5 Money-Saving Tips For Collecting Lincoln Pennies

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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, I still enjoy collecting Lincoln pennies. … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

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...]

Most Valuable Pennies: A List Of 43 U.S. Pennies Worth Holding Onto!

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Wondering which pennies are worth more than face value? Which pennies you should be holding onto, rather than spending? Well here you go -- a list of the most valuable pennies, each worth more than $1 apiece. Use this cheat sheet to help you determine which pennies are worth saving and which ones are worth spending!   Which Lincoln Pennies To Keep … [Read more...]

Tips For Finding Coin Hoards Like The Famous Saddle Ridge Gold Coin Hoard

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Have you heard about the Saddle Ridge coin hoard? It's one of the most famous U.S. coin hoards ever, and it was discovered by a Sierra Nevada, California couple on their rural property in February 2013. The 1,427 gold coins -- all half eagles, eagles, and double eagles dated from 1847 and 1894 and buried in 8 coffee cans -- have a combined value of some $10 million. It is the largest-known hoard of gold coins that has ever been found in the U.S! There was $27,980 in face value … [Read more...]

Metal Detector Review: XP DEUS Wireless Metal Detector Is 4 Metal Detectors Rolled Into One!

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My family and I have been enjoying the hobby of metal detecting for many years. Over that time we’ve seen the machines advance greatly. With all the new developments though, one thing has remained the same; you need to choose a metal detector based on what type of treasures you hope to find and the ground conditions you think you’ll experience the most. For the majority of us who only have one machine, that unfortunately means that some type of treasure hunting is likely to be either … [Read more...]

What Happens When Rare U.S. Coins Go Down In Value

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Let’s face it. The economic woes as of late have been hard on everybody, and coin collectors are weathering the financial storm just like everyone else (or trying to, at least). So, what happens when push comes to shove and you’ve got to sacrifice your rare U.S. coins to keep the lights on? Apparently, there have been more than a few coin collectors who’ve had to sell their precious coins to help keep their financial ship afloat. Take me. It broke my heart a couple years ago when I had to … [Read more...]