As an avid coin collector since 1992, I’ve been through my share of coin loupe magnifiers, and I want to share with you what the best magnifying glass for coins is — and why you really need one.
Looking for some clever & useful gift ideas for the numismatist in your life? See our coin experts' top picks for newbies and avid collectors alike. You'll find things you can buy (like coin supplies & must-haves for collectors) and unique coin collections you can make (like a Birth Year coin set or Anniversary Year coin set) that anyone who collects coins would be thrilled to receive!
I recently found a great coin collecting starter set for young coin collectors. See why I like the US Mint’s Explore & Discover Kit and why it’s such a great gift for kids!
A really fun idea is to assemble a Birth Year Coin Set or a Conception Year Coin Set. It’s a collection of coins that were struck during the year of one’s birth or the year of one’s conception. The idea is to pick out of pocket change an example of each coin you find that was struck the year you (or someone you love) was born — or conceived. This is a simple DIY project for all skill levels — whether you officially collect coins or not! Here are some clever ideas for making coin sets by year — including Birth Year Coin Sets and Conception Year Coin Sets.
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
Trying to find the perfect coin gift for someone? These 5 coin gift ideas are sure to please even the non-numismatists in your life.
There is much lore surrounding the sixpence coin. Here are just 6 incredibly fun facts about sixpence coins.
Many people enjoy the eye-popping and diverse world of coin art.
Collecting and using old coin holders has become fashionable among coin collectors who want to enjoy a slice of nostalgia; sometimes, buying old coin holders can save money compared to buying new coin holders.
Here are 10 ideas for coin gifts that’ll please that special numismatist in your life.
The Boy Scouts commemorative dollar is very popular. So popular, in fact, that the U.S. Mint has already sold all of the uncirculated versions of the coin!
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.
Many people believe lucky coins can help bring luck into their lives. Whether that’s true or not, lucky coins are special to each of us in unique ways.
Silver mint sets are great collectibles that contain old silver coins in uncirculated grades.
Did you know that you can make personalized coins? Making custom coins is a fun way to add a little spice to your coin collecting hobby. You could make coins for yourself or for others as gifts. Giving out custom coins is also a great way for an organization to make a good first impression! Here’s how to make personalized custom coins for a special event, a gift, or a personal anniversary.
Looking for some good gift ideas for the numismatist in your life? See why I recommend the following: a coin magazine subscription, modern commemorative coins, bullion coins, slabbed coins, or a coin gift certificate.
A coin inventory — or coin log — is something that every coin collector needs to have. See why. Plus, all the best options when it comes to free coin inventory methods and coin inventory software.
Chances are, the experienced coin collector will appreciate receiving any of the following items as a gift. Many of these can be found online.
The aim here is to let coin collectors know there are ways to actually SAVE money on coins. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on coin gifts. Plus you’ll find tips to reduce trips to the coin dealer for selling your coins.
You know those traditional anniversary gifts that spouses typically exchange each year? Think: paper, wood, gold, silver, diamonds, etc. What if one or both spouses are coin collectors? Or, what if you’re not married, yet you have your own unique anniversary date that pertains specifically to coins? That’s worth celebrating too, right? Here’s a clever list of coin anniversary gifts by year – unique coin gifts to commemorate a special event or anniversary.
When should you buy a high-priced coin microscope? And when is it best to simply stick with the trusty 5X magnifying glass you almost certainly already have? Here’s the scoop.
Gift ideas that just about any budding coin collector would enjoy. And you don’t even need to leave your home to buy them because online shopping sites and coin dealers have all of these!
Instead of giving someone a gift card, cash, a tie or blouse that they almost know for a fact may never be worn, why not give a gift that may reap investment rewards? You may want to consider giving silver and gold bullion coins.
The young coin collector needs a way to store their coin collection. But sometimes young collectors need supplies that are particularly suitable for their little hands, desire for fun, and tendency for mishandling. What do you buy for the young person’s coin collection? Here are some ideas.
Here are 5 books I believe every coin collector should consider owning…
Here’s how you can get your own GOT COIN? t-shirt…
Check out these one-of-a-kind coin-related items would make great Christmas and Birthday gifts for friends or relatives who are coin collectors — even beginners or those who just found coins and they’re now a little interested in coin collecting.