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Collector, Walter Husak Recommendations
How To Start Your Own Coin Collection



  1. Start with buying the best coin you can within your budget.
  2. Then find the same year coin, but a better quality. By the time this happens, the first coin will have appreciated.
  3. Sell the lesser quality coin to cover the cost of the new and better find.
Repeat 1 - 3.

Become a Dealer

If you want to have access to the latest information, collections, and who is actively trading coins.  The best way to stay current is the become a dealer.

If you have questions about starting a collection, the Liberty Cap Foundation may be reached at .


Recommended Reading:

Coin World Magazine (off-line and on-line) The Number #1 magazine in the world for coin collectors

Book "Provenance Gallery of The Year 1794 United States Large Cents" by Jon Alan Boka.  Collaboration with Walter Husak

Learning about coin collecting involves new terminology.  There are numerous books and websites that have extensive information about coin language. One that is easy to understand is Coin Terms.

Coin Organizations and Associations

American Numismatic Society
75 Varick Street, Floor 11
New York, New York 10013

American Numismatic Association
818 No. Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3279

The Early American Coppers Club -(EAC) is a not-for-profit numismatic specialty organization founded in 1967 to serve as a point of contact for collectors of early U.S. copper coins - Colonials, Half Cents, Large Cents, and Hard Time Tokens. Today EAC comprises over 1,200 members located throughout the United States.


Coin Shops, Galleries & Collectors

Stacks Rare Coins
123 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

Heritage Auction Galleries
3500 Maple Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75219

Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles
350 South Beverly Drive, Suite 350
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Chris-Victor McCawley
P.O. Box 1510
Frisco, Texas 75034

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