Tuesday, April 22, 2014

America the Beautiful

america the beautiful coins

Following the U.S. Mint’s popular American States and Territories program ending in 2009, a new America the Beautiful Quarters Program was begun with the first minted coins being shipped in April 2010. This has been a much anticipated program by coin collectors, with the planned release of five different quarters scheduled for each year until 2021. A total of 56 unique coins will be minted, each with the obverse (heads side) depicting the familiar 1932 portrait of George Washington created by John Flanagan. Each of these America the Beautiful coins will also be inscribed on the obverse with the words:

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Product Spotlight: Coin Albums & Coin Folders

For beginners and seasoned vets alike, having the right materials for storing and displaying coin collection specimens is an important factor that will impact your enjoyment of the hobby as well as the value of your collection. Although we started out selling just U.S. state quarters in the beginning 15 years ago, we have since expanded our offerings to include many different coins as well as coin collecting supplies, such as display albums and folders.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

How and Where to Store a Coin Collection

storing coins

Collecting coins is an enjoyable pastime and one that has potential investment value if done properly. Information on how to store a coin collection is valuable for anyone engaged in this hobby, as improper storage can significantly degrade the quality/value of the coins in your collection. Guidelines on how to display a coin collection are also important to understand, as displaying your valued treasures in, for example, holders made from PVC will typically cause gradual destruction of a coin’s quality and appearance.