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The Antiques and Collectibles Market Is Dead—But Here’s How to Sell Your Stuff for a Good Price

Sellers far outnumber buyers in today’s market, but there are still ways to sell successfully.

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How to Get $9,000 for a 1965 Dime

The U.S. Mint mistakenly made some 1965 dimes out of silver. If you find one in your pocket or coin jar, it’s worth a lot. Here’s how to tell.

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Coin-Collecting Lingo Every Collector Should Know

Knowing the lingo of coin collecting can elevate you from swindler's mark to someone who literally knows what he’s talking about.

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Great Coin Collecting Gifts for Every Budget

These coin and currency collectibles will be treasured for generations, and many are very affordable.

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How to Examine a Collectible Coin—And Tell How Valuable It Is or Isn’t

A master coin dealer tells how you can look at any coin and unlock its secrets. You need this to be a smart coin collector.

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The Top 3 Coin-Market Myths

If you collect coins, you’ll surely hear these common falsehoods about them. Save yourself hassle—and money—by knowing the truth about coins.

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How to Store Your Coin Collection Safely

You want your coins to be both accessible and well-protected from theft and natural disasters. Here’s what to do—and not do.

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How to Take Mind-Blowing Photos of Carnivals

Carnivals are festivals of bright lights. Here's how to take amazing photos—whether you have a sophisticated camera or a smartphone.

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Why You Should Join a Coin-Collecting Club (And the Best to Join)

These coin collecting clubs are fantastic resources offering knowledge, contacts and access to rare and collectible coins.

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The Difference Between Coin Collectors and Investors—and How to Make Money as a Collector

Surprisingly, coin collectors often make better profits than coin investors. Here’s why—and how to combine the best of coin collecting and investing.

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Shoot the Moon! How to Take Breathtaking Landscape Photos Featuring the Moon

Including the moon in a photo can turn a mundane shot into a masterpiece. To do it right, master the "moon illusion."

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How Anyone Can Take Great Bird Photos—Even in Your Own Backyard

Wildlife photography is as close as your own backyard—birds. Here's how to take great wild bird photos.

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Cleaning Your Coins Can Wipe Away Your Profits

In most cases, cleaning collectible coins does not make them more valuable—it actually makes them worth less.

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How You Can Get $300,000 for an Old Penny

The US Mint made a little mistake in 1943—creating pennies that today are worth big money.

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What Is My Coin Worth? (It Could Be a Lot!)

Just because a coin is old doesn’t mean it's valuable, while some newer coins sell at high prices. Here, three key factors that determine a coin’s value.