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What are Certified and Graded Coins?
What are Certified and Graded Coins?

What Are Certified and Graded Coins? Published on 1/21/2022 by APMEX A coin’s grade, or state of preservation denotes the coin of Gold or Silver bullion item's condition in minute increments. Coins and bullion are graded based on the Sheldon scale, which grades items on a scale from 1 (barely recogniza...

What is an Edge-less Design Coin?
What is an Edge-less Design Coin?

What is an Edge-less Design Coin? Published on 08/30/2018 by APMEX A coin’s design is generally confined to each face side of the coins. The rim, or edge acts like a wall that holds the images of people, animals, structures in place. The edge or rim is looked at as the “third side of a coin.&rd...

The "Little Brother" of the Rarest Lincoln Cent
The "Little Brother" of the Rarest Lincoln Cent

The "Little Brother" of the Rarest Lincoln Cent Lincoln Cents have been minted continuously since 1909, the 100th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. The coins were designed by Victor David Brenner, a sculptor whose design of a Lincoln Plaque caught the eye of President Teddy Roosevelt. Lincoln Cents...

What is an Ancient Coin?
What is an Ancient Coin?

What is an Ancient Coin? Published on 08/30/2018 by APMEX The term ancient is simply a loose generalization applied to very old coins, from civilizations that are no longer in existence. Some examples are ancient Sumerian, Babylonian, Greek, Roman, and Egyptian coins. This can be a useful starting point fo...

What is My Old Coin Worth?
What is My Old Coin Worth?

What Is My Old Coin Worth? Coins have been around for more than 5,000 years. Early Roman Emperors gave Silver coins that featured their likenesses to their best generals and troops as a reward for bravery. Coin collecting became popular in Europe in the 1500s. In the United States, collecting coins didn...

What are Gold Doubloons?
What are Gold Doubloons?

What are Gold Doubloons? Published on 08/30/2018 by APMEX Gold doubloons are usually 16th or 17th century Spanish Gold coins that are often associated with sunken pirate ships or treasure found hidden in caves. The word “doubloon” originated from the Spanish word for “double.” The S...

U.S. Coin Values
U.S. Coin Values

U.S. Coin Values Please note that the prices listed below represent the most common dates of U.S. coins in average circulated or typical uncirculated condition. Coin values shown here may or may not be currently accurate but are intended to show relative value — they are “ballpark” numbers. The value ...

Capped Bust Half Dimes (1829 – 1837)
Capped Bust Half Dimes (1829 – 1837)

Capped Bust Half Dimes (1829-1937) Published on 11/14/2019 by APMEX There was a 23-year hiatus between the last Draped Bust Half Dime in 1805 and the first new Capped Bust Half Dime in 1829. The coins were designed by the Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint, William Kneass. Due to the rise in the price of Silve...

WHAT IS NUMISMATICS?


It is common to hear about coin collecting and numismatics in the same breath, but there are key differences that separate the two. Numismatics is a growing field that attracts both history lovers and coin collectors. The value within numismatics is high because Precious Metals and bullion have continued to gain notoriety in the public. This article focuses on the extended knowledge of numismatics, highlighting historic coins and their significance, general bullion terminology and much more.

The popularity of coin collecting has increased due to a few factors, such as the discovery of rare and ancient coins, inflation and political turmoil. Every coin that has ever been minted has a unique history. Numismatics helps us highlight the historical value and scientific approach to the coins we collect. We often take our coinage and currency for granted; it becomes commonplace for us to spend it without thinking about its production. The value of numismatics goes beyond collecting coins and bullion, it is directly responsible for preserving a piece of our history.

NUMISMATIC VALUE
As the values of Precious Metals rise, collecting coins and currency has become more popular. The field of numismatics is both attractive and fun for experienced collectors and those who have a passing interest. These are some of the reasons for the rising value of numismatics:

  • Rise of Precious Metals value: You can see the rising price of Precious Metals values through time. Several factors play into the rise of metal prices, but seeing certain prices lends to more attractiveness with buying. Numismatics is not all contingent on Precious Metals values, but it is still a detail that can be beneficial to determine the collecting power of a numismatist.
  • Collecting coins and currency is more accessible: Rare and collectible coins have become more available to the public. While there are some numismatic coins that are harder to find, technology has made collecting coins and currency easier. Coin collecting has become more inclusive thanks to a variety of factors, which provides more informational channels and helps solidify an open network for numismatists.
  • Information has become more accessible: With the rise of the Internet, numismatists can get information on any rare or collectible coin. There are many learning opportunities available, such as how to start collecting or what is the most commonly collected coin over the past 10 years. The wide range of topics gives those interested in numismatics valued information.
  • Discoveries of rare coins and collectibles have drawn interest from people all over the world: From the rare Gold coin discovery in Israel to the shipwreck Silver discovery from over 300 years ago, these discoveries have helped pique the interest of coin collectors around the world. As more discoveries are made public, the value of numismatics rises even higher.

The motivation for collecting is different from collector to collector, but the result is the same. Numismatic coins and bullion are two different things, but both play an equally important role to the buyer. Understanding the differences between the two will help collectors make informed decisions about their numismatic purchases.

NUMISMATIC VALUE VS. BULLION VALUE
Numismatic coins and bullion coins are two different entities, but they both hold value. Collectors generally invest in Precious Metals bars and coins; however, they may be unaware of the numismatic value of popular bullion coins available. Numismatic coin value and bullion value carry an equal amount of weight, but the difference is the external value that a numismatic coin has. The rarity and popularity of the coin, intrinsic value, year it was minted and the necessity of the coin all play a role in determining the numismatic value of bullion.

Whether you are investing or collecting for a short term or long-term goal, there are a wide variety of resources that can help steer you in the right direction. You can invest in numismatic coins and bullion coins at the same time. If you are looking for numismatic value, many coins and currency will have the value you seek. As more people get into collecting, the value of numismatics can climb even higher.

Investing in both numismatic coins and bullion can be a profitable and fun experience. For new and experienced collectors, there is a bevy of information on numismatics available that will help you further your knowledge. There are many items that are associated with numismatics including coin types, classification, identifying finishes and the importance of historical coins.

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