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Collecting International Coins

The market for US coins is vibrant and thriving, but are coins from other nations worth it? Scott Travers, gold and rare coin expert and author, explains...

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Collecting Silver Coins

In this video, Scott Travers, gold and rare coin expert and author, talks about the value and collectibility of silver coins.

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Collecting Gold Coins

Scott Travers, gold and rare coin expert and author of The Insider’s Guide to US Coin Values, talks about the value and collectibility of gold coins.

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How to Get Coins Graded and Certified

In this video, Scott Travers, gold and rare coin expert and author, explains how a collector can get coins graded and certified.

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How are Coins Graded and Certified?

Scott Travers, gold and rare coin expert and author, explains that professional grading services exist to evaluate the condition of coins and grade them.

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What Determines a Coin’s Value?

What determines the value of a collectible coin? Scott Travers, gold and rare coin expert and author, lists the 3 factors that determine value.

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Coin Collecting Today: Hobby or Investment?

Coin collecting was a hugely popular hobby in the 1970s, but since then its popularity has waned—so is coin collecting now a hobby or a form of investing?

Common Threads

Saturday Night at the Bocce Court—and the Old Ladies Win!

It was a best-of-three-game match. And the winners were…the team of Mom and Grandma, “out-aging” their young, former Division 1…

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The Truth Behind Weather Folklore

Why You Can Trust “Red Sky at Night” and Other Old Sayings "Red sky at night, sailor’s delight”…“When swallows fly high,…

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11 Great Albums on Vinyl

Whether a vinyl record sounds better than a CD or MP3 version of an album depends on more than just…

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Collector Alert: What’s Hot Now…and What’s Fizzled

Is your Norman Rockwell print still valuable? What about that set of fine china you paid a fortune for years…

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McCormick Spice Tins Rising in Value

Look around for those small spice tins that have long been used for pepper, sage, chili powder and other condiments.…

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How to Find Buried Treasure Almost Anywhere

Two years ago, a California couple found a stash of rare gold coins hidden in a rusty can under a…

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Collect Legos

Lego sets have become ­serious investments for collectors and hobbyists of all ages. Since 2000, the value of certain unopened,…

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Your Coffee Mug Could Be Worth $1,000

Check your cabinet for these collectibles Coffee mugs don’t attract much attention from very many collectors. There are no published…