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1/25/2023

Coin Collecting 104 - The United States Mint

The United States Mint is the largest mint in the world. However, it didn't start that way. Learn the historical significance of this monumental institution.

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1/20/2023

Coin Collecting 301 - Collecting Coins by Type Vs. Series

If money is no object, you can collect coins however you want. However, those on a limited budget can still collect their favorite coins by picking the correct approach.

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12/8/2022

Coin Collecting 203: Where to Buy Coins

Now that basic pricing and grading have been covered, where do collectors go to buy coins?

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12/2/2022

Coin Collecting 202: Introduction to Coin Grading

It was once said to become a good coin grader, you need a good light, a good magnifying glass, and twenty years of experience. So the first step is understanding what coin grading is and is not.

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11/11/2022

Coin Collecting 201 - Introduction to Coin Values

""How much is my coin worth?"" is the most asked question in coin collecting. Discover the factors that influence the value and prices of coins.

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11/3/2022

Coin Collecting 103: Protecting, Preserving & Storing Your Coin Collection

We spend countless hours assembling our coin collections. Protecting, preserving, and storing your coins correctly will ensure future generations will enjoy them.

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10/24/2022

Coin Collecting 102: What Exactly Is A Coin?

Knowing the parts of a coin is the first step in becoming a knowledgeable coin collector. Knowing how to speak the language and where to get coins can make your coin collecting journey a lot easier.

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10/7/2022

Coin Collecting 101: An Introduction to Coin Collecting

If you are new to the hobby of coin collecting, or curious about this fascinating hobby, read on...

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7/1/2022

Adding Key Date Coins to Your Collection: First or Last?

A different philosophy on purchasing key date coins.

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6/10/2022

Investing in Junk Silver

In times of inflation, you may want to diversify your investment portfolio into ""Junk Silver.""

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4/29/2022

A Strategy for Collecting Standing Liberty Quarters

Just because a set has a showstopper coin, it shouldn't prohibit you from starting a collection of beautiful coins.

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4/11/2022

Bigger Is More Beautiful

Fallen Heroes of September 11th Bronze Medals are exact duplicates of the three Congressional Gold Medals located at each of the terrorist sites to honor our fallen heroes.

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3/25/2022

Everyone Can Collect Barber Quarters

Everyone can collect Barber quarters with options from ten dollars to over a hundred thousand dollars.

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3/10/2022

Money, Myths, and Misconceptions

Over the years, there have been many falsehoods regarding U.S. currency and coin collecting. Here are the top seven.

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2/27/2022

David Versus Goliath / The Coin Collector versus The United States Mint

The United States Mint is heading down a path of slow destruction. The solution is simple, and the implementation is doable. Pay attention to the little guy if you want to survive.

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1/5/2022

7 Tips for Selling Coins on eBay

Selling coins on eBay is not difficult if you understand the process and you know what you are doing. Here are seven tips to help you get started.

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12/17/2021

Affordable Error Coins to Add to Your Collection

Clashed die error coins are a very affordable way to start collecting error coins. You can find these in circulation or cherrypicked from a coin dealer stock.

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12/1/2021

How Proof Coins Get Their Cameo Contrast

The United States Mint has employed the latest technology to create different finishes on their proof coins. This technique enhances the design and overall eye appeal of all proof coins now produced by the U.S. Mint.

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11/13/2021

A Remedy to the Same Old Ways of Coin Collecting

Some traditional ways of collecting coins can get old fast. Here is a review of the traditional ways and some ideas for new ways to collect that will rekindle your coin collecting bug.

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10/29/2021

How to Buy Gold Coins for Profit

If you know how to buy gold coins you can use them to diversify your investment portfolio. Know the difference between gold bullion and gold coins and how to purchase them.

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10/22/2021

Investing in Modern United States Commemorative Coins

The largest coin dealer in the world is the United States Mint. Purchasing coins directly from the U.S. Mint can be a very cost-effective method to add coins to your collection. If you're only looking at them for investment purposes, this can be a risky business.

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10/15/2021

Quick Start Collecting Guide: Walking Liberty Half Dollars

Collecting Walking Liberty half dollars can be easy enough to collect for the beginner and demanding for the advanced collector. This Quick Start Guide will direct you through assembling your collection of Walking Liberty half dollars.

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10/8/2021

Precision Coin Supplies Need by More Advanced Collectors

The deeper you journey into coin collecting, the more advanced your coin collecting supplies need to be. You will be paying more attention to the details and very fine attributes of your coins.

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9/24/2021

Book Review: Coins & Collectors: Golden Anniversary Edition

Fifty years ago, Q. David Bowers published a book that inspired coin collectors for a generation. Find out how this updated book can inspire you.

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9/17/2021

Collecting Contemporary U.S. Mint Products

Over the years, The United States Mint has issued a variety of products. Beginning in 1892 and more consistently starting in the early 1900s, the Mint issued a wide variety of commemorative coins to appeal to special interest groups.

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8/20/2021

Collecting a Type Set of United States Coins

Collecting a type set of United States coins provides a wide variety of options for the beginning through the advanced collector. See how you can start your type set collection today.

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8/13/2021

10 Tips for Assembling a Coin Collection for Less than $200 Per Month

Assembling a comprehensive coin collection requires a plan and a budget.

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6/19/2021

Grading Cameo Contrast on U.S. Proof Coins

Not all proof coins produced have the same amount of cameo contrast on their surfaces. This guide will help you determine the amount of cameo contrast on your proof coins.

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5/22/2021

5 Coin Collecting Investment Mistakes to Avoid

Avoid These Common Mistakes to Make Money in Coins

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5/4/2021

Safes, Security & Insurance for Coin Collections

Although nobody wants to think about it, the inevitable may happen, and your prized coin collection could be lost. Follow these simple steps to maximize the protection of your coin collection.

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