From this point onward, promotion of commercial websites, services, or business opportunities will not be allowed in the Coin Network Forum, Blogs, or Videos sections.
Up until now, things have been left pretty much open, but lately there have been far too many new members coming to Coin Network and trying to use the site to pitch their products or services. This is disrupting the experience of members who come here to discuss coins and network with other collectors.
Added by coinnetwork on June 22, 2009 at 4:26am —
I wanted to share a recent addition to my collection. It's a 5 Euro commemorative coin issued by the Royal Dutch Mint to mark 400 years of ties between the Netherlands and Manhattan. Henry Hudson had first set foot on the island in 1609 while exploring for the Dutch East India Company.
Both sides of the coin feature detailed ariel maps of Manhattan. The obverse of the coin features a view of Manhattan in 2009 based on images from… Continue
Added by coinnetwork on June 4, 2009 at 5:00pm —
Results from the most recent coin survey: Does the US Mint's new 7 calendar day return policy provide enough time for legitimate returns?
53 votres (31%)
118 votes (69%)
The US Mint recently changed their return policy to reduce the return period from 30 days to only 7 calendar days. This was done to coordinate with their new pricing policy, which updates the prices of precious metals related products as often as once per… Continue
Added by coinnetwork on March 10, 2009 at 10:27am —
Results from last week's coin survey: Will the 2009 Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar Sell Out?
Yes, it will sell out in the first day.
44 Votes (17.05%)
Yes, it will sell out in the first week.
68 Votes (26.36%)
Yes, it will sell out in the first month.
79 Votes (30.62%)
No, it will not sell out.
67 Votes (25.97%)
The 2009 Abraham… Continue
Added by coinnetwork on February 17, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Today, a member of Coin Network who had posted his US Mint order number in a discussion thread had his order canceled. If someone has an order number and the last name of the person who placed the order, that is enough information to cancel the order on the US Mint's website.
This is disturbing on many levels. There is little or no benefit to be gained by canceling someone else's order. The only thing it does accomplish is to harm another person. I have done what I could to try to… Continue
Added by coinnetwork on February 9, 2009 at 11:30pm —
Results from this week's coin survey: How many 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coins did you order?
140 votes (23.33%)
359 votes (23.33%)
50 votres (8.33%)
3 or more
51 votes (8.5%)
The US Mint placed an order limit of one coin per household
on the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin. The Mint uses order limits "to ensure the broadest and most fair… Continue
Added by coinnetwork on February 6, 2009 at 2:24pm —
One of the minor features of Coin Network
is a page showing the latest precious metals prices and some historical charts. You can find this section in the drop down menu beneath the Resources tab. Or access the page directly at Precious Metals Prices
The current prices section shows the latest price of gold, silver, and platinum. These prices and charts should update every time you visit or refresh the page.… Continue
Added by coinnetwork on February 1, 2009 at 11:00am —
Results from this week's coin survey: Do you plan to spend more or less on your coin collection during 2009?
I plan to spend less.
53 votes (35.1%)
I plan to spend more.
52 votes (34.44%)
I plan to spend the same.
46 votes (30.46%)
I was somewhat surprised to see an almost even split between the three options. There weren't many comments on the survey, but I can think of a few potential factors that could… Continue
Added by coinnetwork on January 27, 2009 at 5:29pm —
After one and a half months, Coin Network now has 580 members, 35 groups, 1,005 coin photos, 271 discussions, and 23 blog posts. This post will provide information on some new features and announce the second Coin Network Free Contest!
Coin Network Updates
Several new features have been added to Coin Network.
A new Events
section has been added that will list the dates of coin conventions, coin shows, and US… Continue
Added by coinnetwork on January 15, 2009 at 9:30am —
You may have been these numbers floating around elsewhere, but they are pretty interesting.
These are the total US Mint bullion coin sales for 2008. Note that some sales may be for different dates, so these should not be considered mintages. Silver reached an all time high. Platinum was up more than 300%.
US Mint Gold Bullion Sales for 2008
1 oz Gold Eagle ... 794,000
1/2 oz Gold Eagle ... 50,000
1/4 oz Gold Eagle ... 58,000
1/10 oz… Continue
Added by coinnetwork on January 14, 2009 at 4:53pm —
Do you enjoy Coin Network
? If the answer is yes
(and hopefully it is!) take some time to invite your coin collector friends to join the site.
It's easy to invite a few friends or a large group of your contacts to join the site. As always, membership is completely free, and both beginning or advanced collectors are welcome, along with anyone simply looking to learn more about the hobby.
To invite your friends, first make sure you are signed in to the network.… Continue
Added by coinnetwork on December 23, 2008 at 10:30am —
One of the most popular features of Coin Network is the discussion forums. The following is a quick "how to" guide on participating in discussions or starting discussions in the forum.
First, make sure you are signed in to the network. Front and center on the home page, you will always see a listing of recently active forum threads. You can access any of these discussions directly by clicking on the titles.
Access the full Coin Network Forum, by clicking on the… Continue
Added by coinnetwork on December 9, 2008 at 10:30pm —
The winner of the first Coin Network Contest is Scott
His member profile was randomly selected from all members who joined Coin Network during the first week after launch from December 1 to December 7, 2008. A total of 158
members joined during this period.
His prize is one 2008-W Uncirculated $10 Platinum Eagle
. This coin will come in the original box from the US Mint and has a value of approximately… Continue
Added by coinnetwork on December 8, 2008 at 7:00am —
Posting photos of your favorite coins on Coin Network is easy! The following will serve as a quick guide on how to upload photos. It will be the first in a series of posts providing details on how to use some of the most popular features on Coin Network.
Before you begin, make sure you are signed in to the network. To start, go to the Photos
tab. You will see a green "+" symbol followed by Add Photos
at the top right of the page. Click this link and you will be taken to… Continue
Added by coinnetwork on December 6, 2008 at 2:00pm —
First of all, thank you
to all of the new members who signed up over the past few days and all of your contributions so far! I hope that membership will continue to grow and Coin Network will become a fun and engaged place for all coin collectors.
There have been a few new sections added that might be helpful for members.
The first section Resources
lists some of the best coin related websites… Continue
Added by coinnetwork on December 3, 2008 at 9:30am —