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To People Who Are Interested In American Coins

Nov 9, 2007
Coin collecting has been a favorite hobby for millions of American for many years. The favorite of all countries is American coins.

Perhaps this is so because of all the coins that can be collected, the American coins have a great deal of diversity.

American coins were first produced in the eighteenth century when the first mint was established in an old brewery. Since then, collectors have been seeking out vintage coins of all denominations.

The most sought after and most expensive of all American coins is the American eagle gold Saint Gaudens $20 gold piece created in 1934. This is because of the rarity of the coin.

Pennies - the first penny was created in 1793. All pennies of this era were created out of copper.

Dimes - the first dime was created in 1796 and featured the liberty head on the front and an eagle on the back. There have been 6 different styles of dimes.

Nickels - the first nickel was created in 1866. The nickel has a very diverse history, having had many different makeovers, each according to the politics of the times.

These are just some of the American coins that can be collected. The value of these coins depends on the age and condition of the coin.

Coins that exhibit mistakes such as double stamping are just as valuable as vintage coins. It is important that you inspect all of your coins to insure that they are indeed worth collecting.

Coin dealers are specially trained to evaluate and price each coin that they examine. They are experts in their field and are usually accurate in their estimation.

If you are looking for a specific American coin, you can consult your local coin dealer. They usually have knowledge of who possesses the type of coin you are seeking and what the cost will be.

Another method of finding vintage American coins is to do an online search. This method will yield millions of results at a click of a mouse. It is, however, very important that you exercise caution when using the Internet as there are a lot of unscrupulous people who will try to deceive you. The most recommended method is to consult a coin dealer to assist you.

Coin collecting can be a very exciting and rewarding hobby. Millions of people have become obsessed with collecting vintage coins, not only for their value, but also because of the history that is behind each one.
About the Author
Being a numismatist, Alex Olson is fond of collecting american coins. In her articles she shares her experience and gives some tips on coin collecting.
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