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  • Why Do I Want MS-70 Coins In My Collection?

    If you are serious about collecting rare coins, you would be wise to educate yourself on the grading scale used to rate collectibles. Grading coins is an art, and some would have you believe it is a science, but anyone can learn the basics simply by paying attention to the trends in the industry. A...
  • Get involved in the rare coin collecting culture

    People have collected rare coins for many years, and will likely continue to do so in the future. While the hobby did not gather speed until the 16th century, it is widely practiced in many cultures today, including in the United States. In fact, many famous public personalities have turned their...
  • Four Ways to Avoid Buying Fake Gold Bullion Coins

    Buying gold bullion coins is a great way for investors to add a small amount of tangible gold to their investment portfolios and to any coin collection. However, coin fraud is always a possibility in the coin industry, and it is important that you protect yourself from wasting money on a fake. There...
  • What Should You Bring To A Coin Collectors Show?

    Ever wonder if any of the coins at the bottom of your coin jug are worth anything? According to Daniel Ward, coin expert from the International Coin Collectors Association (ICCA), your coins, jewelry, and even old silverware may be worth more than you think. The ICCA travels all over the country to...
  • Demand for one-ounce Gold Buffalo so strong, U.S. Mint ran out

    Need a sign that demand for gold coins is surging in the troubled economic environment? The U.S. government has helpfully provided one. Last month, Reuters reported that the U.S. Mint has run out of 2010 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Coins. The 24-karat coins are notable for containing an ounce ...
  • The Platinum Maple Leaf of Canada

    While most of us are more than familiar with the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf bullion coin there is one more coin that only a few investors are aware of. The Platinum Maple Leaf was produced by the Canadian Royal Mint between 1988 and 2002 and then once again in 2009. The first series were availabl...
  • The Australian Platinum Koala

    Australia was the first major nation to announce that they were going to mint a full one troy ounce and various sub denominations platinum coin. First introduced in 1988 and struck at the Perth Mint, this coin features a low relief image of a Koala bear on the obverse with a picture of Queen Eli...
  • Famous Coin Collectors You Might Know

    Throughout history there have been many famous people who were known to be numismatists or coin collectors, a hobby which is shared by millions of people around the world. Some names you might recognize, while others you may not. Many of the names in this list may surprise you to know that one of th...
  • The History of Numismatics

    For as long as coins and money have been around, people have been collecting them. In fact, records of coin collecting go all the way back to the time of Caesar Augustus and Petrarch is often considered the first coin collector of the Renaissance era. Gold is one of the most coveted precious metals ...
  • History of American Gold Coins

    Although the United States has a briefer history than many countries in the world, the history of gold coins in the United States is as rich and interesting as any other country’s. From the $5 Liberty Head to the Double Eagle, United States gold coins provide an interesting look at the history of ...

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