Monthly Archives: April 2014


Last of the large dollar coins


Eisenhowers are the last of the large dollar coins and often available at your local bank.  Minted from 1971-1978, most common types are copper nickel and are just fun to have as part of a collection.  Some special collector varieties contain 40% silver.  Check the reeded edge of your coin for the brown (copper) to distinguish between the two varieties. NwPlaza buys and sells both types of these coins.

Last of the large dollar coins

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Posted by on April 13, 2014 in Coin Selling 101


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Still get excited after all these years collecting coins


The realization is that not everyone shares the same interests.  When talking coins with people ‘outside’ the numismatic field, I have found people get bored easily.  That’s the basis for NwPlaza’s Coin Collecting Shop at 1413 C Street.  When we first opened in 2013 inside ‘The Academy’ downtown Vancouver, our idea was to bring coin collectors together to buy/sell/trade and just show off their collections.  As collectors, we’re excited for the April 12 -13 Antique Coin Bonanza and showing off some of the Mexican silver and gold coins we’ve acquired over the years.  I once heard a wife refer to herself as a “coin collector’s widow” meaning she figuratively has lost her husband to the hobby.  Perhaps it’s the hope of stumbling upon that one treasure, the coin that is the king of all coins.  What keeps you interested in the hobby of coin collecting?








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Posted by on April 1, 2014 in Coin Selling 101


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