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Tokens, medals, and other non-currency coins offer more value than meets the eye. Called exonumia, old subway, restaurant, or political tokens could be worth thousands of dollars to the right collector. Other exonumia pieces aren’t worth much but serve as lovely bits of nostalgia. Here are five ways to enjoy exonumia collecting.
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Metal detecting may seem easy to learn, and the hobby is simple. Nonetheless, there are a number of mistakes that people frequently make when first starting out. If you’re going metal detecting for the first time, avoid these seven mistakes to increase the chances of finding something valuable.
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If you enjoy collecting rare or valuable coins and currency, then preserving the value of the collection is one of your highest priorities. Incorrect storage and handling can damage coins or harm fragile paper bills, drastically reducing their trade value in the coin market.
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Many people like the idea of collecting or investing in gold. Gold has consistently increased in value over the course of years, and it has a unique value because of its role in electronics, jewelry, and robotics. Gold coins from the past hold a certain glamour and mystique that more common metals might not have.
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For many coin collectors, part of the appeal of the hobby is the adventure of looking for collectibles. While some coin collectors prefer to add to their collection by seeking out one specific coin at a time, others use tools like metal detectors to see what they come across through chance and persistence.
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