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The Coin Analyst: American Silver and Gold Eagles – A Collector’s Guide for Beginners

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek ….. Even if you are new to collecting coins, you most likely have already heard about and seen American Silver Eagles and perhaps also know they have gold counterparts, American Gold Eagles. Those coins are at the very heart of the modern coin market today and of modern American […]

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So You Want to Be a Classical Numismatist? Ancient Coins for Beginners

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ….. THE HIGHEST PRAISE THAT one ancient coin collector can give another is to say he or she “has an eye for coins.” Someone with this remarkable ability can look at a tray of a hundred nearly identical pieces and unerringly pick out the three or four best […]

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Jeff Garrett: Getting Started in U.S. Coin Collecting

Ten answers to the question: What coins should I pursue in U.S. Coin Collecting ? By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… I often have conversations with others about the growth of numismatics. Most, if not all, agree on the importance of attracting young people to the hobby. Not long ago, I spoke with […]

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Classic US Gold Coins – The Newbie’s Lament: What Should I Collect?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner …… For new collectors of vintage United States gold coins, one of the most puzzling questions to ask is: What should I collect? The answer, of course, depends on your budget, but it also depends on which sort of collection you are going to build: a […]

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New Ken Bressett Coin Collecting Book Available at Denver ANA Show

Whitman Publishing announces the release of the newest edition of the Whitman Guide to Coin Collecting: An Introduction to the World of Coins, by Kenneth Bressett. The 288-page softcover book debuted July 4, 2017, and is now available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at www.Whitman.com), for $12.95. Mr. Bressett will autograph […]

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Falling in Love with Numismatics – Suddenly It’s 1952!

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers …… As I write these words I enjoy numismatics every bit as much as I did when I was a kid in junior high school in 1952. Given two blue Whitman folders for Lincoln pennies and told that if I found a 1909-S V.D.B. cent in pocket change […]

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Tips for Young Numismatists: Start Small, Think Big!

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. Coin collecting is a fun and exciting hobby that captures the imagination of young and old. In what other hobby will you find yourself immersed in art, economics, history and science? Think about it. To understand the meaning behind the design of a quarter pulled from […]

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American Numismatic Association Unveils “Treasures in Your Pocket”

You could have a collectible coin in your pocket change that might be worth hundreds of dollars To encourage budding coin collectors, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) – the world’s largest nonprofit organization devoted to coin collecting – launched Treasures in Your Pocket, an innovative website resource that provides information to anyone embarking on a […]

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How to Start a Coin Collection

Coin collecting offers many opportunities, and with patience you will probably find a series or issue that will be exciting and profitable to collect By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… As president of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) I often have conversations with others about the growth of numismatics. Most, if not […]

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Coin Collecting Strategies – Blueprints for Collecting Morgan Silver Dollars

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle-Rarities ….. From buzzard to beau (bow) dollar, that large silver coin minted from 1878 to 1904 and again in 1921 has gone by a number of names. Regardless of the moniker, few coins have captured the hearts and minds of both collector and general public as much as the Morgan […]

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Coin Collecting Strategies – Blueprints for Collecting Morgan Silver Dollars

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle-Rarities ….. From buzzard to beau (bow) dollar, that large silver coin minted from 1878 to 1904 and again in 1921 has gone by a number of names. Regardless of the moniker, few coins have captured the hearts and minds of both collector and general public as much as the Morgan […]

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Tips for New Collectors Joining the Numismatic Community

By Douglas LePre – Senior Portfolio Manager at Blanchard and Company, Inc …. Oh, you’re a coin dealer? What should I collect? This is a question that people have been asking me throughout my career, so I thought with a new year upon us I would try to offer some suggestions as 2016 gets moving. […]

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