Mail Bag – Where Can I Find Coin Weights?

US Mail Bag

Today’s Mail Bag question comes from Robert and it is one that can be a big hard to find the answer to without a fair amount of looking. It has to do with coin weights and more specifically, where to find them. They write… Hi, I’m trying to find a reliable source for coin weights. I have been looking online and find a lot of different answers and I’m not sure which to believe. Can …

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Quick Tip – A Coins to Buy List Template

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There are few coin collectors that don’t have a buy list. That is, a list of coins that they want to buy to complete a set or just to have as part of their collection. When your collection is small it is pretty easy to keep up with your buy list because, well, everything is on your buy list. But as your collection grows, it can be hard when you are looking online or at …

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Quick Tip – Best Way to Verify Coin Certifications

NGC Certification Verification App

You are looking at that rare Barber Dime online or at a coin show. It’s a 1893 graded at MS-65. Book value says that this coins should be around $250 but a dealer is willing to sell it for $50. It’s NGC certified according to the slab so it has to be legit, right? That’s when verifying a coin certifications is critical. Unfortunately, not necessarily. Coin fraud is a significant problem in our hobby with …

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