Collector Tips

  1. The Ultimate Coin Collector's Resource

    A close-up image of a copper penny that reads, “Liberty”
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  2. What Is a Mint Mark?

    What Is a Mint Mark?
    By Ray James Have you noticed the tiny single letters marked on a coin? These a ...
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  3. What Is a Proof Coin?

    What is a Proof Coin Featured Image
    By: Sean McConeghy History of Proof Coins While coins have been struck for over two and a half millennia, the modern hobby of coin ...
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  4. What is a Numismatist?

    Numismatist Examining Coins
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  5. What to Consider When Selling Your Coins

    What to Consider When Selling Your Coins
    By: Armen R. Vartian[1] In my over 35 years representing coin collectors, I’m often approached by a collector asking how to sell his or her collection.  There’s no one-size-fits-all answer, and a lot depends upon (1) what coins are in the collection and (2) what the c ...
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  6. GovMint.com’s Most Popular Items of 2020

    GovMint.com’s Most Popular Items of 2020
    2020 is a year that no one will soon forget. Amid the turmoil, many collectors sought to buy more of their favorite metals. As we move into 2021, here are five of the products that proved to be the most popular with GovMint.com customers throughout the previous year.   ...
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  7. Top 5 Modern U.S. Coins

    Top 5 Modern U.S. Coins
    When it comes to modern U.S. coins, rarity as defined solely by a coin’s mintage usually matters less than the rarity of a particular coin relative to the other coins in its series. In addition, certain modern U.S. coins are always in demand even when they are not the lowest-mintage coins of their serie ...
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  8. The Best Coin Resources for Collectors Online

    The Best Coin Resources for Collectors Online
    Just a couple of decades ago, it was somewhat challenging for collectors to find information on their favorite hobby. They had to seek dealers, go to libraries, buy books, and jump through other hoops to find some necessary information. Fortunately, the internet has dispensed with much of that and has put all that information wi ...
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  9. Trump and Biden Coins Mark the 2020 Presidential Election

    Trump and Biden Coins Mark the 2020 Presidential Election
    Mark the 2020 Presidential Election ...
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  10. What is an Incuse Coin?

    What is an Incuse Coin?
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