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GIFT IDEAS FOR COIN COLLECTOR

 Gifts for a nusmistist (i.e., a coin collector) should focus on the hobby.  There are coins that you can purchase for them, but you are going to need to ask them what they want.  Buying a coin is not an easy thing.  Things to look at include type of coin, year and grade.  It is better off asking them then purchasing something they may not be happy with - or at least get a hint from them.  In the alternative, you can get items that have a currency theme - even items with a dollar or a cent symbol.

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WEBSITES AND ARTICLES ABOUT COINS  AND COIN COLLECTING

American Numismatic Society (official): “The American Numismatic Society maintains the country's foremost collection of coins, paper money and medals and promotes all aspects of numismatic research and learning. Our collection covers all periods and all regions of the world. In addition, the ANS libraray holds the most comprehensive collection of numismatic literature in the world. Visitors are welcome at our exhibition galleries and membership information is available on our web-site.”

American Numismatic Association (official): “The ANA, a non-profit, educational organization chartered by Congress -- is dedicated to the collection and study of coins, paper money, tokens and medals, and was created for the benefit of its members and the numismatic community.”

Getting Started With Coin Collecting (The Hobby Barn Online): Information on the dos and don’ts when beginning to start collecting coins.

An Introduction to Coin Collecting (Stacks Rare Coins): Information for the novice coin collector.

History of Coins and Collecting (AncientHistory.com): Information and history of coins.

ARTICLE ON NUMISMATICS (COIN COLLECTING)

A Numismatic Glossary by Gaston Batadan

What is numismatics? This unusual word is used to describe those who collect coins and medals, a centuries-old hobby that continues to retain its popularity. It is not just money that drives such collectors; the pure pleasure one gains from building a personalized collection is considerable. Moreover, the jargon and knowledge of those in the world of coin collecting is a natural bond. If you
want to participate in this world, it's essential that you learn the following information first.

AGW ~ Actual Gold Weight

While metal alloys may be considered part of the gross weight of a coin, the AGW refers to that part of the coin which contains only pure gold.

Alloy
A mixture of metals. Used to describe a coin, the word alloy indicates that a coin is comprised of two or more metals.

Bag Mark
When a coin touches against another coin, a bag mark may result. Even when small, such a scratch is considered a flaw. The name "bag mark" is actually a bit of a misnomer, as scratches can occur even when the coins are not inside a bag.

Blended

This term refers to the coin's edges. It indicates that the edges are blurred or worn down due to some type of abrasion.

CC
This mintmark identifies a product that has been struck at the Nevada Mint, which is in Carson City.

Cull
A coin without value, because of its poor condition, is known as a cull. Its condition is typically
attributable to environmental circumstances. These worthless coins are considered non-collectibles.

Ding
A common slang term, both within the coin collecting community and without, a "ding" is a small to medium-sized mark or indentation.

Eye Appeal
The overall impression a viewer has of a coin, or that which seizes the viewer's attention, is called eye
appeal.

Hoarder
Someone who collects lots of coins and/or other numismatic items.

Mintmark
Each coin is struck at a particular mint, or facility, and the mintmark signifies at which of these mints a coin was struck.

Wonder Coin
Another slang term, a "wonder coin" is an item worthy of wonder--i.e., in exceptional condition.

This small glossary of numismatic terms is just the tip of the iceberg. The coin collecting world has a
language of its own, and if you are interested in getting involved, you will need to embark on a more
comprehensive study of it.

Gaston Batadan is the webmaster of Alta Coins which is one of the leading resources on the subject of
coins available online. For more information, go to: http://www.altacoins.com.

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