IRA investing can be made more fun — and shinier — if you use bullion coins as part of your IRA investing portfolio. But before you start buying bullion coins for your IRA portfolio, make sure you know some very important rules about which bullion coins are approved for IRA investing!
First State Depository in Wilmington, Delaware, keeps gold safe for individuals, companies, and investment firms. First State uses a highly secure vault and lots of space to protect the precious metal investments contained within. Learn more about this popular gold depository and how you can keep your investments safe there, too.
The Standing Liberty quarter — minted from 1916 to 1930 — was popular, but not without controversy due to the fact that Miss Liberty was bare-breasted on many Standing Liberty quarters. Today, many Standing Liberty quarters are quite valuable.
Looking for some good gift ideas for the numismatist in your life? See why I recommend the following: a coin magazine subscription, modern commemorative coins, bullion coins, slabbed coins, or a coin gift certificate.
Common coins can be worth money. Finding them may be no harder than looking in your drawer or your parents’ attic.
The 1804 Bust silver dollar is perhaps one of the top 3 most popular U.S. rare coins ever made.
Silver Seated Liberty dollars were struck from 1840 through 1873. They were the first major silver dollar minted for circulation since the Liberty Bust dollar.
U.S. Trade dollars, unlike other U.S. silver dollars, were minted only for trade in Asia. Trade dollars actually contain more silver than other silver dollars. Here are some other fun facts about U.S. Trade dollars
Congress approves of new Medal of Honor commemorative coins for 2011.
There really is a lot of diversity in U.S. coins. In the United States’ more than 200 years of coin production, our nation has seen many types of interesting coins. However, if you’re a coin collector and you find yourself a little bored with ‘typical’ modern U.S. coins, then consider these 5 unique types of coins worth collecting.
Here are 5 tips to guide you through your very first coin show. Plus, a wealth of coin show advice from myself and others who’ve been to lots of different coin shows.
There are several coin price guides made by different companies, but I mostly use the Red Book and the Black Book. Here are some tips for choosing the right price guide for you coin collection.
Have some spare change lying around? Wondering how much money all that loose change is worth? Here are some free online coin calculators, plus some fun learning tools for parents interested in teaching their children about counting and other money matters.
A commemorative coin is offered in most instances by a commission in charge of the event to be commemorated and it’s sold at a price higher than the face value of the coin. Here’s more about commemorative coins…
Here are some tips and pointers that might come in handy when you’re meeting with a coin dealer for the first time — whether you’re buying or selling coins.
Most coin collectors want to be able to look at their coins in order to determine at least an approximate grade — which will then yield important information about the coin’s worth.
I might as well tell you now that you’re not going to be able to do this if you’re just beginning to collect coins. Being able to grade a coin accurately comes from a lot of experience.
Here’s an overview of how coins are graded…
Jefferson nickels are basically all the nickels that you find in your everyday change. Here’s what Jefferson nickels are worth, including war nickels.
Are we about to witness the demise of the penny and the nickel? New rules have recently gone into effect that makes it a crime to melt pennies and nickels and sell them… this, despite the fact that the price of the metals inside those coins is worth more than the face value of the coins themselves.
A list of rare pennies you should hold onto… especially 1943 pennies. Other rare pennies discussed here include the 1792 penny, 1793 penny, 1844 penny, 1856 penny, 1877 penny, 1909 penny, 1924 penny, 1936 penny, 1943 penny, 1955 penny, 1974 penny, and other silver pennies.
I did a little research to find out which U.S. coins are actually worth something these days. Here’s some of what I found… which coins to keep and which are worthless.