Metal Detecting On The Beach: Ultimate Guide

Beach metal detecting

 Some activities in the world can reward you with great treasure; one of those activities is metal detecting. Metal detecting on the beach during peak tourist season can be very profitable if you live near the coast. Here is the complete guide to metal detecting on the beach. Metal detecting on the beach includes knowledge …

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Metal Detecting in the Rain

Rain metal detecting

As a rule, humans prefer not to spend extended periods outside while it’s raining. We don’t like being wet, cold, or uncomfortable, all of which can result from getting drenched in a downpour. However, wet ground and rainy conditions can be a blessing in disguise for avid detectorists. Indeed, if you have the opportunity to …

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1943 S Penny

1943 S Steel Penny

Collecting pennies might seem difficult for some people, especially if you are not a coin dealer. Pennies in high grade, high mintage quality, special features, and rarity are worth holding. One of the rarest pennies that are worth holding nowadays by coin collectors is the 1943 S penny. The coin was unpopular at the time …

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1944 Wheat Penny

1944 Wheat Penny

The 1944 Lincoln penny is one of the most valued coins among collectors today because of its impressive design and value.. These coins were minted in the United States several decades ago. Since they are no longer in production and circulation, they have become scarce. These coins have a history to them that makes them …

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1935 Buffalo Nickel

1935 Nickel

James Earl Fraser was behind the creation of this coin and it was made in 1913, while production continued till 1939. The US government aimed to honor Native Americans and Bison, which were a major history of the Wild West. Luckily, in 1935, buffalo nickel production increased to 81,657,000 pieces, and the idea was to …

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How To Tell If Gold Is Real

How to tell if gold is real

Gold is one of the most expensive and valuable metals in the world. This high-value commodity placed on the surface has made other jewelry more expensive if it contains genuine gold. When you have an item with actual gold elements, you will easily decipher if it’s a fake item or real. Even professional jewelers sometimes …

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417 Gold

What does 417 gold mean?

What comes to your mind when you hear about jewelry? Well, many people will think of gold or diamond. Have you heard about 417 gold? You will likely get confused when you hear 417 marked gold, especially if it is your first time. It is frequently used to advertise gold jewelry online and in shops. …

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1985 Penny

1985 Penny

A large number of the Lincoln memorial pennies were minted in 1985, which makes it easier to come by it nowadays. Nevertheless, are you curious whether the coin is worth holding, or do you want to know the current value of the coin? This article will provide you with the necessary information about the 1985 …

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1921 Silver Dollar

1921 Morgan Dollar

The year 1921 was special in the US monetary program because it saw the creation of the Morgan silver dollar and the Peace Silver Dollar. In this article, we will talk about the 1921 silver dollars, its values, and the grades available. ContentsThe emergence of two different silver dollars in 1921The 1921 Morgan Silver Dollar …

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1936 Buffalo Nickel

1936 Nickel

The Buffalo nickel is part of a group of unique coins highly sought after by the public and collectors. These rare minted coins were regarded as one of the most attractive coins in the series between 1913 to 1938. This article will talk specifically about the 1936 Buffalo nickel, its features, and how they are …

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1969 D Penny

1969 D Penny

The 1969 D penny is worth more than the face value nowadays. It is worth more than what you can imagine if you have any of it in mint or double die condition. Read on for more information about this old penny that is still of interest to collectors in modern times. Contents1969 D Penny …

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1889 Morgan Dollar

1889 Morgan Dollar

The 1889 Morgan dollar is reputed as the most common dollar coin the United States has ever had. Collectors value this silver and will pay handsomely to get it; even non-collectors admire it. One reason why the dollar is making the rounds is its high silver content. The design has also been a reason for …

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1939 Nickel

1939 Nickel

The 1939 nickel remains one of the most sought-after coins in the Jefferson Nickel categories. This is because of its amazing value and features which makes it circulate easily. The article will talk about the 1939 nickel, its various grades, features, and why the nickel is rare. ContentsAn Overview of the 1939 nickelVarieties of the …

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1965 Quarter

1965 quarter

Rare quarters coins can be difficult to find, but the 1965 quarter is worth all the effort. While many 1965 quarters are rare, some are popular and easy to find. Many collectors are seeking this rare 1965 quarter because they are stuck on metals and appeal to many art enthusiasts. Today’s article will talk more …

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1946 Jefferson Nickel

1946 Nickel

It is not uncommon to think that any of the 1946 nickels is not worth holding on to as part of your collection. While this may sound justified, what’s more, interesting is when you eventually find out that some of these rare pieces are worth over hundreds of dollars. Still, sound justified? Ever since the …

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1941 Jefferson Nickel

1941 Nickel

Generally speaking, Jefferson Nickel has taken Buffalo Nickel’s place since 1938. However, the ones produced in the year 1941 have a lot of sentimental value and this value in price is between 5 cents and 200 dollars for the average kind. You should even know that some have sold for as high as approximately $11,000. …

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1974 Washington Quarter

1974 Quarter

The 200th birthday of George Washington, the first US president inspired the creation of the 1974 quarter, which makes the history of this coin an interesting one. Moreover, the coin is still minted and it’s mostly used in commerce. So what is the history of the 1974 Washington quarter, is it still in circulation and …

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1968 Kennedy Half Dollar

1968 Half Dollar

The assassination of President John F. Kennedy inspired the creation of the 1968 half dollar. The coin, also known as the Kennedy half dollar, is rare in circulation due to its hoarding by collectors who want to sell for a higher price. So what is the story of the 1968 Half Dollar? How much is …

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How to Melt Gold at Home: 3 Easy Techniques

How to melt gold

Want to know how to melt gold at home? Gold is an expensive metal that many people want to melt down and use for other purposes. But the process of melting gold can seem complicated and scary if you don’t know what you’re doing. Gold can be melted using a variety of methods, so long …

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1967 Quarter

1967 Quarter

Have you found 1967 quarter? Wondering what is its value? In this article, we will talk about the history of the coin, how many were minted, and if they are worth anything. Read on to find out how to see the difference between a quarter worth 25 cents versus a rare and valuable coin. ContentsHow …

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What are Proof Coins? How They are Made and Why Collect Them

Proof coins

Proof Coins are some of the most exquisite coinage artwork produced. The beautifully smooth, mirrored, clear fields reflect the frosted features of the coin and when well done produce a cameo effect on the coin. But the term “Proof Coins” does not describe the condition of a coin. It is how the coin is minted. …

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Coin Roll Hunting

Coin roll hunting

Get excited when you discover a silver quarter in pocket change? Coin roll hunting and coin spotting may be your thing. A friend recently discovered a 1980 Lincoln Doubled Die Obverse in his pocket change. That 1 cent coin sold for just over $75! A while back I was given a 1946-P Walking Liberty Half …

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Jefferson War Nickels 1942-1945

Jefferson War Nickels 1942-1945

The Jefferson War Nickels were produced in response to a critical shortage of nickel metal. WWII military needs out-weighed the needs of the U.S. Mint and Congress directed the mint to find a substitute for nickel in the 5 cent pieces. When the Jefferson Nickel series began production in 1938 the composition of the coins …

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Rare Quarters of the Twentieth Century

Rare Quarters

Rare Quarters have always ranked high on coin collectors lists of desirable coins. In production since 1796, the Quarter Dollar coin is probably the coin most found in pocket change. If you ask store clerks it’s likely the coin they say is used most often by customers. Beyond typical retail scenes the lowly Quarter gets …

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Understanding Coin Values (How Much is a Coin Worth)

Coin Values

Understanding coin values and determining your coins value at first seems daunting. It’s really a simple process that involves a little detective work and three simple steps. Three factors define coin values: Ultimately, coin values are determined by what someone is willing to pay when the coin is sold. In other words, the Law of …

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Storing and Caring for Coins Properly

Storing and Caring for Coins

Handling coins correctly and caring for coins properly will save you grief in the long run. Expensive collectible coins can be ruined in the blink of an eye if dropped, rubbed cleaned or subjected to other abuses. Touch the field of a proof coin like the beautiful 2013 Silver Eagle Proof to the right and …

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Coin Collecting Supplies

Coin Collecting Supplies

Just getting started collecting coins? You don’t need a bunch of coin collecting supplies. The most important items you’ll need: Coin Reference Book Magnifying Glass Good Light Source The next most important items you’ll want are ways to store your coins safely. Coin Albums Coin Tubes Coin Flips Coin reference books are available on literally …

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What is a Mint Mark on Coins?

Mint mark

A coin’s Mint Mark is an inscription on a coin that tells you where it was made. The Mint Mark may be located on the obverse, or front, of the coin or the reverse. In most cases Mint Marks are a single letter but some coins from around use the full spelling of the location …

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