Coin Collecting Resource
The study of coins, and the collecting of coins, is as old as money itself. Some people collect coins for their elegance, beauty, creativity, or rarity, while others collect misprints, ancient coins, or coins based solely on their value. Whatever the collector type, and whatever the coin, numismatists the world over dedicate themselves to the study of coins and currency and many even spend great amounts of money on special coins they wish to add the their collections.
General Coin Collecting Resources
- World Coin Collection: Information on the coin of Trajan Decius.
Schwert’s Hobby Sites — Coin Collecting: A resource compiling different coin collecting auctions, dealers, and grading systems of coin collecting.
The Coin Page: Information on different coins, information on how to collect change at face value, and keeping the rest.
Suggested Numismatic References: A guide to help find old coins, paper money, and other money related objects.
Award-Winning Coins: View a selection of some of the most innovative and creative coins in history.
History of Coin Collecting
The History of the University Library’s Numismatic Collection: Information on the historic artifacts, old coins, and paper money.
The Coins of Colonial and Early America: Information and images of different coins and tokens used in Colonial and Confederation America established in the Department of Special Collections.
Chinese Coins: Information on the history of Chinese coins with images
Medieval Livonian Numismatics: The history of coins in the medieval times.
Types of Collectors
David Bowers: Information on David Bowers collection of Professional Coin grading services.
French and English Dealers (and often ancients): A resource guide of Freanch and English coin collector dealers.
Virtual Catalog of Roman Coins: A website helping teachers and students learn more about ancient Roman coins.
Coin Hoards: Information from a hoarder’s collection of coins.
7 Popular Coin Collecting Themes: Information on 7 different types of coin collecting themes.
Euro Coins Collection: An informative website about Euro coins and different themes.
Coin Condition and Values
The Comparative Value of Money between Britain and the Colonies: Information on the how the value of money was determined between Britain and the Colonies.
Coins and Tokens of Value: Learn the nominal value of gold, silver, and copper coins.
Coins, Medals, and Seals, Ancient and Modern: Values, illustrations, and sketch history of different coins and medals.
Ancient Greek Silver Coin: Information and value of an ancient Greek silver coin called a Dekadracm from 400 B.C.E.
Acronyms Used in Coin Collecting: A list made to cover the acronyms that are used in collecting coins.
Mark’s Hobbies: A price guide from a professional coin grader.
Professional Coin Grading Services: An instructional guide on how and why to have coins graded.
Best Coin: A guide to grading different coins.
Grading Guide for Coins: An informational guide in grading coins.
Kass Evans’ Ancient Coins Page: Information on coin and antique dealers.
Price Guides and Specialty Dealers: Resources to US coin price guides and coins for sale.
Coin Site Directory: A resource of ancient coin dealers carrying ancient Roman and Byzantine coins.
The Production of an Ancient Coin: The description of how ancient coins were made.
The Dating of the Coinage of Alexander the Great: Information on Alexander the Great and his coins from Greece.
Miscellaneous Coin Collecting Pages
What are East Asian Cash Coins: Information on collecting East Asian coins.
Coins and Medals of Imperial Russia: A collection of coins and currency from Peter I, “the Great”.