Spot the Difference if you Can #6
Spot the Difference if you Can #6 Mercury Dimes have been a favorite of mine since I was a child. Something about them that captivated me from my early days as a coin collector. The above two coins look similar but there are two very important differences between them. Mercury Dimes FSB Grade The most […]Read more
Don’t Shoot the Messenger!
Don’t Shoot the Messenger In the past few months, I have had a little bit more time to work on my stamp & coin collections, and I came across 3 silver bars I picked up a few years ago. Silver Stagecoach – Fractional Bar I have been purchasing a fair bit of silver bars & […]Read more
Why you MUST Inventory your Stamps & Coins!
Why you MUST Inventory your Stamps & Coins! It’s important that you have stamp inventory software to accurately manage, track & inventory your stamps for insurance & estate purposes. We recommend taking the time to inventory your collection for many reasons, some of which are explained below: Keeping track of what you have for insurance […]Read more
Understanding Coin Price Guides
Understanding Coin Price Guides There are many coin price guides published; weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and annually. They come in the form of magazines, newsprint, “hot sheets”, and books. All of us have referred to one of these from time to time to ascertain what a particular coin might be worth. Yet, few of us stop […]Read more
What Coins Should I Collect?
What Coins Should I Collect? You should collect what you like and enjoy. This is Your Dream. Design it any way you want. Never-the-less, . . . decide on Foreign coins or US Coins; and Proof or Mint State. If US, then decide upon a Denomination: penny, nickel, dime, quarter, half dollar, dollar or other. […]Read more
What is “Key”, When Collecting Coins?
What is “Key”, When Collecting Coins? Key Coin is a coin that is among the toughest and Most Expensive to obtain within a series. In the Lincoln Cent series, for example, the 1909-S VDB would be considered the key, as would the 1914-D and often the 1922-Plain. Of course, a Coin may become the Most […]Read more
How Should I Store My Coins?
The 8 Best Ways To Store Your Coin Collection There are two concerns when discussing the storage of coins. First, the storage of the individual coin, and Second, the storage of a group of coins, or an entire collection. Storage of a Coin Collection The Environment of the entire Collection, or Group of Coins is […]Read more
Favorite Gold Coins To Collect For Investment
Favorite Gold Coins To Collect For Investment Why Gold American Eagle Coins are Popular among Collectors Gold coins are a favorite of coin collectors with an eye toward investment. Not only are golden coins lovely to behold, but they also have a value that is guaranteed, due to their precious metal content. The value of […]Read more
Coin Collecting Throughout The Ages
Coin Collecting Throughout The Ages Coin collecting, or numismatics is a hobby as old as time. As a hobby, it has been around for more than 2,500 years. This is surprising since the use of coins has been around for pretty much that same amount of time too. Man has always had a fixation for […]Read more
5 Reasons to Buy and Collect Certified and Graded Coins
5 Reasons to Buy and Collect Certified and Graded Coins Why should a coin collector and investor buy and collect professionally graded and certified coins? Commonly called “slabs”, they are housed in a protective plastic holder. There are many companies – over a dozen are less than 2 years old – which will put your […]Read more