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January 17, 2015 Attention Fellow Numismatists–U.S. Mint is Releasing 2015 Silver and Gold Coins!

January 17, 2015 Attention Fellow Numismatists–U.S. Mint is Releasing 2015 Silver and Gold Coins!

It’s a New Year, and the U.S. Mint has announced a breadth of new gold coins for collectors to invest in this year.   These new gold coins can serve as a healthy investment for any collector in 2015.  Here are some of the details.

For January 2015, the United States Marshals are celebrating their 225th anniversary, and they will be featuring a wide variety of special coin releases including uncirculated $5 Gold Coins and Silver Dollars. 

Later this year in March, the U.S. Mint will be releasing the American Eagle Gold Coin in their usual one ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce and one-tenth ounce versions.  These coins will serve as great investments for those looking for a return on investment later in their collection’s life.  In April 2015, they will release the uncirculated versions of these coins.

There are also a few coins in the making that have not had release dates announced yet.  The first mention should go to the 2015 “First Spouse Series” being released -- half ounce coins featuring famous first ladies including Elizabeth Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy and Claudia Taylor Johnson.  These have proved to be very popular due to their low mintages.  Another coin worthy of mention is the 24K High Relief Gold Coin.

To see the full production schedule for the U.S. Mint, please visit this link.

Getting The Most Out Of Your Gold Currency  Once You Buy It

Gold coins are judged by many to be the pinnacle of the numismatic (coin collecting) experience.  And, for what it’s worth, this can be true—gold is a valuable material in and of itself, and adding the artistry and history that goes into a coin, it should go without saying that gold coins can be quite valuable.

So, if you’re a beginner numismatist, or if you’ve been collecting for years and you just started to get into gold coins, there are some things to keep in mind so that you can get the most out of your collection.  Here are some tips.

1)      Handle Your Coins Properly – The less you handle your gold coins, the better.  Try to avoid examining your gold coins by hand—get a either a set of Coin Tongsor pH-neutral Coin Gloves.  Then you can place the coin in a coin capsule, a coin slab or a 2x2 coin flipso you can observe and enjoy your collection safely. SAFE® Collecting Supplies has all that and more.

2)      Do Not Clean Your Coins –This is a very important tip; remember that your gold coin’s grade is not solely based on its shine—grading also refers to the amount of wear and tear a coin has seen.  Scrubbing and chemicals can damage a coins faces and fine details, harshly reducing its value.

3)      Store Your Coins Safely –Check out SAFE® Collecting Supplies to figure out how we can help you safely store coins in special coin cases, whether you want heavy duty aluminum, finished wood cases or air-tight coin capsules, we can help you out.

4)      Insure Your Coins – This can be important for numismatists investing serious amounts of capital into their collection – insuring your coins can save you one day.  But let’s hope you don’t need it.

5)      Learn as Much as you Can –Being a numismatist should be enjoyable.  Find whatever books you can, and even learn to grade coins yourself.

All of these tips will help you get the most out of your coin collection, especially if you plan on buying these special 2015 Gold coins.  I hope this post was helpful! Check out SAFE® Collecting Supplies to see how we can help numismatists around the United States!