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30 May 2019

Numismatic Economics

Collecting Tips | ANAStaff

Coins are special in many ways: as reflections of history, as miniature works of art and, of course, as popular collectibles. But there’s one way in which coins are perfectly ordinary—their prices are determined by the interaction of supply and demand. In the context of numismatics, supply refers to a coin’s scarcity or availability, while demand is determined by the level of collector interest.

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16 May 2019

Getting Started: Books Every Beginning Collector Should Read

Collecting Tips | ANAStaff

A basic library of numismatic references is an outstanding resource for the beginning collector. Books can teach you about the coins you are pursuing, guide you as you build your collection and introduce you to new collecting areas. Here are some suggestions for your home library. I think you' ll find these books informative, helpful and fun.

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02 May 2019

Three Sides of a Coin

Coins | ANAStaff

Everyone knows that a coin has a front and a back, and that you’re supposed to call heads or tails when one is flipped. And, even though it’s theoretically possible, only the most optimistic coin-flippers would think there’s a chance of a coin landing on its edge.

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01 Apr 2019

Colors of Money

Paper Money-U.S. | ANAStaff

We all make certain assumptions about money. We assume that there will be enough currency and coin to complete any transaction, that we can spend and receive money without difficulty or doubt, and that money will hold its value over short spans of time.

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19 Mar 2019

Something for Everyone

Collecting Tips | ANAStaff

Numismatists are sure to find an organization that supports their lifestyles and interests.

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05 Mar 2019

Numismatic Linguistics

Coins-World | ANAStaff

Coins and banknotes are defined by their imagery, and as the old saying goes, a picture is worth 1,000 words. Still, it’s only through language, inscribed or printed, that a coin or banknote can truly tell its story. Who made it? How much is it worth? What does it portray?

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26 Feb 2019

Numismatic Superlatives

Coins-United States | ANAStaff

Discussions about superlatives like “first,” “most” and “largest” are entertaining when used to describe any subject. They are especially interesting in a numismatic context because there isn’t always a consensus about which objects deserve superlative status.

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12 Feb 2019

How the World’s Largest Coin Club Can Help You Build Your Collection

American Numismatic Assocation | ANAStaff

Building a collection of coins is a very personal matter. But you don’t have to go it alone. Doing so could lead to costly mistakes. Wouldn’t you rather learn from others and have more fun at the same time?

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