Month: February 2014

Mark Feld’s Coin Collecting Tips

After collecting coins off and on for years as a child, I have been involved in numismatics on a full time basis, since 1979. During that time, I have run my own coin dealership, worked

What Are State Quarters Worth?

State Quarters are beautifully designed coins representing each one of our fifty states, but that is about all they serve a good purpose for. Many people have put together sets of these coins and have

A Four-Color Fortune

How much is an old comic book worth? A few bucks? Hundreds? Thousands? Millions? The answer is “yes” to all of the above – and “no.” While it’s true that a handful of really rare

What’s It Worth: An Unexpected Proof

After first hearing the definition of a “proof” coin, or a specially struck coin with mirrored surfaces produced by the United States Mint for collectors instead of for circulation, it becomes clear that such coins

It Was 50 Years Ago Today… Well, Almost

It obviously dates me to say that I still remember when the Beatles were still together, but then I don’t claim to be old enough to remember when they did the Ed Sullivan show 50

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Pop Culture Meets History – Part 2

“Silk. Tight weave. Good for an extra twenty yards.” ~ Daniel Day-Lewis as “Hawkeye” in Last of the Mohicans as he hands Uncas a roll of fabric and begins loading his rifle. The screenplay of

Those Old Wheat Cents in Your Dresser Might Be Worth a Fortune

Everybody has found an old coin in their change or inherited something they just do not know about. From wheat pennies right on up to $20 gold pieces, old coins are worth money. Sometimes they