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INFOGRAPHIC: MONEY MUSEUMS EVERY NUMISMATIST MUST VISIT

There are museums dedicated to nearly every hobby and interest imaginable, from art and music to space exploration and auto racing. And of course, there are several great Money Museums that you can visit to view some real numismatic treasures! In this infographic, we will feature four Money Museums Every Numismatist Must Visit, as well as…

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THE LARGEST GOLD COIN FINDS IN SUNKEN TREASURE SHIPS

Whether you are young or old, love adventure and discovery or the thrill of riches, there is a certain allure about sunken treasure that appeals to all of us. Learn about 4 real-world examples of sunken treasure ships and their lost-then-found-again precious cargo of gold coins in this presentation from Bellevue Rare Coins. If you…

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PRESIDENTIAL $1 COIN SETS ARE AN EXCEPTIONAL WAY TO HONOR OUR LEADERS OF THE PAST

  Presidents Day is a special day celebrated by our nation to remember our fearless leaders and their valiant efforts while taking on the most powerful and influential position in the free world.   Since 1792, the United States Mint has been producing timeless, beautifully crafted coins and currency. Each one tells a story of…

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THE SYMBOLS ON THE $1 BILL BARE MORE MEANING THAN THEIR FACE VALUE

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  The design of the United States $1 bill is not only fascinating it is also incredibly mesmerizing when attention is paid to the intricacy of the artwork as well as the hidden message behind the carefully selected emblems. The symbols contain a deeper meaning than most know, telling a story of our nation’s past,…

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UNUSUAL DENOMINATIONS OF U.S. CURRENCY

Numismatics is a fascinating hobby for a lot of reasons. Currency, be it paper notes or coins, is a binding element that runs throughout history and that we interact with every day. Not only are many of these collectibles beautiful, but they also signify a time, place and economic and monetary realities long since passed…

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THE HISTORY OF DIAMONDS: FROM TOOL TO TALISMAN

In the grand scheme of things, the modern societal valuation of diamonds is a relatively recent phenomenon. Some scientists believe the human fascination with gold may have begun as far back as approximately 42,000 years ago, but we know for certain ancient Egyptians prized that precious metal as far back as 5,000 years ago. Although…

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EXCITEMENT IS BUILDING AS FANS WAIT TO WATCH THE FALCONS TAKE ON THE PATRIOTS

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Each year, one team in the NFL is the honored recipient of the most prestigious trophy in football, the Vince Lombardi Trophy. In between chicken wings, anticipated commercials, and celebratory beers, spectators will anxiously watch as one team defeats the other and is awarded to highest honor in American football. What some fans may not…

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INFOGRAPHIC: FAMOUS COIN HOARDS THROUGHOUT HISTORY

Even the most prolific coin collectors may only see hundreds of notable coins in their lifetime. Many collections are just a small selection of favorites. Some collectors, on the other hand, go above and beyond in their search for treasured tender. In this infographic, we will review some of the most Famous Coin Hoards Throughout…

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THE NFL SHOP STILL HAS TEAM COINS AVAILABLE FOR ALL SUPER FANS

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Super Bowl LI is just around the corner on February 5th and football fans everywhere are anxiously waiting to watch the face-off between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Though only one of the two teams will be the recipients for the Vince Lombardi trophy as well as…

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4 UNUSUAL NON-METALLIC COINS

Coins have been used as a form of exchange and legal tender for hundreds of years. The first coins were independently developed around the globe in places like Greece, India, and China during the 600s and 500s BCE. Since their inception, most coins have been made of metal, but over the centuries many minters were…

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THE UNITED STATES MINT UNVEILS THE 225TH ANNIVERSARY AMERICAN LIBERTY COIN

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  The highly anticipated American Liberty gold coin has made its 225th annual debut and it is as stunning as ever. The high relief, the gold coin was unveiled on January 12, 2017, at the Department of Treasury in Washington, D.C.   Paying homage to the Statue of Freedom, designer, Justin Kunz and sculptor, Phebe…

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HOW TO GET TOP DOLLAR FOR ESTATE JEWELRY

If you find yourself in the unenviable position of being in charge of liquidating an estate, the process can feel overwhelming at first. Luckily there are plenty of resources to help you learn how to sell the estate, and what each item may be worth. Professional Appraisals of Estate Jewelry The first step is to…

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WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT CLEAN THAT TARNISHED COIN

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  For many newcomers to the world of numismatics, tarnished coins may appear ugly, dirty, and worth a whole lot of nothing. As we have all learned over the course of our lifetime, appearances are not everything.   Tarnished coins have created their own distinct niche, which collectors love to expand on. The reason for…

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BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO GOLD AND SILVER BULLION INVESTING

Investing in gold and silver is an incredibly broad, complex topic with many facets. As with any investment, those considering buying gold and silver should perform extensive research from several credible sources to ensure they’re making a choice that will grow and protect their assets. We can, however, provide you with some basics that may…

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ANCIENT LYDIANS WERE THE FIRST TO PRODUCE THE GOLD COIN

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Currency, in one form or another, has been around for centuries and has been called by a number of names. The most well-known form and the indeed the most commonly used throughout the ages is the coin. Historically, the coin has been constructed of a plethora of various metals and alloys; the most widely used…

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