Coin collecting is fun for every age. It’s interesting to learn about rare coins and read whimsical stories regarding their manufacturing (“coining” or “coinage”) and distribution or circulation. When buying and selling coins, the first thing to know is this: Things change. Values change. The rare coin your grandmother cherished may now be worth less than the meltdown value of coins in your son’s collection.
The next important thing to know is this: You need a mentor or at the very least a trusted, “name-brand” local coin dealer. Coin dealers are not created equal. Continue reading Coin Dealers: 4 Tips To Find the Best
From nearly the beginning of human history, precious metals like gold and silver have been treasured for their beauty and desirability. Stories about King Midas, golden geese, and silver linings have been passed down to us over the centuries. And, even during the past two centuries, thousands died in California, the Yukon, and elsewhere as they unsuccessfully pursued dreams of striking it rich by locating the “motherlode.” In this article, we wanted to share with you some key tips on gold and silver coins and bars.
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In our business, we’re always on the lookout for news about counterfeit coins, so this story from across the border in New Jersey caught our eye.
Continue reading How to Tell if a Coin is Counterfeit