Friday, May 07, 2010

Coin Collecting Tips

As a lot of you may know, I am a big coin collector. I thought for tonight's monolog I'd give some tips for the beginner:

1: Where to start: You can start a collection from pocket change, having coins handed down from relatives,
garage sales, there are lots of ways

2: Recommended Books: Here are a couple of must have books for the collector:
A Guidebook of United States Coins (Also called the Red Book)

American Numistmatic Association Grading Standards

3: How to Store Your coins:

I recommend the Whitman blue Albums, don't use the ones with plastic slides in the hole, as they scratch coins.

Single coins can be stored in plastic holder, just watch out , some plastics can damage coins.

Invest in a good safe or a safe deposit box.

And Last But not least: DO NOT CLEAN COINS! It might make them clean, but it can damage a coin's surface.

You can Collect by denonination or design, the possibilities are endless!

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