Bullion coins are great for both investing and collecting! Here are some little-known facts and tips for collecting American Silver Eagles (1986-present), American Gold Eagles (1986-present), Platinum American Eagles (1997-2008), and Palladium bullion coins. See the scarcest American Silver Eagle coins that are the most sought-after, the pros & cons of collecting proof vs. bullion Silver Eagles, and more!
Do you collect Canadian coins, in addition to U.S. coins? If you happen to live near the Canadian border or in a region with high levels of tourism and commerce from Canadians, then you're likely to come across a lot of Canadian coins. See a list of all Canadian coin denominations -- including the famous Loonies (Canadian 1 dollar coins) and Toonies (Canadian 2 dollar coins), where you can find Canadian coins today, and tips for collecting them. (Any time we compare U.S. coins to Canadian coins, you'll find those articles here.)
Modern coins are great for collectors who like cool designs and cheap options. Here are tips on collecting modern coins plus how and where you’ll find them.
Tough economic times? Don’t give up coin collecting to save money. Just try these budgeting tips!
Colorized coins are coins which have been painted after leaving the mint. However, there are some coins which have been intentionally colored by official government mints around the world.
Make sure you know how to avoid buying gold-plated coins.
Hologram coins bring unique and futuristic effects to money!
Check out some of the odd ways I have found some interesting coins. This may inspire you to find coins in some of the most unique of ways, too!
Beginning in 2011, Canada will begin using plastic money in place of the cotton-based currency the nation has used for generations. Find out why the Canadian government says that, in this case, plastic is better than paper.
IRA investing can be made more fun — and shinier — if you use bullion coins as part of your IRA investment portfolio. But before you start buying bullion coins for your IRA portfolio, make sure you know some very important rules about which bullion coins are approved for IRA investing!
Why don’t we use dollar coins instead of dollar bills? The U.S. Mint has been trying for decades to get Americans to grow fond of using the dollar coin for everyday purchases. After all, coins last longer than paper money — by many decades. Also, coins are easy to recycle. Dollar coins are also easier to use with vending machines. Do you use dollar coins? Or do you save them?
Canadian coins provide a refreshing alternative to collecting U.S. coins. The wonderful images found on the reverse of most Canadian coins make collecting them a satisfying pastime.
While it is theoretically possible to find any legal tender money in circulation, including old and even rare coins, the likelihood of finding such coins in circulation is small — but not impossible. Plus, you may find some error coins, as well. Here’s what to look for.