabbed coins graded by a third party grading service are supposed to be a guarantee that the slabbed coin has been accurately graded and certified.
Alphabet Explosion In Coin Slabbing Companies
Of course most coin collectors are aware of coin slabs, which are the plastic holders that professional 3rd part coin grading services use to store the coins that they grade and certify. What you might not be aware of is the explosion of lesser-known new coin grading services.
Always Read The Fine Print
You come across a dealer´s advertisement in a weekly issue of Coin World or the monthly Coin Values magazine that may hold the key to adding to your collection. However, in order to arrive at a competent decision, you have to know not only what the dealer´s advertisement specifically outlines, but
America’s Forgotten Dollar
America’s Three Cent Note
Many readers of this site would be surprised to know that the United States once issued a paper note barely larger than some commemorative postage stamps, and they might be even more surprised to find that such notes are quite a collectible item today.
American Bullion Coin Facts
American Eagle gold coins are very easy to identify and to figure out their value. These have become popular with collectors since they have been introduced. The gold weight of the bullion coin is clearly stamped on the reverse side of the coin.
An Educational Hobby
There are many reasons why one collects coins. There are collectors who collect on the basis of the coin’s future perceived value, some collect coins coming from just one particular period, some on metal type and some for a coins historical value.
ANA Budget Woes
The adoption of the next annual American Numismatic Association has been delayed for up to three months. President Walter Ostromecki made the announcement on Oct. 22, 2013 at the opening of the first ANA board of governors meeting to be webcast.
ANA Recovers Stolen Dollar Coin
In 2007 approximately 300 rare coins were stolen from the ANA’s Edward C. Rouchette Money Museum in Colorado Springs, Colorado. To date only about 10 percent of the stolen coins have been recovered and those particular coins were worth approximately 20 percent of the stolen coins’ overall value.
Ancient Coin Collecting
One type of coin that you may want to consider collecting is ancient coins. Many collectors hesitate to buy ancient coins to collect because they can be terribly expensive. What is most important is the uniqueness of these coins and the benefits they provide their collectors.
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