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  • Kedzie Koins is Ready for FUN!

    Kedzie Koins is Ready for FUN!

    It’s that time of year again. The 61st annual Florida United Numismatics (FUN) show starts tomorrow and Kedzie Koins will be there to buy, sell & trade rare and collectible coins! We’re excited to travel from our Chicago coin store to the Tampa Convention Center to meet coin collectors from around the country. This year’s…
  • Kedzie Koins at the 59th Houston Money Show!

    Kedzie Koins at the 59th Houston Money Show!

    In just a couple of days, Kedzie Koins travels to the Lone Star state to take part in the 59th Houston Money Show! From December 3rd to December 5th, we’ll be showcasing our collectible coins and rare currency alongside coin dealers from all over the country. There will be over 250 coin dealer booths at…
  • Rare Coin Dealers Make News at the Central States Coin Show in Schaumburg

    Rare Coin Dealers Make News at the Central States Coin Show in Schaumburg

    The Central States Coin Show (CSCS) was held in nearby Schaumburg, Illinois last month and which we attended for the first time in a few years. It turned out to be an exciting year to make our return, with several rare coins selling for high prices, including one newsworthy deal. The show was very active…
  • 2015 Silver Eagles at Kedzie Koins

    2015 Silver Eagles at Kedzie Koins

    Silver Eagles are the official bullion coin of the United States and have been issued since 1986 by the U.S. Mint. These beautiful silver coins are the result of the Liberty Coin Act of 1985. Silver Eagles are the most popular silver dollars on the market and are relatively inexpensive. They carry a face value…
  • Kedzie Koins Hits the Road: Recent Coin Shows in Baltimore and Tennessee

    As you may well know, we don’t just do business out of our Chicago location. We take our passion for and collection of fine jewelry, coins, and bullion with us on the road to various shows throughout the year. With so many enthusiasts in one room together, these shows are tough not to get excited…
  • Kennedy Silver Half Dollar 50th Anniversary

    To commemorate the 50th anniversary of one the United States’ most iconic coins, picturing one of our most iconic leaders, the US Mint is set to strike 300,000 sets of the Kennedy silver half dollar. Presented once again in its original 1964 design, though inscribed with the year 2014, the coin comes in sets of…
  • Chicago World’s Fair of Money Preview

    Now that it’s August, we here at Kedzie Koins are getting very excited for the 2014 Chicago World’s Fair of Money. Hosted by the American Numismatic Association, the 2014 World’s Fair of Money is likely to be the biggest coin collecting event of the summer. It runs 5 days and features 500 dealer tables, as…
  • Rare Coins, Baseball Coins

    Rare is the person who doesn’t swell with nostalgic joy at the thought of enjoying a baseball game on a beautiful day. If you cherish memories of great times spent watching your favorite team on the field, then we have the perfect keepsake for you. Celebrate your love of the game with the 2014 National…
  • Georgia Numismatic Association Coin Show Recap

    Kedzie Koins joined more than 1,500 coin collectors at the Annual Georgia Numismatic Association Coin Show April 11-13th. This was an especially important show given that the Georgia Numismatic Association was celebrating the 50th anniversary of the coin show. Attendees flocked to the show and enjoyed great weather all weekend. The show took place at the Northwest…
  • Tennessee State Numismatic Society Coin and Currency Convention Recap

    The Tennessee State Numismatic Society Coin and Currency Convention was very active with retail customers, most of which were interested in older collectible coins and bullion. A lot of customers came to our table with lists of the coins needed to complete their sets. We had most of the coins they needed in our stock…
  • 2013 ANA Worlds Fair of Money

    Hey Kedzie Koins Fans! We had a wonderful week at the 122nd Annual Worlds Fair of Money, held by the American Numismatic Association. Since it was held this year near Chicago, everyone from the office was able to attend at least one day of the show.  After a full week of meeting with other collectors…
  • The Hobo Nickel

    Even though defacing or damaging American currency is a federal offense, artists have been using coins and paper money as a basis for artistic expression since the government began issuing them.   Below is a “Potty Coin” carved  from an 1861 Seated Liberty Coin, an early example of art created from American Using money as a…
  • 2013 Spring Whitman Baltimore Expo

    The Entrance to the 2013 Spring Whitman Baltimore Expo We had a fantastic time at the Whitman Baltimore Expo last month.  Despite some setbacks in the beginning, we ended up having a better show than we expected. Instead of having the show in the usual exposition hall, we were moved into a smaller hall at…
  • The Illinois Numismatic Association 54th Annual Coin and Currency Show

    The Tinley Park Convention Center – Venue for the Illinois Numismatic Association 54th Annual Coin and Currency Show One of the most exciting parts of the numismatic hobby and business is traveling to coin shows to meet with and talk to coin collectors from all around the country.  Over the course of the year, we…
  • A word from the summer interns

    This summer we are lucky to have two young numismatists helping us out around the shop and at shows!  So far they have been a big help and are excited about working with us.   A word from James Hi my name is James and I am one of the new summer interns at Kedzie…
  • A Short Exploration of the Morgan Silver Dollar

     Morgan Silver Dollar Coins Named after its designer, George T. Morgan, the Morgan SilverDollar is one of the most popular collectible type coins that the US Mint has ever produced.  Its high silver content coupled with a long mintage time frame were both important in securing the popularity of this coin.  Since it was minted…
  • 2013 Spring Georgia Coin Show

    From the ribbon cutting on Friday morning until we left  on Sunday, we were busy all weekend talking and trading with show fellow collectors.  We had the most success selling silver bullion since the market price dropped so drastically last month.  Even though the price of silver was lower, collectors wanting to take advantage of…
  • Basic History of the Large Cents

    Large Cents Long before the United States Mint started producing pennies in the size that we have today, they minted Large Cents, coins that were about the size of a half dollar. Since they were among the first coins that the mint produced, the designs on the coins were simple compared to what we see…
  • 2013 Spring Whitman Baltimore Coin Expo

    Last weekend we had a great time at the Whitman Coin Expo at the Baltimore Convention Center. Not only was it a great show for sales, we also picked up some spectacular coins, and ate some of Baltimore’s legendary seafood. Our Booth Collectors getting into the show Action on the Floor We had the opportunity…
  • Southern Hospitality at the 2013 TSNS Coin Show

    Southern Hospitality at the Tennessee State Numismatic Society Coin Show in Chattanooga We were thrilled to attend the TSNS Spring Coin Show in Chattanooga Tennessee from March 1 – 3. This year attendance was very strong and we were completely busy throughout the whole show helping collectors find specific coins they needed to complete sets…
  • Kedzie Koins Owner Interviewed for COINage Magazine

    Kedzie Koins owner and ILNA Club President Steve Harrison was interviewed for an article in this month’s COINage Magazine!  Steve talked to author Al Doyle about the prospects for $100 spot silver.  The article examined the sources, historical price and purchasing power of the precious metal.  Steve, along with a fellow coin enthusiast, pointed to…
  • Toned Coins

    Recently PCGS, the coin grading company, tweeted this picture of a Silver Eagle featuring spectacular concentric rainbow toning.   The rich, even coloration covered both sides of the coin, giving it a unique look that no other coin will ever match. The toning phenomenon happens when the chemical process of oxidation changes the composition of…
  • Long Beach Coin Show

    Kicking Back in Long Beach This month we attended the Long Beach Coin Expo – “the one of the largest , most diverse multi-million dollar displays of collectibles in Southern California’s history.”  We spoke to lots of avid coin collectors and had the opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of one of the…
  • Lincoln Cents

     Lincoln Cents              The US penny is so common that most people hardly notice them on the sidewalk, but it would be a mistake to forget to include these coins from your collection.  With over a dozen specific varieties of penny, even a modest selection of these coins can take up significant space in a…
  • Why Buy Graded Coins

    Graded Coins One of the main differences between the most expensive collectible coins and those of average value is coin grading.  When a coin is graded, a numismatic expert closely examines the entire coin for damage, defects, errors, toning, circulation, and more.  Once these aspects of the coin have been noted, a numerical grade from…
  • Cashing in on Mistakes

    Earlier this year, Canada released a new design for their $20 bill.  Most people thought this was unremarkable but some recognized that the picture of the maple leaf chosen for the note was not the maple leaf emblazoned on their flag! The leaf on the bill The leaf on the flag Making mistakes like this…
  • Starting Your Coin Collection-Why Collect Coins?

    Coin collecting is a rewarding hobby enjoyed by millions around the world.  Why do so many people collect coins? 1.)    Collecting is Enjoyable, Challenging, and Rewarding Whether it is a wheat penny from the year your parents were born, or a specific commemorative silver dollar, nothing feels as good as finally finding that one…
  • Storing and Displaying Your Coin Collection

    One of the more fun and challenging parts of the numismatic (coin collecting) hobby is storing and displaying your collection.  This can be a little frustrating when working with large sections of a collection such as pennies or nickels.  One easy solution is using coin albums and folders.  These items make it easy to organize…
  • Cash For Gold

    At Kedzie Koins, we specialize in buying and selling coins and rare currency. However, we are also a leading appraiser of gold, silver, and other precious metals. The value of these materials are near all-time highs. Please feel free to visit us in Chicago for any questions about unwanted gold.
  • PNG Congratulates Kedzie Koins!

    PNG congratulates Steve Harrison of Kedzie Koins in Chicago, IL for being accepted into The Guild. Members accepted to the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG)…