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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.
Thursday January 23, 2014
The ANA had a great time at FUN and here are the photos to prove it.
Wednesday January 15, 2014
Three rare coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) each broke $1 million at last week’s Heritage Auctions’ FUN Show sale. The elusive 1787 Brasher Doubloon, graded NGC MS 63, led the sale with a price realized of nearly $4.6 million. It is the finest certified example of the first gold coin struck in the United States.
Friday January 10, 2014
Bills. Dough. Cheddar – whatever you like to call it, currency in the United States has been around since the late 1700s. We work for it. We spend it. Some people save it, while most of us wish to have more of it. But how much do you really know about that green piece of paper in your wallet? Here are some of the most interesting tidbits about American currency ...
Tuesday December 10, 2013
In 1913 the buffalo nickel (Indian head nickel), designed by James Earle Fraser (student of Augustus Saint-Gaudens), was put into circulation. The design for the coin had an Indian's bust on the obverse, or heads side. It is believed to have been a portrait of three different Native Americans put together into one portrait. On the reverse, or tails side, there is a portrait of a buffalo, who is supposedly Black Diamond from the Central Park Zoo.