How to Collect Rare, Old US & World Coins
Decide What to Collect, Coin Values & Price Guides
This Blog provides excellent articles and resources on collecting rare coins for fun or profit safely! There are lots of choices from New, Old, US & Rare World Coins to add to or start collecting. You can meet seasoned Pros who buy old rare coins both online and at shows. This rare BLOG lets you socialize with collectors of all types of coin-cash that share your passion.
- The massive choices of old rare coins range from ancient world to US coins; if you're just starting diving into the "King of Hobbies" keep it simple. Start collecting only 1 or 2 types of coins and only collect US or World coins.
- Particular coins: Seek coins of a particular denomination or type, such as silver half-dollars, Washington or the 50 state commemorative quarters.
- Themed coins: Collect coins of a certain theme, such as animals or vehicles.
Popular coins to collect include:
- US Coins: Try your hand at collecting a recent commemorative series such as the 50 State Quarters Series. The complete collection includes 50 quarters, with each representing an individual state. The Westward Journey series commemorates the bicentennial of the Louis and Clark expedition and Louisiana Purchase. The Peace Medal and Keelboat nickels are two of the coins in this series.
- Morgan silver dollars (1878-1921) are some of the most widely pursued and desired coins. Some key dates are: 1889-CC, 1892-S, and 1893-S. Liberty Head nickels (1883-1913) or the later Indian Head nickels (1913-1938) and pennies are popular choices with collectors.
- World coins and ancient coins: Collecting coins by country, time period or colorful artwork are inexpensive starter coins. The British half-farthing (1842-1869), which was criticized for being too small a denomination, guilders from Germany especially 14th century, French rooster francs, and Chinese gold pandas. Go way back into time with historic coins, a silver drachma used during Alexander the Greats era or a silver denarius or one of the many Roman Empire coins used over it's long reign as the rulers of the known world.
- Error coins: These are tricky to spot and can be expensive to collect. These are directly from the mints where mistakes (errors) are made. Here are some error coin things to look for: Misspelled Wording Inscriptions, oddly shaped forms (not round), designs with images misplaced or overlapping images, double stamped dates.
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