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All the advice and information you need to start, and continue to build your, collection

Collecting projects: get connected
In this collecting project Paula Hammond looks at the benefits of getting involved with the coin community and sharing…
11 May 2020
Collecting projects: display your collection
In this collecting project Paula Hammond looks at the benefits of properly storing and displaying your coin collection…
14 April 2020
Collecting projects: curate your coin collection
The current lockdown is anything but ideal, but this might just give us that chance to revisit old passions and…
07 April 2020
Advice on starting a medals collection
Read these top tips for starting a collection of medals
04 February 2020
How much is a shilling worth?
The shilling (1/-) was a coin used in the United Kingdom and its dependencies, worth one twentieth of a pound sterling,…
13 October 2019
How much does a penny weigh?
The weight of contemporary US cent (also known as a penny) is 2.5g whilst a British penny is 3.56g. Find out more about…
13 October 2019
How to tell if a coin is fake
A modern plague threatens collectors and investors with an increasing number of fake coins being sold via the internet.…
08 July 2019
View from Europe: Germany’s search for a numismatic icon
Numismatics and precious metals writer Sebastian Wieschowski reflects on Germany’s tentative search for a numismatic…
15 May 2019
Ask the experts: Coin valuation with Change Checker
NEW SERIES! Change Checker answer questions on the history of your coins, the design and how much your coins are…
13 May 2019

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