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Error Coins & Die Varieties

1955 Lincoln Cent Doubled Die Obverse MS64 Brown PCGS (obverse)

Error coins and die varieties can be found everywhere. A coin collector with the keen eye will be able to pick them out of pocket change or a coin dealers' inventory. There are plenty of errors and varieties waiting to be collected.

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3 Things You Need to Know Before You Buy Gold Coins

Monday April 21, 2014

Gold coinsWith the volatile price of gold recently and the future health of the U.S. economy becoming questionable, more and more people are looking to invest in gold through the purchasing of gold coins. Unfortunately, there are also a few unscrupulous people looking to rip-off the uninformed consumer when it comes to purchasing gold coins. The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG), which is composed of the country's top rare coin dealers, has put together a list of three things that everyone should know before they decide to invest in gold coins. So don't believe everything you see on television and don't listen to anything a telemarketer is trying to tell you over the telephone. Arm yourself with knowledge and check out what some of the country's top numismatists have to say.

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Safely Storing Your Coin Collection

Thursday April 17, 2014

Coin Storage and Supplies Many coin collectors have already taken the time to house their collection in folders and albums. But, if you do not store your folders and albums in the proper environment your coins may still get damaged. Even though coins are made of metal, and metal is very tough, coins can still be damaged from some harsh environmental factors. If you understand what these factors are and how they affect coins, you can select a place to safely store your collection where it will not get damaged.

I've written an guide that explains how you can safely store your coin collection. Additionally, you will understand which environmental factors can damage your coins and select a safe location to store your collection so that it can be enjoyed by generations to come.

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A Guide to American Eagle Gold and Platinum Coins

Tuesday April 15, 2014

American Gold and Platinum Eagles Coin Book Retired director of the United States Mint, Edmund C. Moy has authored an authoritative guide on the American Gold and Platinum Eagle bullion coin program. Moy was director of the United States Mint from 2006 until 2011. In this book, he shares his unique insights and perspective on the gold and platinum bullion market. Not only are these coins used as an investment in tangible assets, but they are also prized and highly collected by numismatists. My book review will help you decide if this book will be an appropriate addition to your numismatic library.

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Collecting Guide to Standing Liberty Quarters

Thursday April 10, 2014

Standing Liberty QuarterPersonally, I think the Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle $20 gold piece is the most beautiful coin that United States Mint has ever made. Right behind that is the Walking Liberty half dollar and the Standing Liberty quarter. The Standing Liberty quarter has always intimidated me. There are a couple of "showstoppers" even in a simple date collection of these beautiful coins. Even if you are looking for just a single type coin that is well struck, that too can also presented its own challenges.

Regardless if you are a seasoned collector of Standing Liberty quarters or you have just discovered this beautiful United States coin series, I have assembled several collecting guides to help you get started or hone your collecting skills.

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