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 […]
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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 […]
Seldom do I read a book and not feel better for the experience, but only on rare occasion do I discover a new book that not only makes me want to put it in my own personal library but makes me want to put it in everyone else’s numismatic library as well. “Cash In Your […]
In it’s short 25 year history, the Silver American Eagle has become an American collecting favorite. What once was intended as a way to sell off a portion of the strategic silver stockpile, had become a coin. And although it had what seemed to be a ridiculously low face value of $1 compared to it’s […]
Whitman Publishing is likely one of the more well-known houses of numismatic literature available today. They publish the Annual RedBook – A Guidebook of United States Coinage which is found on more numismatist’s shelves than any other book in the hobby of coin collecting. Covering the stories behind the history, “The History of The […]