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Getting Started In Collecting U.S. Coins

Many rare coin collectors do it for the future dollar value of the coins and others do it because they enjoy owning a coin that represents a part of history. The hobby of collecting United States coins can be both pleasurable as well as fun for any individual at any age, however, this hobby will usually involve spending money from time to time in order to obtain the type and year of key date coins he or she is looking for.

When Collecting Coins Condition Is Everything

The grade of a coin usually sums up the condition of the coin. The condition of a coin is the most important factor of it's value after the demand for that coin, and how rare that coin is. Usually, a coin with a higher grade, will also have a higher value. However, this is a generalization, so there is usually an exception. Because of this, coin collectors have designed their own system to describe the condition of a coin.

The grade of a coin depends on certain characteristics. For example, some of the factors involved in determining a coin's grade includes the surface condition, the strike, its appearance, and its luster. The absence of any one of these factors will decrease the value of the coin. In many cases, only a trained person can actually tell the differences in quality among coins because the difference are so subtle. In these cases, the final grade is usually a matter of opinion since even the experts might assign a different grade to the same coin.

The ability to grade coins accurately and consistently takes a lot of experience. However, even beginners can assign a reasonable grade to a coin if they follow a few guidelines. The American Numismatic Association's 0-70 point numeric system is often used to assign the grade of a coin.

An excellent way for beginners to learn about collecting rare U.S. coins is to join or participate in coin collecting groups to get opinions, ideas and knowledge from more advanced collectors.



1882 CC $1 Morgan SILVER Dollar PCGS MS63 MS 63 UNC GREEN LABEL US Coin (2632)
$228.05 (15 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Apr-24-2014 15:37:06 PDT
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1881-S Morgan Dollar Silver PCGS MS 64
$75.00
End Date: Saturday May-24-2014 12:14:11 PDT
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1942-S JEFFERSON NICKEL PCGS MS65 SEE PICS! (21030739)
$6.25 (6 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Apr-24-2014 15:50:04 PDT
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1922-D U.S Silver Peace Dollar (AV30)
$21.50 (3 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Apr-24-2014 15:14:47 PDT
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Gold and Silver Prices 01/16/2013

The value of many U.S. coins that contain silver or gold especially common date coins or bullion coins are affected by the spot prices set each day in the precious metals market. Spot prices for gold and silver shown are the closing prices for the previous business day for 01/15/2013.

Spot Price of Gold: $1,240.25 troy ounce

Spot Price of Silver: $20.16 troy ounce


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