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Barber Half Dollar History
In 1887, Mint Director James P. Kimball noted in his annual report the “inferiority of our coinage” compared to other advanced nations and that in his opinion, the coinage of the U.S. was out of date and should be chan
Becoming A Numismatic
Numismatics is the study of money, medallions, banknotes, token coins, and stock certificates. It is believed to have been established in the time of Julius Caesar who wrote the first book about it.
Becoming A Numismatic
The old saying goes, “Money makes the world go ‘round.” We use it every day. We can’t acquire many necessary item needed in daily life without it. We almost always want more of it, but for coin collectors, money is much more than a piece of metal. It’s a hobby, a learning experience, and can be
Best Wasy To Buy Coins
There are various sources where those “special coins” can be purchased. The following are the basic methods and starting places to obtain the coin(s) you have long wanted.
Bitcoins To Get A Physical Form
While Bitcoins are a virtual currency, if the concept of a Bitcoin is too “virtual” for you, a physical form is on the way. Titan Mint has found a way to put a Bitcoin into a tangible form as well as making it collectible.
British Coin Collecting
Tremendous number of books and journals have been published since the 1800s on British Coin collecting hobby. That shows how long this hobby has been around and how highly regarded it is by many numismatists all over the world.
Build Your Rare Coin Portfolio Faster
Conventional wisdom holds that it normally takes quite a long time for a rare coin to appreciate in value. Even knowing this “wisdom,” many people continue to invest in rare coins believing that the coins will grow in value and yield a high return on their investment.
Bullion Coin Buying Tips
What are bullion coins? These coins may have high values because they are not only limited; but also they may have been found in shipwrecks, or they may come from the ancient times. Bullion coins are the type of collector’s items that many people look for.
Buying Mint Coins By Telephone
A recent editorial in a numismatic periodical lamented as to why some people still order coins from the U.S. Mint by phone. In case you didn’t know the Mint charges as extra fee to order coins this way.
California Hoard On Sale Soon
The gold coins from the California Saddle Ridge hoard are coming to market on May 27. The hoard is estimated to be worth $10 million dollars with some excellent specimens in the mix. At 11:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on May 27 a single 1874-S $20 gold piece will be sold in a live auction at the Ol
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