You’ve probably seen the ads on TV, the Internet, and in magazines for Franklin Mint coins.
The Franklin Mint is highly respected and sells a variety of collectibles, including:
- Painted coins
- Coin sets and coin collections
- Coin jewelry
- Graded and slabbed United States coins
- Old, authentic legal tender coins and banknotes
- Gift sets
While many Franklin Mint coins and products are beautiful offerings that can be pretty hard for some to resist buying, here are a few things you should consider before buying Franklin Mint coins and novelty coins in general:
- The Franklin Mint does not strike official, legal tender coins.
- While the Franklin Mint does sell many, many authentic, unaltered, legal tender coins, it also sells many novelty coins.
- Novelty coins include those which are not legal tender, have been painted, or may have otherwise been altered.
- Don’t buy novelty coins with the expectation of them being significant investments.
- Coin inset into jewelry or otherwise altered lose most if not all their value as numismatic collectibles and investments.
I’m a roller coaster junkie, a weather enthusiast, a frequent traveler, and a numismatist. 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). I’ve also been studying meteorology and watching weather patterns for years. I enjoy sharing little-known facts and fun stuff about coins, weather, travel, health, food, and living green… on a budget.