Collecting Tips & Info

Morgan Dollars: A Brief History of Morgan, Minting

Minted in 1878 the Morgan dollar is very popular among investors and numismatics. The minting process and toning characteristics make this coins very unique.

Coin Sets vs. Individual Coins

Collecting coins as coin sets has many advantages over collecting individual coins. Read about the advantages of collecting coin sets over individual coins.

2010 Fractional Gold Coins

Fractional Gold coins are popular amongst collectors and investors because they contain unique numismatic value, and are much more affordable.

The Mining of Precious Metals

The mining of precious metals like gold, silver, and platinum has always been big business, even in its inception by the ancient Egyptians around 2,500 B.C.

Year of the Tiger Coins

Year of the Tiger commemorative coins can be found as gold or silver coins with sizes ranging from 1/20 oz. to 10 kg

The Perth Mint of Australia

The Perth Mint of Australia is a fully-operational mint producing precious metal coinage such as the Kookaburra, Kangaroo, and Koala coins.

Chinese Panda Series

The Chinese Panda coin series has become one of the most recognized bullion coins.

Barbie and Transformers Commemorative Coins

Two iconic toys, Barbie and the Transformers, are celebrating their anniversaries by releasing commemorative collectors coins by the Australian Perth Mint.

Cataloguing Coin Collections: A Beginner’s Guide

Organizing and cataloging your coins collection not only makes it easy to find coins, but it also helps you avoid purchasing coins you already own.

Identifying Error Coins & Coin Error Values

Coin manufacturing errors, which rarely happen, do occur. These coin errors often result in higher price values, often above other rare coins.

The Perth Mint Warrior Series

The Roman Legionary Silver Coin is the first in the 4-coin series named The Warrior Series. Each silver coin comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

Artist Spotlight: Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Learn more about the life and times of famous coin designer Augustus Saint-Gaudens at GainesvilleCoins.com.

Getting into Competitive Numismatics: Registry Set

There are several reasons interested persons get into the “hobby of kings”, coin collecting. Discover why it might be of interest to you!

History of the Gold Eagle

Authorized by the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985, the American Gold Eagle Coin was first introduced by the United States Mint in 1986.

The Value of Precious Metals over Fiat Currency

Particular concern to the modern investor is the popularization among prominent global economies of the fiat currency.

Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Coins

The Olympic Games offer an amazing opportunity not only for athletes and coin collectors. The tradition of minting commemorative coins was continued this year.

Why a Gold Collector Should Think of Investing

Avid coin collectors value gold coins for their historical and a personal interest, but many are turning their collections into a valuable financial investment.

Precious Metals: Why Invest in Silver Bullion

While investing in any precious metal has benefits, silver has unique advantages that make it a smart investment choice.

How To Protect Yourself From Buying Fake Coins

Don't fall prey to an unethical coin dealer - learn how to protect yourself from scams and fake gold coin purchases with these tips.

Is Gold More Than Just An Investment?

Investing in gold bullion stabilizes the outcome of the economic decline and flow. Gold is an excellent asset that cannot be easily inflated like currency.

Famous Coin Hoards: Redfield's Silver Dollar Hoard

Hoards of coins have captured the imagination of coin enthusiasts. Lavere Redfield, whose stash of Morgan and Peace dollars exceeded 400,000 coins.

Signs of Artificial Toning on Coins

As coins age, many develop a natural tone. Removing a coin’s natural coloring decreases its value. How do you spot artificial toning, or cleaning on a coin?

Precious Metals and Government Reporting

Both the Broker Reporting Act of 1982 and the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985 affect numismatists and precious metals investors...

A History of the British Sovereign

Modern coins have as long and intriguing history as the British Sovereign. Its legendary design has made it a numismatic icon among collectors and investors.

Why Invest in European Gold Coins?

Certain coins have remained perennial favorites, while others have been somewhat overlooked.

Quick Facts About Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Coins

The Canadian Maple Leaf coins are some of the most popular bullion. These coin have gained an outstanding reputation due to their exceptional purity and design.

The Legacy of the Swiss Helvetia

The Swiss Helvetia embodies Switzerland’s status as a financial center of the world illustrates its outstanding beauty and quality.

Lincoln Pennies Mark New Era in US Currency

As the last of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny was released, the US Mint also revealed the reverse design for the 2010 Lincoln penny.

Coin Collecting for Kids

Coin Collecting Is A Fun Hobby That Can Be Shared With Your Family. Encourage Your Children And Grandchildren To Participate In Coin Collecting With You.

Coin Values vs. Inflation - The Real Relationship

A few principles that can help collectors understand, theories and information that permeate the market during periods of economic uncertainty.

Strategies for Investing In Coin Collections

The coin market offers its own set of standards. Coin investors who use these standards to guide their purchases will enjoy greater investment growth over time.

The History of the Gold Buffalo Coin

The Buffalo coin or the “Indian Head nickel,” was first introduced in 1913. The popularity led the government to reintroduce the coin as a collector’s item.

An Overview of the US Commemorative Coin Program

The United State Commemorative Coin Program was started to honor and celebrate significant American people, places, events, and institutions.

The Latest Offerings from the Perth Mint

The Perth Mint is a know leader in producing exceptional commemorative coins. Discover the 2009 and 2010 gold and silver coin offerings available to collectors.

Top Ten World Coins for Investors

International coins collection opportunities for world coins are essentially limitless, ten coins have come to stand out as exceptional investments.

The History of the Chinese Silver Panda Coin

Following the success of the 1982 Chinese Gold Panda Coin, the People’s Republic of China added silver coins to the series in 1983.

A Brief History of the Perth Mint

The Perth Mint has earned an international reputation for its production of high-quality commemorative and bullion coins.

The Austrian Philharmonic Coin

The Austrian Mint began striking coins in 1194, and in the following 800 years produced coins with unmatched quality and exceptional design.

Why Buy Common Date Coins?

Savvy investors are turning to coin collecting. The value of precious metals are easily tracked over time, and tend to fluctuate less than other investments.

Proper Coin Care: Cleaning and Storage

For numismatists, or coin collectors, this is especially important, as improper cleaning and maintenance techniques can devalue a collection.

The Presidential $1 Coin Act

The Presidential $1 Coin Act was introduced to the Senate in 2005, in order to honor past presidents as well as improve the circulation of 1 (one) dollar coins.

A History of the Perth Mint’s Chinese Lunar Series

Perth Mint produced the Chinese Lunar Series I coins from 1996 to 2007, a twelve year term for each animal was produced in the corresponding year.

Debunking the Gold Confiscation Myth

Coin dealers and precious metals firms claim that certain coins would be exempt from confiscation, should the United States sink into another national crisis?

The Extraordinary Legend of the French Angel Coin

The French Angel Coin brings a bit of mystery and magic to the world of numismatics. Augustine Dupré, claimed the angle image was a protective force.

Five Steps to Minting a Commemorative Coin

Commemorative coins derive their value from intricate artwork and quality. Creating these coins requires dedication to precision and attention to detail.

The Mexican Gold Peso

Perhaps the greatest reward of coin collecting is that each coin has its own unique beauty and history, and the Mexican Gold Peso is no exception.

The History of Saint-Gaudens’ “Double Eagle” Coins

The St. Gaudens’ “Double Eagle” coins are held to be the most beautiful coins in US History have long made them a popular item among numismatists.

How to Evaluate a Coin’s Quality

The price of a coin is primarily determined by four factors: rarity, demand, bullion price, and quality. Quality can be controlled by the collector.

How to Choose a Focus for Your Coin Collection

The world of coin collecting offers endless pieces of interest for collectors. Focusing for their collections and become experts within that category of coins.

An Overview of Numismatics

Derived from the Latin root for “coin” and the Greek for “use under the law,” numismatics is the study of currency and the systems it affects.

The History of Money

From commemorative pieces to legal tender, the history of money has long fascinated historians and numismatists alike.

Coin Collecting Terms: Glossary of Coin Vocabulary

The field of coin collecting has a vocabulary all its own. With a few basics, anyone can be well on the way to enjoying coin collection and their special terms.

Decoding Coin Grades: Coin Grading Abbreviations

Coin collectors need to fully understand the vocabulary and abbreviations that coin collectors, or numismatists, use to indicate coin quality.

How to Diversify a Portfolio with Precious Metals

Investors know that diversification can be the key to success. Follow these tips to start investing in preciuos metals.

Coin Collecting 101: 5 Steps to a New Collection

Looking to start coin collecting? Follow these simple tips to get started on your new coin collecting hobby.

A Brief History of Coin Collecting

How did coin collecting become a modern hobby and what were the first coin collections? Read a brief history of coin collecting.