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Speculation or Collecting
Speculating on coins or collecting them have always been seen as opposing themes in coin collecting. Many collectors believe coins should be collected for the sake of collecting, while speculators are always looking to make a killing financially with coins Which view is right?
Is Gold A Great Buy?
Gold and silver prices are down for the time being. Is this a good time to buy gold or silver. Many coin dealers would state that it is. Are they right or wrong. That all depends on how you look at it and what your needs are. For the foreseeable future precious metals prices are likely to stay down.
1804 Storied Silver Dollar
The 1804 silver dollar has to be the most famous dollar coin to ever be issued by the U.S. Mint. You would have had to be living in a cave to have not even heard of its existence. Many legends surround this famous coin.
$10,000 Gold Notes
There was a day when paper money actually came down from the sky in Washington D.C. Actually the paper notes were $10,000 gold notes in storage. On Dec. 13, 1935, these redeemed, uniface, large-size notes were being held in storage at what was the old downtown Post Office in the District of Columbia
!845-O Quarter Eagle Gold Piece
If an 1845-O quarter eagle could talk, it would quite a tale to tell about collecting back in the 1840s. There is no published mintage for the 1845-O quarter eagle. This could stem from the belief that the coin was actually ,minted in 1846 and that total would have appeared as part of the total outp
Collect The Coins You Can Afford
In coin collecting we have an issue with the Mint that many stamp collectors have with the Post Office. Many stamp collectors lament that the Post Office issues too many gimmicky stamps to entice collectors to add to their collections.
1896-S Barber Quarter
The 1896-S Barber Quarter could be considered a bit of a sleeper. Many specialists and those who specialize in key dates are well aware of the 1896-S Barber quarter, but seem to have overlooked it to a certain degree.
1875 Trade Dollar
There are many good Trade dollar dates and nearly everyone was produced at the Carson City Mint. The main exception is the 1875 Trade dollar. If you arenít familiar with the history of Trade dollars, they have a very colorful history.
Trash Or Treasure
Do you collect low grade coins? Is this a bad way of collecting? Only you as a collector can answer these questions for yourself. Many coin experts advise you to buy and collect the best grade of a coin you can afford. If you are looking at your collection as an investment, this is probably good adv
Silver 1855 Trime
There are a number of lesser known and oftentimes scarce coins that are interesting in their own right. The 1855 three-cent piece can be considered to be one of these specimens. The silver three-cent piece was an unusual creation for an unusual time. The story begins in the California gold fields in
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