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Coin Collecting 101: Tips for Starting Your Own Numismatic Collection

Coin Collecting 101: Tips for Starting Your Own Numismatic Collection

Embarking on the journey of coin collecting is a rewarding endeavor that invites enthusiasts to explore the rich history and intricate designs encapsulated in small, metallic wonders. As a numismatist, I am delighted to share essential tips for those venturing into the captivating world of numismatic collecting. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned collector, these insights will guide you on your quest to build a meaningful and fascinating collection.   Educate Yourself: Before diving into the world of coin collecting, take the time to educate yourself about the basics of numismatics. Familiarize yourself with the terminology, grading systems,...

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1943 Copper Bronze Rarities Explained

1943 Copper Bronze Rarities Explained

As an expert in the field of numismatics, I am frequently drawn to the historical intrigue and inherent value encapsulated within rare coins. Amongst the countless treasures that adorn the annals of American coinage, the 1943 US penny stands as an enigmatic relic, shrouded in controversy and fascination. Let us embark on a journey to unravel the mysteries and uncover the significance of these remarkable pieces from a numismatic perspective. In the annals of numismatic lore, the year 1943 holds a special place of reverence, primarily due to an anomaly that occurred during the production of US pennies. In the...

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CAC Coins: Certified Acceptance Corporation

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CAC Coins: Certified Acceptance Corporation

  CAC - Certified Acceptance Certification, is a certification company that evaluates certain numismatically valuable U.S coins already certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) or Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and allocates whether or not the assigned grade meets or exceeds CAC's strict grading standards.    More often than not quality means more expensive, this too holds true in the Numismatic industry. Not all coins are made equal, which is why third party grading services like PCGS and NGC exist. They serve to assign a grade and guarantee the authenticity of a coin. However within a grade according to CAC, for many years, coin dealers and advanced collectors have used the...

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PCGS: Professional Coin Grading Service

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PCGS: Professional Coin Grading Service

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is a coin grading, authentication, attribution, and encapsulation service founded in 1985, by leading Coin Dealers.  PCGS is the most respected third-party grading and authentication service for Numismatics, along side NGC. PCGS provides a dependable form of protection for coin collectors. PCGS began operations on February 3, 1986 and henceforth created the concept of independent, third-party coin grading and the industry’s first lifetime guarantee for coin grading. These services, backed by PCGS’s world-class numismatic experts and a network of reputable authorized dealers, enable PCGS-graded coins to realize record prices in the marketplace. PCGS is considered the Standard for the Rare...

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