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Last of the large dollar coins

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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

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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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Be an educated coin seller v.1

6bYou wouldn’t sell your used car for whatever price the buyer offered to pay you for it, would you?  You might check Kelley Blue Book® or NADA® to find the value of your car before negotiating a deal.  Likewise, you can check the value of your coins before selling them to a coin dealer using these resources:

Lincoln Cent Resource: http://www.lincolncentresource.com/

World Coin Prices: http://www.ngccoin.com/price-guide/world/

Silver Coin Calculator: http://www.silvercoinstoday.com/silver-calculators/us-silver-coin-calculator/

Most Valuable Coins: http://cointrackers.com/blog/11/most-valuable-coins/

Know of other resources for finding coin values?  Comment on this blog and share your knowledge with others.

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 27, 2014 in Coin Selling 101

 

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