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Collecting the Coins of the United States’ Birthday: Jeff Garrett

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   On July 4, 1826, there were parades, fireworks and speeches around the country to celebrate the...
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Generic Gold Premiums Fall to Historic Lows, Creating Opportunities: Jeff Garrett

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   As gold prices surged to record levels in the last month or so, the value of...
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Shipping and Receiving Rare Coins: Jeff Garrett

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The internet has vastly expanded the reach and scope of the rare coin business. You can...
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Numismatic Investment Literature

Numismatic investment literature is a genre of often pulpy numismatic books that focus primarily on the coin market and offer various pointers or advice...
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Dump Bank – One Half of the Coin Roll Hunting Equation

(n.) A dump bank is a bank used to dispose of unwanted rolled coins. The success of roll hunting greatly depends on having access to...
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Modern Quarters Worth Money

By CoinWeek .... Have you ever looked through your change, wondering if any of the coins you have might be valuable? Some of them are....
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Estate Sale – Another Abused Numismatic Marketing Term

(n.) An estate sale is an auction or other kind of sale in which a deceased person’s belongings are offered to the public, presumably by...
1938-D Buffalo nickel. Image: David Lawrence Rare Coins / CoinWeek.

Buffalo Nickel, Type 2 (1913-1938) | CoinWeek

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   Buffalo or Indian Head nickels have been a popular series with collectors since the start...
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An Introduction to Liberty Nickels, Part 2: Uncirculated Coins

By Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek .....   Link to Part 1: Circulated Liberty Nickels * * * This week's topic is the collecting of uncirculated Liberty Nickels. I...
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An Introduction to Liberty Nickels, Part 1: Circulated Coins

By Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek .....   For more than a half-century, Liberty Nickels have been extremely popular with collectors because they are inexpensive and readily...
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Unsearched Roll : What It Does and Doesn’t Mean

An unsearched roll is a roll of coins that has not been sorted through or cherrypicked by a collector looking to remove rare dates...
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1987 American Silver Eagle: A Collector’s Guide

Strong Sales for the 1987 American Silver Eagle Authorized on July 9, 1985 by the Liberty Coin Act (Public Law 99-61), American Silver Eagles were...
Grading gold coins

Some Practical Coin Grading Concepts for the Average Collector

By Roger W. Burdette, special to CoinWeek .....   Several days ago, a collector (DeplorableDan) posted photos and comments about an 1836 Quarter Eagle, Block 8...
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Budget Coin Collecting: How to Raise Money to Buy Better Coins

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   It happens to every collector, and often on a repeated basis. An exciting coin comes along - imagine a $5...
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Collecting Rare Coins: How to Get Started on a Budget

On a tight budget, the world of rare coin collecting can seem daunting, even to seasoned numismatic enthusiasts. This piece from Blanchard and Company...

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