6 Ways To Buy American Silver Eagle Coins At Cheap Prices

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Coin collectors and investors alike love buying American silver eagle coins, which are easily accessible and quite affordable for most people who want to invest in precious metals.In fact, silver eagles are sold by coin dealers just about everywhere and uncirculated -- or bullion -- versions are usually offered for only $3 to $4 over the current spot price of silver.But did you know there are plenty of ways to buy American silver eagles at discounted prices?  … [Read more...]

Coin Grading & Registry Sets: What You Need To Know About These High-Grade Coin Collections

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If you own any coins that have been certified by major coin grading firms, then you could create an elite type of coin collection called a registry set.What is a coin registry set and why are more coin collectors building them?For many coin collectors years ago, it used to be good enough to simply have an uncirculated or mint state specimen of a coin -- that is, a coin that has never been in pocket change or used in any transactions. … [Read more...]

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

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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.I keep an eye on the silver prices anyway since I'm a coin collector, and what's been happening with the silver market over the past few years is interesting to say the least. … [Read more...]

Wheres George Lets You See Where Your Money Has Been – Start Tracking Your Dollar Bills Now!

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I remember the first time I spotted a Wheres George dollar bill, which is part of the Currency Tracking Project.It was back on August 2, 2008 when I spotted the dollar bill marked with "track this bill at www.wheresgeorge.com". At the time, I was puzzled -- and intrigued.As you'd guess, I brought the dollar bill home, looked up www.wheresgeorge.com, and typed in the dollar bill's serial number as well as my zip code.What I learned next about my dollar bill was amazing!  … [Read more...]

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

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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 -- I think of all the different artistic topic matter the coins cover.That's just one reason why I think a 50 state quarter set is so beautiful. … [Read more...]

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

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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 versus a regular, uncleaned coin.If you fall into either of those two camps, this post is for you.  … [Read more...]