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3 Things to Know About Rare Pennies | Rocky Mountain Coin

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

3 Handy Tips for Accidental Coin Collectors

Posted October 19, 2017

Most people with coin collections amass them deliberately, carefully selecting collectible coins over a period of time. But it is possible to end up with a coin collection that you didn’t create yourself. Maybe you inherited it or won it in a storage auction. However it happened, you may now be asking yourself, “What do… View Article

Share Your Coin Collection with the World-Photography Tips

Posted July 18, 2017

We live in a global society now. You love the custom display for your coin collection, but only the people who visit your living room will see it. You want to share that new Buffalo nickel you found with a larger audience. But you’ll need a nice photo to do that. Some people consider coins… View Article

Strike It Rich: 7 Best Practices for Using a Metal Detector

Posted June 22, 2017

Handheld metal detectors often appear in film and television, usually as comedic devices or symbols of hopeless causes. In reality, searching with a metal detector can often lead to the discovery of lost rings or keys, coins and other items, and foster a spirit of exploration. Whether you own a metal detector or plan to… View Article