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What Are Numismatic Coins?

Just about everyone has heard about someone finding a rare coin in pocket change, a gold doubloon on the ocean floor, or inheriting Grandpa'...

How Much Is a 1952 Wheat Penny Worth?

The 1952 Lincoln Wheat penny was minted in a year that saw Harry S. Truman as President of the United States, and by the end of the year, Dw...

Coin Grading 101 – Why Grade Coins?

Why Are Coins Graded? Coin grading is the process that describes the condition of your coin and is an important aspect of coin collecti...

4 Collectible Coins That Are Difficult to Grade

Grading coins is a difficult skill to learn. You will see that there are some coins that are easy to grade and other coins that are ...

How to Grade Modern Proof Coins

Grading modern proof coins is done quite differently than business strike coins and classic proof coins. Modern proof coins are usua...

Coin Grading Made Simple

The primary purpose of grading a coin is to determine the coin's market value. Ascertaining a coin's value is dependent on how well the ...

How Much Is a 1970 Quarter Worth?

The value of a 1970-S Washington quarter depends upon a number of factors. Between the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco mint faci...

How to Sell the Coins That I’ve Inherited

Congratulations! You've inherited a coin collection, and you would like to sell it. Unfortunately, there are a few "sharks" in the c...

War Nickels: 1942 – 1945

World War II began in earnest on September 1, 1939, when Germany invaded Poland. This act of aggression from Germany led Britain and France ...

5 Strategies for Investing in Rare Coins

Successfully investing in rare coins is not a simple task that can be learned in a short period of time. The well-known coin collect...