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By James Bucki

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    • Nickel is Defined on this Glossary Page Created: Saturday, July 01, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      What is a nickel? You Guide has the definition to this and other coin related terms in the glossary of numismatic terminology. Nickel is defined on this page.
    • Counterfeit – A Definition of Counterfeit Created: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      A Definition of Counterfeit. Coins.
    • How Many Coins are in a Regular Roll of Coins? Created: Thursday, August 17, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Find out how many coins there are in a standard woll of U.S. coins. Whether it's a roll of quarters, dimes, nickels, half dollars, or pennies, a standard shotgun roll his a certain number of coins...
    • What Are These Old Coins? Created: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Old coins can be hard to value or price if you don't know what the old coin is. This FAQ page will help you identify your old coins so you can learn where they're from and how much they're worth. ...
    • How Much Is My Penny Worth? Created: Monday, February 11, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Learn what your penny is worth by identifying what type it is, and if it is rare. Find how much your pennies are worth in this easy-to-use penny prices guide for U.S. Cents.
    • Is My Penny a Copper, or a Zinc Cent? Created: Monday, July 31, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      U.S. pennies were made of mostly copper until the price of copper got so high that it cost more to mint the cents than they were actually worth. Find out when the U.S. switched to the copper-clad ...
    • Very Fine (VF) - A Definition Created: Thursday, April 17, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      A numismatic definition of the coin grade "Very Fine (VF)"
    • Fine (F) - A Definition Created: Thursday, April 17, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      A numismatic definition of the coin grade "Fine (F)"
    • What Determines the Value and Price of Coins? Created: Thursday, October 06, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Many people buy and sell coins on the Internet or to a coin dealer. But few people understand what influences the values and prices of their coins. This article explains the factors that have power over what you pay and how much you get paid for your coins.
    • Kennedy Half Dollar Values - Coin Values for Kennedy Half Dollar Created: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Looking to see how much your Kennedy half dollar is worth? This page lists coin values for Kennedy half dollar minted from 1964 to the present day. The values listed here are what you can expect ...
    • Lincoln Wheat Penny Values - Coin Values for Lincoln Wheat Pennies Created: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Looking to see how much your wheat penny is worth? This page lists coin values for Lincoln wheatback pennies minted from 1909 to 1958 (Lincoln Wheat Cents). The values listed here are what you ca...
    • How Do I Buy Coins Directly from the U.S. Mint? Created: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      How do I buy coins directly from the U.S. Mint? This FAQ tells you how to cut out the coin dealers and profiteers and buy your U.S. coins straight from the U.S. Mint.
    • Three Things You Should Know Before You Buy Gold Coins Created: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Many people have been getting ripped off when they've purchased gold and gold coins as an investment instruments from unscrupulous sellers and ethical coin dealers. Here are three tips from the Pro...
    • Clean Coins Safely Created: Sunday, June 25, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      To clean coins is generally not recommended, but if you really feel you have to, this article tells you how to clean coins safely and with minimal damage.
    • 5 Tips on How to Find a Coin Dealer Created: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      It is fairly easy to find a coin dealer. But how do you find a reputable, honest coin dealer? We invest a lot of money in our coins, so we want to get the best prices we can. However, price isn'...
    • Circulated – A Definition of Circulated Coin Created: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      A Definition of Circulated Coin. Coins.
    • E Pluribus Unum - What Does This U.S. Motto Mean? Created: Wednesday, April 25, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      E Pluribus Unum is seen on U.S. coins and currency, but it is surprising how many people don't know what this term means and what the history behind it is. Learn about the U.S. Motto E Pluribus Un...
    • Secret Insider Tips to Get Rolled Coins From Banks Created: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Most coin collectors find that getting rolls of coins from their local banks isn't easy. An expert in the hobby of searching bank wrapped rolls of coins reveals the secrets to finding plenty of ro...
    • Top 5 Worst Coin Investments Created: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      This article contains my personal list of "do not buy" coin types. I am reluctant to tell anybody else what they should invest in, since nobody can predict where the market will go, but I am willi...
    • Selling Coins on eBay Created: Thursday, September 08, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Selling your coins on eBay will net you more money than selling them at your local coin shop. This article will show you how to get started selling coins on eBay by creating quality listings that w...
    • Nickel Values Guide Created: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Nickel values guide; Find out how much your U.S. nickels are worth in this easy to use, realistic nickel values guide. Types include Liberty Head V-Nickels, Indian Head Buffalo Nickels, and Jeffer...
    • 5 Ways to Clean Your Pennies Created: Thursday, September 08, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Cleaning brown and ugly pennies is a fun activity that kids of all ages can enjoy. Here are five ways to make your pennies bright and shiny again. Not only will you spend some quality time with yo...
    • Top Ways to Ruin Your Coins Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The 7 best ways to ruin your coins are described, with details on cleaning coins, storing coins, handling coins, and caring for a coin collection. We explain the 7 mistakes that beginning collecto...
    • What is the Difference Between a Coin's Price and its Value? Created: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      There is a big difference between the value of a coin, and the price of a coin. Your Guide explains what the difference is, and how you need to take this concept into consideration when you buy an...
    • Numismatist Created: Thursday, September 14, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Numismatist is defined on this coin terms glossary page.
    • Very Good (VG) - A Definition Created: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      A numismatic definition of the coin grade "Very Good (VG)"
    • Good (G) - A Definition Created: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      A numismatic definition of the coin grade "Good (G)"
    • About Good (AG) - A Definition Created: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      A numismatic definition of the coin grade "About Good (AG)"
    • Fair (Fr) - A Definition Created: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      A numismatic definition of the coin grade "Fair (Fr)"
    • Poor (P) - A Definition Created: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      A numismatic definition of "Poor (P)"
    • How to Collect Washington Quarters Created: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Washington quarters are fun to collect for the beginner and challenging enough for the advanced collector. This article provides a brief history of the coin and will guide you through assembling your collection of Washington quarters.
    • Kennedy Half Dollar (1964-Present) - Collecting Created: Thursday, September 08, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      How to get started collecting, types, advanced collecting tips and more are covered in this comprehensive guide to collecting Kennedy half dollars.

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