30 Nov 2021

Profitable Coin Collecting --BOOK REVIEW

Library | user_30405

Profitable Coin Collecting, by David L. Ganz, is an interesting book that explores market trends and investment in lucrative performing coins. A respected and polished numismatic author and driving force behind our circulating commemorative coinage, David L. Ganz has masterfully written a book on coins as investments. I believe that this book should have special appeal to deep pocket collectors (see my review on One Coin is Never Enough). The author investigates the Salomon Brothers survey on coins as an investment. David Ganz goes on to investigate its shortcomings and how it revolutionized the coin industry, as its effects still affect our collecting 44 years later. While the whole book is filled with charts, this section is particularly dense with eye-opening charts and illustrations. He moves onto what creates value in a coin and how grading has affected today's market. He finishes the first half of the book with investment strategies, especially focusing on pre-20th century proof coins.

30 Nov 2021

Coin related items in cereal boxes part 1

| Anakin104

Many adults now regret not begging their parents to buy the Cocoa or Fruity Pebbles, Lucky Charms or Cheerio box that had a what could be very expensive coin, if in good condition. Bah! Who wants a coin? They thought. Wouldn't they want a toy or some other gadget instead? Now those same adults realize the mistake that could have put thousands in their pockets. In this article, I will cover coins given out in cereal in the years 1974 to 1976, 1979, 1988, 1996 and 2000. 1974 to 1976, 1979, 1988In 1974 to 1976, Post came up with an idea that made their cereal pop out like nobody else's cereal did . They put in dinosaur coins in Cocoa Pebbles and Fruity Pebbles. Don't ask me why Post put dinosaurs on their coins, but a possible theory is that Post wanted to link dinos to the Flintstones. They put some of the most recognizable dinos on coins. They had the era or period of which the dinosaur lived in, and then put a family tree which is basically telling you which ones there are. It was a hit so they brought it back, adding Friuty Pebbles to the cereals that you can buy to get a coin. These coins covered the Cretacous period . In 1988, it was brought back for kids in the next decade, only to be shut down soon after. 1996In 1996, General Mills put an Olympic coin offer to celebrate the Olympics, which were located in Atlanta. The offer probably was send in a dollar to get the coin. People who did send in the amount of money or box received a limited edition coin featuring a sport such as archery, cycling, ice hockey , gymnastics, athletics and luge. (Even though athletics isn't a sport, and I've never heard the sport luge so that's probably not a sport either)These coins sell about eight dollars. Also, to add to the coin, General Mills added six new shapes for the marshmallows, which are three different star marshmallows colored either red,white or blue, a torch and a ball with a golden star inside. 2000The last coin I will talk about is the Sacagawea dollar and millennium cent. In 2000, General Mills put in a Sacagawea dollar with a penny minted in 2000. The coins in the boxes had a great strike. The tail was extremely detailed , which is one of the differences between a Sacawgea dollar coin from the Mint, and from a Cheerios cereal box. One other difference is that their is more feathers on the Cheerio dollar than the ones from the U.S Mint. (The ones put in circulation)Lincoln cents with the Sacagawea dollar go from 1 to 5 dollars if it is still on its page. On the back , it has a certificate of authenticity from the head of the U.S Mint at the time. The Sacagawea dollar coin goes from one hundred dollars to four thousand five hundred dollars.

29 Nov 2021


Coins-World | Longstrider

So I was getting a couple of coins to put up on another site I frequent for their “Mexican Toner Tuesday”. I thought they looked pretty good so why not put them up here for all my ANA friends to enjoy, I hope. None of these coins are rare or expensive. I will just give a short information list on them.

29 Nov 2021

how to make a good united states type set

Coins | Tyler Heldt

First you will need a good type set folder. I have the Whitman 20th to 21st century american type set. It's about 20 dollars and all I can afford sense I am a yn. There also is the dansco united states type set. It covers all of the US coins but it is 180 dollars so it is more for the veterans. Second you will need to find the coins, some of the coins you can find in circulation and are easy to find. Like the Lincoln 1 cent with the shield or the Lincoln cent with the memorial and maybe a wheat cent if you can find the uncommon but there is a high chance you will find one. Also you can find the america, the beautiful and state series and the eagle but this is all clad and finding silver quarters are a rare occurrence finding dimes is good but really the only dime that you can find is a clad dime all other dimes are rare because they are silver. Nikals are a little different; you can rarely find a buffalo. Also, it's rare to find a war nickel . But you can find some early Jefferson nickel there, not uncommon. Half dollars are where the coins start to get pricey. A 1915 barber half dollar in xf condition is about 28 dollars or at least that's what I got mine for. The walking liberty is not as bad; you can get an ok one for about 10 dollars. A franklin is about its worth in weight in silver unless its in ms condition same with the kennedy 90% but a 40% is about 4 dollars and a clad is 50 cents. Large dollars are even expensive. I picked up a morgan dollar New Orleans mint mark at the Whitman coin show for 80 dollars in ms condicion. Peace dollars are the same price. They are very expensive and both coins are 90% silver and vaulde more for the coin than the silver. Also you can look for the eisenhower dollars they are hard to find but not expensive. I would recommend just buying one. Now small dollars are not that hard to find but you will probably end up buying them to save time. I got a S.B.A from a family member and found a presidential in change and those are the only coins I could find and I am struggling to find the rest. I personally try to get ms coins but they are expensive and i would recommend looking at the yn auctions you can find some good deals there also some cool coins

29 Nov 2021

Die Clashes, Silver, Buffalo, And More Found! | Coin Update #38

| CoinHunter

Hello all!

29 Nov 2021

Die Cuds

Coins | Stan McDonald - author

Die cuds are created when a piece of the die breaks away. The missing piece of the die no longer has the intended details, and subsequent coins are minted with a raised metal area where the piece of the die has broken away. A retained cud occurs when an area breaks away but is pushed back into the coin in a slightly different place.

28 Nov 2021

Fractional Currency

Paper Money-U.S. | user_95183

Fractional Currency were currency notes made from 1862 - 1876 with a denomination less than one dollar. The series has 5 issues, each with different designs. Fractional Currency comes in denominations of 5 cents, 10 cents, 25 cents, 50 cents, and even 3 cent and 15 cent bills. There are many things to know about these notes, so let's dive into the rich history of fractional currency notes.


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