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Cautions for Coin Price and Value

Aug 18, 2007
In the coin collecting industry, many hobbyists often pay more for one than what the coin price is actually worth. This is because they do not do the proper research about a particular price before purchasing it.

In today's world, with the internet and information at your fingertips, you can find a long list of coin collecting tips that will help you make decisions about it's price, value, and authenticity. Since old rare coins are an investment, it is a good idea to make sure you are buying authentic products.

One trusty resource that you'll need is a collecting price guide. It can help you figure out the grade of your coins, and also give you a good idea of coin price and what dealers are asking for all sorts of coins, from old rare to Celtic ones and anything in between. There are many different types of collecting price guide, some focusing only on specific monies, such as President coins or US coin prices.

One way of determining coin price is to avoid getting excited over what looks like a deal or bargain and carefully shopping around to compare prices of the same one elsewhere than the location you found it. Comparing prices will give you a good idea of the going rate as well as finding out whether the asking price is inflated or seriously undercut.

In either case, keep your money in your pocket and don't fill someone else's. The chances are that a price set too high or too low is a case of fraud waiting for someone to bite the bait.

The condition of a coin also plays a major role when trying to determine the actual coin price of the item. If you are relying on pictures and other images to determine the condition of old rare coins, you stand a chance of being swindled.

Be careful if you decide to purchase your coins over the internet. When you read advertisements about their condition and price, be sure to read the fine print and look for hidden meanings or possible loopholes in the words that are used.

Dealers you do business with should be ones that are members of the Professional Numismatists Guild (or PNG). Guild members of the PNG need to uphold certain requirements to maintain the PNG stamp of approval and focus on honest dealing with both buyers and sellers. The coin price of a PNG guild member is probably a fair one.

Many professional websites provide good collecting tips for the beginner in this hobby. Informing yourself about coin price and value, as well as carefully reading all the collecting tips is important to make sure that the price you pay isn't one surrounded by a scam.

Coin collecting is an investment of your money in money, and as such, is a serious business and should never be taken lightly.
About the Author
Mike Selvon has a passion for coin collecting , and his portal has the best information on coin price . Visit his portal for your free gift and leave a comment at his coin collecting blog.
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