Tips on How To Begin Your Coin Collection

An easy hobby on the surface, coin collecting actually has a long and colorful history, so it can be difficult for a beginner to know where to start. What are easy goals for the first-time coin collector? What sets can you reasonably expect to build in your first year?

Coin collection

If you’re wondering where to begin your coin collection, here are a few ideas.

Birth Year

A simple collection for the novice coin collector is a birth year set. Exactly what it sounds like, you build a birth year set by collecting coins minted during the year you were born. Pennies, nickels and dimes are easily found among pocket change, but quarters come in several varieties, including original and state quarters, and half-dollars and silver dollars from a specific year might be quite challenging to find because of their rarity. An even harder twist on this idea is to build the birth year set of someone older, like a grandfather or a celebrity you admire. You’ll need all your ingenuity to find, say, a peace dollar coin from 1935.


State Quarters

A great project for younger or inexperienced coin collectors, a state quarter set consists of quarters from all 50 states. They’re easy to find and identify, making this a simple pursuit if you’re unsure of your long-term interest in coin collecting, but you’ll also need tenacity to sift through all the duplicates for 50 states, giving you room to build your skills and gain confidence in your collection methods. You can also make it harder for yourself by searching for specific state quarters, like first editions or state quarters issued in a certain year. They weren’t all released at once, so complete year sets are impossible, but you can still collect every quarter released in, say, 2000.


Out of Circulation

This is a challenging endeavor, one best suited for mature collectors or those who have already successfully completed a few other sets. Out of circulation coins are off the market and no longer accepted by retailers, so you won’t find them in your change or through your bank teller. There’s also quite a few of them, including the half cent, the two cent and the infamous “large cent” of the 1800s. You’ll need to go to specialty shoes and numismatic exchanges to track down these beauties. Click here to learn more about the buying and selling of rare coins.

Prom Dresses Meant For Many Occasions

Attending one’s prom can be quite costly, especially for the young ladies. After worrying about your date for the event, the second most important decision is to find the right dress that suits your taste. Guess what – you don’t have to spend a fortune on Prom dresses.

Choosing a Prom dress

There are many stores that offer amazing discounts with a wide variety of choices. For me, though, I believe the key here is buying a dress that you can wear more than once. Prom dresses can double as evening dresses, you just have to choose wisely. You can even turn them into a more casual outfit. You don’t believe me? Read on. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Tips for Your Homecoming Party

Are you excited about your upcoming homecoming party? May it be with your high school or college class, preparing for the event can be really stressful, so I hope to help you with these tips that should make your life a little easier, especially if you are planning on impressing people or you simply want to have fun with old friends and acquaintances. ๐Ÿ™‚

Homecoming party


Get all the information.

Before you head out to buy your dress or shoes for the event, make sure you get all the information first. What’s the theme of the party? How about the dress code? What time would it be and where would it be held? Knowing all these information would help you decide in the next phase of the preparation.


Buy your tickets!

If the ticket is not pricey, then go ahead and buy the tickets ahead of time. If you’re not yet decided on whether you’d be going or not, at least you’ve got yourself covered just in case you wanted to come at the very last minute.


Find the perfect dress!

Now this is the fun part. I’m sure you have physically changed over the past years, so the dresses you wore back in high school or even in college might not work for you now.

Make sure you buy a dress that highlights your best features. If you want a more mature look, I say go for a dress that shows off your back or your neck and chest.

Don’t go too skimpy on the dress. Keep it sophisticated by going for something flowy or just an inch or two above your knee. If you ask me though, I’d rather go for homecoming dresses that are a li’l longer but shows off some skin by flaunting my neck and top, just like the red dress pictured below. ๐Ÿ™‚

Homecoming dresses

There are many shops you can visit, and even online stores, so make sure you scour their catalog first before deciding on what you’ll wear.

And, of course, pick a dress you’d feel more comfortable in. You wouldn’t want to be wearing something too tight, too loose or too short. Go for a dress that’ll make you still look sexy without limiting your (dance) moves. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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