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Are you concerned the precious metals train has left the station without you?

Quoting Gordon Gekko from the 1987 movie Wall Street: "I don't throw darts at a board. I bet on sure things. Read Sun-tzu, The Art of War. Every battle is won before it is ever fought." Mr. Gekko is explaining that an investment decision should start with research. The thesis of my article is that numismatic coins are waiting to win the battle...

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What Are Mint State Coins?

Even if you are relatively new to coin collecting, you probably already know that the value of a coin is directly tied to its condition. When it comes to assessing a coin's condition, the most important distinction is between coins that are circulated, or worn, and those that are uncirculated, or have no visible wear. A mint state coin is one that ...

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Five Rare Coins Under $100 (Almost) Nobody Talks About

In coin collecting, almost everyone knows about the famous rarities… The 1913 Liberty nickel, 1894-S Barber dime, and – of course – the 1804 Draped Bust dollar. But what many numismatists don't hear about, or in some cases even know about, are the silent rare coins. These pieces are very scarce, with usually fewer than 5,000 to 10,000 survivors, ma...

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Rare Coin Collection Scores More Than $100 Million At Auction

The fifth and final installment of the D. Brent Pogue Collection auction series recently wrapped up in Baltimore, Maryland, and the sales totals from the sale broke all-time records. The coin collection, built over the course of some four decades by billionaire D. Brent Pogue and his father, Texas real estate developer A. Mack Pogue, encompassed so...

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Resistivity Meters & PCGS

​Hi gang... I recently met up with my former parole officer. He wanted my opinion on resistivity meters for checking real Au / Ag vs fake. (You can web search yourself by typing: -resistivity meter for coins-). What I immediately suggested to him is buy numismatic coins instead of bullion. Numis coins that have been slabbed by PCGS o...

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