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Counterfeit Coin Detection
A special machine does the stamping of coins to make them genuine. People who counterfeit coins are well trained and have the capacity to manipulate their duplication - especially those rare coins which have high value among collectors. The most common procedure used in counterfeiting is that they p

A Cashless Society
As a collector of coins you may have heard about the world going to a cashless society. Well you don't even have to be a collector to be concerned about the ongoing push to bring this about. Unfortunately it will only be a matter of time before this comes into being.

1931-D Mercury Dime
The Mercury dime is a set that has been studied heavily which should indicate pricing that would accurately reflect the availability and demand. If you rely on mintage totals alone, the 1931-D could be troublesome as its mintage numbers were only 1,260,000 pieces.

Using A Coin Album
For every numismatist or coin collector, finding a good place to store their coins is the most important thing in this world because storing their precious coins in a good and secure place will ensure that the quality and value of their coins is maintained.

Online Sellers' Claims
If you have ever looked at coin auctions on a site like eBay you have likely seen sellers selling "unsearched" rolls of coins to prospective bidders. Some of these online sellers tout the items they are selling (rolls of cents and/or other coins) are unsearched and "guaranteed" to contain error co

Taking Care Of Coins
There are collectors that specifically find classic editions of coins that existed during the period from 1892 to 1954. These coins have marked events or may signify the work of royalty during that period. There are those collectors that prefer the modern series that are very distinct as well. One

1849 Double Eagle
The 1849 double eagle can trace its existence to the rivers and streams of California. The gold discovered there in the late 1840s opened the way to approval of the $20 denomination. If you doubt the importance of California gold, consider that the next highest gold coin, the $10 gold eagle, had

1917 Standing Liberty Quarter
1916 was a very busy year for the Mint. Three new designs were added that year thanks to a design competition. The Mercury dime and the Walking Liberty half dollar of A.A. Weinman were slated to join the Herman MacNeil Standing Liberty quarter in production in 1916.

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

1893-O Morgan Dollar A Rarity
The 1893-O Morgan dollar is a rather mysterious Morgan dollar as not much is known about it, coming from a period when there were a number of scarce Morgans. It was quite easy for the 1893-O to be overlooked.

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