Post # 1
I inherited a coin collection from my grandfather, and I want to begin to understand what is exactly in the collection. And I have no idea where to start.
Does anybody know? I want to inform myself before I go to a coin dealer or anything.
Post # 3
@ShabbyChicBee: I used to dabble in it, and “coin collecting” is a broad term. What sorts of collecting is it? Did he collect rare coins? Foreign coins? Denomination specific?
Post # 5
Mostly U.S coins, there are some books that he inserted specific ones like “D-series” or whatever. I have alot of wheat pennies, buffalo head nickels, and mercury heads dimes. Alot are 1940’s or earlier. A few silver certificates that I can say may not be in the best condition.
I think I have one or two foreign coins but I don’t remember the specifics of those.
Post # 6
“D” and “S” series means where it’s minted-sometimes a mint produces a coin it’s not supposed to and it’s worth money. A lot of coin collectors keep coins that might have value someday. There are a lot of great online resources out there, but this might be a good place to start https://www.usmint.gov/collectorsClub/
it’s the federal mint website.
Coin collecting can be really fun, I got out of it because it can be time consuming, but I still look through my coins to see if I have something cool or valuable 🙂
Post # 7
I personally don’t collect, but my dad is a coin dealer so I have easy answers. PM me if you have any questions!