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Insights into Precious Metals

Insights into Precious Metals

Insights into Precious Metals Some people invest in precious metals, others do not.  The intent here is to give some insights into precious metals, not to influence any investment decisions.  In order to understand precious metals, there are several things that are important.  Among them are the purity of the…

Protecting Large Coins

Protecting Large Coins Protecting most coins is easy, there are multiple methods of achieving this.  The inexpensive 2X2 Mylar flips offer an economical way of providing protection, although not without problems.  The Mylar can be damaged, and so can the coin contained within.  I once had an uncirculated half dollar…
2015 1/10 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf

World Mints and World Coins

World Mints and Central Banks That Sell Coins Finding world mints is sometimes difficult.  Not every country has a mint.  Many countries have their coins made for them.  But, even if a country uses a mint other than its own it can still have uncirculated coin sets, also called mint…

Coin Books Provide Information

Coin Books Provide Information Coin Books Are Not All Alike Coin books are important in numismatics, which means coin collecting.  There are several types of coin books available, and which ones a person buys depends on what information is desired.  Some, such as the Red Book, give a short introduction…

New Coin Releases

New Coin Releases: News on New Coin Releases   New from the Royal Mint The Queen;s Beasts Falcon of the Plantagenets  coins from the Royal Mint, the Year of the Pig coins from the Royal Mint, and the bullion Year of the Pig from Royal Mint Bullion are now available.…
Coin Capsule

Coin Capsules Offer Protection

Coin Capsules Offer Protection Coin Capsules Are Worth Consideration Coin capsules protect coins from physical contact.  This reduces significantly the possibility if abrasive wear.  The coin capsule prevents direct contact.  Of course you must use the right size capsule.   Direct contact not only can cause abrasion, but oils can…

Coin Selling Practices Can Be Problematic

Coin Selling Practices Can Be Problematic Coin Selling Practices Can Be Misleading The coin selling practices I have seen are, for he most part, good.  But, a few coin selling practices are misleading.  These can occur even by large, trusted dealers.  While no malicious intent may exist, some good dealers…

Coin Collecting Supplies and Handling

Coin Collecting Supplies and Handling Coin Collecting Supplies Protect Coins Coin collecting supplies are essential to collecting.  Coins need protection, both from the environment and from physical contact.  In fact, it is quite possible for damage to reveal itself years later, so always handle and store coins properly.   The…

Coin Videos from the Mints of the World

Coin Videos from the Mints of the World Coin Videos Are a Fun Way to Learn Coin videos are popular.  The problem is that many videos simply show a person opening a package containing coins.  It takes time to watch several worthless videos while searching for an informative one.  This…
2012 Kangaroo High Relief Silver Coin

Collectible Coins Require Collectors

Collectible Coins Require Collectors Collectible Coins:  Are All Coins Collectible? Collectible coins include be any coin if you are willing to pay for the acquisition of that coin, but will it be collectible to others?  A collecting community of one, or even a few, does not make a coin a…
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