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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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2014 Australia Lunar Year Of The Horse 1 Oz Silver " Colorized "2014 Australia Lunar Year Of The Horse 1 Oz Silver " Colorized " $48.50 New listing
		1876 H Germany (Hesse Darmstadt) Silver 2 Mark, Old World Silver CoinNew listing 1876 H Germany (Hesse Darmstadt) Silver 2 Mark, Old World Silver Coin $330.00
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		2001 Australia 1 Oz Silver Year Of The Snake Proof Coin - Lunar Series 1New listing 2001 Australia 1 Oz Silver Year Of The Snake Proof Coin - Lunar Series 1 $325.00 2009 Australia Koala Ngc Ms69, 1 Oz Silver Coin2009 Australia Koala Ngc Ms69, 1 Oz Silver Coin $44.99
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		2012 1/2 oz Silver Australian Lunar Dragon Coin * Mint roll 20 coinsNew listing 2012 1/2 oz Silver Australian Lunar Dragon Coin * Mint roll 20 coins $349.00 2016-P Tuvalu $1 1 Oz Silver Star Trek - Enterprise - Lot of 5 Coins Sku417632016-P Tuvalu $1 1 Oz Silver Star Trek - Enterprise - Lot of 5 Coins Sku41763 $137.10
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		1982 Ngc Ms68 1/10oz Gold PandaNew listing 1982 Ngc Ms68 1/10oz Gold Panda $299.00 New listing
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1899 Fz Russia 5 Rouble Gold coin Nice eagle details1899 Fz Russia 5 Rouble Gold coin Nice eagle details $205.00 New listing
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1918 Toned France 2 Francs Silver Foreign Coin Free S/H1918 Toned France 2 Francs Silver Foreign Coin Free S/H $11.99 1958 Austria 10 Shilling Silver Coin *Xf*1958 Austria 10 Shilling Silver Coin *Xf* $6.00
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(1) Mexico 1983 Mo Silver Ngc Ms66 1 Onza Libertad Mexican Coin(1) Mexico 1983 Mo Silver Ngc Ms66 1 Onza Libertad Mexican Coin $65.95 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
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2005 China Panda 1oz Ms 69 10 Yuan Silver Coin Ngc2005 China Panda 1oz Ms 69 10 Yuan Silver Coin Ngc $80.00 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
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		1766 10 Roubles Gold Russia Ekaterina Ii Rare Pcgs Vf30New listing 1766 10 Roubles Gold Russia Ekaterina Ii Rare Pcgs Vf30 $6,500.00 Austria 1909 10 Corona Gold Coin in Au to Uncirculated ConditionAustria 1909 10 Corona Gold Coin in Au to Uncirculated Condition $159.99
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				1747 - Spain - 1/2 Escudo Gold Coin - Km# 373 - Seville MintNew listing 1747 - Spain - 1/2 Escudo Gold Coin - Km# 373 - Seville Mint $299.00 Sable 2 Coins Set - Silver and Gold Mongolia 2017Sable 2 Coins Set - Silver and Gold Mongolia 2017 $189.99
2016 Australia 1oz Silver Kookaburra Ngc Ms69 - Flag Label2016 Australia 1oz Silver Kookaburra Ngc Ms69 - Flag Label $33.99 Niue Disney $2 Dollars, 1 oz. Silver Proof Coin, 40mm, 2016, Princess PocahontasNiue Disney $2 Dollars, 1 oz. Silver Proof Coin, 40mm, 2016, Princess Pocahontas $59.99
1942 India Great Britain One Rupee Silver High Grade Coin1942 India Great Britain One Rupee Silver High Grade Coin $21.99 $86.00
Austria Coins 1964 Winter Olympic 10, 5, & 1 SchillingsAustria Coins 1964 Winter Olympic 10, 5, & 1 Schillings $7.50 1860-A Austria 1 One Florin Silver Coin - Ngc Au 58 - Km# 22191860-A Austria 1 One Florin Silver Coin - Ngc Au 58 - Km# 2219 $45.00
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1963 - 1 Silver Ducat Kennedy Commemorative Proof Coin! Very Rare!1963 - 1 Silver Ducat Kennedy Commemorative Proof Coin! Very Rare! $109.95 Rhodesia 3 Pence (2 1/2 Cents) 1968 Great Coin!Rhodesia 3 Pence (2 1/2 Cents) 1968 Great Coin! $5.05
1945 2 Pesos Dos Pesos Mexico Gold Coin 1945 Bu Uncirculated1945 2 Pesos Dos Pesos Mexico Gold Coin 1945 Bu Uncirculated $80.00 Disney Dollar (Niue) $2, 1 oz. of Silver Coin, 2015,Mint,Jasmine - Aladdin,Qe IiDisney Dollar (Niue) $2, 1 oz. of Silver Coin, 2015,Mint,Jasmine - Aladdin,Qe Ii $59.99
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		2016 Mexico 1/2oz Silver Proof Libertad Ngc Pf69 Ultra Cameo Graded #2811030-021New listing 2016 Mexico 1/2oz Silver Proof Libertad Ngc Pf69 Ultra Cameo Graded #2811030-021 $59.95 Austria Silver Coin - 1 Florin 1878 Emperor Franz Joseph(Cns 582)Austria Silver Coin - 1 Florin 1878 Emperor Franz Joseph(Cns 582) $10.50 Was: Previous Price $30.00
2015 Australia Wedge-tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Proof Coin The Perth Mint Coa Box!2015 Australia Wedge-tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Proof Coin The Perth Mint Coa Box! $79.00 Lynx Predator Series 1 oz silver Gilded coin $5 2017 CanadaLynx Predator Series 1 oz silver Gilded coin $5 2017 Canada $54.99
2013 China Panda 10 Yuan Coin Pcgs Ms 70 Silver 1oz .999 Uncirculated2013 China Panda 10 Yuan Coin Pcgs Ms 70 Silver 1oz .999 Uncirculated $49.50 1944 Usa-Philippines 10 Centavos Silver Coin In Mint Condition !1944 Usa-Philippines 10 Centavos Silver Coin In Mint Condition ! $4.99
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Australia 2007 $5 Year Of The Pig Colorized 1/20 .9999 Gold Gem BuAustralia 2007 $5 Year Of The Pig Colorized 1/20 .9999 Gold Gem Bu $108.00 Niue Disney $2 Dollars, 1 oz. Silver Proof Coin,2016,Mint,Frozen Anna Magic,QeiiNiue Disney $2 Dollars, 1 oz. Silver Proof Coin,2016,Mint,Frozen Anna Magic,Qeii $59.99
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		United Kingdom 1986 Gold Proof Set 3-Coin Collection SetNew listing United Kingdom 1986 Gold Proof Set 3-Coin Collection Set $1,175.00 New listing
		1996 China 1 Oz Silver Unicorn Proof Coin Ngc Pf 69 Ultra CameoNew listing 1996 China 1 Oz Silver Unicorn Proof Coin Ngc Pf 69 Ultra Cameo $279.99
2017 Palau $5 1 oz. Proof Silver Four-Leaf Clover Luck In Mint Cap Sku440312017 Palau $5 1 oz. Proof Silver Four-Leaf Clover Luck In Mint Cap Sku44031 $89.00 2016 Mexico 1 oz Proof Silver Libertad Onza Ngc Pf69 Uc Mexico Label Sku419402016 Mexico 1 oz Proof Silver Libertad Onza Ngc Pf69 Uc Mexico Label Sku41940 $69.00
Austria 1986 Queen Maria Theresa 5oz Silver Coin,ProofAustria 1986 Queen Maria Theresa 5oz Silver Coin,Proof $189.00 1972 Bahamas Proof $20 Gold Lighthouse Coin Low Mintage Of 1,2501972 Bahamas Proof $20 Gold Lighthouse Coin Low Mintage Of 1,250 $379.99 Was: Previous Price $399.99
2014 1 oz Horse Privy British Silver Britannia Coin (Bu) - Sku 01752014 1 oz Horse Privy British Silver Britannia Coin (Bu) - Sku 0175 $26.95 New listing
		2010 Germany 1/2 oz Gold 100 Euro Würzburg Bu - Sku #68024New listing 2010 Germany 1/2 oz Gold 100 Euro Würzburg Bu - Sku #68024 $711.45
Eritrea: 5 Piece Uncirculated Coin Set, 1 To 100 CentsEritrea: 5 Piece Uncirculated Coin Set, 1 To 100 Cents $3.05 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 $1,596.46
2017 Australia Lunar Year of the Rooster Colorized 1 oz Silver Proof $1 Coin2017 Australia Lunar Year of the Rooster Colorized 1 oz Silver Proof $1 Coin $69.76 2008 2 oz Silver Kookaburra Coin -Sealed Roll of 5 coins2008 2 oz Silver Kookaburra Coin -Sealed Roll of 5 coins $510.00
2015 1 oz Silver Lunar Year of Goat Coin2015 1 oz Silver Lunar Year of Goat Coin $34.00 New listing
		2006 Discover Australia Gold 1/2 oz. $50 Koala Proof & Coa - Mintage 1000New listing 2006 Discover Australia Gold 1/2 oz. $50 Koala Proof & Coa - Mintage 1000 $795.00
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		1958 Mexico Silver 1 Peso World Coin Km#459 Free Shipping!New listing 1958 Mexico Silver 1 Peso World Coin Km#459 Free Shipping! $9.49 1938 A 5 Mark German Silver Coin (1) Ww2 Third Reich Swastika Reichsmark1938 A 5 Mark German Silver Coin (1) Ww2 Third Reich Swastika Reichsmark $28.99
Austria 1780 1 Thaler Coin Maria Theresia .833 Silver Bu RestrikeAustria 1780 1 Thaler Coin Maria Theresia .833 Silver Bu Restrike $24.00 France 1866/1868 Napoleon Iii Silver Franc. Lot of 2 CoinsFrance 1866/1868 Napoleon Iii Silver Franc. Lot of 2 Coins $9.99
2016 Republic of Chad 2 oz Silver Horus - Sku #1041362016 Republic of Chad 2 oz Silver Horus - Sku #104136 $55.30 German States - Prussia 1/2 Silber Groschen 1863 A Xf/Au Silver CoinGerman States - Prussia 1/2 Silber Groschen 1863 A Xf/Au Silver Coin $14.00
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		2003 Gold 1/20 oz. $5 Australian Nugget - Perth Mint - Australia Kangaroo -New listing 2003 Gold 1/20 oz. $5 Australian Nugget - Perth Mint - Australia Kangaroo - $88.00 New 2015 Mexico Set Of 5 Silver Libertad Bu Coins 1+1/2+1/4+1/10+1/20 Mint FreshNew 2015 Mexico Set Of 5 Silver Libertad Bu Coins 1+1/2+1/4+1/10+1/20 Mint Fresh $64.95
1996 Gold China 5 Yuan Unicorn Coin Mint State Condition1996 Gold China 5 Yuan Unicorn Coin Mint State Condition $100.00 New listing
		1867 Hi Russia 20 Kopeks Y# 22a.1 World Coin Silver Uncirculated #PNew listing 1867 Hi Russia 20 Kopeks Y# 22a.1 World Coin Silver Uncirculated #P $55.99
2008 1 oz Silver Australian Perth Mint Lunar Year of the Mouse Coin2008 1 oz Silver Australian Perth Mint Lunar Year of the Mouse Coin $49.50 2010 Perth Mint 1oz Silver Lunar Year of the Tiger Bu (Series I)2010 Perth Mint 1oz Silver Lunar Year of the Tiger Bu (Series I) $85.00
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Africa, Coins: World
Asia, Middle East, Coins: World
Australia, Oceania, Coins: World
Collections, Lots, Coins: World
Commemorative, Coins: World
Errors, Coins: World
Europe, Coins: World
Gold, Coins: World
Mint, Proof Sets, Coins: World
North, Central America, Coins: World
Other, Coins: World
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