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Archive for April, 2018

The Morgan Silver Dollar – Worth Collecting

April 30, 2018 0 Comments
The Morgan Silver Dollar – Worth Collecting

A dollar doesn’t go very far today, but 100 years ago it was worth something – enough that making one out of silver made sense. That first $1 coin in America was the Morgan Silver Dollar, minted between 1878 and 1904. Today, in its many variations, it’s a popular coin for collecting, and with silver […]

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How are Coins Made?

April 23, 2018 0 Comments
How are Coins Made?

Someone new to coin collecting often begins just by being fascinated by the designs of coins, but sooner or later they become interested in how mints create these everyday items, that we handle with little regard for their origins, or for the skills and machinery that goes into producing them. In the past coins were […]

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Canadian Call of the Wild heard South of the Border

April 16, 2018 0 Comments
Canadian Call of the Wild heard South of the Border

Buying bullion coins combines an interest in investment in precious metals with an interest in coins. Although American buyers often stick to US Mint bullion, there is no need to do that – expand your collection and add foreign bullion too. These coins can have some rarity value on top of their melt value, and […]

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America the Beautiful Quarters – Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin

April 9, 2018 0 Comments
America the Beautiful Quarters – Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin

One of the best things about the American the Beautiful Quarters series is their nod to democracy – anyone who can search their change can build a set of circulation coins at almost no cost. Serious collectors can buy proof sets in silver from the US Mint, but for children just starting to show an […]

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Old Gold Worth Saving

April 2, 2018 0 Comments
Old Gold Worth Saving

Some collectors are torn between collecting for the interest of the coins, and collecting for bullion value, as an investment and even to pass on as an inheritance. One interesting way to balance these desires is to collect old gold. That is, coins from before the Second World War, and even from the 19th century. […]

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