Coin Collecting 101

cleaned coins

Cleaned Coins: How To Tell If A Coin Has Been Cleaned & Why It Matters

I talk a lot about cleaned coins versus uncleaned coins here at The Fun Times Guide to Coins. You may be wondering what the big fuss is about cleaning coins and perhaps ask yourself why most collectors don’t want cleaned coins. Or, you may be trying to figure out what a cleaned coin looks like

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Rare U.S. Coins


5 Important Things I Learned About Buying Rare Coins

-+*Buying rare coins isn’t monkey business! It takes a lot of money and even more guts to lay out hundreds or even thousands of dollars on a single coin, of course, unless you’re rolling in dough and have plenty of pretty pennies to spend on buying a pretty penny. However, having bought a few pretty […]

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Coin Myths, Trivia & Facts

Buy Silver

Is It Time To Buy Silver? Pros & Cons Of Buying Silver Bullion Coins

-+*It seems like everyone’s saying to buy silver. Whether silver prices are up, or whether they are down. Of course, a lot of the chants you’ll hear about buying silver has to do with marketing. Bullion, after all, is a 24/7 industry with billions of dollars in silver up for grabs at any given time. […]


Have You Noticed What’s REALLY On The 50 State Quarters? Some Surprising Findings

-+*The United States Mint’s 50 State quarters program, which ran from 1999 through 2008, was perhaps the most popular commemorative coin series the nation has ever fielded. As I look back at the 50 different reverse designs that grace the U.S. 50 state quarters — which honored each state in the order that they entered the Union […]

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Coin Values

Valuable Silver Dollars

A List Of The Most Valuable Silver Dollars – Do You Have Any?

-+*Want to know what the most valuable silver dollars are? You’re not alone. Silver dollars are one of the most popular types of coins, and definitely among the most valuable coins in terms of overall worth. Silver dollars were first made by the United States Mint in 1794. In fact, the first silver dollar became the […]

Old Coins

Top 5 Old Coins Worth Money That You Can Find In Pocket Change

-+*I’m always on the prowl for old coins in my pocket change. Since I started looking for them in my change from cash transactions, vending machines, and even take-a-penny-leave-a-penny jars, I’ve been rewarded with many interesting finds. Of course, not every old coin I find is worth a lot of money, but it’s still neat to […]


How Much Is My Coin Worth? Here’s How To Find Coin Values

-+*When somebody asks me a question about coin collecting, they usually want to know about coin values. Specifically, they want to know what their coins are worth. I love answering these questions, because they give me the chance to help somebody understand more about their coins. And I even get to explain what makes their […]

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