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Coin Profile: Barber Quarter

The Barber Quarter, also known as the Liberty Head Quarter, was minted between 1892 and 1916 and was preceded by the Seated Liberty Quarter and was succeeded by the Standing Liberty Quarter. These coins were designed by Charles E....

Numismatic Gifts

With Black Friday just passed and the holiday season just around the corner, it's time to start looking for gifts for your family and friends. If you have a friend who is a collector, these are some of the perfect gifts that you really can't go wrong with.  The...

Coin Profile: Seated Liberty Half Dollar

Happy Thanksgiving (Day After)!  The Liberty Seated Half Dollar is a special coin for many reasons. This design was used on almost every US coin during this time, from the Half Dime to the Dollar. The Seated Liberty Half Dollar, also known as Liberty Seated, was...

Coin Profile: Classic Head Half Cent

The Classic Head Half Cent, designed by John Reich, is one of the many different types of “obsolete US coins,” coins whose denominations are no longer minted. Half Cent, Two Cent, Three Cent, Half Dime, and Twenty-Cent Pieces all fall within this...

The Basics

If you're just starting to get into coins, there's a lot you don't know. Even if you've been in the hobby for decades, you still don't know most things about coins. If you're a beginner, don't feel like you need to learn everything, but also don't skip the learning...

Type Set Collecting

Type sets can be great fun and are also a great way to figure out what series or type of coins you like the best and may want to create a set of in the future. I am currently working on a type set of PCGS graded coins. Fortunately, there are lots of different types of...

Coin Language

Using proper terminology in collecting is incredibly important. Nobody is going to take you seriously if you start talking about a coin and say things like “The words on the front of it are great!” Or “It looks like the mint stamped the...

Coin Profile: Flying Eagle Small Cent

The Flying Eagle Small Cent is a less-popular coin type with an extremely short run, but is actually one of my favorite coins ever minted. This was the first small cent, which replaced the large cents. Both half cents and large cents were...

How To Catalog Your Collection

One of the most important parts of coin collecting is to organize, catalog, and inventory your collection. This is important for you, so you know what your investment is, what you have, what you still need, etc. This is also important for later in life, when...

Coin Profile: Mercury Dimes

Please Note: This series was formerly known as “Coin Individuality,” but the name has been changed to “Learn Your Types,” effective November 2018.  The Mercury Dime is a coin collected by numismatists throughout the world. Each and every...