Coin Profile: Two Cent

The two-cent piece, minted from 1864 to 1873 was a short-lived and currently obsolete denomination from the US Mint. It was one of the shortest-lived denominations and issue of any United States coin. Around this time, the Mint was creating two-cent pieces and...

Coin Profile: Lincoln Bicentennial Cent

Generally, I would not write an entire article about a specific year, but these are interesting coins and I believe they are worthy of an extended look. 2008 was the last year for the popular, but long-lived Lincoln Memorial Cent. In 2010, they were replaced with the...

Choose Your Realm

There are countless different coins any collector can collect. There are tons of options for US coins, world coins, ancient coins, and even currency and tokens. You need to choose what you want to collect to allow you to be the happiest collector you can be....

Don’t Get Robbed!

Update: Unfortunately, my computer broke and I haven’t been able to write articles in a while.   Robbery. Burglary. Theft. These are words that you never want in connection to your coin collection. You want to keep your collection safe, both at your...

Coin Profile: Presidential Dollar

Because of my busy week this past week, you get to read two articles in one day, this along with my article about details grades. The Presidential Dollars, minted from 2007 to 2016, was designed by Don Everhart. The Presidential Dollar series was a series to go along...

What Does Genuine Mean?

 You have probably seen them, the slabbed coins that either say “Genuine” or “Details” instead of an actual grade like you are generally used to. PCGS and NGC have slightly different ways of dealing with problem coins. PCGS considers these...

US Bicentennial Coins (& A Small Story)

The last few days have been incredibly busy for me. This week, I have finals in school for the end of semester one and then there’s winter break, which means lots of time for coin stuff! Anyways, today, my family and I went to the Weihnachtsmarkt (German...

Coin Profile: Franklin Half Dollar

The Franklin Half Dollar was designed by John R. Sinnock, who also designed the Roosevelt Dime, which was released two years before the Franklin Half Dollar, in 1946. The Franklin Half Dollar was minted from 1948 to 1963 and was the successor to the popular Walking...

More Things To Never Do To Your Coins

My original article got very long, so I decided to break it up. I don’t want you to lose interest.  Say No To Chemicals  Paper envelopes, plastic PVC flips. These are cheap ways to store your coins. Don’t. Spend the extra bit of money...

How To Destroy Your Collection

This is not a phrase people want to hear about their coin collection, but unfortunately, this happens every day to collectors who don’t know what to do, but mostly, don’t know what not to do. Some of these mistakes, surprisingly, are also done by...