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Coin-Collecting Tips for Newbies

Posted August 28, 2018

Collecting rare coins is an activity that nearly anyone can do. This is because coins are everywhere and are accessible to the general public. Getting into coin collecting, however, can be intimidating for some people. Knowing where to look, how to find rare coins, and how to become better at your hobby can help make… View Article

Mistakes to Avoid When Using Metal Detectors

Posted July 31, 2018

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. Not Getting Permission to Go Detecting Being… View Article

Keep Your Coin Collection in Great Shape

Posted July 2, 2018

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. As you acquire more and more valuable pieces to your collection, you need… View Article

Precious Metals Worth Collecting

Posted June 11, 2018

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…. View Article

3 Things to Know About Rare Pennies

Posted May 21, 2018

Did you know that a simple penny could be worth thousands or even millions of dollars? While your average penny is only worth one cent, rare pennies are highly collectible and valuable. Unless you learn the facts about collectible pennies, you risk spending a rare penny at the dollar store or sticking it in a… View Article

15 Areas to Use Your Metal Detector

Posted April 20, 2018

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. When you… View Article

4 Common Misconceptions About Coin Collecting

Posted March 2, 2018

If you’re hoping to expand your interest in rare, valuable, or exotic coin and currency collecting, then you’ll learn more about the process as you go along. Like any hobby or interest, there is a long list of things that you might not know when you’re just a novice. However, making simple mistakes or believing… View Article

Lost at Sea: Is Pirate Gold Real?

Posted January 11, 2018

    It’s the subject of countless books, plays, and movies — pirates on the hunt for stolen or buried treasure. The fictional creations of the book Treasure Island and even Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean have made people wonder: is pirate treasure real? For coin collectors, pirate treasure can be an amazing addition to a collection, and it does… View Article

Collecting Paper Money

Posted December 1, 2017

Coin collecting is often where people begin when they become interested in keeping valuable currency. Coins last longer than paper, and they are often easier to identify and harder to forge. However, paper money collecting can be just as rewarding for both value and history. If you’re hoping to expand your collecting to include valuable… View Article

The History of Civil War and Hard Times Tokens

Posted October 30, 2017

Part of the draw of coin collecting is collecting items that reflect the history of their time. Ancient coins from Greece and Rome help cast a glimpse into millennia past. Similarly, coins from early American centuries also are steeped in amazing history. Civil War coins and hard times tokens are especially interesting. If you have… View Article