Learn the Basics of Coin Collecting
By James Bucki, About.com Guide
Begin a Coin Collection
There are many different ways to begin collecting coins. You can start your collection right from your pocket change, or you can build a collection of classic coins or bullion by buying from dealers. Learn how to get started with a coin collection for yourself or for your children with these easy to follow articles and suggestions.
- Properly Storing Your Coin Collection in Folders and Albums
- Selecting the Right Coin Holder for Your Coin Collection
- Coin Collecting Supplies for the Beginner
- How to Safely Store Your Coin Collection
- How to Start a Coin Collection on $4
- How to Collect Washington Quarters
- How Do I Start a Coin Collection for a Child?
- Top 10 Most Valuable Error Coins Found in Pocket Change
- Cataloging Your Coin Collection
- The Top 5 Worst Coin Investments
Find a Coin Dealer
Learn how to find honest coin dealers who will help you appraise and sell your current collection, or start a new one. Not all coin dealers subscribe to industry standard codes of ethics. Find out which qualifications to look for in a coin dealer, and what red flags you should avoid in the mostly unregulated coin dealing profession.
- 5 Tips on How to Find an Honest Coin Dealer
- How to Find Reliable Local Coin Dealers
- Locate a PNG Certified Coin Dealer
Learn About Coin Grading
Grading coins is an essential skill to have if you want to make the best use of your limited coin collecting funds. Grading systems are based on simple concepts that are easy to learn, especially for circulated coins. Although grading services do some of the work for you, having a basic understanding of the criteria used by these services will empower you to make better coin buying decisions.