Tubes that hold coins are also great Christmas gifts for the coin collector on your Christmas list. You can get tubes of different sizes that hold many coins in one place. Usually these coin tubes are for a stack of the same type of coin but you can also put different coins of the same size in a tube.
Remember we are not under pressure on money laundering. Because we always pay money back to an account in the same name as the money was deposited from (and almost always to the originating bank account) we are not a useful service for money launderers. In operational complexity this is a major advantage over DGCs.
These shops provide coin collectors the opportunity to actually examine or scrutinize the coins that interest you. Fortunately, these coin shops are also replete with experts and coin lovers who share your passion and can offer their valid judgment on a particular coin’s grade or value. They can also offer helpful tips as well as advice.
Second, you can wait and see if prices go down. In many cases- not all- but in many instances hyped values slowly come down after the hysteria fades. Coin dealers can wait out falling prices to see if they come back up when silver goes up again, but lots of regular folks will want to or need to sell sooner rather than later. This may be a good option, but again, who knows?
Find something to keep your coins in and you will be ready to start collecting. Your storage container does not need to be anything fancy to start with. Some sort of box will get you started. The main thing is to get started.
Any currency (paper money) in the collection should also be evaluated with a guide book or on eBay to get a rough idea of what they are worth. On eBay, don’t put too much stock in the Buy-It-Now prices. Sometimes these prices are insane and won’t give you much help. You can sort through eBay for closed auction prices. This really what an item is worth.