Tips

How to find out what your coins are worth

Coin pricing is somewhat of an art, and not a true science.  Unlike conventional commodities like gold and silver where you have a somewhat universal spot price to go off of, coins are a whole different beast.  You can find various price guides that may have the same coin in the same condition at all different prices. The price guide of choice for most dealers and collectors alike is called the Greysheet.  The Coin Dealer Newsletter, or “The Greysheet” has been published every week since 1963. Each issue includes all of the latest wholesale market information for actively traded U.S. coins. Prices are tabulated from the most recent sales of the coins.  For over 50 years this has been the standard for pricing for U.S. coins.  While this is the easiest way to obtain U.S. coin pri...

A few tips to make coin collecting fun for you

Coin collecting is an interesting and fun hobby that dates back hundreds of years. In fact, there are indications that coin collecting dates back to the Roman times around 2,000 years ago! Those that are concerned that coin collecting is dying hobby need not worry. As long as there have been coins, there have been coin collectors. If coins ever cease production some day, it will most likely only make them more valuable and bring more collectors into the hobby as obsolete items often get more interest. Coin collecting should be fun, period. Just like any other hobby, it should be one that adds enjoyment to your life. Unfortunately, there are a couple reasons that coin collectors sometimes can get frustrated with coin collecting and decide to give it up.  Here are just a couple tips to keep ...