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Coin collecting is one of the most interesting hobbies, which can be also very rewarding. The purpose of this web site is to provide information about numismatics (coin collecting) and coin values to coin collectors and/or coin investors.

This web site is dedicated to anything related to coin collecting, it's updated weekly, so please bookmark it and check for updates often. You can also post any suggestions to our coin forum.

 



You can find information about coin values, Old Coin Values, American Coin Values, Rare Coin Values, Canadian Coin Values on our Coin Values page.
Also, please visit our Coin Catalog for an online reference of US coins and World coins and our sister site Gold Coins Zone for information about gold coins.

Numismatics


Numismatic or coin collecting is the science of coins under an economic, legislative, metrological and artistic point of view. It has a great importance in the whole Historical and Archaeological science; as a matter of fact into the peculiarity of a people or age the Coin holds a fundamental role: Numismatic has always reflected the political, economical, artistic and social trends of the time in which it developed. Also see FAQ.

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There are more and more people who are starting to view coin collecting as investment. You can see this phenomenon with US coins, where some specialists started to suggest to keep 10% of your investment portfolio in precious coins or rare coins!

It becomes more and more interesting for investors as constant growth in coin values bring better returns than risky stock market. If you would like to invest in US Coins or World Coins, purchase them directly from US Mint.

Apart of US and Canada where coin collecting is already matured, it's growing fast in Australia and Europe. In fact, Europe has a huge potential with it's fast growing economy and amazing history of coins. Some East European countries are showing very fast growth in coin's prices as economy is stabilizing, more people understand the potential value of these coins and trying to buy them while they are still cheap. You can buy Gold US Coins, Canadian Coins and Russian Coins online at Coin Dealer shop - My Coin Dealer.

Please refer to our Coin Collecting as Investment page for more information about Investing in coins and visit Stock Investing to find information about investing in stock market.

Dealing in currency and coins online is now common-place. Regardless of the recent surge in popularity of alternatives like Bitcoin, currency such as US Dollars and Australian Dollars are still mainstream. Being used for all kinds of purchases including e-commerce, gaming and gambling, they continue to maintain stability, as does the coin collecting scenes there.

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Coin Care


Every serious coin collector should take care of his collection in order not to loose coin values. Here are some general coin care tips:

  • Try to hold a coin only by the edges, not laying fingers on obverse and reverse sides.
  • Use quality pair of cotton gloves for handling proof/UNC coins and for any coins that you don't want to risk fingerprinting

Also see Coin Collecting FAQ.

Cleaning coins

As a general rule you should not clean your coins. There are some exceptions when you can clean a coin, but make sure you know what you are doing first.

Please refer to our Cleaning coins page for more information about coin cleaning. Learn how to Clean Coins by Electrolysis.

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Coin Holders

Coin collectors should not use coin holders, which contain PVC, such as soft vinyl flip. Plasticizers mixed with the PVC can damage coins over time, causing greenish "PVC damage".

Please refer to our Coin Holders page for more information about keeping coins safe.

Other Information

Taking picture of the coins

Here are some tips on how to take coin pictures that may help you: picture of coin

Coin Terms Glossary

Definitions of commonly used Numismatic terms and abbreviations. Coin Collecting Glossary

Coin Collecting Directory

This is a directory of coin collecting websites, which we found to be useful - Coin Directory

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