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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. Collecting Gold Coins
Gold coins were one of the oldest forms of money. This was later followed by silver coins. Gold coins were in circulation in the United States from 1838 to 1933. The design was the Liberty Head bust but this was only made until 1907. The design was then changed to the Indian Head and Saint Gaudens m
2. Ancient Coin Collecting
One type of coin that you may want to consider collecting is ancient coins. Many collectors hesitate to buy ancient coins to collect because they can be terribly expensive. What is most important is the uniqueness of these coins and the benefits they provide their collectors.
3. Are You Still Feeling The Effects Of 2008?
It is no big secret that people who lived through the Great Depression were forever changed by their experiences during the 1930s. Many leaned a distrust for banks. Some were reluctant to borrow money to pay for things, even a house.
4. Half Dimes Forerunners To The Nickel
Silver half-dimes predated five-cent pieces alternatively known as nickels and even coexisted with them for many years. The Mint struck half-dimes from 1794 to 1873. Half-dime mintage numbers were low and intermittent before 1829.
5. Are You Still Reeling From 2008?
The generation who lived through the Great Depression was forever changed by it. It has dominated their lives and behavior for years. The “Baby Boomers” and our younger generations cannot begin to imagine what this trauma was even like. We have not experienced anything close to it.
6. 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.
7. 7 Popular Coin Collecting Themes
Coin collecting has been the hobby of many people for many years. Nowadays, instead of simply collecting coins, modern coin collectors collect coins according to a theme.
8. What Kind Of Collector Are You
If you are a coin collector, how do you categorize yourself? There are various ways to collect coins as well as the specialties of collectors. Here is how to differentiate the variety of coin collectors.
9. How Do You Spend Your Bullion?
If you made a bundle of money on your gold and silver between 2001 and 2011, what did you do with your windfall profits? What did you spend it on? Did you buy a new car? A recent article in the “AARP Bulletin” talked about the buyers of new cars.
10. The Proof Krugerrands of South Africa
One of the best-kept secrets and least understood groups of coins, by Americans, are the Proof Krugerrands.
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