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How Genuine is Encapsulated Coin?

Below is an interesting British Trade Dollar 1911B silver dollar coin auctioned at e-bay using BUY IT NOW at Rm200 ,encapsulated and graded by ANACS as AU-55. Let’s see what it means by AU-55: AU-55 (Good About Uncirculated) – Sharp legends and devices show only a hint of wear on the high points. Remaining mint […]

Basics on Investing In Platinum and Palladium Coins

When collecting coins, we generally think of collecting copper, silver, copper nickel, silver or gold coin but some are not familiar with investing in either the Platinum and or Palladium coins. Earlier, in another article we look at whether to invest in gold bullion coin or directly to gold bullion re:ingots or bars. In this […]

The Different Types Of A Coin Edge

When we observe a coin at its edge, we can see different kinds of edges-features.   Plain Edge Coins usually are plain or milled edges. Smaller denominations normally have plain edges whilst higher denominations will be milled.  Milled Edge  The purposes of edge milling are firstly to enable us to know whether any other precious metal […]

Do We Need Coin Software To Manage Our Coin Collections?

More than ten years ago, I have bought a coin collecting software thinking that it can help me with the organizing, cataloging and managing all my coin related date. However, to my disappointment, it doesn’t really work out well.   With the advent of technology, in the internet, we now can see many coins softwares […]

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