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The Gold Bullion Series: Pt. 1 Gold American Bullion

The Gold Bullion Series: Pt. 1 Gold American Bullion

Last month we posted about bullion coins and how they differ from collector coins. For the next few postings our focus will be on the major worldwide gold bullion coins of the present day, beginning with: AMERICAN GOLD BULLION COINS There are two: the American Gold Eagle and the American Gold Buffalo. The American Gold Eagle, or Gold Eagle if...

National Coin Week feature: A look at Portraits of Liberty

National Coin Week feature: A look at Portraits of Liberty

Portraits of Liberty: Icon of Freedom The National Coin Week theme for 2016, Portraits of Liberty: Icon of Freedom, specifically celebrates the centennial of three of the most highly regarded US coinage designs since the opening of the first mint in 1793. The “Mercury” dime and “Walking Liberty” half dollar of Adolph A. Weinman, and Hermon A. MacNeil’s “Standing Liberty”...

National Coin Week feature: Standing Liberty Quarter

National Coin Week feature: Standing Liberty Quarter

Portrait of Liberty: Standing Liberty Quarter (1916 – 1930) The Standing Liberty quarter features a full head-to-toe Liberty goddess standing in a gateway seen in a defensive posture holding a large oval shield. As this design was created during the first world war, but before US involvement, it is said that Liberty is facing to her left toward the armed...

National Coin Week feature: Liberty Walking Half Dollar

National Coin Week feature: Liberty Walking Half Dollar

Portrait of Liberty: Liberty Walking Half Dollar (1916 – 1947) Ms Liberty is seen walking, striding actually… across the obverse side of Adolph A. Weinman’s renowned half dollar of 1916. “Liberty Walking,” with rays of sunshine beaming to the front, anticipated the entry of America on the side of the Allies during World War I, projecting the US as a...

National Coin Week feature: Libertas Americana Medal - 1783

National Coin Week feature: Libertas Americana Medal - 1783

National Coin Week – Libertas Americana Medal - 1783 Before there were US coins… before there was even a US mint… there was the American Revolution – a war fought to secure liberty and independence for the rebellious English colonies.    During that conflict, the American Continental Army was largely outnumbered and outgunned by the occupying British forces. Nonetheless, there...

Traits of a Coin Collector

Traits of a Coin Collector

What type of coin collector are you? There are a number of collectors in the coin collection world and most interestingly, there are certain common traits. There have been studies showing that collector groups scored significantly higher in academic achievement than did the noncollector group. According to a study, Coin collectors are considered meticulous, perfectionists, extremely orderly, passionate and quite patient.  Their......

Do's and Don'ts when inheriting a coin collection?

Do's and Don'ts when inheriting a coin collection?

So you inherited a coin collection, what next? Questions you may have when you inherit a coin collection are “My relative recently passed away and left us their coin collection. We don’t know much about coins. Can anyone tell us (a) if they’re valuable, (b) how we should handle them, and (c) how to go about selling them?” At London Coin...

Introducing a new generation of Coin Collectors

Introducing a new generation of Coin Collectors

Introduce your child to coin collecting Does your child show an interest in collecting things? Is he or she looking for a new hobby? If so, then we’ve got the perfect activity: coin collecting! Not only will this provide a myriad of developmental boosts for your child, but it will also do a stellar job of keeping him or her...

One Way to Check if Your Jewelry is FAKE

One Way to Check if Your Jewelry is FAKE

As jewelry buyers, we test items to make sure they are real before we purchase them. Therefore as sellers, we can ensure the quality of our pieces. Today we'll share our first step in checking the authenticity of gold, silver and platinum jewelry so that you can be confident in your purchases, as well.    Gold, silver and platinum are not magnetic. We run a magnet...

Halloween, Trick or Treat, and Coins

Halloween, Trick or Treat, and Coins


From the perspective of children, Halloween is a collecting adventure. Think about it… all the little hobgoblins and other tiny mischief makers in the neighborhood move from house to house collecting candy and sweets galore. During the medieval period children in Ireland and Scotland were not given sweets. For them it was coins – in exchange for a song, a...




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