Answers To Your Questions About Strange Coins: Tokens, Big Coins, Tiny Coins, Two-Headed Coins, Blank Coins & Colored Coins

Tokens

Unusual looking coins definitely raise a lot of eyebrows. They also raise a lot of questions. With regard to strange coins, these are the 3 types of questions I get the most: I've gotten a lot of questions from people asking about old tokens they've found. I also get asked about big coins, tiny coins, and other things that look like coins but aren't legal tender. Several people want to know what's up with coins that are blank on one side and two-headed coins. Are these odd … [Read more...]

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

Valuable Silver Dollars

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 most expensive coin in the world as of 2013, when it sold for $10 million at auction.   … [Read more...]

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

Old Coins

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 pluck vintage coins from circulation. Here's a rundown of 5 types of old coins worth money that you can still find in pocket change if you look hard enough ...and … [Read more...]

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

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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 coins valuable -- or not so valuable, as is sometimes the case. I'm going to explain to you how you can find the value of a coin and all the different factors that go … [Read more...]

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

Buy Silver

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...]