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21 Mar 2021

How to Get Started Collecting

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There is a point where everyone gives up on something because it's too hard. Maybe it's art, or writing, or something else, but there is always one way that makes it fun. This is no different for numismatics. There is always ways to give up, and ways to keep going. Hopefully, you can keep going with these little tricks!1: Start SmallThis can be difficult with every collector starting off thinking about double eagles and Barber Dimes, but just start with a small, affordable set (see my article Cheap Collecting). These can be fun and cheap, especially Lincoln Cents (well, besides the key dates), and Buffalo Nickels. I made this mistake by starting with every coin I had access to, which made collecting for me very expensive.2: Have a budgetThis is not easy, as you can easily spend more than $100 daydreaming about coins, but my bud TheNumisMaster mainly does it by trading coins and has a money budget of $40/month. Hopefully this helps.3: Don't ProcrastinateFor more info, check out my article Numismatic Procrastination, but basically, don't wait to bid on eBay or grade coins or anything else. This applies to other hobbies as well. Procrastination can lead to not enjoying it.Hope these simple tricks can lead to you enjoying numismatics more, and as always, Stay Numismatic :)

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19 Mar 2021

Cheap Collecting

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For many of us, money can be an issue for collecting. But, there are ways to collect without spending a lot of money (or spending a ton).So here are the five least expensive ways to collect.Five Least Expensive Ways to Collect:5: Lincoln CentsLincoln Cents can be a challenge with the infamous 1909-S V.D.B, but other than that and the 1914-D, Lincoln Cents are not that hard! It was my first series, and I really love 'em. If you take on the challenge, there are only 284coins to put in those slots. The series can be completed for less than $1400.4: Buffalo NickelsBuffalo Nickels aren't that hard, you can get some of them by buying rolls off eBay, and the rest you can get by buying them individually. The only key date is 1938-D. This is a very small series with only 64 slots to fill, and it will cost less than $850.3: Modern Washington QuartersAll Washington Quarters may cost more than $2500, but Modern (Starting 1999 with 50 States) are pretty easy! With only having 231 slots and counting, this series is beautiful when finished, and can be completed for less than $600.2: Roosevelt DimesDon't get me wrong, I love a "rosey" now and then, but I find the series kind of boring. But, for collectors who don't have that much money, this series is perfect. with 160 slots to fill, this series is fun, easy, and costs less than $450!1: Jefferson NickelsJefferson Nickels are AWESOME. They can be collected almost entirely from circulation, which is a big MS-70 for collectors who don't have that much money. With 187slots to fill, this series can be completed for less than $75!Enjoy, and as always, Stay Numismatic :)

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18 Mar 2021

Numismatic Procrastination

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What is Numismatic Procrastination? Connect the words. Numismatic, as in relating to coins or paper currency, and Procrastination, delaying a task because of laziness. It means: Delaying a Numismatic task. Like, bidding on eBay or selling your rare doubles. You can fix it though. Just make a "Numismatic To-Do List". Put everything you need to do on it, and Get Them Done!No matter how hard it is (I don't really consider any numismatics hard), just do it! There is no point is coin collecting if you dont put in the effort. And remember, Enjoy it :) Stay Numismatic.

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15 Mar 2021

Lincoln Cent Improvements!

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Lincoln Cent Collection is improving! Completed 1934 to date, and just got 1909-P v.d.b. ! No key dates yet though, but 1931 - S ordered and coming soon!

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