Collector Resources for Understanding the Hobby of Collecting Coins
Collecting coins (also called numismatics) is one of the oldest hobbies in the history of humankind. It is still enjoyed by millions of people around the world today. One of the most important aspects of coin collecting is knowledge: The more that you know about the hobby itself, the more fun and excitement you will get out of it!
Learning about numismatics is extremely rewarding for new coin collectors. As you learn more and engage with numismatic experts, you will deepen your understanding of the nuances that make collecting coins such a great pastime.
This hub of educational resources will help you to absorb the finer points about collecting coins. It includes an overview of the vocabulary that coin collectors must know, pricing information about popular coins, collecting guides, and much more. Level-up your collecting game with these free sources of valuable information!
Coin collection of assorted coins. You can organize a coin collection in a variety of different ways!
Learn Coin Collecting Terminology
Like any niche or field of interest, coin collecting has its own lingo—right down to the fancy-sounding word numismatics. You will want to understand the specialized vocabulary that the coin collecting community uses to better understand how the hobby works.
Below we have broken down a variety of important coin collecting terms that will help you get the most out of your numismatic journey.
What Is an Uncirculated Coin? Guide to Condition and Value
What Is a Gem Coin? Understanding Quality, Rarity, and Value
What Is a Proof Coin? Overview for Coin Collectors
What Is a Brilliant Uncirculated Coin? Beginner's Guide
Anatomy of a Coin: How to Identify Coins On Sight
“Tricky Ikes” - The Story of the Silver Eisenhower Dollar
Basics of Numismatics
Collecting coins is a deep and richly rewarding area of interest. Getting your feet wet with the basics of the hobby first will pay dividends in the long run. Jump into numismatic pursuits with our easy-to-use articles and guides that walk you through the fundamentals of coin collecting.
How to Collect Coins for Beginners: Coin Collecting 101
Guide To Numismatics: Discover the Thrill of Coin Collecting
Silver Coins vs Silver Rounds - What's the Difference?
How to Sell Your Coin Collection
How to Sell Coins: 5 Best Tips
How Many Coins Are In a Coin Roll? (Chart & Story)
Where to Find Rolls of Coins and the Best Way to Get Them
Coin Collecting Guides
Every coin collector can benefit from some guidance from the professionals. The experts at Gainesville Coins are here to help! We have carefully crafted a series of collector’s guides that will save you a great deal of time and money as you pursue different aspects of the coin collecting hobby.
Most Asked Questions About U.S. Mint Coins: Buyer’s Guide
Coin Collecting For Kids: How to Get Started
Top 15 Best Coins to Collect: Definitive List With Pictures
Top 15 Best Silver Coins to Collect
Best Gold Coins to Buy: Top 10 List
Top 20 Rare Coins Wanted By Collectors
Investing in Coins: Guide for Investors and Hobby Collectors
How to Buy Silver Coins: Step-by-Step Guide
Key Date Roosevelt Dimes: Collecting Tips
Knowing how much coins are worth is without a doubt an essential part of being a good coin collector. Our expert authors have made it easy for you to find and reference the values of a wide array of popular coins.
Coin Library (still under construction)
Top 13 Error Coins Worth Money - Price Guide With Picture
Rare Coins Worth Money: A Comprehensive Guide
Silver Eagle Values - Complete Pricing Guide
American Gold Eagle Values: How Much Are They Worth?
Lincoln Wheat Penny (1909–1958): Values & Key Dates
1919 Lincoln Wheat Penny Value
1943 Steel Penny Value: How Much They Are Worth Now
What Is the Value of a 1943 Copper Penny?
1944 Lincoln Wheat Penny Value Guide
1982 Bronze and Clad Lincoln Cent Guide
2009 Lincoln Penny Value and Designs: Bicentennial Cents
10 Most Valuable Pennies: Are These in Your Pocket Change?
11 Most Valuable Canadian Pennies
No Date Buffalo Nickels: How to Find Their Value
What Is a Silver Nickel Worth? (More Than You’d Expect)
Buffalo Nickel Values and Price Charts (1913–1938)
15 Most Valuable Jefferson Nickels: Complete Price Guide
How Much Is a Silver Dime Worth?
Most Valuable Dimes: Comprehensive List for Collectors
Key Date Barber Dimes: Price Guide
Mercury Dime (1916–1945): Values & History
Roosevelt Dime (1946–date): Values & Historical Background
1965 Quarter Value: Error Coins and History
What's the Value of a 1970 Quarter?
1960s Quarters Worth Money: Collecting Advice
Modern Quarters Worth Money: Prices & Collecting Tips
Simple List of 6 Rare State Quarters Worth Money
Canadian Quarters Worth Money: From 1870 to Today
1964 Kennedy Half Dollar Values and History
Most Valuable Kennedy Half Dollars
Most Valuable Franklin Half Dollars
Walking Liberty Half Dollar Values (1916–1947)
How Much Is a Silver Dollar Worth?
1888 Silver Dollar Value: Key Morgan Dollar Varieties & Prices
1921 Morgan and Peace Silver Dollar Values (Price Charts)
Key Date Peace Dollars: Collecting Guide and Prices
Eisenhower Silver Dollar Values and Price Chart
Susan B. Anthony Dollar: Values and Series Background
Coin Supplies and Accessories
Protecting, organizing, and displaying your coin collection is another enjoyable part of the hobby. Gainesville Coins is thrilled to share our advice and provide necessary supplies to bring out the best in your collection!
Proper Coin Care: Cleaning and Storage
Gift Ideas for Coin Collectors: 8 Affordable Presents They'll Love
Shop for Coin Collecting Supplies at Gainesville Coins
You can also check out our resource hub for investors as well:
Investor Resources for Understanding Gold, Silver, and Precious Metals
Everett has been the head content writer and market analyst at Gainesville Coins since 2013. He has a background in History and is deeply interested in how gold and silver have historically fit into the financial system.
In addition to blogging, Everett's work has been featured in Reuters, CNN Business, Bloomberg Radio, TD Ameritrade Network, CoinWeek, and has been referenced by the Washington Post.
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