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Coin Market Buffet

Posted on April 8, 2014 by 1 Comment

Imagine going to a really nice restaurant – for our purposes, let’s call this eatery Joe’s Restaurant – and the menu only offers one item.

The menu shows a steak that looks dry and it’s made well-done only, they use one specific spice and offer you one side dish. Most of you would probably walk out of Joe’s Restaurant and find some other place to eat, or if you are in a hurry, you might just try the plain steak and side dish, eat it and be done. But more than likely, you won’t enjoy it and probably will never return to Joe’s again.

On the other hand, imagine going to a place called Fabio’s Restaurant where you are offered dozens of different meats to choose from like filet mignon, tenderloin, porterhouse, T-bone, rib eye, and more. To top it off, they have dozens of different spices for each meat and they offer it cooked several different ways: medium, medium rare, rare – you name it! For those who are on a diet or who are vegetarians, they also have many salads, fruits, vegetables, dozens of different salsas, sides, drinks, and desserts. And they all look delicious!

Luckily for collectors, the coin market is very similar to Fabio’s Restaurant, which has all the different meats, spices and side dishes. Coin collectors can choose from an array of meats, sides and spices.

In coins, you can select from different countries, denominations, designs, metal contents, years, mint marks and even varieties and die varieties.

  • Collectors on a financial diet can chose from inexpensive coins.Coin vegetarians can collect only graded coins.
  • Tourist can collect coins from different countries.
  • Collectors who like hot and spicy coins can collect bullion.
  • Collectors who like to supersize their meals can collect supersized Morgan Silver Dollar (or those who like the triple size meals can go for the 5 ounce coins)!

There are no holds barred when it comes to collecting coins. No matter what the collector is looking for, our restaurant, which we will call The Coin Market for the purposes of this article, has it all.

It’s no wonder that The Coin Market has happy returning customers every year!

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Year 3 1911 Dollar Extra Flame

Posted on September 17, 2013 by No Comments

 

1911 Dollar Extra Flame

1911 Dollar Extra Flame

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(1908) $1 Y-73.2, Y-73.3, Y-73.4 and LM-465 Cld. Sep

Posted on July 30, 2013 by No Comments

Cloud Connected

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Coin # 173437

 

 

 

 

 

Cloud Seperated

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Coin # 504399

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fancy 3

 

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Coin # 507270

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short Spine

 

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Coin # 171805

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short Spine (DDO) Doubled Die Obverse

 

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Coin # 508415

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cross 4

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Coin # 163912

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1912 10 Cash China Coins

Posted on May 8, 2013 by No Comments

 

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1914 China Republic Fat Man $1

Posted on April 30, 2013 by No Comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Highest Price Realized on Ebay for June 2012 was $39,000.00

Posted on July 18, 2012 by 2 Comments

1937-D Buffalo Nickel Image by: U.S._Coins

The coin that sold for the highest price in the month of June 2012 on eBay was a 1937-D  3-Legged Buffalo Nickel graded PCGS MS65. The auction ended on June 14, 2012. There were a total of 35 bids.

 The previous 5 sales for this same coin in PCGS MS65 condition have been in the $32,000 -$46,000 range, more or less. So not a bad price for coin of this caliber despite being sold in a regular eBay auction as opposed to being sold by a major auction house.

As a reminder, we post all the top prices realized for PCGS coins sold on eBay every month on PCGSCoinFacts. If you’re not a member yet, you need to try it out. Here’s an example of the previous 5 sales of this coin on PCGSCoinFacts.com

 

June-12 $39,000 MS65 PCGS eBay
May-12 $32,200 MS65 PCGS Heritage
Mar-12 $43,125 MS65 PCGS Heritage
Aug-11 $46,000 MS65 PCGS Stack’s/Bowers
Jun-11 $40,250 MS65 PCGS Heritage

 

 

 

 

 

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Have Coins Ever Brought Back Memories For You?

Posted on May 4, 2012 by 9 Comments

Sometimes, all it takes is one little item to remind you of a significant moment in your life. 

At the time I was about 7 to 12 years old my father would  take any unusual coins that he received in change, and he would then place them inside a red sock.

Over the years, he accumulated a small coin collection of Wheat Cents, Buffalo Nickels, Roosevelt Silver Dimes, Kennedy Half’s, Eisenhower and Susan B. Anthony Dollars.

 Although, the coins were not worth a significant premium, they were still worth something to my father, or at least, enough for him to go in his closet and dig for his red sock and insert any unusual coin every time he got one in change.

I will admit, coins at times have brought back memories for me. Sometimes, when I see a circulated or worn Eisenhower or Susan B. Anthony Dollar, they bring back memories for me, going back more than 20 years.

Have Coins Ever Brought Back Memories for You?

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Will You Be Ordering the Glow in the Dark Coins?

Posted on April 11, 2012 by No Comments

On April 16, 2012 the Royal Canadian Mint will introduce it’s first official Glow in the Dark coin. The coin will feature a Pachyrinosaurus Lakustai dinosaur. This dinosaurs bone fragments were originally discovered in 1974 by Science teacher Al Lakusta. Thanks to Lakusta’s discovery an additional 14 different skulls and an approximate 3,500 more bones were discovered in this large bone bed.

Pachyrhinosaurs are believed to have existed here on earth approximately 72 million years ago. This specific dinosaur is believed to have been 26 feet long and weighed about 8,000 pounds. 

The coin is being produced by photo-luminescent technology that will not wear off and when the coin is in the dark, its surface design will transform into a glowing dinosaur skeleton.

The Royal Canadian Mint will begin sales of the Pachyrinosaurus Lakustai coins on April 16, 2012 at an issue price of $29.95 each. To order the coins visit the Royal Canadian Mint web site here. According to the Canadian Mint, three additional dinosaur coins will also be issued in a series called Prehistoric Creatures.

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Do You Like the Idea of the US. Mint Producing a Birth Coin Set?

Posted on March 13, 2012 by 8 Comments

For the first time ever, the United States Mint is offering a Coin Birth Set.

The 2012 Birth Coin Set contains a Lincoln cent, Jefferson Nickel, Roosevelt Dime, an El Yunque National Forest Quarter (the first 2012 quarter design), and a Kennedy Half Dollar all in Proof format with each coin bearing the year 2012.

The set comes with a picture frame which holds a 3’x4′ photograph. The set was introduced as a way for coin collectors to give a coin gift to baby’s that are born in the year 2012. The 2012 Coin Birth Set has an issue price of $19.95

 

Do You Like the 2012 Coin Birth Set? To answer, click on “Comments” above this post.

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Why Everyone Should Collect Coins

Posted on February 27, 2012 by 3 Comments

Every day, we experience some kind of pressure, whether it’s at work, home, family members, friends, financial decisions or even health problems. All these things and many more obviously create stress.

Don’t worry, as human beings, we all have stress and sometimes stress can be a good thing.  Stress helps us to be alert when making important decisions and it even motivates us to do things that we probably wouldn’t have done, if we didn’t feel pressured to do so.

But, we all know that too much stress can have a negative impact on our health. So, what can you do to relieve stress? Studies have shown that exercise and diet alone can relieve stress. But to be honest, most of us probably prefer to eat a nice steak or a chocolate cake with ice cream instead of a salad. Many of us, also prefer to watch TV or go to the movies, instead of running on a treadmill or lifting up 300 pound weights.

So another great alternative to relieving stress that is not as intense as running on a treadmill or lifting 300 pound weights, is finding a fun hobby. And this is where coins come in. Here are just some of the great benefits of collecting coins.

Learning – We learn a lot about coins themselves, but we also learn about a large market where tens of millions of dollars’ worth of coins are being traded every day.

The Pursuit – If your building a set or even trying to find that one coin, sometimes it becomes a huge challenge and the pursuit itself can be really exciting, not to mention actually finding the coin.

History – Every coin has a history, either because it circulated or even the history of the world when the coin was actually struck. If the coin has a commemorative design it teaches us and reminds of us significant events.

Fun: Collecting coins can be really fun. They are great conversation pieces. Most people can’t comprehend on how two individuals can talk about one coin for hours, upon hours, and sometimes even days. Only coin collectors can really understand this.

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