So you’ve decided to enter into the fun, challenging world of coin collecting when suddenly words begin getting tossed at you from all angles. Words like, “Numismatist,” “Red Book,” “slabbed,” etc. and you’re left wondering what it all means as though it’s your first day in AP Calculus. In efforts to help rid newcomers… Read more »
Monthly Archives: October 2016
7 TIPS FOR SURVIVING YOUR FIRST COIN SHOW
A coin show is a collectors’ dream but can also be overwhelming for a newcomer. To make the most of your time spent at these fun-filled events, here are a few things to know before becoming that kid lost at Disneyland. Wear proper shoes No one likes getting caught in the rain… Read more »
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE LIFESPAN OF A COIN?
Coins are tough little devils. Over the course of a coins’ lifespan, they will be dropped, kicked, stepped on, possibly run over by a vehicle, or involved in some children’s experiment to discover just how durable they are. Through all this along with the other endless possibilities, it is reasonable to wonder what the… Read more »
THE 5 MUST HAVES FOR COIN COLLECTING
There comes a time in every coin collector’s life that a box or jar will no longer do. When this time arrives, it’s important to keep in mind the supplies needed to begin properly storing and cataloging one’s collection. THE RED BOOK This little red book, formally known as A Guide Book to the… Read more »
WHAT IS A FIRST STRIKE COIN?
First strike coins: What are they and who deems them worthy of such a title? Also, why do collectors want to get their hands on them? First strike coins are simply just that, the very first of a new coin or design struck with a sparkling new, never been used before die. Many… Read more »