Why You Need To Buy and Sell Gold Coins (Part 4)

Written by steve renner

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The overwhelming majority of U.S. coins ever minted were circulated. Many coins were lost through attrition and others were damaged by use, thus eliminating any potential for numismatic value. The few surviving uncirculated coins are in a much more pristine condition.

Investment quality coins are primarily those coins rated inrepparttar 11 uncirculated grades, 60 and above, onrepparttar 134895 American Numismatic Association's 70 point grading scale. A coin's grade is a measure of its condition or state of preservation. The higherrepparttar 134896 grade,repparttar 134897 betterrepparttar 134898 condition.

Uncirculated coins fall into two broad categories: Proof (PF or PR) and Mint State (MS). Mint State coins were originally meant for circulation but never were circulated, so they remain inrepparttar 134899 same condition today as when they were minted. Proof coins were never meant for circulation, thus they received very careful handling and were specially struck at least twice on highly polished planchets.

The beauty of a coin can attract collectors as well as investors, and hence increase demand for a particular coin or set. This increased demand can result in rising values. Eye appeal is affected by several factors includingrepparttar 134900 beauty of a coin's design,repparttar 134901 minting process used,repparttar 134902 fullness and sharpness of its strike,repparttar 134903 toning,repparttar 134904 brilliance of its luster andrepparttar 134905 amount of wear and number of blemishes onrepparttar 134906 coin's surface

Portfolios or Collections?

The age-old description of coin collecting asrepparttar 134907 "Hobby of Kings" is both accurate and misleading... accurate in conveyingrepparttar 134908 outdated perception that coin collecting is restricted only torepparttar 134909 very wealthy, misleading in thatrepparttar 134910 number of collectors has steadily increased and has been estimated byrepparttar 134911 American Numismatic Association to include as many as 7-10 million coin buyers inrepparttar 134912 United States alone. Typically,repparttar 134913 coin collector collects coins for their rarity and historical value. Collectors view their coins as rare art and asrepparttar 134914 tangible remnants ofrepparttar 134915 cultural and economic forces that created them.

The investor begins from a different starting point--the fact that coins of proven rarity have shown remarkably high rates of appreciation. He seesrepparttar 134916 economic results ofrepparttar 134917 pleasures of collecting and makes his original purchases with profits as his only motive.

However, we have found thatrepparttar 134918 line between those of our clients that are collectors and those that are investors has become increasingly blurred. Collectors can't help but be pleased when coins that they sell bring an attractive profit. Investors begin to see their coins as works of art and become knowledgeable aboutrepparttar 134919 circumstances of their minting andrepparttar 134920 era in which they were circulated.

Both collector and investor come to realize that their intellectual curiosity, aesthetic sensibilities and enjoyment in our country's past can be used to create a collection that becomes an important store of value, a way to accumulate wealth that can be passed on to future generations--or used to fund their own retirements.

Steve is the ceo of cashcards-goldlynks rare/gold coin club he was the best isp in 1997 check out his about us page at http://goldlynks.tripod.com this article is free for distribution you can sign up for a free email course on buying and selling rare/gold coins for profit by sending email to goldcoinsinfo@yahoo.com membership of the coins club is free to join at http://goldlynks.tripod.com

A way to make money online

Written by Tom

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If this is your first site, you may want to consider making a site about something you are familiar with and are very interested in and passionate about. This way you can focus on learningrepparttar 134873 skills necessary to make and publish a website.

A site requires content. Content isrepparttar 134874 meat of a site. It is whatrepparttar 134875 site is about. A good site will contain interesting and useful content. People create content for their websites in different ways. Some people pay others such as professional writers to write content for their sites. Others prefer to researchrepparttar 134876 topics themselves, using books and search engines to find related information which they then put into their own words. Relevant affiliate links,repparttar 134877 code you get fromrepparttar 134878 affiliate and ad networks, can then be added to this content onrepparttar 134879 pages ofrepparttar 134880 website.

Good content is important for success with promoting affiliate programs on a website. This is because a site with useful content tends to develop traffic through one way links and through bookmarks as people findrepparttar 134881 site and bookmark it. One way links are powerful increasers of a sites search engine rank. They occur when other websites link to yours, using your site as a reference for information on their site. This can create a lot of traffic. This traffic arerepparttar 134882 people who will be exposed to your affiliate programs through your content. They may then click on your affiliate links and make a purchase or click on an ad that interests them. And that's when you make money.

Tom is webmaster of MakeMoney.biz, a resource of ways to make money online.

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