9 Fun Tips For Attending A Major Coin Show

Attending a major coin show is one of the most exciting events for a coin collector to do. All coin shows offer something for the coin collector, but large coin shows have tons of fun for every type of numismatist. Of course, going to a major coin show is like spending a day at an amusement park... lots of walking, lots to see and do, and you'll probably spend lots of money while there. Let's check out some tips and advice on how to make the most of going to a major coin show.   … [Read more...]

Inspiring Young Collectors: 5 Ways To Get Kids Involved Collecting Coins

Coin collecting got a shot in the arm back in 1999. That's when literally tens of millions of people -- many of them children -- began collecting the 50 States Quarters. That's now over a decade ago, and many of the young collectors who started picking 50 States Quarters from their parents' pockets and purses are now grown up. So, that begs the question -- how do we get the next generation of children interested in coin collecting? Admittedly, it can be hard to pull young kids away from … [Read more...]

Here’s Your Chance To Look Up-Close At Famous Rare U.S. Coins

Some very rare U.S. coins will be making an appearance at the National Money Show in Fort Worth Texas March 25 through March 27, 2010. The American Numismatic Association (ANA) will be an important player at the National Money Show -- one of the biggest coin shows around. The ANA Museum Showcase, which will be at the 3-day National Money Show, presents some of the most famous and rare U.S. coins you have ever heard of, including:1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle1804 Draped Bust Silver … [Read more...]

Check Out The National Money Show: One Of The Biggest Coin Shows Around

Get ready! One of the biggest coin shows around is coming March 25 through March 27, 2010 in Fort Worth Texas. The National Money Show is a humongous coin show where you can see, shop for, and enjoy literally any coin- and-money-related thing you can imagine. The National Money Show is a huge draw, and people from all over the country will attend because this event is so important and fun. Going to a coin show can be a great experience for new coin collectors and seasoned veteran coin … [Read more...]

Job Openings In The Coin Business

Looking for a job? Many people are. Have you ever thought of getting a job in the coin industry?There are plenty of jobs in the coin business. Think of these careers available in coins and numismatics overall:Coin dealersInvestment brokersResearchersCoin museum staffWriters and columnistsCoin organization staffAuction house staffMint staffWow! That's a lot of positions! And those aren't even all of them. The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has a job board on its website. The … [Read more...]

5 Fun Ways To Start A Friend Coin Collecting

Okay, so you are already interested in coin collecting, but you want a buddy to share in the fun with you. Well, you could always join a coin collecting club and find new friends there. Or, if you like the company you already keep, you could see if one of your friends might want to become a coin collector right alongside with you. So, how do you encourage a friend to become a fellow coin collector? Consider these 5 ideas.  … [Read more...]

Coin Shows 101: What To Expect At Your First Coin Show

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Here are 5 tips I have to offer, if you are on the way to your first coin show: #1  You should get to the coin show early -- not toward the end of the day when business may be winding down and dealers may be closing up shop.#2  Bring along a good coin value guide for reference. You are going to find many coin dealers there; find out who may be giving you the best value by wielding a current pricing chart for the coins you are hoping to acquire.#3  There will be many coin dealers that … [Read more...]