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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.

13 Jul 2022

Large Cents: Building A 19th And 20th Century Type Set

Collecting Tips | thatcoinguy

Alright, we're back again with building your type set. For those who haven't read part one (if you didn't click on the #buildingatypeset to read from the beginning of the series), I have set a budget of $200 for the 20th century coins, and $300 for the 19th century coins. Here's part two, on large cents!

05 Jul 2022

No Grade Designations: What Are They?

Collecting Tips | thatcoinguy

A lot of collectors submit their coins to third party grading services (TPG) to be slabbed and graded. However, a large number of collectors become very disappointed by the fact that their coin was not graded, and came back as a no grade. This blog is intended to help you learn more about what two of the no grades mean, and identify why the TPG gave your coins these no grades. Let's get learning!

15 Jun 2022

How To Know Whether You Should Grade Your Coins

Collecting Tips | thatcoinguy

A question a lot of hobbyists have is whether or not to grade their coin(s). I just made this as a general guide from my viewpoint, make the decision for yourself. But I have seen a lot of "Should I grade this MS-61 1945 wheat cent?" so I figured you could read this blog and decide for yourself.The first (and most of the time, deciding) factor is the price of grading to the price of your coin. Why would you grade your MS-61 1945 wheat cent for $17-$19 (plus $10 shipping) when the coin is only worth $1 at best? It just doesn't make any sense. Especially if you are planning on selling the coin, because even if you just wanted to break even, you would have to charge $30 for that $1 just because it is in a TPG slab.

11 Jun 2022

Writing A Blog

Collecting Tips | thatcoinguy

I have noticed over the past few weeks there have been an influx of new members coming in. Welcome! I have seen a few posts regarding how to write a good information blog, and I feel like I should put my


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