Intro: Starting a Coin Collection
Hey have you ever wanted to start a coin collection of your own? Read on to enter the world of coin collecting!!!!!
Step 1: Buying Your Coins
Usally there are many coin shops around.Now when buying coins rember to try to buy high grade coins here are the coin grades.
Proof-coin that has never been handled or touched by human hands.
AU-a coin that has had so little wear that it could be mistaken for proof.
EX-coin that has light wear on high points of the coin.
VF-coin will have medium to light wear and all coins with LIBERTY all seven letters must be clear.
F-coin has medium wear and LIBERTY all seven letters must be visable although some worn.
VG-Coin has medium to heavy wear LIBERTY must have three or more letters visable.
G-The coin only has the genral design of the coin outlined and it is very weak.
AG-Most of the design of the coin will be outlined, but the rims are worn.
F-Rims worn well into the design and should be outlines of some of the images are there.
P-Barely visable and completely flat.
Now rember never clean coins
Step 2: Storing Your Coins
Now there are many ways to store coins.Binders are a common way of storing coins.so are slabs they are the best way to store coins.Plastic flaps are a tempary way of storage because over time they break apart and corrode coins.Now thats it!Here is a cool website that has grading all over the world! www.predecimal.com/coingrading.html