Collecting Fake Coins – A New Facet Of Coin Collecting That’s Gaining Attention

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It used to be that you never uttered the C word or the F word in coin collecting; of course, those words would be counterfeit and fake, as in counterfeit and fake coins. Nowadays, many coin collectors use another term for these less-than-real coins that is a little more... ahem... politically correct, and that is “replica coins.”Novelty coins, replica coins, copy coins... No matter what term you use, though (even if it is fake coins!), collecting coins that aren’t 100 percent mint made is … [Read more...]

5 Cheap Gold Coins For Coin Collectors And Investors

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Gold coins have always been a favorite among coin collectors but, in recent years, gold prices have been surging. In fact, as of this writing, gold coin prices stand at around $1,500 per ounce, and that means that it’s getting pretty expensive for most people to buy even one hold coin – let alone a whole collection of them! So where are the cheap gold coins? Are there any inexpensive gold coins available?While prices for gold coins across the board are up from over a few years ago, it’s … [Read more...]

One Of The Rarest Coins In The World: The 1933 Gold Double Eagle

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One of the most rare and well-known coins in all of U.S. history is the 1933 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle -- a $20 gold coin that, by several accounts, shouldn't even be in existence.It is the rarest and most valuable coin in the world, designed by a famed sculptor at the request of President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905. It should never have been minted. And, for decades, the U.S. government has fought to keep a surviving few out of private hands. SourceIn the 1930s, during the … [Read more...]

New 2011 First Spouse Gold Coins

The 5th year of the First Spouse gold coins series has begun. First Spouse gold coins honor the wives of each of the presidents featured in the Presidential $1 coin series. The half-ounce gold coins in the First Spouse series are released throughout each year.   … [Read more...]

2011 Native American Gold Dollar Coin

With the Presidential $1 coin series in full tilt and now entering its 5th year, the changing designs on the Native American dollars also continue forth.2011 marks the 3rd year the United States Mint has been honoring Native American history and culture on the dollar coin.   … [Read more...]

5 Tips For Handling An Estate Collection Of Coins

Handling an estate collection can be one of the most difficult things you'll ever have to do. However, being responsible for securing the sale or disbursal of a large coin collection doesn't have to be hard.While I'm not a lawyer and have no training in legal issues, I'm a longtime coin collector and would like to offer you some tips that you may find helpful if you're in a situation where you're having to handle issues surrounding an estate coin collection.The advice I offer assumes you have … [Read more...]

Cash For Gold: Scam Or Real Deal?

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If you've done any driving around your town, you've probably seen the guys and gals -- many dressed up as cartoon characters, holiday icons, or even gold bars -- advertising cash for gold coins and gold jewelry....And if you haven't seen these folks waving signs on the side of your local roads, then you've probably seen the ads on local billboards, TV, or in magazines and circulars.Well, what about them?Are the cash for gold offers a good deal for you, or are they a scam?Can you … [Read more...]

Find Out Who Had The Only Complete Collection Of United States Coins

Trying to complete an album of coins -- say Lincoln cents or Morgan dollars -- can be a daunting and expensive task.But how about building a complete collection of United States coins?Yes -- I said a complete collection of all United States coins!Believe it or not, it had once been done!Before I go into more of the details of this extraordinary coin collection, I need to remind you on just how amazing this feat was...All regular-issue U.S. coins going back to 1793 Rare … [Read more...]

Gold Dollars: Tiny Gold Coins From Historic Days Gone By

You've probably heard of silver dollars, but what about gold dollars? Though gold dollars may not be as widely collected as coins like the Morgan dollars and Peace silver dollars, gold dollars, in their heyday, saw circulation from coast to coast and were very important coins in commerce. These tiny gold dollars represented a lot of purchasing power in their day and were quite popular with the masses.   … [Read more...]

Old Coins You Might Have… & What They’re Worth

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It's really amazing how many old coins are floating around out there.At least a few times each week, I'll be asked how much an old penny is worth, values for old quarters, and prices for old silver coins.There are tons of old coins out there just waiting to be found in estates, buried in coffee cans, and hiding out in boxes and drawers.Let's check out some old coins you may have and see how much they're worth.Get out your magnifying glass... maybe you have some of these old coins … [Read more...]