Okay, I have "A Charlton Standard Catalogue: Canadian Coins Vol. 1 65th edition. ISBN: 978-0-88968-341-9. This is my first Canadian coin book and I don’t understand the pricing listed in it for the coins. For example it had a 1995 Loonie at "15." in MS-64 condition. Does that mean 15 cents over the face value? Or 15 dollars? It’s like that for all the coins in the book.… Continue reading
Silver Dollar Values - a Real Investment
There are many coins that are desired by collectors some collect American coins, other roman coins some are even collecting silver dollars only. There is not a huge amount of silver dollars to collect but the ones you should look into are the ones where the silver coin values will increase through time.
Unlike many other… Continue reading
How to insure your coin collecting?
Insurance is a risk-based business, sort of a bet between you and the insurance company that something will or won’t go wrong. The bet includes odds that affect the size of the bet (the premium you pay to the insurance company) and the size of the payoff (the amount the insurance company pays you after a loss)… Continue reading
How Coin Price Guide Determines the Price of Coins
Coin Price Guides are useful among collectors. In brief, coins are tiny disk shaped metal pieces of currency. Coins come in various categories currency coins which are valued as per their face value, currency coins come with an amount printed on them and the printed amount is the price of the coin.
Rare and… Continue reading
U.S. Coin Collecting and How to Use A Metal Detector to Locate Them
US coin collecting can be even more rewarding if you use a metal detector to find those coins. For those of us who have found coins using a metal detector, the thrill is pure excitement each time. I agree that it’s fun to walk into a coin shop and buy… Continue reading
In uncertain economic times when people are turning to gold for safety, I can’t help but feel that the ultimate in safety would be physically possessing your gold rather than "your" gold simply being a few bytes on a computer somewhere that indicate that some gold in a distant land belongs to you.
What would be the disadvantage of buying coins like this (or bullion if you’re RICH!)… Continue reading
Selling Coins to a Dealer
Coin collecting can be a lot of fun. This hobby which dates back to 2500 BC is much larger now since people are now able to collect currencies from other countries. If a person decides to dispose of some of the coins in the collection, it is necessary to know its value by looking at a coin catalog… Continue reading
Rare Coins And Information
Collecting rare coins is not only popular but it’s like a mini history lesson. Some people find coins at trade shows or auction houses and others find rare coins on sites such as eBay. Before making a purchase, it’s always best to have the seller give you proof of the coins grading and value. If the seller does not… Continue reading
The Advantages of Owning or Buying Gold or Silver Graded Collectible Coins
Are there major advantages of owning or buying gold or silver graded collectible coins over that of bullion or bars? Most definitely there is. The following is not an exhaustive list, but does include several things to consider. Coins cannot be beat as an investment opportunity.Coins are extremely easy to handle… Continue reading
Where can you meet other numismatists & coin collectors?
The best thing you can do as a beginning collector is hook up with someone who is already involved in numismatics as a dealer or collector. A good advisor can demonstrate to you the fine points of coin collecting and show you coins that you may not otherwise see. Many old-time collectors have plenty… Continue reading