Coin Collecting Video Vignettes
Welcome to Video Vignettes, produced by the American Numismatic Association! These short (3 to 5 minutes) videos are designed to help you become a smarter, more informed collector. Check back regularly as additional videos will continue to be added.
Coin Collecting 101
This brief introduction to coin collecting for the beginner stresses the importance of deciding how to collect so that you can collect intelligently and derive the maximum amount of thrill from the hobby. Specific coin types are mentioned to help you focus on your collecting interests.
What Gives Coins Value
In this brief video, learn the three most important variables that determine how much a coin is worth. Hint: One variable that has very little to do with value may be the first one that comes to mind.
The Connection Between History and Coins
History entwines with coinage in unique ways.
How to Store Coins
Learn about various ways you can store your coin collection.
The 1943 Cent
Common misconceptions surround the 1943 cent.
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Inheriting a World Coin Collection
This segment addresses the common questions collectors have who’ve recently inherited an Ancient or World coin collection, and what they need to know.
Inheriting a U.S. Coin Collection
Explore the various options available when inheriting a U.S. coin collection—whether you intend to sell, donate or keep it intact.
Buying Coins: Investor vs Collector
Learn the differences between investing in coins and purchasing coins for a collection.
Where to Buy Coins
There are many avenues for acquiring coins when building a collection.