Some important do's and don'ts for coin collectors
Some do's and don'ts However and whatever you choose to start collecting, there are certain do’s and don'ts that are worth following in order to avoid disappointment and unnecessary expense.
Minting quality hints and tips
Minting qualities The quality of a coin can be determined by its metal content, by its finish or by both. Different processes are employed in the striking of coins to ensure that they have greater durability and collectability. Coins minted for circulation are usually minted in a lower quality than those struck for the purpose of collecting or...
Minting quantities, numbers and figures
Minting quantities The value of a coin may often depend less on the metal value but on its availability and particularly its rarity. Generally speaking, the smaller the number of coins that are available and the higher the demand, the more attractive the coin will be to a prospective buyer.
How are coins minted? A behind the scenes guide!
How coins are minted - a behind the scenes guide Minting is an age-old process with stages that still follow centuries of tradition, even though today, state of the art technology means that the process is quicker, more cost effective. Whilst today’s presses operate on a larger scale, with greater quality control than the first mill presses, the...
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