Want an expensive coin you just can’t afford now? Try a layaway plan to buy the coins you want!
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.
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.
If you are looking for a job and like coin collecting, you might be interested in checking out the American Numismatic Association’s job board – they might just have a position waiting for you!
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…
There are several coin price guides made by different companies, but I mostly use the Red Book and the Black Book. Here are some tips for choosing the right price guide for you coin collection.
Here are some tips and pointers that might come in handy when you’re meeting with a coin dealer for the first time — whether you’re buying or selling coins.