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Coin Appraisals

Coin collecting is to be distinguished from numismatics, the scientific study of money and its history in all its varied forms. Numismatics includes the study of coins, banknotes, stock certificates, medals, medallions, and token coins.

History

While hoarding coins due to their value goes back to the beginning of coinage, collecting them as art pieces was a later development. Known as the "Hobby of Kings", modern coin collecting is generally believed to have begun in the fourteenth century with Petrarch. Notes of Roman emperors having coin collections are also known, but it remains somewhat unclear whether these coins were studied, considered curiosities or were merely hoarded.

Coin collecting specialties

There are almost as many different ways of collecting coins as there are collectors. Many collectors specialize in some area of collecting, at least for a time.

Casual collector

The most common type of coin collector is the casual collector. Casual collectors can be both kids and adults. They just collect random coins, because they like it, and because it's fun. The only difference is they don't spend nearly as much money on buying and preserving coins. When the casual collector comes across something out of the ordinary, such as a denomination that doesn't circulate often, or an obsolete type, perhaps error coins or a modified coin such as a two headed magician's piece he will toss it in a drawer. Casual collectors can get more involved when the chance of finding something interesting in circulation increases. For example, the recent statehood quarters circulating commemoratives in the United States has increased the number of casual collectors. Casual collectors often obtain more interesting pieces as gifts. The gift of a rare coin has converted many casual collectors to curious collectors.

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2008-2016 Australia Silver 1oz Lunar Coin Set, Series Ii, Mouse-Monkey2008-2016 Australia Silver 1oz Lunar Coin Set, Series Ii, Mouse-Monkey $414.95 2017 1 oz Niue Silver $2 Disney Steamboat Willie Bu2017 1 oz Niue Silver $2 Disney Steamboat Willie Bu $26.92
British Sovereign Gold Coin - Random Year Coin - Sku #17British Sovereign Gold Coin - Random Year Coin - Sku #17 $323.18 2016 Republic of Chad 2 oz Silver Horus - Sku #1041362016 Republic of Chad 2 oz Silver Horus - Sku #104136 $54.08
Scarce! 1874 Russia 1 Rouble Silver Coin Ngc Ms62Scarce! 1874 Russia 1 Rouble Silver Coin Ngc Ms62 $1,675.00 2001 10 Yuan China Silver 1Oz Panda Ngc Ms692001 10 Yuan China Silver 1Oz Panda Ngc Ms69 $125.00
2016 $5 Palau World of Wonders- 4 Coins Set! .925 Silver Colored Coin Pr70 Dcam2016 $5 Palau World of Wonders- 4 Coins Set! .925 Silver Colored Coin Pr70 Dcam $225.00 1984 1/2 Gold Sovereign coin Uk Queen Elizabeth Ii1984 1/2 Gold Sovereign coin Uk Queen Elizabeth Ii $162.30
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		2007 Australian Lunar "Year of the Golden Pig" 1/10 ounce Gold Coin-Mint.New listing 2007 Australian Lunar "Year of the Golden Pig" 1/10 ounce Gold Coin-Mint. $179.95 New listing
		Rare 1995 China 1/20 oz Platinum Panda 5 yuan coinNew listing Rare 1995 China 1/20 oz Platinum Panda 5 yuan coin $315.00
1990 Australian Kookaburra First Year 1 Oz. .999 Silver $5 Coin Unc Orig Sq Cap1990 Australian Kookaburra First Year 1 Oz. .999 Silver $5 Coin Unc Orig Sq Cap $39.75 1902 Russia Gold 5 Rouble Nicholas Ii Coin Icg Ms 66 ~ St.Petersburg Mint1902 Russia Gold 5 Rouble Nicholas Ii Coin Icg Ms 66 ~ St.Petersburg Mint $249.99
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		2011 Mexico 1/2 oz. Gold Libertad Proof - Gold Mexican Libertad - Mint CapsuleNew listing 2011 Mexico 1/2 oz. Gold Libertad Proof - Gold Mexican Libertad - Mint Capsule $825.00 1999 10 Yuan China Silver 1Oz Panda Large Date Plain 1 Ngc Ms 691999 10 Yuan China Silver 1Oz Panda Large Date Plain 1 Ngc Ms 69 $225.00
1999 1oz silver Libertad Mexico Ngc Ms691999 1oz silver Libertad Mexico Ngc Ms69 $449.00 New listing
		2016 Gold 1 oz. $100 Australia Kangaroo - Ngc Ms70 Early ReleasesNew listing 2016 Gold 1 oz. $100 Australia Kangaroo - Ngc Ms70 Early Releases $1,575.00
1989 1/10 oz Gold Panda Ngc Ms 69 Small Date 10 yuan China Chinese Coin1989 1/10 oz Gold Panda Ngc Ms 69 Small Date 10 yuan China Chinese Coin $199.99 2016 China 1 oz. Proof Silver Panda - Moon Festival Medal Ngc Pf70 Uc Sku429012016 China 1 oz. Proof Silver Panda - Moon Festival Medal Ngc Pf70 Uc Sku42901 $179.00
Mint Sealed Roll of 20 2016 Australia 1 oz Silver Kookaburra (Bu)Mint Sealed Roll of 20 2016 Australia 1 oz Silver Kookaburra (Bu) $479.95 New listing
		2016 China Panda 1oz 10 Yuan Silver Coin In Original Hard Plastic CaseNew listing 2016 China Panda 1oz 10 Yuan Silver Coin In Original Hard Plastic Case $27.99
Russia Nicholas Ii Silver 1890 СПБ АГ 5 Kopeks Ngc Ms63 Y# 19a.1Russia Nicholas Ii Silver 1890 СПБ АГ 5 Kopeks Ngc Ms63 Y# 19a.1 $50.00 2015 4 Coins Set America's National Monuments Niue 1 oz Proof Silver W/Box & Coa2015 4 Coins Set America's National Monuments Niue 1 oz Proof Silver W/Box & Coa $109.00
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		1915 France One Franc Km#844.1 1 Franc Silver World Coin Yg #PNew listing 1915 France One Franc Km#844.1 1 Franc Silver World Coin Yg #P $5.99 1945 2 Pesos Dos Pesos Mexico Gold Coin 1945 Bu Uncirculated1945 2 Pesos Dos Pesos Mexico Gold Coin 1945 Bu Uncirculated $80.00
Rare 1902 Russia 2 kopeck copper coin Ngc Ms-64 Key DateRare 1902 Russia 2 kopeck copper coin Ngc Ms-64 Key Date $795.00 New listing
		China 1988 1/4 Oz Ounce 25 Yuan Gold Panda Sealed in OmpNew listing China 1988 1/4 Oz Ounce 25 Yuan Gold Panda Sealed in Omp $379.00
2017 Great Britain Gold 1/10 oz Britannia Bu - Sku #1048702017 Great Britain Gold 1/10 oz Britannia Bu - Sku #104870 $148.22 2017 Niue Guardian Angel 1 oz Silver $1 Coin - in airtite capsule2017 Niue Guardian Angel 1 oz Silver $1 Coin - in airtite capsule $30.95
2017 Australia Opal Lunar Year of the Rooster 1oz Silver Proof Coin Ngc Pf70 Er2017 Australia Opal Lunar Year of the Rooster 1oz Silver Proof Coin Ngc Pf70 Er $159.00 2016 Australia Kangaroo High Relief Proof 1oz Silver Coin Perth Mint Coa & Box!2016 Australia Kangaroo High Relief Proof 1oz Silver Coin Perth Mint Coa & Box! $68.62
Lot of 5 - 2017 1 oz Silver Australian Koala Perth Mint .999 Fine Bu In CapLot of 5 - 2017 1 oz Silver Australian Koala Perth Mint .999 Fine Bu In Cap $121.72 1913 Russia Rouble silver coin Ngc Ms-621913 Russia Rouble silver coin Ngc Ms-62 $295.00
2016 30 Gram Chinese Silver Panda Coin Bu - Sku 01562016 30 Gram Chinese Silver Panda Coin Bu - Sku 0156 $28.70 2016 Australia 1/2oz silver Victory in the Pacific 50 Cent Uncirculated Coins2016 Australia 1/2oz silver Victory in the Pacific 50 Cent Uncirculated Coins $15.50
Mexico 1990 1 Oz 999 Silver Libertad Gem Proof Coin 1 Onza +Box & CoaMexico 1990 1 Oz 999 Silver Libertad Gem Proof Coin 1 Onza +Box & Coa $85.00 New listing
		2016-P Tuvalu $1 1 Oz Silver Star Trek - Enterprise - Lot of 5 CoinsNew listing 2016-P Tuvalu $1 1 Oz Silver Star Trek - Enterprise - Lot of 5 Coins $130.00
2017 Rwanda 50 Francs 1 oz Silver Year of the Rooster Ngc Ms70 Er Sku453262017 Rwanda 50 Francs 1 oz Silver Year of the Rooster Ngc Ms70 Er Sku45326 $68.88 2004-2005 1/2 oz Gold Proof Liberated in capsules (5 gold coins)2004-2005 1/2 oz Gold Proof Liberated in capsules (5 gold coins) $450.00
Niue Disney Star Wars $2, 1 oz. Silver Proof Coin, 2016,Han Solo,Queen ElizabethNiue Disney Star Wars $2, 1 oz. Silver Proof Coin, 2016,Han Solo,Queen Elizabeth $69.99 New listing
		Mexico Lot With 4 Large Silver Un Peso Coins! Mexican Coin Collection! (b099)New listing Mexico Lot With 4 Large Silver Un Peso Coins! Mexican Coin Collection! (b099) $16.95
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		Bargain 1899 Russia Gold 5 Rouble Nicholas Ii Coin Extra FineNew listing Bargain 1899 Russia Gold 5 Rouble Nicholas Ii Coin Extra Fine $199.00 2016 Mexico 2-Coin Silver Libertad Proof/Reverse Pr-70 Pcgs (Fs) - Sku #1044682016 Mexico 2-Coin Silver Libertad Proof/Reverse Pr-70 Pcgs (Fs) - Sku #104468 $728.13
1996 China Panda 10 Yuan ~ 1 Oz .999 Silver Coin Large Date ~ Double Sealed Coin1996 China Panda 10 Yuan ~ 1 Oz .999 Silver Coin Large Date ~ Double Sealed Coin $65.00 2016 1/2 oz American Eagle Gold Coin Ring 22K - Size 5-122016 1/2 oz American Eagle Gold Coin Ring 22K - Size 5-12 $899.95
Fiji 2013 10$ Snake Opal & Onyx Chinese Lunar Year of the snake 1oz Silver CoinFiji 2013 10$ Snake Opal & Onyx Chinese Lunar Year of the snake 1oz Silver Coin $65.00 New listing
		2012 Australian Koala Full 1 oz. Silver 0.999 Coin Bu in Perth Mint CapsuleNew listing 2012 Australian Koala Full 1 oz. Silver 0.999 Coin Bu in Perth Mint Capsule $22.88
Mexico Gold 2 1/2 Pesos Gem Bu -1945-one of best small gold coins on the marketMexico Gold 2 1/2 Pesos Gem Bu -1945-one of best small gold coins on the market $92.99 2017 Gb 1/10 oz Gold Year of the Rooster Bu (w/Box & Coa) - Sku #1039552017 Gb 1/10 oz Gold Year of the Rooster Bu (w/Box & Coa) - Sku #103955 $291.66
2001 D varsion 1 oz Gold Panda 500 yuan Ngc Ms69 China Chinese Coin2001 D varsion 1 oz Gold Panda 500 yuan Ngc Ms69 China Chinese Coin $2,499.99 2016 5 oz Mexican Libertad Silver Coin2016 5 oz Mexican Libertad Silver Coin $139.95
Steamboat Willie Mickey Mouse 1 oz. Bu Niue $2 silver Disney Licensed New CoinSteamboat Willie Mickey Mouse 1 oz. Bu Niue $2 silver Disney Licensed New Coin $27.95 Mint Sealed Roll of 20 2016 Australia Lunar Monkey 1 oz SilverMint Sealed Roll of 20 2016 Australia Lunar Monkey 1 oz Silver $549.95
2017 Rwanda - Year Of The Rooster Proof - 1oz Silver Lunar Zodiac Coin Only 10002017 Rwanda - Year Of The Rooster Proof - 1oz Silver Lunar Zodiac Coin Only 1000 $103.30 New listing
		China 2015 50 Yuan 1/10 Oz 999 Gold Chinese Panda Coin Pcgs Ms70 First StrikeNew listing China 2015 50 Yuan 1/10 Oz 999 Gold Chinese Panda Coin Pcgs Ms70 First Strike $195.00
Mexican 50 Pesos Gold Coin - Au or Bu - Random Year Coin - Sku #158Mexican 50 Pesos Gold Coin - Au or Bu - Random Year Coin - Sku #158 $1,587.87 *2015 Niue $2 1 Oz Proof Silver Coin Disney Scrooge McDuck Ogp**2015 Niue $2 1 Oz Proof Silver Coin Disney Scrooge McDuck Ogp* $90.79
Austria 20 Corona Gold Coin - Random Year - Sku #12646Austria 20 Corona Gold Coin - Random Year - Sku #12646 $267.19 2013 Palau $5 Lunar Year Of The Snake Gilded High Relief Proof Silver Coin Lot2013 Palau $5 Lunar Year Of The Snake Gilded High Relief Proof Silver Coin Lot $88.88
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		2016 Australia Gold 1 oz $100 Lunar Monkey Series Two - Ngc Ms70New listing 2016 Australia Gold 1 oz $100 Lunar Monkey Series Two - Ngc Ms70 $1,595.00 1984 Mexico 1 oz .999 Silver Libertad(s) (20) Original Mint Roll1984 Mexico 1 oz .999 Silver Libertad(s) (20) Original Mint Roll $500.00
2016 Australia Map Shaped Series Dingo 1oz Silver Coin Perth Mint Coa & Box!!2016 Australia Map Shaped Series Dingo 1oz Silver Coin Perth Mint Coa & Box!! $66.86 1983 China Panda 50 Yuan 1/2 Ounce Gold Coin Ngc Ms691983 China Panda 50 Yuan 1/2 Ounce Gold Coin Ngc Ms69 $988.00
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		2008 $1 Australia Koala Gilded Silver Coin Ngc Ms69New listing 2008 $1 Australia Koala Gilded Silver Coin Ngc Ms69 $109.00 1993 10 Yuan China Silver Panda Small Date Ngc Ms691993 10 Yuan China Silver Panda Small Date Ngc Ms69 $150.00
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		1994 Taiwan Year of the Dog (Gold / Silver)(Republic of China)New listing 1994 Taiwan Year of the Dog (Gold / Silver)(Republic of China) $418.88 2017 10 Yuan China Silver Panda Coin 30 Grams .999 Silver Pcgs Ms69 Fs Lot of 52017 10 Yuan China Silver Panda Coin 30 Grams .999 Silver Pcgs Ms69 Fs Lot of 5 $139.95
1912 Great Britain 1/2 Gold Soverign .900 Gold .1177 Oz. (cn1650)1912 Great Britain 1/2 Gold Soverign .900 Gold .1177 Oz. (cn1650) $183.49 2017 1 oz New Zealand Silver $2 Lunar Rooster Coin (Bu)2017 1 oz New Zealand Silver $2 Lunar Rooster Coin (Bu) $31.45
2017 Rwanda African Wildlife Hippopotamus 1oz Silver Coin Mint Sealed Bu Hippo2017 Rwanda African Wildlife Hippopotamus 1oz Silver Coin Mint Sealed Bu Hippo $31.00 New listing
		Niue Island 1$ Silver Dollar Scarab + Amber 2016 coinNew listing Niue Island 1$ Silver Dollar Scarab + Amber 2016 coin $129.99
Lot of 10 - 2017 1 oz Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coin BuLot of 10 - 2017 1 oz Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coin Bu $217.53 1/10 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf - Random year Coin - (G-Rdm)1/10 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf - Random year Coin - (G-Rdm) $146.39
2016 1 oz Tokelau Silver Sailfish Coin (Bu) - Sku 02262016 1 oz Tokelau Silver Sailfish Coin (Bu) - Sku 0226 $26.45 New listing
		2014 Australia Kookaburra 1 oz .999 Silver Coin - Bu Direct from Perth Mint RollNew listing 2014 Australia Kookaburra 1 oz .999 Silver Coin - Bu Direct from Perth Mint Roll $34.95
Rwanda 2016 50 Francs Golden Enigma African Meerkat 1oz Bu Silver CoinRwanda 2016 50 Francs Golden Enigma African Meerkat 1oz Bu Silver Coin $89.95 New listing
		1850 Germany 2 1/2 Groschen Silver CoinNew listing 1850 Germany 2 1/2 Groschen Silver Coin $10.00
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		2017 Somalia Silver Elephant - 2 oz Coin in Capsule - African Wildlife .9999 BuNew listing 2017 Somalia Silver Elephant - 2 oz Coin in Capsule - African Wildlife .9999 Bu $59.67 1812 Russia 2 Kopeks - Copper Foreign World Coin1812 Russia 2 Kopeks - Copper Foreign World Coin $49.95
1 oz Gold Mexican Onza or Libertad Coin - Random Year - Sku #255041 oz Gold Mexican Onza or Libertad Coin - Random Year - Sku #25504 $1,393.01 1852-1870 France 20 Francs Gold Napoleon Iii Coin Avg Cir - Sku #443261852-1870 France 20 Francs Gold Napoleon Iii Coin Avg Cir - Sku #44326 $255.20
*2015 Niue $25 1/4 oz Proof Gold Coin Disney Scrooge McDuck Ogp ~ Rare! **2015 Niue $25 1/4 oz Proof Gold Coin Disney Scrooge McDuck Ogp ~ Rare! * $3,295.00 New listing
		2016-P Australia 1/10 Oz Gold Year of the Monkey Coin Ngc Ms70 - Early ReleasesNew listing 2016-P Australia 1/10 Oz Gold Year of the Monkey Coin Ngc Ms70 - Early Releases $199.99
2003 France Mona Lisa Silver Proof 1 1/2 Euro Limited Edition Beautiful Coin2003 France Mona Lisa Silver Proof 1 1/2 Euro Limited Edition Beautiful Coin $69.00 New listing
		Austria: Superb 4 Florin 10 Francs Gold Coin 1892. Gem Bu!New listing Austria: Superb 4 Florin 10 Francs Gold Coin 1892. Gem Bu! $158.00
2017 Rwanda Lunar Rooster 1oz Gold 999 Coin Bu ~ Rare 100! Proof Like ~ Box Coa2017 Rwanda Lunar Rooster 1oz Gold 999 Coin Bu ~ Rare 100! Proof Like ~ Box Coa $3,795.00 1754 Germany Regensburg 1 Kreuzer silver coin Ngc Ms-631754 Germany Regensburg 1 Kreuzer silver coin Ngc Ms-63 $89.00
2016-P Tuvalu $1 1 Troy Oz Silver Star Trek - Enterprise Coin Sku417622016-P Tuvalu $1 1 Troy Oz Silver Star Trek - Enterprise Coin Sku41762 $28.32 New listing
		Russia: 25 Roubles 1994 Silver 5 Oz Coin. Gem Proof.New listing Russia: 25 Roubles 1994 Silver 5 Oz Coin. Gem Proof. $168.88
2010 1/10 oz Gold Panda Sealed 50 yuan China Chinese Coin2010 1/10 oz Gold Panda Sealed 50 yuan China Chinese Coin $199.99 New listing
		1987 Great Britain 1/4oz Gold 25 Pounds Ngc Pf-70 Ult. Cameo BritanniaNew listing 1987 Great Britain 1/4oz Gold 25 Pounds Ngc Pf-70 Ult. Cameo Britannia $566.88
Niue $2 Dollars, 1 oz. Silver Antique Finish Coin, 2016, Samurai Warriors, QeiiNiue $2 Dollars, 1 oz. Silver Antique Finish Coin, 2016, Samurai Warriors, Qeii $59.99 Mexican Libertad 5 oz Proof Silver Coin encapsulated Mexico 2016 collectibleMexican Libertad 5 oz Proof Silver Coin encapsulated Mexico 2016 collectible $229.95
Australia Tuvalu The 2017 Compass 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin The Perth Mint OgpAustralia Tuvalu The 2017 Compass 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin The Perth Mint Ogp $179.99 1891 Russia Silver 50 Kopeks, Alexander Iii Pcgs Ms63 Very Rare1891 Russia Silver 50 Kopeks, Alexander Iii Pcgs Ms63 Very Rare $12,995.00
2017 China 10 Yuan 30g Silver Panda Gem Bu in Mint Cap Sku438652017 China 10 Yuan 30g Silver Panda Gem Bu in Mint Cap Sku43865 $28.13 New listing
		Russia Nicholas Ii Silver 1889 СПБ АГ 5 Kopeks Ngc Ms65 Y# 19a.1New listing Russia Nicholas Ii Silver 1889 СПБ АГ 5 Kopeks Ngc Ms65 Y# 19a.1 $75.00
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		2000 China 1/10 oz 10 Yuan Gold Panda in original mint capsuleNew listing 2000 China 1/10 oz 10 Yuan Gold Panda in original mint capsule $220.00 2013 Lunar Snake 1 oz Silver Coin, Series Ii from Perth Mint in Australia2013 Lunar Snake 1 oz Silver Coin, Series Ii from Perth Mint in Australia $40.95
Australia Opal Series Lunar Year of the Rooster 2017 1oz Silver Proof $1 CoinAustralia Opal Series Lunar Year of the Rooster 2017 1oz Silver Proof $1 Coin $79.99 1936 Germany 2 Mark - German Reichsmark Hindenburg - Silver Foreign World Coin1936 Germany 2 Mark - German Reichsmark Hindenburg - Silver Foreign World Coin $12.95
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