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Storing and Displaying Coins

To keep the value of your collection safe, here are four standards you should follow: Keep them cool and dry.  Sharp changes in temperature and moisture—as are natural in most attics and basements—promote tarnish and spots that devalue your coins. Use original...

Caring for Coins

Cleaning While you may be tempted to clean your coins to make them look shiny and new, proceed with caution. Most of the time, cleaning coins reduces their value. Believe it or not, older coins that show the deep coloration of age are far more desirable than coins...

Ways to Collect

There are several popular approaches to collecting coins. For example, you can collect by series, type, theme and date. You can collect the coins you use everyday such as pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters – or buy specially minted  coins made by the United...

Getting Started

It’s easy to start a coin collection.  You can begin with coins that you already have on hand.  Check your pockets, wallet, desk drawers and under the sofa cushions.  Most people are surprised to discover the variety of coins hiding in their home’s...

Why Collect Coins?

There are many excellent reasons why you might want to collect coins. For starters, they tell unique stories. A coin’s design, mint mark, condition and composition can offer a glimpse into history and a better understanding of the past. Some people collect coins...