Gorgeous toning can make a silver coin sell for many multiples of what a brilliant, untoned example of the same coin may sell for.
Embossed brass store cards like the coin dealer issue shown are soon to be given a shot in the arm by a new book from Coin World columnist Q. David Bowers.
Read, and thrive in the hobby
Annual reports to Congress by the director of the United States Mint tend to be slim volumes of dry tables, boring even to coin collectors.
The coin business, like most retail businesses in the United States, is generally described as being "unregulated."
Announcement that $10 million treasure called the Saddle Ridge Hoard, is the kind of story that gets people excited about collecting coins.
When I hear the term "found coins," I usually think of Coin World columnist Bill ORoukes discoveries in bank rolls.
American Numismatic Association celebrates National Coin Week with contest
The Edward C. Rochette Money Museum will host an open house with free admission.
Adams will be presented with the award on April 26 at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston.