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Joshua

I'm the Coin Editor here at TheFunTimesGuide. My love for coins began when I was 11 years old. I primarily collect and study U.S. coins produced during the 20th century. I'm a member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) and have won multiple awards from the NLG for my work as a coin journalist. I'm also the editor at the Florida United Numismatists Club (FUN Topics magazine), and author of Images of America: The United States Mint in Philadelphia (a book that explores the colorful history of the Philadelphia Mint). I've contributed hundreds of articles for various coin publications including COINage, The Numismatist, Numismatic News, Coin Dealer Newsletter, Coin Values, and CoinWeek. I've authored nearly 1,000 articles here at The Fun Times Guide to Coins (many of them with over 50K shares), and I welcome your coin questions in the comments below!

If you have never seen hundreds of thousands of pennies stacked into a Guinness World Record-breaking pyramid, then now is your chance to see this amazing structure! This video says it all.

Words like numismatic, planchet, and doubled-die may have new coin collectors confused. However, with the use of a good coin collecting glossary, you will be talking like a professional numismatist in no time. Here's how to know what coin terms mean.

Getting kids involved in coin collecting is not difficult and can be quite rewarding for both the child and the parent. Here are some fun ways to get your child started with a basic coin collection built from coins in circulation.

There are various types of proof coins. Learn the difference between cameo proof coins and a deep cameo proof coins or DCAMs, as compared to regular proof coins.

President Obama signed a bill approving the Girl Scout silver dollar to be minted in 2013.

There are several rare Lincoln cents to collect in the Lincoln cent series. In fact, because of the several scarce (and expensive) Lincoln cents, the series is actually deemed "challenging" to complete by many collectors.

Congress approves of new Medal of Honor commemorative coins for 2011.

New coin collectors discover early during their time in the hobby that, along with the many interesting coins, there are also many new terms to learn and remember. Here we look at a few basic coin terms that you will most-often encounter.

The Lincoln Chronicles proof set is a BIG deal. Since there are truly limited quantities of these coins, there is lots of hype surrounding the release of the Lincoln Chronicles Proof Set.