How To Collect Short Sets: 5 Easy Coin Collections For Collectors On A Budget

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Short sets – miniature date-and-mintmark coin collections for a given series – are highly popular for coin collectors on a shoestring budget. A short set of coins is less expensive because it contains fewer coins than a typical, complete date-and-mintmark run of coins for a series and usually avoids the expensive key-date coins. These budget coin collecting sets also provide you with a springboard to finish the rest of that series should your finances later permit. What follows below … [Read more...]

Junk Coins: Perfect For Investors And Collectors On A Budget

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Have you ever heard about junk silver coins and are curious what they are? If so, you may have wondered if they are even worth collecting, given the fact they are referred to as “junk.” Well, in fact, junk is largely a relative term. In numismatics, “junk” is in the eye of the beholder, as one person’s trash is another’s treasure. A junk coin, usually, is a piece that is of a lower wear-based grade than considered “collectible” for a certain coin type. Say, for example, a Roosevelt dime in … [Read more...]

Historic Values of Walking Liberty Half Dollars


Considered one of the most beautiful coins of all time, the Walking Liberty half dollar was designed Adolph A. Weinman in 1916. The Walking Liberty half dollar features an obverse image of Miss Liberty with her right arm outstretched in peace as she strides toward the rising sun; the reverse design depicts an American bald eagle perched upon a large olive branch. Walking Liberty half dollars are popularly collected both as a complete set of coins and as a type coin, and are desired by both … [Read more...]

7 Must-Have Coins Your Coin Collection Can’t Be Without

Everybody's coin collecting tastes are different, but there are a few coins that every collector of United States coins must have if they want to represent the history and nostalgia that floods American coinage.Thankfully for coin collectors of every budget, the 7 coins you must have in your coin collection aren't expensive. These 7 coins are affordable symbols of another time and place in America. They also represent some of the most artistic, storied, and historic chapters in United States … [Read more...]

5 Reasons To Buy Silver Half Dollars


Silver half dollars, like their larger silver dollar counterparts, are big silver coins that are popular collectibles and investment tools. While there are many reasons to collect silver dollars, there are some added benefits and numismatic possibilities to consider with silver half dollars. Let's take a look at 5 great reasons you'll like silver half dollars.   … [Read more...]

10 Coin Collecting Short Set Ideas For Coin Collectors On A Budget

Minding the budget while enjoying coin collecting can sometimes be a challenge. However, it's possible to still enjoy the hobby of coin collecting while paying careful attention to how much money you're spending. Building a short set is a common way of rounding out a coin collection while not spending a fortune to complete an entire date-and-mintmark run of coins. What's a short set and what are some common coin short sets? Let's look at 10 popular coin collecting short sets...  … [Read more...]

7 Popular Lucky Coins That May Help Bring You Some Luck


We all need a little luck in our lives – hopefully good luck, right? Lucky coins are probably one of the most popular ways of bringing a little luck in our lives. Lucky coins come in all shapes and sizes. Why’s that? Because all of us have our own ideas as to what makes a coin lucky. Here are some common types of lucky coins: Coins from the year of your birth Coins from a country special to you Coins with a special design or inscription Coins found during particularly happy … [Read more...]

Liberty Coin Facts – The Many Faces Of Liberty On U.S. Coins

Miss Liberty has been featured on United States coins ever since the 1700s. She has seen many changes over the decades, as social culture has changed. Yet, the common ideology among all of the different images of Lady Liberty is the same. Miss Liberty is the symbol of human freedom and freedom of thought. … [Read more...]

7 Types Of Coin Collectors – What Type Are You?


Okay, so we know that there are all kinds of coin collectors in the world and that they all collect different types of coins. But beyond that, do you know what type of coin collector you are? That is, how do you define your coin collecting habits? Believe it or not, there are several types of labels that coin collectors often apply to their specific types of collecting traits. While a lot of people don't like to box themselves in with labels, it does help to know what type of coin … [Read more...]