Category: old coins

3 Precious Metal Collecting Tips for Beginners

3 Precious Metal Collecting Tips for Beginners

Not everyone naturally has a hobby. Sometimes, you need to do a bit of searching to find something that appeals to you. Fortunately, precious metal collecting provides a mix of interesting insights, wealth-building, and fun that few other hobbies can offer. While the initial cost may seem high, it’s no more expensive than starting out […]

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4 Coin Collecting Tips for Beginners

4 Coin Collecting Tips for Beginners

Unlike some hobbies that require athleticism, hundreds of hours of practice, or a massive budget, coin collecting provides a simple entry point for aspiring hobbyists. While the barriers to entry are low, becoming an expert numismatist doesn’t happen overnight. But if you’re willing to learn, improving your knowledge of coins and currencies is achievable. If […]

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4 Surprisingly Strong Currencies That Aren't the U.S. Dollar

4 Surprisingly Strong Currencies That Aren’t the U.S. Dollar

As the U.S. Dollar continues to gather value comparatively to some of the world’s other currencies, a few countries still have the upper hand in terms of value. While the Euro goes neck-and-neck with the U.S. Dollar in terms of value and the British Pound continues to go strong, other currencies fall under the radar. […]

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What Are the Oldest Coins in the World?

What Are the Oldest Coins in the World?

Currency has been around in some form for over 5,000 years, starting with the ancient Mesopotamian civilization. Since that time, the currency has evolved to what you see today, using materials of little value to represent higher amounts of wealth. If you’re a current coin collector or an aspiring one, adding old currency to your […]

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Why You Should Consider Precious Metals and Coins During a Bear Market

Why You Should Consider Precious Metals and Coins During a Bear Market

The bear market of 2022 is on. The anomaly of the post-COVID bull market has run its course and the current down-slope of the market appears to have no end, at least in the short term. Whether you’re new to investing or a seasoned veteran, the question remains: what do you invest in to weather […]

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What's the Difference Between Currency and Cryptocurrency A Quick Guide

What’s the Difference Between Currency and Cryptocurrency? A Quick Guide

It seems like a new cryptocurrency pops up every day. And while Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum continue to dominate the cryptocurrency landscape, extreme volatility remains. To this effect, cryptocurrency investments are all about timing. But cryptocurrency shouldn’t overshadow investments in true currency, such as historic coins, bullion, or currency notes. However, amateur investors often have […]

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Celebrate National Coin Week 2022 This April

Celebrate National Coin Week 2022 This April

Whether you’re an avid coin collector or you’re just beginning your collection, April is one time of year to get excited about. Each April, enthusiasts get together around the country to celebrate National Coin Week, and in 2022, it falls between April 17 and April 23. So, if you’re a numismatist by trade or passion, […]

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5 Reasons to Love Coin Collecting

5 Reasons to Love Coin Collecting

The societal view toward coin collecting isn’t one of glamour or prestige. In most cases, it has a general sense of nerdiness to it. But just like stamp collecting or action figure collecting, it’s a profitable enterprise that can help you shed the stigma of loving everything about currency. If you’ve thought about entering the […]

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A History of U.S. Coins — And Ones to Keep an Eye Out for

A History of U.S. Coins — And Ones to Keep an Eye Out for

Coins have been around for more than 2,700 years as a means of trade. That makes U.S. coins relatively new in the grand scheme of minted currencies. However, a quick background of U.S. coins can shed some light on your coin collecting prowess and provide a basis for understanding how coin collecting works. If you’re […]

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All About Tax when you buy and sell precious metals

All About Tax when you buy and sell precious metals

Making investments is all about diversification. Whether you choose stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or something safer like precious metals, choosing a wide array of places to put your money is essential to building wealth. But like any other investment, the tax man will come calling when you sell your investment. While paying taxes on investments […]

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