Many gold coins minted in the U.S during the second half of the 19th century and into the first decades of the 20th century have values which have long fluctuated with the prevailing gold prices. The best time to buy a gold coin is usually when gold prices are lower. The best time to sell is when gold coin are higher. The value of your gold coins will be largely dependent upon the current price of gold. Here’s more.
Everything you want to know about American Buffalo gold bullion coins. This is a 24k gold coin that is quite valuable. See how much a Buffalo gold coin is worth today.
The mintage number of a coin simply refers to how many coins were struck by the mint. It does not, however, necessarily refer to how many coins still exist.
What’s my coin worth? While it may seem like a fairly easy question, it takes a really good evaluation of the coin by a professional coin dealer to determine your coin’s value accurately. You see, when determining the value of a coin, the appraiser must consider not only the date and denomination of the coin, but also what condition it is in, what the value of the metal is, the relative scarcity of the coin, and other issues.
Here are 5 tips to guide you through your very first coin show. Plus, a wealth of coin show advice from myself and others who’ve been to lots of different coin shows.
Proof coins represent the finest, the very best, that any U.S. Mint has to offer. You see, proof doesn’t refer to a particular grade. Rather, proof refers to the result when a coin is manufactured in a special way. Proof coins vary greatly from their business strike — regular, circulation-quality — counterparts and they take a different path in the Mint.
You’re probably wondering… what is a mint set? Is it anything like a proof set? Here’s what you need to know about mint coin sets.
I have bought coins on eBay before and have yet to experience any trouble. However, I do exercise several precautions that can help me to avoid running into any online auction hassles. Here is some advice from a longtime coin collector… before you buy coins on eBay.
The business of buying and selling coins sure has changed over the years. Once something done strictly behind bricks and mortar, coin dealers have in recent years made the jump to the Internet, and this has allowed once-localized retail shops…
Ironically, silver nickels have no nickel in them… just silver. So most Jefferson war nickels are worth their ‘spot value’ — that is, the amount of money the metal inside the coin is worth. Here’s how to check current silver prices and find out how much your silver war nickels from 1942 to 1945 are worth.
Here are 6 tips for buying coins from coin dealers, including insider tips for how to act when you’re in a coin dealer’s store, plus what to expect in terms of coin prices and values.
Here are the rarest wheat pennies, along with the prices and values for these rare Lincoln wheat pennies.
Here’s my story… why I decided to start collecting coins, what I get out of it, and my tips for those looking for coin collecting information.
A twentieth century type coin set is a collection of coins which includes one of each design from each denomination the United States produced between 1900 and 1999. It’s a fun — and relatively simple — way to collect U.S. coins.
Here are some tips for setting fun goals for your coin collection — no matter how large or small it might be — even if you never really thought of yourself as a ‘coin collector’.
How long have people been collecting coins? About a long as coins have been made — around 600 BC to 800 BC. In addition to a brief history of coins and info about the history of coin collecting, see how the 50 State Quarters program sparked a renewed interest in coin collecting in the late 1990s. Collecting the U.S. quarters led many to start collecting coins of other types as well. Here we review the ups and downs of coin collecting through the years, and how it all comes back to the U.S. quarter.
Do you know how to tell a war nickel from a regular Jefferson nickel? I’ll show you – it’s simple! Plus, see what Jefferson nickels are worth today… including war nickels.