Monday, September 4, 2017

5 Types of Coin Collecting

I briefly describe the 5 major areas of coin collecting for new collectors.

Some books to help new collectors:
A Guide Book to United States Coins -
A Guide Book of United States Paper Money -
Coin Collecting for Dummies -
Modern World Coins -
Handbook of Ancient Greek and Roman Coins -

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Presidential Campaign Medals/Tokens -1884 to 1908

Here are some examples of Presidential Campaign Medals from 1884 to 1908 with an overview of the candidates and a brief of history.

Monday, August 21, 2017

The Curse of the Incuse Tokens

These are three incuse design trade tokens from Grants Pass, Oregon. In researching them I found that each of them had a sad tale to tell.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

13 of my favorite Tokens and Coins

Here are a few of my favorite tokens and coins from my collection. It's hard to pick just a few, but I tried to select just a couple from each of my binders.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Presidential Campaign Tokens/Medals - 1868 to 1880

A brief description of Presidential Campaign Tokens/Medals and a overview of the candidates and some tokens from 1868 to 1880.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

What are trade tokens?

A brief description of trade tokens (also known as good for or merchant tokens) including the styles, metals and denominations.

Useful links:

Oregon Trade Tokes -
Washington Trade Tokens -

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

7 Tips for New Coin Collectors

7 Tips for New Coin Collectors. Check out these links.

Official Red Book 2018 -
Photograde -
Canadian "Red Book" -

Assorted 2x2 flips -
20 pocket binder pages -
Plastic Coin flips -
10x Jeweler's Loupe -

ANA website (great for finding coin clubs and shows) - a great site for identifying foreign coins.