For years, the Morgan Dollar has been a favorite of American coin collectors. Generation after generation have collected these large silver coins for varying reasons. Many enjoy the history and imagery of the “Wild West” where some of these coins were used in circulation. Some have collected them because of their worth above their face […]
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On Episode 89 of The Coin Show, Matt talks about Market Grading, Mike talks about the proof Sets of 1936-42, they talk about “The Coolest Thing To Walk Into Matt’s Shop This Week”, and as always the guys give you their unique view on the news in the world of numismatics. Check out Episode 89! […]
On Episode 88 of The Coin Show, Matt talks about Shield Nickels, Mike gives a book recommendation, this time telling us about the 100 Greatest Modern US Coins, they talk about “The Coolest Thing To Walk Into Matt’s Shop This Week”, and as always the guys give you their unique view on the news in […]
Coin collecting is a hobby that lends itself well to many different levels of interest and in particular, the collecting of contemporary coins appeals to many people because it allows them entry to this hobby of kings at a more modest level of investment. Typically considered to be a hobby gateway, the collecting of coins […]
Carson City Morgan Dollars Featuring the Coins of the GSA Hoard by Adam Crum, Selby Ungar and Jeff Oxman
Morgan Dollars are one of the most popular series in United States coins. So popular in fact that many numismatic references have been written about them. The most romantic part of the story of the Morgan Dollar, in my opinion, is the story of the Carson City Mint. Collectors romanticize this particular part because it’s […]
A Guidebook of United States Coins, Professional Edition By R. S. Yeoman Senior Editor – Kenneth Bressett Valuations Editor – Jeff Garrett Research Editor – Q. David Bowers If I was asked by someone just entering the hobby for advice on how to get started as a coin collector, I would share the best […]
One of the greatest books in all of history, The Bible, has been read by more people than any other published work ever. In fact, people have been sharing the stories in The Bible for longer than it has been a book. Translated from the three most ancient languages on Earth, the text has been […]
Coin grading is at best an art and at worst an opinion, but very little is more important in determining value, save for demand and rarity. That’s why people spend years learning to properly grade and evaluate coins. Over time, they develop a familarity with coins and series and get a true feeling for what […]
While I am generally not fond of published price guides, I admit that they have a place in the collector’s world. They provide a snapshot of the coin market on the day that they were published and when compared year by year, they can give a state of that market at that point in history. […]
When value is measured in any collectible, determining its state of preservation or condition is probably one of the most important factors. Determining the condition of a given piece is what’s more commonly referred to as grading and in order for any stated grade to have significance with the collecting public there must be accepted […]