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Here are the top ten articles for the Coin Collecting Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Few Coins Minted In 1815
1815 is a special year as it is the only year that a cent coin was not minted in the United States. Collectors who specialize in collecting coins from that year, have few examples to choose from.
2. Sleeper Coins
What designates a coin as a “sleeper?” A strict definition of a “sleeper” is a coin that is undervalued due to its mintage being lower than its more common coin relations, and its value is lower than would be expected.
3. The Redfield Hoard
LaVere Redfield stashed 411,000 Silver Dollars behind a false wall in his basement. After his death, the Internal Revenue Service got to it first.
4. The Canadian Quarter Dollar
The history of the Canadian Quarter is one of evolution. The changes have been remarkable.
5. The Dollar Debate Keeps Going And Going
In a recent issue of a popular coin collecting periodical the debate continues on whether to dump the dollar bill in favor of some kind of dollar coin. Over the last forty years or so the government has issued various dollar coin in various sizes that have never caught on with the public at large.
6. The Binion Hoard
The death of casino owner Ted Binion led to one of the most spectacular court trials in the history of Nevada, and the release of his private stash of silver coins and bars known as the Binion Hoard. The final chapter has yet to be written.
7. How To Sell Your Coin Collection
So, you feel it´s time to sell your long-time coin collection, or you might have inherited a collection and you know nothing about coins and you would like to sell them. As with the sale of anything, you would like to make sure you get a fair price. Sounds simple enough, right?
8. The Jefferson Nickel
The rarest of all the Jefferson nickels is the 1942-S with the reverse of the 1941. This unique coin (1 known) was actually found in a group of circulated coins in 1961. Who knows, maybe one of you have one in your collection, and you may not even know it.
9. Set Your Gold Investment Goals
If you are a coin collector or a gold or silver bug, you have likely been called every name in the book. The only important thing that matters is if you are right. If you bought your gold or silver at the bottom of the market, it doesn’t matter what the naysayers have called you, you made the right
10. Higher Prices for Silver Eagles
The U.S. Mint will start selling the 2014-dated American Silver Eagles on January 13, 2014. A number of question present themselves with this announcement.
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