Category: Collecting

Technical Tuesday #2 – Varieties

Some Background Varieties are characteristics to certain coins that are unique to the die used to strike it.  This allows collectors to trace coins back to a certain set of dies that were used to strike them.  Before 1836, every die required extensive hand craftsmanship of all letters, details, numerals, etc.  After the introduction of

Date Sets

Date sets are complete collections of a series of coins.  This includes every year and mint mark within the series.  There are affordable sets such as the Kennedy half dollars or extremely expensive sets such as a Capped Bust quarter set.  Generally driving the price is the mintages and collector interest. As I mentioned in