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COIN COLLECTING BASICS (PART TWO): BUY OR FIND?

Like any other treasure, the pursuit for collectible coins can be both frustrating and rewarding. Growing your collection can take time, money, effort and sometimes just pure luck. So what’s the best way to expand your coin collection? Buying them or finding them on your own are both viable options, but each method comes with…

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LEARN TO SPOT ERROR COINS

We all know how it feels to get home after a long day, only to kick off your shoes and empty your pockets before plopping down on the couch to enjoy a cold one while catching the second half of the evening news. But did you realize that something you may be doing during this…

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THE PERFECT FLAW

  Unfortunately, not everything in life is perfect; the same is true for striking coins. Throughout history, there have been mishaps with the machinery, test runs that did not go anywhere near as planned and even intentional hiccups orchestrated by Mint employees. How and why have certain, imperfect pieces throughout history been deemed worthy of…

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Mistakes That Pay Big: Valuable Error Coins

  Like the leaning tower of Pisa, error coins demonstrate the alluring appeal of human error. Errors happen for lots of different reasons, from complex production issues to simple human error. But one thing’s for sure: sometimes it pays to make mistakes. The three coins listed below represent a classic error coin in the 1969…

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