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!