Coin collecting information and supplies are all over the web but how do you know which sites are reputable considering you’re dealing with actual monies? Many collectors visit www.ebay.com , an online auction where all sorts of stamps and supplies can be had but it’s important to check the seller’s feedback before dealing in large sums of money.
Some great places to purchase coin collecting needs are www.coinland.com , www.HeritageCoin.com , www.whitmanbooks.com , and www.Coins.big.com
If you have questions about a certain coin you can ask an expert at www.allexperts.com/getExpCategory=2297
There’s now software available to help the experienced coin collector to help organize, catalog and further manage your collection: www.primasoft.com/deluxeprg/coodx.htm
Coin auctions take place at www.coin-gallery.com where you can also find numismatic books and other educational resources.
Learn more about coin selecting, purchasing, handling, cleaning and other aspects of coin collecting when you drop by http://coins.about.com/library/weekly/aa052300a.htm
Facts about collecting rare US coins: http://acoins.com
Beginners can learn all about how to take care of a coin collection including cleaning and protecting at www.ehow.com/how_13442_care-coin-collection.html or learn how to start a collection at www.ehow.com/how_18036_start-coin-collection.html
Those interested in the actual metals used to make coins, and what years the different metals were used, can visit http://coins.about.com/library/weekly/aa030100a.htm
No coin collector would be complete without at least visiting The United States Mint at www.usmint.gov where they have a special section for kids as well as other coin info.
At Open Directory there’s a lot of information about military coins: http://dmoz.org/Recreation/Collecting/Coins
Books and guides on coin collecting, coin history, coin recognition and coin value: www.amazon.com or www.bn.com
Buying or selling coins? Try www.goldeneaglecoin.com
Get an idea of what your collection is worth at www.acoin.com/whatworth.htm
For a list of FAQ’s concerning coins and collecting go to http://coins.about.com/library/weekly/aa103002a.htm or www.coin-newbies.com/FAQ/faqworth.html
At www.kcshop.com you’ll find many useful coin collecting facts and information.
An open directory for coin collectors: http://dmoz.org/Recreation/Collecting/Coins
Lots of articles and news pieces about coins: http://lynncoins.com/articles.htm
Many people who collect coins want rare pieces but aren’t sure what to pay for them. Here’s a guide to help you know the average prices of some rare coins: www.investmentu.com/rarecoinpricelist.html
A similar site is www.us-coin-values-advisor.com/us-rare-coins.html
For facts on coin collecting and other collections go to www.collectible.com where you’ll find monthly auctions, an online catalog and more.
If you’re selling coins you can read collectors’ want lists by visiting www.sgbh.com
Find just about any hardback coin book you want at www.essex1.com/people/speer/coins.html
If you’re a teacher wanting to teach children about coins, print out the books available at www.enchantedlearning.com/books/math/coins
Avoid con artists who want to steal your collection or sell you worthless pieces by learning more about the subject at www.hotlib.com or learn to recognize scams by visiting http://coins.about.com/cs/moresubjects
A similar site is located at www.collectorscorner.org
A vast array of coin collecting info is at www.telesphere.com/books/intro.html where you can read all about auction scams, preservation of collections and more.
The ten rules of successful coin collectors: www.coinresource.com
Join others who share your enthusiasm for coin collecting at www.coinshows.com/yp/clubs.html
Education and resource guides: www.coinresource.com/directory/resources.htm
Meet other collectors in your area, in person at http://coincollecting.meetup.com/day
Top 5 coin collecting magazines: http://coins.about.com/library/weekly/aatp112601.htm
You can find other sites that have exactly what you’re looking for by putting specifics into the search engine such as “1940 nickels” or “rare silver dollars”.