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Grading U.S. Coins Today | Correspondence Course from the American Numismatic Association

Understanding grading is the key to having an expensive set of coins or coins that are worth their value. Usually coins that are of high quality hold their value and tend to increase in value over time. So to know grade is to purchase coins of high quality at good prices. Source:  ANA-Money.org

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The 17 Most Important US Paper Money Books That Should Be In Your Library

Paper Money of the United States If you were to buy one book from this list, this is the book. It has been in full color since the 19th edition and covers over 260 years of American paper money – from Colonial notes to Federal Reserve Notes (FRNs), to Confederates. Source: PMG Notes

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Just looking makes reader $50,000 richer

This is the reason I buy proof sets from the mint and whenever I see them at shows or auctions. For the simple chance it may contain an anomaly. Source: Numismatic News

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5 Reasons Why You Should Buy Silver Now

Reason #5: Silver Is Again Becoming Real Money. Gold and silver are making a return as sound money. Article 1, Section 10, of the US Constitution demands that “No State shall… make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts.” And more and more states are putting precious metals back … Continue reading “5 Reasons Why You Should Buy Silver Now”

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First US Coin Identified by David McCarthy of Kagin, Inc

​“While the 1783 Plain Obverse Nova Constellatio Quint is among the most historically significant of all United States coins, it is also one of the most important artifacts in the world,” said Kagin. “Nothing defines a nation and its society more than its coinage. Just like great documents such as The Magna Carta or The … Continue reading “First US Coin Identified by David McCarthy of Kagin, Inc”

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Second ’92-D Close AM die pair found

As you can see a very slight difference in the variety.  Turns out collectors are paying big bucks for these pennies in AU – MS 65. http://www.numismaticnews.net/article/second-92-d-close-die-pair-found

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US Mint Releases Set of Enhanced Uncirculated Coins on Aug. 1

These coins have an “S” from the San Francisco mint, but have an “enhanced uncirculated finish”, using a combination of laser frosted areas and an unpolished field that accentuates design details, creating a unique contrast distinctly different from the mirror–like finish of proof coins. The set is celebrating the 225th year of the US Mint … Continue reading “US Mint Releases Set of Enhanced Uncirculated Coins on Aug. 1”

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2017 Ellis Island NJ Quarter Launch at Ellis Island

The United States Mint invites you to attend the ceremonial launch of the Ellis Island quarter on August 30, 2017. The 39th coin in our America the Beautiful Quarters® Program is the fourth quarter to be released this year. For more information about this popular program, click here. The reverse (tails side) design of the Ellis Island quarter depicts an immigrant … Continue reading “2017 Ellis Island NJ Quarter Launch at Ellis Island”

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Texas Attorney General Issues Consumer Tips on Buying Gold Coins

Attorney General’s from across the country should follow the lead of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Texas Attorney General Issues Gold Coins Consumer Protection Tips With input from numismatic experts, the Attorney General of Texas, Ken Paxton, has issued a consumer protection alert about buying and selling gold coins. Award-winning rare coins and precious metals … Continue reading “Texas Attorney General Issues Consumer Tips on Buying Gold Coins”

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Exploring Portrait Medals

If medals are your fancy, this would be an exhibit of the year.                            Medals May 9, 2017 to September 10, 2017 The portrait medal is one of the most important artistic inventions of the Renaissance and an essential part of the history … Continue reading “Exploring Portrait Medals”

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