Latvia Introducing Euro Coins in 2014

Latvia 1-santims and 1-lats coins Latvia is an eastern European country of about 2,000,000 located on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea. Its neighbors are Estonia to the north,…

Will Coins Change With New Netherlands King?

On January 28, 2013, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands announced that she would be stepping down (or abdicating) as the ruler of the Netherlands on April 30, 2013 (the date…

Finding the Value of a Foreign Coin

Great Britain 1/2 crown 1945 When someone comes across a foreign coin, there are usually 2 questions that immediately run through their mind: Where is this coin from? How much…

Insuring Your Coin Collection

1945 Mexico 2-peso gold coin This month we have a special guest writer, Carrie Van Brunt-Wiley of InsuranceSolutionsPlus.com.Options for Insuring Your Coin Collection If a natural disaster struck in your…

Wavy-Edged Coins

A scallop-edged coin from the Bahamas Despite what we are used to here in the United States, coins do not have to be round to be minted and spent. I’ve…

Using Paper Coin Flips

What are Paper Coin Flips? Inside (left) and outside (right) Paper flips (also known as cardboard flips) are flat, rectangular pieces of thin cardboard lined with a clear plastic film…

Cleaning Coins

Everyone would love to have a collection of perfect, shiny coins in their binder. Because we’re working with circulated coins, however, we’re going to end up with scratched, dirty, or…

What to Do with Duplicate Coins

When you first start acquiring coins, you should find that most can go straight into your collection. As your collection grows, though, you’re going to get coins that you already…

Sometimes starting a new collection can be intimidating simply because of the number of different items that are available. Most collectibles can be collected by some kind of theme within…

Coin Collecting Terminology

Coin collecting has its own lexicon that you’ll find it helpful to become familiar with. These words help collectors accurately discuss coins. If you spend much time around other collectors,…