22 Jan 2023

Collecting from a distance

Collecting Tips | Russ

As I'm sure most of us are, or at least were, I am a teenager. Being such, it is sometimes difficult to stay actively engaged in the ANA among other activities. But does that make me any less of a collector? Short answer, no. I do get very busy with school and friends and whatnot, but coins are still one of my hobbies. I have found it a rather interesting piece to consider. Numismatics, like many other hobbies, can sometimes take a backburner. I may not attend coin shows, or even frequent the ANA, but as a coin collector, the numismatist in me always inspects the change in a tip jar or donation drive. I want this to be a lesson for everyone, and even some of my fellow YN's. Just because you get busy, you are no less of a collector, and we are always welcome to the ANA, especially YN's (Unless you pull a Jonas Coins, that is, and hack the ANA)

03 Jan 2023

The Great Bank Exchange

Collecting Tips | Bullion Coll3cter

HI everybody. I have been looking at pocket change recently, and I found a coin error. It is so cool to look trough pocket change, but I rarely find good stuff . I found that going the the bank and getting rolls of coins can gain better results. for example, my bank will give you uncirculated coins / silver coin for the same value as its denomination. It is very helpful to get to know your ban and what their willing to give out. 3 good methods are: half to the bank tellers about what you do and collect. Some are kind and will get older rolls for you out of the back. Ask to look through bills at the bank. Sometimes they will let you choose what you want and exchange it or charge it from your account. the last tip is to ask about coins that they might be junking/ getting rid of. Some banks will. give/ give you a better deal on these coins. If you have any other tips, please comment is the comment section below. Thanks for reading

04 Dec 2022

Always Forward

Collecting Tips | Long Beard

Of all the creatures on the planet, humans are the only species of hunter- gatherer which does so more out of desire than necessity, often complicating the fact by placing quality over quantity in the process. As this strange trait of our dna pertains to coin collecting, what most commonly begins as a fascination leading to enjoyment and passion will at some point find us at a crossroads brought about by a myriad of frustrations, dilemmas and setbacks. A point at which we question not only why we collect but why and if we should proceed. This may occur due to the lacking of a single coin or two of a particular series preventing completion or the greater probability of life it's self side tracking us. The subject of this week's blog is a five step guide outlining how to go from an ordinary collector to an extraordinary collector by overcoming the inevitable hurdles placed before us. Enjoy!

24 Nov 2022

Indian Head Pennies

Collecting Tips | user_32028

Indian Head pennies are both scarce and affordable for the average collector in grades from Very Fineto Extra Fine except for a few dates 1877 etc. And for someone who wants to collect AU to UNC it becomesa bit more expensive but not impossible. My advice is when you are purchasing bronze Indian Pennies andyou have the choice of Red or Red/Brown sight unseen it is usually more economical to go for the R/B andalso often times the R/B will even look more attractive because often pure Red Pennies will have carbon spotsor flyspecks that might distract from its attractiveness. Even though they are more scarcer and worth more.Indian head pennies minted from 1859-1864 were copper nickel and from 1864 to 1909 were bronze. A collectorcan also collect proof issues of Indian Head Pennies too with the 'color' the same as Mint State coins.'

11 Oct 2022

How to Value Your Coins ( For US Coins )

Collecting Tips | user_84095

If you have experience with valuing coins, you know there are a lot of different sources. What makes it even more confusing is when those sources have different prices for the same coin. In this blog, I will be going through a bunch of well known valuing sources and ranking them.

29 Aug 2022

eBay ….. A warning to new collectors

Collecting Tips | TCHTrove

I've noticed that a number of members have made reference to buying coins on eBay. This can be a good thing, and you CAN get some good deals there. I personally have bought & sold there for over 10 years. Hopefully, they know what they're doing, BUT for those who are new and/or inexperienced, and trying to buy raw coins, WATCH OUT!!

27 Aug 2022

Researching Blogs

Collecting Tips | thatcoinguy

At one point or another, every one of us has written a blog. But some people's blogs are great, and some need improvement. It's not a bad thing if your blogs aren't perfect (I know mine aren't), but that just means they need to be improved. In this blog, I am going to teach you how to effectively and efficiently research for your next blog post.


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