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27 Nov 2021

Coin Collecting For Dummies

Library | thatcoinguy

Hello fellow YNs and YNH!This 362 page book by Neil Berman and Ron Guth is absolutely amazing.The first chapter is filled with the basic knowledge every collector should know; hold a coin by it’s edge, don’t breath on your coins, etc. You know, the stuff we were learning when we first experienced the hobby. The later go on to explain the upsides and downsides of different collecting areas, from ancient coins, to patterns, to early American coppers, the authors explain them all. Although it was nice of the authors to include pricing estimates, they really were off the money (pun intended) when it came to pricing the coins, especially at today’s market pricing.It was an entertaining read, with lots of fun stories and helpful tips. There were chapters in there for the advanced collectors as well, with lost of numismatic celebrity tips, from everyone’s favorite coin collectors. I give this book an 8/10l, mainly because it would drone on and on, making the book way longer than it needed to be.Keep collecting (and reading),thatcoinguy

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26 Nov 2021

Just A Roll Searching Recap

Young Numismatists Exchange | thatcoinguy

Over the past month or so, I have seen an extreme rise in interest concerning roll searching. First of all, that is AWESOME! Roll searching is a great pastime, and I wish you all the best of luck. I'm sure each and every one of you are going to find a (or some) great coin(s).

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25 Nov 2021

Hobo Nickels

Exonumia | thatcoinguy

Hobo nickels was a topic of confusion and interest in the September 2021 YN auction. There was a hobo nickel in the auction by an unidentified carver. The hobo nickel went for such a low amount of $YN, it caused Sam Gelbard (the current ANA YN director) to exclaim, "Do you guys even know what a hobo nickel is?" And to be absolutely honest, I had no idea! After reading multiple articles from the Numismatist, FUN, and everything in between, I finally know about these interesting, and frankly cool, numismatic collectibles.

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17 Nov 2021

Panama Canal Octagonal $50 Gold Piece

Numismatic Artistry | thatcoinguy

My second favorite coin (to the Ben Franklin Half) has been thePanama Canal Octagonal $50 Gold Piece commemorative ever since I saw it on an episode of "Pawn Stars". It's design, low mintage, history, and shape are all reasons I love this coin. But I didn't really know much about it. Here's what I learned.

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13 Nov 2021

The Unspoken Controversy

Collecting Tips | thatcoinguy

Cleaning coins. Most collectors will tell non-collectors a solid NO! But why? And what cleaning isn't so bad?

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07 Nov 2021

Coins And Other Currency: A Kid’s Guide To Coin Collecting: A Review

Library | thatcoinguy

Hello fellow YNs and YNH!

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