How Currency Can Teach Kids | Rocky Mountain Coin

Posted January 28, 2020

4 Ways That Currency Can Teach Kids About the World If you are an avid coin collector, you likely know the fascination of this hobby. Coins are a window into the past. They tell tales. They demonstrate technological changes. They are a key part of politics, wars, transfers of power, and unique historical events. Coins… View Article

Metal Detecting | Rocky Mountain Coin

Posted January 6, 2020

A Beginner’s Guide to Metal Detecting Whether you are looking for a unique way to stay in shape, want to enjoy time with your friends or family, or have dreams of hitting it rich, there are several reasons why you might consider purchasing a metal detector. Before you enjoy what is sure to be your… View Article

Hard Times Tokens | Rocky Mountain Coin

Posted November 21, 2019

Hard Times Tokens and Why You Should Consider Collecting Them Collecting Hard Times Tokens, or HTT, can become a fun challenge for both new and experienced exonumia collectors. Hard Times Tokens offer insight into an important historical time in the United States, they’re also sometimes interesting or even humorous. Here is what you should know… View Article

5 Themed Ways to Curate Your Currency Collection

Posted September 23, 2019

Many coin collectors purchase collectible currencies based on value and potential financial return, and this is a perfectly fine way to curate a collection. You can, however, craft a currency collection other ways. If you’re interested in other ways to curate, here are five themes you can use as you decide what to include and… View Article

Quick Guide to Colonial Paper Currency

Posted August 28, 2019

Colonial paper currency was circulated in the American colonies during 17th and 18th centuries. Paper currency from the period was issued in a variety of forms and denominations. Here’s a quick guide to the first paper money traded for goods, debts, and services in the colonies. Paper Money Issued by the Colonies Before the individual… View Article

5 Criteria That Affect Collectible Coin Values

Posted August 13, 2019

Coins are minted with a given face value, but collectible coins often exceed this value. In many cases, collectors will pay substantially more than a coin’s face value if it meets the right criteria. The following five criteria are some main factors that make coins valuable to collectors. 1. High General Interest and Demand First,… View Article

The Many Benefits of Bullion Investments

Posted July 29, 2019

Precious metals provide an alternative investment not directly tied to the stock market or a similar platform. Instead, gold and other metals are natural and were highly valued since long before the current stock markets. One of the easiest ways to invest in precious metals is by purchasing bullion. Discover the numerous benefits of bullion…. View Article

3 Collectible Items to Sell for Extra Cash

Posted June 10, 2019

Almost everyone has some items lying around their house that they can sell, and a significant number of these may be valuable collectibles. If you’re looking for some extra cash, here are five collectible items that you can often sell for nice sums. 1. Coins People have been collecting coins for centuries, and these remain… View Article

4 Things You Should Know Before Auctioning Your Coin Collection

Posted May 21, 2019

Many people inherit coin collections and want to auction the coins off without understanding the process. Even a collector can have trouble with auctions if he or she never went through the process before. Here are a few things you should know before taking your coins to auction. 1. You Should Know About Your Coins… View Article