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Rare U.S. Coins

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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

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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. […]

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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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Fun With Coins

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5 Money-Saving Tips For Collecting Lincoln Pennies

I love collecting Lincoln pennies. Most collectors know “pennies” are officially called one-cent coins. But, let’s face it, the word “penny” is hard-wired into the vernacular of most Americans. Lincoln wheat cents were the first coins I ever collected when I jumped head first into numismatics as an 11-year-old boy in 1992. All these years later, […]

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Old Copper Pennies: Which Ones To Save & What They’re Worth

I love collecting copper pennies. While some people may think that all pennies are made entirely from copper, virtually every one-cent coin made since late 1982 has a composition consisting of 97.5% zinc and 2.5% copper. The coppery color of modern-day pennies is merely a thin plating of copper on a 99.2% zinc, 0.8% copper […]

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