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Our Northern Neighbors Celebrate 30 Years of Silver

March 19, 2018 0 Comments
Our Northern Neighbors Celebrate 30 Years of Silver

With the North American Free Trade Deal in the news, our northern neighbors are getting more attention than usual. For coin collectors, Canada offers a way to add interesting items to a collection without having to even leave North America, and one coin from the Royal Canadian Mint that is a long-standing favorite is the […]

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The Biggest Mint Error Ever: The Sacagawea Dollar/Washington Quarter Mule

March 12, 2018 0 Comments
The Biggest Mint Error Ever: The Sacagawea Dollar/Washington Quarter Mule

Perfection is a common goal when collecting coins – perfect finish, perfect example, but ironically it’s the mistakes that bring in the big money. Collectors love error coins – mistakes at the Mint that result in something unique. There are many different types of error that can and sometimes do occur when making coins. The […]

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The Ins and Outs of Coin Grades

March 5, 2018 0 Comments
The Ins and Outs of Coin Grades

Last week America’s largest coin graders, the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, who operate in both Florida and Shanghai, announced that since their founding in 1987, NGC have graded 40 million coins. New coin collectors soon learn about ‘proof’ and ‘uncirculated’ grades, but what is so important here, that a company can be successful simply grading coins? […]

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America the Beautiful Quarters 2018 Silver Proof Set

February 26, 2018 0 Comments
America the Beautiful Quarters 2018 Silver Proof Set

Every year since 2010 the US Mint has created 5 new coins in its America the Beautiful Quarters series. Besides the steady release of each circulation coin through the year, in the early months of each year sets are released for collectors. Back in January, with the release of the first circulation quarter for the […]

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Is It Bullion’s Turn Now?

February 19, 2018 0 Comments
Is It Bullion’s Turn Now?

Coin collectors always have one eye on the bullion value of their coins and may also directly collect bullion in the form of gold, silver and platinum coins and bars. The last few weeks have been turbulent times indeed for all kinds of investors. Cryptocurrencies collapsed, and now seem to be reviving, thanks in part […]

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America the Beautiful Uncirculated Five Ounce Silver Coin Released

February 12, 2018 0 Comments
America the Beautiful Uncirculated Five Ounce Silver Coin Released

We have all become used to the regular releases each year of America the Beautiful quarters. This year the US Mint has gone a little upscale, and 2018 sees the release of a complementary series in 5 oz silver coins. These coins are planned to mirror the quarters series, but in silver. The first in […]

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2018 American Silver Eagle a Good Buy

February 5, 2018 0 Comments
2018 American Silver Eagle a Good Buy

The early months of the year are a traditional time to buy US Mint bullion coins. January is when the Mint releases its uncirculated Silver Eagle coins stamped with the current year – 2018. If you are buying either for the melt-value investment, or as a coin collector, for numismatic value, now is the perfect […]

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US Marines World War One Service Medal

January 29, 2018 0 Comments
US Marines World War One Service Medal

The big coin news of the moment is the recent release of a silver dollar coin and several medals commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One – once called ‘The Great War’. Each medal honors the activities of one service in that war, and some depict critical events in the war […]

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WWI Centennial in Coins

January 22, 2018 0 Comments
WWI Centennial in Coins

2018 is an important Centennial year, because it marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the World War One. Those celebrating its end in 1918 didn’t realize that within two decades they would be at war again, or that WWI marked the beginning of the modern era, with its great upheavals and power shifts. […]

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Buy British – Britannia Bullion Coins for Collectors

January 15, 2018 0 Comments
Buy British – Britannia Bullion Coins for Collectors

Britain’s position on the world stage may be diminished, but their coinage is as shiny as ever for collectors everywhere. If you have been rutted in collecting just American coins, maybe the New Year is an appropriate time to branch out into some less-familiar territory, and why not start with the coins of our cousins […]

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First Mint Release of 2018 – Proof American Silver Eagle

January 8, 2018 0 Comments
First Mint Release of 2018 – Proof American Silver Eagle

The New Year celebrations had barely been cleaned away when the coin collecting year got going, with the release by the US Mint of the 2018-W Proof American Silver Eagle. This series, started in 1986, is part of the staple diet of collectors, with many making the new Silver Eagle an annual ritual. This year’s […]

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What Type of Coins Should I Invest In?

January 1, 2018 0 Comments
What Type of Coins Should I Invest In?

The start of another year seems like a good moment to step back a little, and consider what direction a coin collector might go in the coming months. A recent review of the growth in value of coin investments, by the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG), gives us some helpful insights and guidance. The PNG found […]

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New Native American $1 Design Revealed

December 25, 2017 0 Comments
New Native American $1 Design Revealed

Although the US Mint no longer puts $1 coins into circulation, following their continuing rejection by the public, they do make a number of $1 coins for collectors. A very popular current theme is the Native American $1 Coin Program. This began in 2009, to mark and commemorate the important role that Native Americans have […]

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2017 US Mint Coin Program Releases

December 18, 2017 0 Comments
2017 US Mint Coin Program Releases

As we go through the closing weeks of the year, it seems like a good moment to look back at the US Mint’s releases in their on-going programs. Maybe you missed something along the way, and you can now play ‘catch-up’ and complete your collection. The US Mint has several programs that release new coins […]

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Deck the Halls with Gold and Silver

December 12, 2017 0 Comments
Deck the Halls with Gold and Silver

If you are a coin collector, or a bullion collector, there is no reason at all why the Christmas season should be ‘down time’ for you. There could surely be no better way to continue to build your collections, and celebrate the festive season at the same time, than investing in gold and silver Christmas […]

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