Stuck indoors? Here are lots of fun things to do with coins to make the time fly by quickly! Even if you don’t have a coin collection and haven’t considered collecting coins in the past, these are ways to have fun with coins THAT YOU ALREADY HAVE while you’re stuck inside bored.
Want to find a reputable coin dealer near you? A coin dealer is a coin expert who can help you buy coins, sell coins, get a coin appraisal, locate hard-to-find coins, and learn more about your coins. Here's how to find a local coin dealer. Plus, tips for buying & selling coins through a coin dealer.
U.S. mint coin sets from 2000 to 2009 include a wide variety of really cool coins. Here’s a look at the coins in U.S. Mint uncirculated coin sets from the 2000s and how much these sets are worth today.
Want to get a job in the coin industry? I can help you! I’m a longtime coin collector and I’ve led a numismatic career with LOTS of fun numismatic jobs since 2006. I’m going to help you start your coin job search with the goal of finding U.S. Mint jobs and other numismatic jobs — where you can put your love of coins to work on a full- or part-time basis. Start here to find a job working with coins!
Looking for coin classifieds? Want to sell coins online? Here are some professional coin auction sites, coin dealers, coin consignment sites, and other places where you can list your coins for sale. Or, you can post your coins for sale on this site… for free.
Wondering about the difference between being a numismatist and a coin collector? A coin collector is somebody who gathers coins with the intention of completing sets of coins. A numismatist is a person who studies coins and money from a historic, social, or artistic sense. See other differences and why many people are both!
There is really no ‘perfect’ time to sell coins. But there ARE some very important things you can look for that will tell you if now is a good time to sell… or not! Here are the most important factors you should consider when deciding the best time to sell coins that you have. See when most people sell coins, what makes coin prices rise and fall, the best time to sell bullion coins, and an important lesson learned from Bitcoin.
A coin dealer is one of the greatest resources that we coin collectors have. Coin dealers are coin experts that can help you: buy coins, sell coins, get a coin appraisal, locate hard-to-find coins, and learn more about your coins. Here are 5 tips to help you find a coin dealer near you who’s reputable and reliable.
There’s never been a better time to begin coin collecting as a hobby. I’ve been collecting coins since 1992, and I’m going to share with you the reasons I think you’ll enjoy it too.
Collecting pennies is fun! Here are 9 interesting ways to build penny collections that you probably haven’t thought of. Plus the latest penny values.
What’s a better-date coin? Are better date coins rare coins? Examples of better date coins + A list of coins that are most frequently labeled as better dates
Do you know what your coins are worth? This handy guide shows you how to find the value of any coin. Plus a list of valuable coins you may find in change.
Coins themselves make great holiday gifts for coin collectors. Here’s what to look for (and what to watch out for!) before you buy just ‘any’ coin as a gift
Want to buy coins at discounted prices? Here’s where to find cheap coins, what to ask when you visit a coin dealer, and how to get the most for your money.
Collecting coins on a shoestring budget? Need a way to display, store, or organize your coins? Here are 5 cheap coin supplies you simply can’t be without.
Want to buy new coins for your collection but short on money? Selling old coins may help you afford new coins, but be sure to read these expert tips first.
Ever thought of fake coins as worthy of your time? Many counterfeit coins are gaining a spot in some numismatists’ coin collections. Find out why here.
Why am I a penny collector? After more than 20 years collecting coins, I still love the penny because it’s a readily available denomination with many key and semi-key dates, varieties, and errors. It’s a challenge to complete a set of pennies, even for seasoned veterans. Here’s how I got my start collecting pennies.
In my 20-plus years of coin collecting, I’ve learned a lot about buying rare coins, including the 5 important lessons shared here.
Getting a coin appraisal will tell you the value of your coins. Just keep in mind that coin values are based on a lot of different factors. Here’s what you need to know.
Attending a major coin show can be one of the highlights of your coin collecting hobby. Here are 9 tips to make going to that coin show even more enjoyable.
Handling an estate collection of coins can be a difficult task, but these 5 tips may help make that daunting task much easier.
Here are 10 ideas for coin gifts that’ll please that special numismatist in your life.
Looking to get cash for gold? Before you sell your precious gold coins, gold watches, gold rings, gold jewelry, or even dental gold, be sure you know how much money you should get for your gold.
Check out these 5 tips on appraising coins.
Find out 10 coin terms you’ve got to know to succeed in coin collecting.
Coin tubes make a great way to store a lot of coins at a budget price.
Making a coin want list will help you and your coin dealer get the coins you need for your coin collection.
Be sure you check out this list of 4 things to look for before you buy coins.
Want an expensive coin you just can’t afford now? Try a layaway plan to buy the coins you want!
Jefferson nickels are one of the oldest coin circulating today — and they’re among the easiest and cheapest coins to collect. Believe it or not, it’s still possible (with a bit of luck) to actually complete a set of Jefferson nickels right from pocket change!
The Franklin Mint is a respected company selling both legal tender and novelty coins. Before buying Franklin Mint coins, be sure to check out some of this info.
Coin ads on TV can look appealing, but are shop at home coins really the best deal for you? Shop around — there’s a strong chance you can buy the same coins from a regular coin dealer for a much lower price.
Olympic coins are one of the most popular and diverse types of United States commemorative coins, with many different designs available.
If you have ever seen an advertisement for a First Strike coin and wanted to know if you should buy one of the coins, you’ll want to check out this first — as you’ll see, First Strike coins are not always what they are cracked up to be.
The Standing Liberty quarter — minted from 1916 to 1930 — was popular, but not without controversy due to the fact that Miss Liberty was bare-breasted on many Standing Liberty quarters. Today, many Standing Liberty quarters are quite valuable.
Spotting counterfeit coins is one of the most important things a coin buyer must do when looking to purchase a rare coin. Learn some of the ways skilled numismatists watch out for fake coins.
If you are trying to figure out the value of a single coin, or your entire coin collection, you should have it appraised by someone who knows about coins first. It’s important that you find out the general value of your coins yourself before you have them appraised — so you don’t get ripped off! Here’s how.
Discount coins are a great way to collect coins even when you don’t have a lot of money to spend on your hobby. It’s also a great way to start collecting coins without breaking the bank!
These are among the most popular questions we receive here at The Fun Times Guide to Coins…
If you can understand coin grading, then you can begin to figure out coin values much more easily than you may be able to now. Basically, coin grading is a determination of coin’s value based on how much or how little wear it has. Here’s how to grade your coins.
It’s best to use several coin price guides to get a good idea of what your coin or coins may be worth. Here are the best coin book, magazines, and websites that I use to determine coin prices.
It is not difficult at all to enjoy coin collecting on a tight budget. Here are some tips for saving money while finding new coins to add to your coin collection.
Wondering about the differences between Franklin Mint coins and U.S. Mint coins? Many people enjoy collecting novelty coins and medals sold through the Franklin Mint. But true coin collectors generally only purchase coins that originated from the U.S. Mint. Here’s why…
This is a comparison of coins found on the Home Shopping Network with the same coins obtained through a coin dealer. The point is to show beginner coin collectors that the Home Shopping Network may not be the best place to buy coins — at least if you’re trying to save money!
Selling coins is something that must be done with careful consideration beforehand.
After all, you wouldn’t want to sell your coins for the wrong price, and you don’t want to wind up hanging onto them too long either. Here are some coin selling tips, plus advice before you sell coins on eBay.
I have bought coins on eBay before and have yet to experience any trouble. However, I do exercise several precautions that can help me to avoid running into any online auction hassles. Here is some advice from a longtime coin collector… before you buy coins on eBay.
The business of buying and selling coins sure has changed over the years. Once something done strictly behind bricks and mortar, coin dealers have in recent years made the jump to the Internet, and this has allowed once-localized retail shops…
Here are 6 tips for buying coins from coin dealers, including insider tips for how to act when you’re in a coin dealer’s store, plus what to expect in terms of coin prices and values.
A twentieth century type coin set is a collection of coins which includes one of each design from each denomination the United States produced between 1900 and 1999. It’s a fun — and relatively simple — way to collect U.S. coins.
Have a coin set or completed coin folder and want to know how much it’s worth? Here’s how to tell the value of your completed coin sets and coin folders…