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05 May 2016

Is it worth buying modern bullion?

Coins | user_94464

Is it worth buying bullion?Or getting pre-1933 us gold, or morgan dollars, or Prussiancurrency. On bullion coins you some collectability, but mostly spot value*. But on any of the older gold or silver pieces, you have the spot value, and numismatic value*.

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03 May 2016

What is the best coin to collect?

Coins | user_94464

Hey I've heard that MercuryDimes and Franklin Halves are good to collect, does any know other good coinsfor a youngnumismatist to collect?

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03 May 2016

NGC Canada 2016 sp69 Specimens

Coins | user_2428

I am finally back after my ANA use was BLOCKED by ANA's required forgotten COMPLEX passwords!

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01 May 2016

Toning

Young Numismatists Exchange | user_8029

Toning is an immensely controversial aspect of coin collecting. Toning occurs when the metal in a coin reacts with the oxygen and chemicals in the air. This reaction creates a color (or colors) on the coin’s surface. Some prefer toning, but others prefer none of it on their coins. This variation of opinion has led to numerous “coin doctors” who change the coins’ surfaces to make a profit.

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01 May 2016

Charles E. Barber

Young Numismatists Exchange | user_8029

Charles E. Barber is the United States Mint engraver credited with the popular Barber designs, which were used in the dime, the quarter and the half dollar denominations, as well as the Liberty Head Nickel. He was born in London and opposed fellow engraver Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

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01 May 2016

Christian Gobrecht

Young Numismatists Exchange | user_8029

Christian Gobrecht was the Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1840-1844. In those four years, he created four designs and inspired two others. He is not the most well-known mint engraver, but definitely deserves respect for his designs.

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01 May 2016

Famous Numismatic Hoards

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Many hoards of coinage have contributed to the amount of coins we see, especially exceptionally brilliant or well conserved rarer dates. In this blog, I will focus upon famous hoards and their demise. The ones I will write about are the famous Saddle Ridge Hoard, the Redfield Hoard and the Government GSA Hoard.

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