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The History of Gold Coins and Understanding Gold Coin Values

September 7, 2010 by  
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According to history, King Croesus of Lydia was the one who introduced gold coins around 643-630 B.C. A pale yellow mixture of gold and silver called the electrum was a natural resource in Lydia. As people did not know how to separate these two metals, the first gold coins were a mixture of gold and […]

Draped Bust Silver Dollar – Could Your Draped Bust Be A Forgery?

September 6, 2010 by  
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The Draped Bust Silver Dollar was minted under the Coinage Act of 1792 and is one the earliest coins among the official currency of the USA. It would cost an absolute fortune to own genuine pieces of these antique coins. There were two types of these Silver dollar coins produced by the US Mint from […]

What Determines Morgan Silver Dollar Values

September 5, 2010 by  
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Having a Morgan silver dollar is to own a coin with a tracing back to more than 100 years as this popular collector’s item started circulating in 1878. Several mints across the US produced this silver coin until 1904, with a one-year edition issued in 1921. Morgan Silver Dollar values today are essentially based on […]

Coin Collecting Was Easier When I Was Younger

September 4, 2010 by  
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It’s unfortunate that today’s beginning coin collectors missed out on the experiences I had when I first began collecting coins. It was around 1970 and you could still find silver coins in change every now and then even though it had been six years since the US Mint started minting clad coins. I would […]

Roman Coin History

September 3, 2010 by  
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Paying for goods and services in Rome didn’t start with the coin but certainly ended there. Before the common use of the coin was an economy that operated on the bartering of livestock. Then, came the early coinage in the form of bronze bars around 289 B.C. From here things began to change with the […]

Want to Have a Feel of Rare Coin Prices, Try Philadelphia Silver Dollars

September 2, 2010 by  
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For many people finding good coins to add to their coin collection is considered as a smart investment. There are others who are constantly seeking to buy at least one rare coin. For these people the rare coins that can be found have to be worth the amount of money that was paid for them. […]

Should Gold and Silver be ?illegal? Tender?

September 1, 2010 by  
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Years ago, if you wanted to buy something you paid in coins minted from, or at least backed by, precious metals. United States currency, for example, was backed by gold held by the government – hence the term “gold standard”. Your dollar was backed by a dollars worth of gold which in theory you should […]

How Coins Have Influenced our Lives From the 6th Century Bc

August 31, 2010 by  
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Coins are generally hard round pieces of metal that are used as currency and have ben used this way for centuries together. Coins are issued by the banks or Government . Coins are used for day to day circulation in daily life. Lower denomination are in form of coins where as higher denominations are issued […]

Coin Collecting on a shoe-string budget

August 30, 2010 by  
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Probably everyone at one time or another has collected coins. Some people save old wheat pennies they find in change and throw them in a jar. Other people collect state quarters, and some others collect certain coins like nickles or dimes, and try to build a complete collection over time. A lot of folks think […]

U.s. Gold Coins are Always of the Highest Quality

August 29, 2010 by  
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Whether you are looking for proof quality Saint Gaudens and Liberty double eagles, mint state Indian gold coins, capped bust eagles, half eagles, and quarter eagles, our selection of top-quality U.S. gold coin will impress you. U.S. silver coins are always of the highest quality. Whether you’re looking for proof quality Morgan and Peace […]

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