Articles for category: Coin Collecting 101

Why Do Coins Have Ridges On The Sides?

Have you noticed that some U.S. coins have ridges on their edges, while others do not? Why do some coins have edge reeds and other coins have smooth edges? Turns out, there are MANY reasons why coins have ridges... Find out here!

Rare Coin Values – How To Tell If Your U.S. Coin Is Valuable

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.