Coin Collecting 101

Beginner Coin Collecting Tips For Newbies + Low-Budget Coin Collecting Ideas – Thinking of starting a coin collection? Or maybe you’ve inherited someone else’s collection and you’re not sure what to do with it. Here our coin experts are sharing helpful resources to point you in the right direction when you don’t know much about U.S. coins and their values. See what to watch out for when buying or selling coins, how to find valuable coins in circulation, what you need to know before cleaning coins, tips for storing and protecting your coins, how to get coins graded and appraised, the best coin collecting supplies to start with, low-budget coin collecting advice, and lots of unique resources & tips for collecting coins that you won’t find anywhere else.

How NOT To Clean Coins + Tips For Cleaning Coins Properly

You’ve probably read before that you shouldn’t clean your coins because doing so can lower their value. Actually, there is 1 way that you can clean your coins without damaging them, and you will learn all about that method as well as 4 ways on how you should NOT clean your coins. We’re debunking a few popular coin cleaning ideas here.

Mint Marks: Those Small Letters On U.S. Coins Explained

What are mint marks? Mintmarks are small letters stamped on U.S. coins that designate where the coin was made. Where a coin was minted affects its value. See which coins each U.S Mint facility made. And what a U.S. coin without a mintmark means. (Some are rare error coins. Others are not supposed to have a mint mark.)

How To Appraise Your Coin Collection Yourself

Wondering how to appraise your coin collection? I’m going to walk you through the 5 steps for appraising coins yourself — so you will have a good handle on all of the coins in your collection and how much they’re worth.