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All You Need to Know About Coin Collecting: Proof Like Dollars

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Every individual in the world has a hobby that they love. There are people that loves to cook, bake, outdoor sports, collecting stamps ad a number of them loves to collect coins. Collecting coins is very unique since you get to know more about history and because of this many individuals are hooked to this hobby for ages.

There are various kinds of coins that you can collect such as morgan silver dollar, proof like dollars, 1793 large cent, morgan silver dollar, and silver dollars. These coins aren't ordinary coins. They are like your vintage jewelry and your vintage eisenberg or to any fine jewelry you have in your closet. Some of these coins can be expensive but is very worth every dollars you have and because of this it is very important to give extra care for them since some of them could be worth a million.

To properly handle these coins you should hold them on its edge or its rim. You have to use your thumb and your index finger. Never hold them from the reverse side or from the obverse side to avoid losing its beauty and weight. Expert coin collectors usually use a carpet or a mat that is spread over the table and the floors to reduce damage to the coin just in case it fell down.

Bear in mind that each sides of the coin has its two sides which is the obverse and the reverse. Head or is sometimes called the obverse side which usually carries the portrait and the image of the ruler on the country and the name of the country. The other side which is called reverse side or is usually known as tail usually shows the denomination of the coin and the year it was minted.

Avid coin collectors should clean their coins from time to time. Avid coin collectors usually use special cleaning materials to avoid any rust or damage and I order to keep its value and worth. Any individuals especially novices should not try to clean their coins particularly if they are using chemicals and a wire brush. If you have silver coins you need to wash them with soap or a toothpaste and rub the coin between your thumb and index fingers. Coins which are made of copper, bronze and brass could be dipped in chemicals and rubbed with a toothbrush.

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Decatur Coin & Jewelry offers Proof Like Dollars, Morgan Silver Dollars, and even your favorite 1793 Large Cent piece. We also sell Vintage Jewelry and lots of Vintage Eisenberg.

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