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The Baseball and Kennedy Hot Coins

My dad, Robert Matitia, bought for me the new Silver Proof baseball coin from the U.S. Mint, and they just came in the mail last week. It sure is a hot item and looks great! When we bought it from the mint it costs about $51, and now you can sell it for at least $150 since it sold out right away. It tripled in price! But I am going to save mine, and not sell it.
Written by Avrumy Matitia at 00:00

Rare American coins

Over the history of America and the United States Mints (Philadelphia, Charlotte, Dahlonega, New Orleans, San Francisco, Carson City, Denver and West Point) many rare and low mintage coins have been made. Some of these coins include the 1804 silver dollar, the 1913 liberty nickel and the 1933 $20 gold double eagle. All of these coins are very popular with all numismatists.
Written by Eric Niedzielski at 00:00

How I Started Collecting

Any numismatist has a story to tell, whether it be how they began, why they collect or a story that occurred somewhere along the way. My story is about how I began collecting. As many children do, I had my small jar of coins that I had accumulated over time and for one reason or another found fascinating. They included half dollars, Sacagawea dollar coins, wheat pennies (half of which I likely lost before they could make it into my collection), foreign coins and any obscurities I found. Many of these coins I found by sorting through my dad's mountains of coffee cans of change in the garage. I would get paid about 10 cents per roll of coins I wrapped and I could keep any coins I liked. At the time it seemed like a fair agreement.
Written by Grant Shobar at 00:00

Coin education as a young numismatist

I was introduced to the numismatic community through friend and mentor Lee Minshull in May of last year. It all began when I purchased silver, ninety percent coins in as an investment but it sparked my interest in numismatics and coin collecting. From that day forward I have always been trying to better educate myself in numismatics. Being a young numismatist myself, I have found that there are many great resources to help further my education.
Written by Ron Sannes at 16:00

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