Collecting Basics

If you're new to the world of coin collecting and numismatics then start with our selection of beginners' guides

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
The anatomy of a coin explained
Discover the different elements of a coin with our quick video guide to a coin's anatomy, including terms such as…
09 March 2019
What is numismatics?
Numismatics is the study or collection of coins. A person who studies or collects coinage is often referred to as a…
03 February 2018
How to start collecting coins
Collecting coins, also known as numismatics, is a hugely rewarding past-time, allowing you to explore world history…
01 February 2018

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