Aug
23

Top 10 Must-Have Coin Tools

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If you are thinking about moving to a more advanced stage of coin collecting, and would really like to investigate the next phase of purchases regarding cutting-edge coin tools and collecting supplies, then now is as good a time as any. As your collecting knowledge grows, along with your more daring ventures into coin collecting in general, you have obviously discovered there are more variables and choices to make than just relying on dates, mintages, and types in your collection. For instance, the subject or arena of die variety collecting is continually growing, along with many other fields in this continually captivating and educational hobby. As a serious collector, you may want to start buying more valuable or rarer coins, and choose to take on the task of authentication and inspection on your own. In order to accomplish this, and …

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Aug
16

How to Choose a Coin Folder?

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Coin folders are certainly one of the most convenient and inexpensive methods around to store and present your coins, along with providing an impressive means to teach and even enlighten anyone you may like to share your coin collection with. Most coin collecting folders are designed in denomination-specific formats and come in eye-catching detail, offering an economical method to store, protect, and display your coinsets of lesser value. Most types and brands of coin folders include the historical information of the coin series, as well as important mintage statistics. No matter which brand you choose, coin folders are an excellent storage device to assist any novice collector, or even anyone who might be unfamiliar with the numismatic hobby, to get a really good start in this fascinating field. For anyone thinking about introducing coin collecting into the home, coin folders …

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Aug
14

Coin Supplies for International Coins

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LIGHTHOUSE has created an assortment of different EURO-Albums which will allow you to begin to collect the various coins from the European Community in either whole sets or single coins. The components within the albums, such as the foils and coin sheets,are fabricated without the use of chemicalsofteners and acids which will ensure a long-term protection against environmental influences.The Lighthouse Euro coin album is manufactured as a stunning hand-stitched binderwith a leatherette cover with bold imprints on the spine and cover. There are six Euro-coin extra heavy sheets with clear view pockets and sliding inserts in hard PVC. The albums provide a beautiful presentation for coins from all twelve countries of the European Union. The company also offers a wide variety of accessories for EURO coins. In addition to coin albums, they provide coin sheets, coin boxes, and albums for banknotes, …

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Jul
30

Coin Insurance

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After a certain period of time, every coin collector begins to realize that as their collection continues to grow, not only in volume but value, the need to consider insurance to protect against its potential loss becomes a necessary and prudent concern. Safeguarding a collection that has taken many years of dedicated work to assemble, along with the significant sums of money spent doing so, is not only part of a good investment strategy, but makes real good sense as well. If you currently own a home, there is a reasonably good chance that your current homeowner’s insurance policy will cover such valuables as banknotes, gold and silver bullion, perhaps platinum, medals and medallions, and other precious metals in your possession. The unfortunate side of this particular type of ‘standard’ coverage provided by most insurance companies is that it is …

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Jul
24

I Want to Start a Coin Collection. What Do I Need?

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Anyone considering the notion of taking up the fascinating hobby of collecting coins requires the essential coin collecting tools and supplies to properly store and display their coin collection. Above all, these coin supplies ensure your coins are safely kept from any type of damage, and in as perfect condition as possible. The following outline is a fundamental listing of the primary coin tools and supplies that will get you off on a good start toward a richly rewarding and lifelong hobby that will not only offer you countless hours of enjoyment, but the beginnings of a legacy you can share with family, friends, and fellow enthusiasts for a lifetime. A Magnifier and Light Source The only way to effectively view your coins will require a good light source and a magnifier to provide the optimal conditions for inspection. The …

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