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Few Coins Minted In 1815
1815 is a special year as it is the only year that a cent coin was not minted in the United States. Collectors who specialize in collecting coins from that year, have few examples to choose from.
What designates a coin as a “sleeper?” A strict definition of a “sleeper” is a coin that is undervalued due to its mintage being lower than its more common coin relations, and its value is lower than would be expected.
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
The Dollar Debate Keeps Going And Going
In a recent issue of a popular coin collecting periodical the debate continues on whether to dump the dollar bill in favor of some kind of dollar coin. Over the last forty years or so the government has issued various dollar coin in various sizes that have never caught on with the public at large.
Cost To Produce Cent And Nickel Drops
The good news is that the Mint has been able to reduce the cost to produce the cent and the nickel. The bad news is that it still costs more to produce both coins than their face values.
Fighting Fake Slabs
Slabbed coins are supposed to be virtually impossible to counterfeit. Perhaps that isn’t always the case. PCGS is teaming up with DuPont to create a new coin holder that features a 3D security hologram.
2014 Buying And Selling Coins On eBay
If you have ever had a desire to sell coins on eBay, a quick search online will quickly show you that there isn’t much in the way of good information on how to start selling there.
A Legendary Penny
The 1909-S VDB Lincoln cent is not exactly rare to find. While there is a good supply of the coins around, it is not the easiest one to find. Approximately 484,000 pieces were issued which caused an immediate collecting sensation.
Higher Prices for Silver Eagles
The U.S. Mint will start selling the 2014-dated American Silver Eagles on January 13, 2014. A number of question present themselves with this announcement.
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
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