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Beginners tips?!

There is so much info out there on coins and errors, the rarities and what not. It’s very easy to get lost in it all as a new comer. Feeling overwhelmed, reaching out to see if anybody has a few quick tips. Must do’s, years and or errors of coins to keep an eye out for. Any quick tips!!! Please and thank you


  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,392 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome to CU. First try to decide what type coin you intend to get intimately familiar with. Start reading, use the Google to find info posted by those who are already invested in that series, read, remember, bookmark, read, use topic search here, read, save, have fun. Peace Roy

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  • Thank you @namvet69 & thank you for your service!

  • OldhoopsterOldhoopster Posts: 2,930 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Learn as much as you can about the minting and die making process

    Here are some to start

    US mint video. Not the usual YouTube worthless clickbait


    Member of the ANA since 1982
  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,592 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Train your eyes.

  • MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,672 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1. Get a Redbook. It is the best source of concentrated information for beginners.
    2. NEVER clean your coins.
    3. As Oldhoopster said, learn all you can about the minting process. This will teach you the difference between what is a mint
      error and what is post-minting damage.
    4. It bears repeating: NEVER clean your coins.
      Good luck!
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