Coins are something that every metal detectorist is going to find a lot of, and they will be dirty. So what should you do? What is the best way to clean the coins you find? I have gathered together some ideas that may be helpful. Don’t use chemicals without first researching them. I don’t use chemicals and I would stay away from them unless you’ve done your homework and are comfortable with the process.
Minted from 1892 to 1915 the Barber half dollars are custom challenge coins which are sought after by collectors who specialize on dates or type of coins. The trouble faced by them is finding Barber coins that are in good condition and if they do the sky is the limit in terms of their value.
The military challenge coins come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They also can be personalized in many ways. Most have a particular unit, a name, an event, logos, dates and virtually anything else that the person choosing the coin wants added. The emblems are often raised and the coins can be round, square, triangular or in the shape of a key, birds or other animals. This shape is entirely dependent upon what the person purchasing the coin chooses.
The 3D option is crazy in some cases to make the images on your coin raise off the surface creating almost a sculpture. This technique is a bit more expensive but the pay off it worth more than words can say. Often 3D take a regular coin out of it and makes something so valuable that collector’s will be knocking down your door for one. Make 3D available in your tools of the trade and you will be well rewarded in this addition. Sometimes you may be using an Eagle for example and 2D just makes it look like a pencil drawing with little to no detail. By adding 3D to that Eagle you can get detail in the feathers, shading, and most of all you can feel the entire sculpture.
You can call the local banks and ask them for recommendations for dealers around the area. They will most likely point you to a website. Be especially critical about the legitimacy of the website. If there are any certifications, it is best that to look for them. If there are no certifications to be found, you can contact their number or address and arrange a formal meeting. This is critical especially if you plan on buying a huge sum. You don’t want to just hand over your money to anyone. Do not worry though because it will not be so difficult for you to see American Eagle Gold custom challenge coins cost dealers online because of its popularity.
Probably the main reason why Roman coins are inexpensive is the fact that they are not rare. On the contrary, they can be found everywhere. The Roman Empire was one of the largest Empires in history, covering most of Europe, Britain, parts of Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. It was in existence from 27BC to 476AD, more than 500 years. And all these places used Roman coins throughout the era.
Try to buy at mint first. It’s very unlikely that you can buy coin or set at below issue price. If it’s still available at mint, you are lucky to buy at issue price. In Australia, this means Royal Australia Mintor Perth Mint.
Now that you know the Challenge Coin Rules, be sure to carry your coin at all times if you do not want to spend a couple of bucks to buy drinks. But, just in case you’re not sure about your coin, it’s also a good idea to carry some money in your pocket!