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The Importance of Working with a Reputable Coin Dealer

Coin dealers work with various types of coins that range in price and rarity. If you are beginning a coin collection or selling yours, then you must deal with a reputable and fair coin dealer. ...
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Learn More About Collecting Paper Money

The key to successfully collecting stamps, coins, or paper money is to learn as much as you can. As you can see in the short video, learning from seasoned collectors can help you avoid common mistakes ...
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Remember These Tips When Getting Your Coins Appraised

Whether you are getting your coins appraised for insurance reasons or for a future sale, there are a few tips to ensure you get the best price. Researching your coin collection and your coin dealer ...
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Investing Vs. Collecting: Which Is Right for You?

When you are beginning a collection, you may simply do it for fun without concern of the value of your collection. However, as your stamp or coin collecting continues, you may begin to accrue items ...
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What Type of Coin Collector Are You?

Coin collector types are those who steer their collections toward a specific goal or type of coin. The type of coin collector you are is determined by whether you choose coins based on their history, ...
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What Is Type Collecting?

Type collecting is a popular way to define how many coin collectors choose the direction of their coin collection. It is one of the easiest ways for amateur and experienced coin collectors to build ...
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Look at the Rarest Gemstones in the World

If you collect diamonds, gemstones, and jewelry, then you may wish to learn more about rare gemstones from around the world. Watch this video for a better look at the world’s 13 rarest ...
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How Stamp Collecting Can Positively Influence Your Children

If you have looked for a safe and fun hobby for your children, then consider the many influences of stamp collecting. Introducing your children to stamps can help them learn how to research, focus, ...
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What Are the Basics of a Coin Collection?

Coin collecting can be a rewarding and exciting journey, but you need to keep some basics—like research and supplies—in mind when starting your new collection. Coins come in a variety of ...
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The History of Canada Through Its Stamps

There are many types of stamps to collect, such as a particular country’s stamps. These stamps can give a glimpse into the history and culture of a country and its people. Watch this short video ...
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Here Is the World's Most Expensive Diamond

In 2015, a 12.03 carat diamond was sold to a well-known collector for $48.4 million. This sum makes this diamond—a beautiful and vivid blue diamond—the most expensive diamond in the world. ...
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Check Out These Famous and Expensive Autographs

Autographs, like stamps and coins, are valuable pieces of any collection. However, there are certain autographs that are valued above all others. These items, such as those signed by former American ...
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What Are the Basics of a Stamp Collection?

Your stamp collection may not start with rare stamps, but you could soon find yourself with plenty of stamps to choose from. The basics of a stamp collection involve the tools you will need and a ...
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Look at the World's First Autograph

People have been signing their names to their creations for thousands of years. The idea of collectible autographs, though, is a relatively new idea. However, there are certain autographs that are as ...
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How to Encourage Your Children to Collect Coins

Encouraging your children to collect coins can help give them patience and dedication, and it can help with their math and history skills. If you have been looking for a new hobby your children can ...
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Learn More About a Titanic Victim's Famous Coin

One of the amazing attributes of coin collecting is learning about a coin’s history. Whether a coin is hundreds of years old or only a few decades, it likely has a lot of history attached to it. ...
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What Makes a Stamp Collectable?

Many people think they know what makes something a collectable, whether it be stamps, coins, or memorabilia. While there are certain factors, such as an item’s rarity, that influence whether it ...
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The Best Ways to Store Your Coin Collection

When you begin collecting coins, you must keep them protected correctly. Coins can degrade, rust, or become lost if they are not handled correctly with the right coin collecting tools. Continue ...
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Spotlight on the 10% Solution

Once you begin looking for the appropriate sources to sell your coin or stamp collection, chances are that you will find the high fees many companies demand as part of your sale. Instead of paying ...
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How Collectible Coins Are Made

Coins in circulation and collectible coins issued by the United States Mint are made in much the same way. Sterling silver is melted down and cast into long bars. From there, the bars are cut, ...
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How to Expand Your Stamp Collection

There are many ways to expand your stamp collection, such as working closely with established stamp collectors. Expanding a stamp collection can be a long, though rewarding process once you determine ...
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Estate Appraisal Services from Coins of the Realm

Often, a relative may be left with an extensive stamp or coin collection as an heirloom; or someone with a large estate may want a formal document of the estate’s value. Coins of the Realm has ...
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Finding Rare Coins

If you have the opportunity to learn more about rare coins and coin collecting, you will have found an exciting new hobby. Finding coins, particularly when they are especially rare or valuable can ...
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A Look at the American Eagle Coin Program

When looking for coins to add to a collection, look to the United States’ American Eagle Coin Program. This program has been in effect for 30 years, and it produces popular gold and silver ...
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Up Close with the World's Rarest Stamps

When you are a philatelist, also known as a collector of stamps, you are always on the lookout for rare and special stamps. Some on your list might include the following stamps, which have gained fame ...
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