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Monday March 3, 2014
The numismatic coin industry is much like many other industries in that certain coins fall in and out of favor over time; oftentimes for no particular reason. Changes can be subtle unless you closely follow the market, and without knowing, the value of your coins can be dramatically different than what you paid for them. While the collectible coin market has had its ups and downs over the years, the numismatic coin industry has had a strong run as of late, as we have experienced an asset based recovery thanks in large part to the Federal Reserve’s loose monetary policies. ...
Wednesday February 26, 2014
When you think of some of the more prominent U.S. mints that produced gold coins during the mid-1800’s, the Philadelphia, New Orleans and San Francisco mints come to mind, but some of the most coveted gold coins from this era were actually minted in a small mining town located in North Georgia. Dahlonega, Ga., was a branch of the U.S. Mint from 1838 – 1861 and was opened in response to the Georgia Gold Rush. ...
Friday February 7, 2014
Not only is the Walking Liberty half dollar one of the most beautiful coins ever to be produced, but it is also a reasonably priced series, especially when compared to other type coins.
Friday January 31, 2014
As a coin and bullion dealer and hard money advocate, I’ve been accused on more than one occasion of being a pessimist. In fact, individuals have gone so far as to state that I would like to see a complete meltdown of the financial and monetary markets, which would force us to re-adopt the gold standard.