Archive – Grading a Coin

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Coin Grading Made Easy

A lot of coin collectors are insecure when it comes to judging the condition of a coin. This article offers an introduction to this high art...

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Gradings made in the USA

“Slabs“, that is how Americans call the small plastic boxes where coins are welded in, against a fee, after a procedure called grading. What is behind that? What advantages has that system? What problems? more ]

Good Photos of Bad Coins: An Example of Crowdsourcing and Numismatic Publishing

Collectors are used to high-res images of visually perfect coins in publications. Whitman Publishing has now assembled photographs of problems coins as an illustration to Kenneth Bressett’s Guide to Coin Collecting. Dennis Tucker reports about what he saw while assembling. more ]

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