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Take care of your coins. Here's how to.

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Information on the science of numismatics, its terminology and public numismatic collections.

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Coin and medal production technology
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Showcasing our membership's best contributions to numismatics, chosen by the members themselves.

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Other helpful sites for collectors and numismatists.

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Ancient Greece
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Islamic world
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Medieval coins of the Indian peninsula up to 1526

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Coins of long traditions

Cash type coins
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Collector coins
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BU Prooflike and Proof euro sets
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All Around Africa
African coins and tokens. A web site made by World of Coins member Paul Baker and hosted by World of Coins.

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Sub-Saharan Africa
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Miscellaneous token boards

World of Tokens
Quick access to "World of Tokens", made with Wikipedia software.

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Unidentified tokens
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Groups of tokens by geography
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Metal detecting and archeology
A hobby and a science, vital for coin collectors.

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Coin scales, weights and handling machines
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Collecting banknotes
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