Most Valuable Coins – Find Rare Sought After Collectbles


Author : Tim

I started collecting coins seriously when I was in 3rd grade. I know, kind of nerdy, but hey. There were copies of the Numismatist in the school library that I could look through when our class went there once a week. I wasn't sure what the word Numismatist meant, or how to pronounce it, but I knew there were some great coins in it and that's all that mattered. One day my mom's friend found a coin while the builders of their new house were digging up the driveway. She told her to give it to me because she knew I was interested in coin collecting. I looked it up and found out that it was a 1785 Bar Cent, and at the time it was worth around $300. I about fainted. When I took it to a local coin store, they told me there are lot's of counterfeits out there and they weren't certain, but they did not want to take a chance and offered me five dollars. But being 9 years old, I knew that five dollars would buy me some slot car supplies, so I accepted the offer. To this day I still wonder if it was a real 1785 Bar Cent. Since then I have studied that coin and I now know how to tell if one is genuine, or just another coin to trade for slot cars. Through the years I have collected and studied many types of coins. Pretty much all of the United States coins were what I spent the most time with and assembled a nice type set. Then World coins caught my attention and I put together an album of one coin from every country. Now, in the last few years, I have been fascinated with Ancient and Medieval coinage. But my collecting didn't stop there. Paper Money and Stamps needed my attention, and I gave it to them. And then came Ebay. Now I could find all of those old toys and electronics I had when I was a kid! Now because of my occupation as a website designer and social media strategist, I built this website to share with you some great collecting resources.

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