Two Head Coin or Two Tail Coin

Ever come across a U.S. coin with two heads or two tails. I bet you have. They are sometimes a double headed coin, or a magician coin. As a magician…

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Collecting Paper Currency a.k.a. Collecting Paper Money

Collecting Paper Currency or Paper Money either term works. It is one of the more esoteric area’s of numismatics and one that a person of average skill can  actively profit…

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7 of the world’s most valuable coins

Check out the article by James Royal. Investing and wealth management reporter. https://www.bankrate.com/investing/worlds-most-valuable-coins/

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Read more about the article Fake Certified Coin Case Study
Fake PCGS Slabbed Coin

Fake Certified Coin Case Study

We received a certified 1856 Flying Eagle Cent that someone wanted to use as collateral for a $9,500 loan. Should be a no brainer as the coin is a PCGS…

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Read more about the article Do You Have An Error Coin?
2007 Jefferson Nickel.

Do You Have An Error Coin?

This is a typical question we deal with. Name: StephenEmail: Sohare@Phone: xxx xxx xxxxWhat do you think? Do you think that this is an error coin? Please get back with…

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Inherited Coin Collection

How To Sell An Inherited Coin Collection

An often reality of rare coin collection is that they are frequently sold by family members and inheritors that are not collectors themselves, nor do they have any experience in…

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1943 Copper Penny.

1943 Lincoln Steel Cent verses 1943 Lincoln Copper Cent. The 1943 Lincoln Copper cent is one of the most sought after coins that can be found in circulation. More than…

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Read more about the article 1802 Bust Half Dollar
Double Struck or Fake?

1802 Bust Half Dollar

1802 Bust Half Dollar The pictures of this coin were received from a person looking to sell it. The double strike is dramatic. Any rare coin collector would be tickled…

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Read more about the article 1955 Lincoln Cent – Die Variety or Mint Error
Iconic 1955 Double Die Lincoln Cent

1955 Lincoln Cent – Die Variety or Mint Error

Early on in my nascent coin collecting career, I recall visiting a small coin store in Upstate New York. I remember looking at a 1955 Double Die Lincoln Cent my…

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Read more about the article Numismatic Knowledge is Power
Knowledge is Power

Numismatic Knowledge is Power

Collecting numismatics ought not to be expensive, even though it obviously has never ending potential. There are so many many ways to collect coins that must be considered before diving…

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Roll searching yields 1969-S Doubled Die Obverse cent

This is an article printed in Coin World a couple years ago. It shows that you can find value in common change. Searching through thousands of Lincoln cents as respite…

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Rare Coin Value Guide

This is a helpful guide to general rare coin values for coins that are not better date and mint mark combinations or die varieties or errors. COMMON RARE COIN VALUE…

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Read more about the article Coin Dealer Near Me
Check out Elliot Coss at the Long Beach Coin Show.

Coin Dealer Near Me

One of the number one searches on Google pertaining to rare coins is "coin dealer near me". This is usually in regards to a coin collector or other interested party…

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Read more about the article What is my double stamped coin worth?
Iconic 1955 Double Die Lincoln Cent

What is my double stamped coin worth?

One of the most oft-asked questions rare coin dealer hear is regarding double stamped coins otherwise properly know as a double die coin. Specifically it means that the doubling is…

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Read more about the article 1982 Lincoln Cent only $18,500 on Etsy
1982 Lincoln cent variety coins.

1982 Lincoln Cent only $18,500 on Etsy

Do you think that if they were going to try and rip someone off that they would at least use an uncirculated coin? Circulated, cleaned and in horrible condition. It…

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This can only happen to a rare coin dealer

I was on the phone getting debriefed about a purchase by our rare coin buyer David. He was in northwest Washington State driving back to his hotel. At one point…

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Read more about the article Fake $20 Gold Coin Case Study
Obverse side of a fake St Gaudens in a fake PCGS holder.

Fake $20 Gold Coin Case Study

Here is a good case study. Guy emailed us pictures of a coin that he inherited from his grandfather. The coin and holder are both fake. Ryan found an image…

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Read more about the article Die Varieties and Error Coins. How to know them and collect them.
Example of a relatively common Lincoln Cent Error.

Die Varieties and Error Coins. How to know them and collect them.

by Ryan Moretti One of the best things about numismatics has got to be the vast amount of ways you can choose to collect coins. The options are quite literally…

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Who Said There Was No Buried Treasure Anymore?

Having been a coin dealer for over 25 years means that you see a few things over time. The Saint Gaudens $20.00 gold coins pictured here had been buried in…

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Read more about the article The Guy who took real good care of his coins. July 2012
Some of the tools uneducated folks use to clean their coins.

The Guy who took real good care of his coins. July 2012

We were planning of visiting a coin seller in Texas as part of a larger trip. This fellow had about $4,000 face value of Lincoln Wheat Cents and a small…

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Buried treasure really does exist.

Buried Treasure Found In Texas

This is a story that we could repeat several times as it has happened on more than one occasion. I was speaking with a client in Texas who wanted to…

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We do everything we can to give our sellers the best price

David Weinstein was on time, professional and courteous.  His visit to purchase some of my collection was a pleasure.  Time precluded a longer visit, but David utilized his time well.…

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Read more about the article How to Determine the Value of Your Rare Coins
Coin values are going up!

How to Determine the Value of Your Rare Coins

Best steps to insure a top value for your coin collection Determining the value of your rare coins is no simple matter. Here are 10 simple steps that can help…

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How To Find The Best Rare Coin Dealer

How To Find The Best Rare Coin Dealer 5 steps to help you determine the right rare coin dealer to sell to Having your rare coins appraised for sale should…

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Read more about the article Top Ten Rare Coin Picks
What are the next top ten coins to collect?

Top Ten Rare Coin Picks

Top Ten Rare Coin Picks Rare coin collecting has been a time-honored hobby for centuries. These days, there are more coin collectors and amateur numismatists than ever before. From gold…

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Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Rare Coins

Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Rare Coins Beware these 6 common mistakes when selling your rare coin collection Pitfall #1: Friends do not want to buy all of your rare…

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Why I Divested From Coins

Why I Divested From Coins I collected coins for 40 years. This is the story of why I decided to stop, and sell.​ I was an avid coin collector for…

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