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Delaware Dollars Kick Off American Innovation $1 Coin Series

The American Innovation $1 coins are among the latest releases from the United States Mint, and the first of these new golden dollar coins honors an astronomical pioneer from the state of Delaware. The name of this "star" is Annie Jump Cannon, and she was instrumental in developing the Harvard Classification Scheme, a modern method of star classifi...

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Five Ways To Build A Collection Of Half Dollars

Many coin collecting websites share tips on how to build a set of Lincoln cents, 50 State Quarters, or even silver dollars. But what about half dollars? This oft-overlooked denomination offers hobbyists a whole world of exciting collecting challenges. What are some of the ways you can build a great collection of United States half dollars?  Bu...

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2019 Palladium American Eagle Bullion Coins Offer Investors A New Alternative

The new American Eagle 2019 One Ounce Palladium Reverse Proof Coin is the latest installment in the long-running American Eagle bullion coin family, born in 1986 with the release of the first American Gold Eagles and American Silver Eagles. The 2019 reverse proof palladium eagle also becomes the third type of palladium eagle, the first released in ...

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Tips For Finding 2019 W-Mint Quarters

Have you heard about the 2019-W America The Beautiful (ATB) Quarters? These new coins from the West Point facility of the United States Mint total just 10 million in number and have entered mainstream circulation. That means they can turn up just about anywhere – pocket change, coin rolls, even as change from the next vending machine you use. And w...

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Five Rare Coins Under $100 (Almost) Nobody Talks About

In coin collecting, almost everyone knows about the famous rarities… The 1913 Liberty nickel, 1894-S Barber dime, and – of course – the 1804 Draped Bust dollar. But what many numismatists don't hear about, or in some cases even know about, are the silent rare coins. These pieces are very scarce, with usually fewer than 5,000 to 10,000 survivors, ma...

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Six Top Coins to Buy Now

Want to buy coins but aren't sure which ones to go after? While there's no guarantee that anything you buy will go up in value, there are many coins that have performed quite well over the years and, if they keep up with long-term trends, are poised for future growth. So, what are they? Here's a rundown… Uncirculated Large Cents These early copper ...

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What Happened to the Canadian Penny?

Having a hard time finding Canadian pennies in circulation these days? It's not just you! That's because the last Canadian one-cent coins were made for circulation in 2012. And as they're being spent and turned in at banks, they're winding up at the smelter and disappearing forever. So why did Canada say, "eh, goodbye" to the penny? Are Canadian pe...

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Can’t Find Valuable Coins In Circulation? Here’s How To Turn Your Luck Around!

I've been looking for rare and valuable coins in my pocket change since 1992. Over the years, I have come across many cool coins in circulation, including old Lincoln wheat cents, Liberty and Buffalo nickels, wartime silver Jefferson five-cent pieces, silver dimes and quarters, 90% silver Kennedy half dollars, foreign coins, and many other valuable...

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New 2019-W Pennies Are A Hit With Lincoln Cent Collectors

The United States Mint has made history by striking the first Lincoln cents bearing the "W" mintmark from the West Point Mint in New York, and collectors are loving these new pennies. There are three types of 2019-W pennies being struck, and each is being offered as a premium freebie in three types of United States Mint collector products for 2019 ...

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Collectors Seeking Rare & Valuable 2019-W Quarters From Circulation

The 2019 W quarters from the West Point Mint in New York are in circulation and collectors are going crazy trying to find these rare and valuable coins in their pocket change. But why are these new quarters being made at the West Point Mint? Why are they valuable? And what should you be looking for? Read on for the answers! What' So Special About T...

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The Future Of Coin Collecting Looks Bright

As a 30-something coin collector, I'm not necessarily representative of the median age of coin collectors and coin investors. In fact, I'm probably a good 20 years younger than most of the people I see enjoying the coin shows I attend. But I'm by no means the youngest guy on the bourse. In fact, I'm a good 20 years older than many of the so-called ...

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Op-Ed: What Coin Collecting Means To Me

I recently celebrated my 25th coin collecting anniversary – I'm now in my second quarter century as a coin collector, and so far I'm loving the hobby more than ever. I didn't know in 1992, when I first began collecting coins, that I'd still be enjoying this hobby so much so many years on, but I know I'm not the only person who's been in the hobby t...

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Where Can You Find New Coins for Your Collection?

Are you looking for new coins to add to your coin collection? There are various avenues coin collectors use for finding new coins to add to their collections, and below I'll describe the various common methods you can use to find new coins for your collection. Circulation – This is where most coin collectors start looking for new coins. From pocket...

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What Does 2018 Have In Store For Coin Collectors?

It's a new year, and that means new coins are on their way for collectors in 2018. There's a bevy of new coins in 2018 from the United States Mint, including longtime favorites such as Lincoln cents, America the Beautiful quarters, American Eagle bullion coins, and much more. But it's not just the U.S. Mint with hot new coins – many other mints fro...

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Old British Pennies Are Great Collectibles

British pennies are some of the most widely collected copper coins in the world, and they even have a place in the hearts of many coin collectors in the United States, whose residents use the one-cent coin – which is mistakenly referred to as a "penny." While the United States does not officially mint a denomination known as the "penny," Great Brit...

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Should You Buy Junk Silver Coins When Silver Prices Drop?

Is it wise to buy junk silver coins when silver bullion prices tumble? Many bullion investors want know, especially when the metals market behaves as it has recently. Silver prices go up, then they go down. When silver prices go down, bullion investors do one of two things: Some silver investors panic about losing money and sell off some of all of ...

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Like Ike Dollars? Why High-Grade Business-Strike Eisenhower Dollars Represent Exciting Collecting Opportunities

For many coin collectors, Eisenhower dollars are a coin from "just yesterday." Yet, as of 2018, the last Eisenhower dollar will have rolled off the presses 40 years earlier, in 1978. The first issues of the Eisenhower dollar series were struck in 1971 – nearly 50 years ago. Perhaps to the pleasant surprise of many coin collectors who, unfortunately...

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Breast Cancer Pink Gold Commemorative Coins, Others Unveiled By United States Mint

The United States Mint recently released the designs for the long-awaited $5 pink gold, silver dollar, and clad half dollar 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness commemorative coins. The 2018 Breast Cancer coins could become some of the most popular commemorative coins released by the United States Mint in many years, and that's a good thing for many reason...

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2017 United States Mint Silver Medal Set

The 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Silver Four-Medal Set contains four examples of the American Liberty medal, which replicates the design seen on the 2017 American Liberty High-Relief $100 Gold Coin. The silver medal is a non-monetized, more affordable counterpart to the historic American Liberty 24-karat gold coin; the 2017 American Libe...

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The Cheapest Early American Coins for Your Collection

So many people want old coins for their collections, but the problem is many of them are so expensive. Some of America's early federal coins, which were first officially minted in 1793, are worth thousands of dollars each. So what's a collector on shoestring budget to do when he or she wants to buy examples of early American coins? There are severa...

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