What Rare Coins, Modern Art, and Birkin Bags Have in Common

What Rare Coins, Modern Art, and Birkin Bags Have in Common
​ At first glance, the juxtaposition of rare coins, fine art, and luxury bags might seem somewhat odd. What may such different items as coinage, paintings, and accessories have in common? In this case, these are three examples of sought after investment vehicles that can serve as a hedge against inflation due to their rarity, value, and timelessnes...
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What’s Up With the 1970 Washington Quarter Error?

What’s Up With the 1970 Washington Quarter Error?
A strange 1970 Washington quarter error is taking the Internet by storm. Maybe you've heard? There is a coin dealer on eBay selling a 1970-S Proof Washington quarter that had been struck on a 1941 Canadian quarter . The price for this unusual error coin? It's a "Buy it Now" offer going for a cool $35,000. Yep – and get this: there are nearly 300 pe...
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2016 National Park Service Commemorative Coins Excite Collectors

2016 National Park Service Commemorative Coins Excite Collectors
The United States Mint's new 2016 National Park Service Centennial coins will honor some of the most famous landmarks in the country. The commemorative National Park Service  half dollar, silver dollar, and $5 gold half eagle were released on March 24, 2016 and are sure to appeal to anybody who loves the great outdoors. The three commemorative...
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United States Mint To Release Pink Gold, Other Breast Cancer Commemorative Coins in 2018

United States Mint To Release Pink Gold, Other Breast Cancer Commemorative Coins in 2018
The United States Mint will unveil the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Program in 2018, which will include a pink gold $5 coin, silver dollar, and copper-nickel clad half-dollar. While the copper-nickel clad half-dollar and 90 percent silver dollar will feature standard metallic compositions for their respective types, the gold $5 coin w...
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United States Liberty Seated Coins Appeal To Type Collectors

United States Liberty Seated Coins Appeal To Type Collectors
Liberty Seated coins are among the most widely recognized coinage of the mid 1800s, a period when U.S. coin production ramped up and a variety of denominations were in production, including the half dime, dime, 20 cent piece, quarter, half dollar, and dollar. The Liberty Seated design was seen on the reverse of all of those denominations during the...
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The History of Wheat Pennies

The History of Wheat Pennies
Minted from 1909 through 1958, Lincoln wheat pennies were among the longest-running United States coin series in history. The Lincoln cent was designed by famous Lithuanian-born sculptor and engraver Victor David Brenner and initially honored the 100 th anniversary of President Lincoln's birth; the wheat stalk design on the reverse of the coin symb...
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Why Pre-1933 United States Gold Coins Ideal for Numismatists and Investors

Why Pre-1933 United States Gold Coins Ideal for Numismatists and Investors
Pre-1933 United States gold coins are popular among numismatists and bullion investors alike. These scarce collectible coins offer incredible designs from some of the nation's most notable coin designers and consist of metallic compositions containing a 90 percent gold alloy. With this combination of beautiful designs and substantial bullion conten...
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Vienna Philharmonic Coins Drum Up Bullion Investors, Collectors

Vienna Philharmonic Coins Drum Up Bullion Investors, Collectors
Vienna Philharmonic coins are gold, silver, and platinum bullion coins that are struck by the Austrian Mint and sold to metals investors and coin collectors around the world. The bullion coins, which were first introduced in 1989, carry design themes inspired by the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra (Wiener Philharmoniker). On the obverse of the Philha...
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5 Types Of Old United States Coins I Look For (And Can Find) In Circulation

5 Types Of Old United States Coins I Look For (And Can Find) In Circulation
I love looking for old coins in my pocket change. Yes, some of the old pennies, nickels, and other coins I find in circulation are worth only a little bit of money. Others are virtually worthless above face value. But all of these old coins are fascinating to collect and I love adding them to my collection. A lot of coin collecting guides will tell...
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Where Did All The 1776-1976 Bicentennial Quarters Go?

Where Did All The 1776-1976 Bicentennial Quarters Go?
It seems in the late 1990s, I was finding 1776-1976 Bicentennial quarters in my pocket change every few days – or more frequently than that. Fast forward to 2016, and suddenly they're about as scarce as Lincoln wheat pennies . What happened? How could more than 1.6 billion Bicentennial quarters – the number of copper-nickel clad piece struck at the...
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Why Does The U.S. Mint Continue Making $1 Coins If They Aren’t Being Used?

Why Does The U.S. Mint Continue Making $1 Coins If They Aren’t Being Used?
1.1 billion dollar coins sit in United States vaults, awaiting the day – if ever – that they see the light of day in circulation. The United States Mint will make millions more dollar coins in 2016 as it wraps up the Presidential $1 coin program with the Ronald Reagan dollar and also strikes the Native American dollar coins. Yet, why did the nation...
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Canada Looney Tunes Coins Keep Collectors In Stitches

Canada Looney Tunes Coins Keep Collectors In Stitches
Canadian Looney Tunes coins are spreading joy among bullion investors and numismatic collectors these days. In 2015, the Royal Canadian Mint began offering a series of coins that honors one of the most world's most beloved cast of animated characters – Looney Tunes. These silver and gold Canadian coins – many of them colorized – come in a variety o...
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New 2016 U.S. Commemorative Coins Honor Iconic Wordsmith & Park Service

New 2016 U.S. Commemorative Coins Honor Iconic Wordsmith & Park Service
What do great American writer Mark Twain and the National Park Service have in common? They are both being honored on 2016 U.S. commemorative coins. The new commemorative coins are expected to be big hits, especially among fans of Mark Twain literature and those who enjoy the great outdoors. 2016 Mark Twain Commemorative Coins Mark Twain, who ...
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US Mint Opens 2018 World War I Silver Dollar Design Competition

US Mint Opens 2018 World War I Silver Dollar Design Competition
The United States Mint recently unveiled a design competition for a 2018 silver dollar honoring the centennial of America's involvement in World War I. The coin design contest  opened February 29, 2016, and invites artists who are U.S. citizens and/or permanent residents who are 18 years of age of older to submit their design proposals for the...
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Silver Prices Riding Roller Coaster for Decades

Silver Prices Riding Roller Coaster for Decades
With silver prices fluctuating greatly up and down over the past few years, it can be hard to remember for some investors, especially those who are relatively new to the market, that we've "been here before" and "done that." Many silver pundits want buyers to believe that now is the time to buy silver, with some claiming that we may never see price...
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Collecting Canadian Small Cents

Collecting Canadian Small Cents
Canadian small cents are great coins to collect because they represent a relatively affordable series yet still offer many challenges for even the most seasoned of coin hobbyists. While Canada introduced its one-cent coin in 1858, the denomination was originally struck as a so-called "large" cent, similar to the half-dollar-size U.S. large cents an...
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Limited Mintage Stardust Silver Terminator Round!

Limited Mintage Stardust Silver Terminator Round!
​ Stardust Silver is a brand-new company that the rare coin and precious metals industry should know about. They have just introduced their first, limited mintage Terminator Silver Round, and the piece is unbelievable. The Terminator movie series has been a fan-favorite since the first movie came out around 31 years ago. Stardust Silver took initia...
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Should You Buy Generic Silver Bullion or Government Issued Coins?

Should You Buy Generic Silver Bullion or Government Issued Coins?
​ Countless different option exist for silver stackers. Some investors are looking for the most silver for their buck, while others wish to buy only government issued silver coins like the American Silver Eagle to ensure the quality and integrity of their investment. Which option is for you? Let's find out! Generic Silver Bullion Silver bullion com...
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Tips On Building An Eisenhower Dollar Set

Tips On Building An Eisenhower Dollar Set
Eisenhower dollar sets are popular among coin collectors who prize the last of the regularly circulating large-size dollar coins. Minted from 1971 through 1978, Eisenhower dollars measure 38.1 millimeters in diameter and are as wide as Morgan or Peace silver dollars. Relatively large, heavy coins, Eisenhower dollars didn't circulate well at a time ...
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What Could the Current Gold to Silver Ratio Mean for Silver Bullion Investors?

What Could the Current Gold to Silver Ratio Mean for Silver Bullion Investors?
​ What is the gold to silver ratio? It is the ratio between the price of gold and silver achieved by dividing the price of gold by the price of silver. This ratio is often used as an indicator for determining the better metal to invest in. Let's take a look at the current numbers. Gold is at approximately $1,194.80, and the price of silver is at $1...
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