Author Archives: Coins Magazine Staff

Coin Finds: Rolls yield 40 percent-silver Kennedys

Based on the long-running “Coin Finds” column in Coins magazine, which will continue to appear in print, this online version will give additional exposure to the thrill of the hunt. Submit your own discoveries via email to Coins magazine editor … Continue reading

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Morgans dollars focus of guide

By Mike Thorne, Ph.D. Are you a collector of Morgan dollars, or do you have just a few examples that a relative gave you to start your collection? In the collections/accumulations I’ve been asked to appraise, I have found both … Continue reading

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You’re not the first collector with regrets

By Dr. R.S. “Bart” Bartanowicz “Would you take a look at this coin and give me your brutal opinion? I purchased the coin online under “no returns.” The images looked good, and it cost me about $30. “I know that … Continue reading

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Roosevelt dimes offer plenty of options

By Mark Benvenuto When it comes to what is the Rodney Dangerfield of U.S. coins, a quick vote has to go to our humble Roosevelt dime. Think about the dime’s long standing design in relation to our other coins. Of … Continue reading

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Coin Finds: Inherited coins make fond family memories

Based on the long-running “Coin Finds” column in Coins magazine, which will continue to appear in print, this online version will give additional exposure to the thrill of the hunt. Submit your own discoveries via email to Coins magazine editor … Continue reading

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Low mintage opportunities abound in three overlooked series

By Mark Benvenuto Key date coins for any series can be fascinating. They are the dates or mintmarks we collectors all ache for. And we often calculate, compare, and assess whether or not they are worth adding to a collection. … Continue reading

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Coin Finds: Roll finds

Based on the long-running “Coin Finds” column in Coins magazine, which will continue to appear in print, this online version will give additional exposure to the thrill of the hunt. Submit your own discoveries via email to Coins magazine editor … Continue reading

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Is something afoul? Or, the mystery collector

By Dr. R.S. “Bart” Bartanowicz It was time for a numismatic diversion. Our numismatist decided to work on his 2010-2021 America the Beautiful set. His modus operandi was to pick up a roll of quarters from the bank and see … Continue reading

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Two pricing tomes worthy of every library

By Mike Thorne, Ph.D. Is there more to a coin price guide than just values? In the case of the two books mentioned here, the answer is yes. One of those is Whitman Publishing’s venerable guide to average retail prices … Continue reading

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Coin Finds: War nickels and a Buffalo

Based on the long-running “Coin Finds” column in Coins magazine, which will continue to appear in print, this online version will give additional exposure to the thrill of the hunt. Submit your own discoveries via email to Coins magazine editor … Continue reading

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