Fine Collectibles

  • How to Whiten Sand Dollars
    . Sand dollars: those delightful little echinoderms that can be collected during a family trip to the beach. Of course, they're not quite as pretty and white when you first ...
  • Guide to Silver Hallmarks
    Silver hallmarks are marks indicating the quality of silver objects. Hallmarks are stamped directly onto the item. Some marks indicate the purity of the silver; other marks ...
  • How Much Is a Liberty 1942 Dime Worth?
    The 1942 Liberty dime was minted during turbulent times in the United States with Americans fighting in World War II. All Liberty dimes produced from 1916 to 1945 are sought ...
  • What Is the Value of Uncirculated Coins?
    Coins found in uncirculated condition are very rare and can be extremely valuable, especially for older issues. It varies from issue to issue, but in general uncirculated ...
  • What Are My Old Silver Coins Worth?
    The United States government used to make nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars, and dollar coins out of silver. The key is to accurately identify your old coins to ...
  • How to Clean Coins With Coke
    Collecting coins is a great pastime. Because most coins have been in circulation for years, they are generally very dirty. Coins that have been found through metal detection ...
  • How to Harden Sand Dollars
    While others go to the beach to swim and soak up the sun, many people walk the shores in search of seashells. A unique find among shell collectors is the sand dollar, which ...
  • How to Smoke Shisha Without Coals
    Smoking shisha with a hookah is a popular and social way to smoke tobacco. Shisha is tobacco that is marinated in molasses, honey, sugars, glycerin and other ingredients to ...
  • How to Find Out What Those Old Coins Are Worth
    Coin collecting is a hobby that can also become an investment over time. Some old coins grow to be worth much more than their initial face value. Others never become worth ...
  • List of Silver Hallmarks
    Silver hallmarks are small markings stamped onto silverware to certify that a piece is sterling silver, or 92.5 percent silver. The marks also indicate where the object was ...
  • How to Identify & Date Sheffield EPC Silver
    EPC stands for electroplated copper. Sheffield EPC refers to Old Sheffield Plate, a form of plate silver popular in the mid-1700s up to the 1840s. Though the term EPC refers ...
  • How to Identify Civil War Bayonets
    Despite the introduction of large-scale military weaponry, old battlefield tactics such as the line charge were still taught on both sides at the beginning of the U.S. Civil ...
  • How to Find the Value of Old Coins
    Precious metal prices are up and many people need extra money, so now might be a good time to find the value of old coins. Here are some ways you can find this information.
  • How to Find the Value of Silver Liberty Coins
    The content of U.S. coinage varies considerably. Early coins contain a considerable amount of silver and other valuable metals, but during the 20th century the U.S. moved ...
  • How Much Is a 1976 Liberty Silver Dollar Worth?
    The 1976 Liberty silver dollar was minted to celebrate America's bicentennial year. The coin still featured Eisenhower on the obverse side of the coin--like other silver ...
  • How to Determine the Real Value of Old Silver Dollars
    The U.S. Mint began striking silver dollars in 1794, and the designs have changed many times over the years. Silver was once the primary metal used to manufacture dollar ...
  • How to Make Ink From Alugbati
    Alugbati, known in the U.S. as Malabar spinach, is commonly grown for its soft, spinach-like leaves and shoots. Alugbati is of African and East Asian origin. The juice of ...
  • How to Repair Colibri Lighters
    The Colibri company produces watches, money clips and other accessories, but may be best known for its lighters. Featuring specialized lighters, such as those designed ...
  • How to Keep Tobacco Fresh When Rolling Your Own Cigarettes
    Rolling your own cigarettes is an excellent way to cut down the costs of smoking and many smokers prefer the satisfaction of rolling their own custom cigarettes. After ...
  • How Much Are Susan B. Anthony Coins Worth?
    The Susan B. Anthony dollar coin was issued for only four years, but it remains a popular coin among new and experienced collectors. While most of the Susan B. Anthony coins ...
  • How to Identify Silver Vs. Silver Plate
    It is necessary to tell the difference between silver and silver plate if you are collecting silver antiques or coins. Identifying silver vs. silver plate is not always ...
  • What Are Shilling Coins Worth?
    A shilling is a coin used as money in the United Kingdom between the 16th century and 1990. A shilling was one-twentieth of a pound. A dozen pence made up one shilling. ...
  • How to Sweeten a Tobacco Pipe
    In time, a faithful briar pipe will develop a sour, used-up flavor. This is caused by the oils in the tobacco, which can go rancid; by tar deposits; and by the various ...
  • Value of Oneida Silver
    The first products of the Oneida company were a low-quality flatware but at the turn of the 20th century, high quality became a top priority. Today’s collectors of ...
  • Types of Marlboro Cigarettes
    Marlboro is a cigarette brand that is recognized worldwide. Marlboro, along with Camel, is one of the most popular cigarettes in the United States. While Marlboro tobacco ...
  • How to Win at Marble Solitaire
    Marble solitaire has many variations, but the English version features 32 marbles on a board with 33 holes arranged in the shape of a plus sign. More of a puzzle than a ...
  • How to Value Morgan Silver Dollars
    The Morgan silver dollar was in general circulation from 1878 to 1921. George T. Morgan designed the coin, which featured a profile of Lady Liberty on the obverse and an ...
  • The Characteristics of an Eagle Bird
    The eagle is a large bird of prey belonging to the Accipitridae family. There are several different genera that are interrelated, with more than 60 African and Eurasian ...
  • How to Design Pinewood Derby Templates
    The Pinewood Derby is a Cub Scout wooden car race. Each child, with the aid of a parent, designs and makes a wooden race car out of a basic block of pine wood. Allow the ...
  • How Much Is a Liberty Silver Dollar Worth?
    The image of Lady Liberty has graced United States coinage throughout the history of the U.S. mint. One of the most common and highly sought images of Lady Liberty on a coin ...