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INFOGRAPHIC: ANATOMY OF A COIN

When dealing with rare and collectible coins, there is some important terminology you need to know. Bellevue Rare Coins believes in educating our customers, which is why we have created this helpful infographic to show the Anatomy of a Coin. Click on the image to view full size! If you have a coin collection that…

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THE TOP 5 MOST POPULAR BULLION COINS

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  Gold will forever be held in high regard and considered to be an exceptionally wise investment. It has been discovered through the years that this precious metal has a variety of uses, and one of those uses has consistently been to produce some of the world’s most beautiful coins. While the list can go…

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MAKE YOUR GOLD JEWELRY SPARKLE

Taking proper care of your gold jewelry is not a difficult task, but it is an important one if you want your gold to maintain its beautiful, lustrous shine! Check out our SlideShare presentation on Making Your Gold Jewelry Sparkle, and be sure to visit Bellevue Rare Coins to get a free evaluation for selling jewelry…

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TIPS FOR HANDLING AND CARING FOR RARE COINS

Collecting coins can be a very exciting and fulfilling hobby, and an essential part of this hobby is knowing how to handle and care for your coins. Contact marks, blemishes, worn features or evidence of cleaning can significantly decrease a coin’s value. Following some simple rules of thumb when handling and caring for your coins…

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WATCH OUT FOR FAKE COINS

In a time of uncertainty, many people look at precious metal investments as a hedge against market instability, and feel even more comfortable when they can hold physical gold or silver in their hands, oftentimes in the form of coins. As demand for bullion coins such as the American Eagle, Canadian Maple Leaf and South…

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THE POCKET WATCH HAS BEEN A STAPLE AMONGST ACCESSORIES FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN

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  From businessmen to train conductors to novices, pocket watches have been a staple amongst men and women over the course of history in terms of timekeeping. Whether the timepiece is constructed of gold, silver or platinum, the engineering beneath the protective cover is what matters first and foremost when creating a record of account…

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PCGS IS OFFERING REWARDS FOR THE RETRIEVAL OF FIVE LEGENDARY COINS

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    Professional Coin Grading Services is now offering five separate $10,000 bounties for five coins which have been missing, bringing the total reward amount to $50,000. Each of the following coins minted were intended for circulation but for various reasons- ranging from small mintage numbers to disputes in legislation; the coins were not released…

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OLYMPIC MEDALS DID NOT BEGIN AS THE MEDALLIONS WE KNOW TODAY

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  The Olympic games are an event rich in history, one that can be traced back almost as long as time. Dating back to 776 BC, the original Olympics did not award a gold medal as the winning prize; instead, the top competitors received crowns made from olive leaves. The olive wreaths would continue to…

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OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALS MAY NOT CONTAIN AS MUCH GOLD AS ONE MIGHT HOPE

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  Going for the gold may not mean as much gold as it once did. For those who have not been privy this information, the Olympic gold medal has not been constructed of solid gold since 1912.   The Rio 2016 Summer Olympic gold medals have been through an extensive process complete with the utmost…

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PERIDOTS IN HISTORY HAVE LONG BEEN MISTAKEN FOR EMERALDS

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  Derived from the Arabic word “faridat” meaning “gem,” peridot has a long history with Royals, cathedrals, and the rest of the world, as it has become the well-known birthstone representing the month of August.   Mined on a small remote island off the coast of Egypt, peridot was in abundance in Ancient Egypt. During…

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RUBIES HAVE A LONG HISTORY AND A VARIETY OF USES

  As summer temperatures increase during the month of July, so does the desire for the beloved Ruby. July birthstone is a coveted gem whose beauty rarely goes unnoticed.   The history of the ruby can be traced back as far as The Bible, making an appearance in within the scripture as many as four…

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THE TOP 5 MOST PATRIOTIC COINS

In celebration of the 240th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Bellevue Rare Coins is celebrating the Top 5 Most Patriotic Coins. Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle: Produces from 1907-1933, the Saint-Gaudens double eagle is one of the United States most recognized coins. Featuring Lady Liberty on the obverse and an eagle in flight…

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THIRTY YEARS AFTER THEIR FIRST KISS, ANGIE AND CHERYL WILL TIE THE KNOT AT SEATTLE’S PRIDE PARADE

      This year, Seattle’s Pride Parade will be a grander event than in recent years as two women who shared their first kiss in high school 30 years ago will be united in matrimony at the festivities.   Angel Designs at Bellevue Rare Coins held a contest during the month of May, asking…

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AWARENESS IS ON THE RISE FOR MISSING CHILDREN WITH THE RELEASE OF COINS OF HOPE

This year on May 25th, International Missing Children’s Day was granted a well-deserved spotlight with the release of 1 million 2-euro commemorative coins into circulation. Coins whose intent is to keep hope alive and shine a spotlight on the global crisis of missing children.   In efforts to raise awareness, a European organization, Child Focus,…

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HOW COINS ARE MADE

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  The process by which coins are made is a bit more involved than one may believe. Through a 7-step process, the US Mint has been able to produce and release up to 28 billion coins per year for circulation. Join Bellevue Rare Coins as we explore the steps by which coins are made.  …

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Bellevue

321 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004 425-454-1283 Hours: Mon-Sat 10-7
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Lynnwood

18411 Alderwood Mall Parkway Lynnwood, WA 98037 425-672-2646 Hours: Mon-Sat 10-7
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West Seattle

4500 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116 206-938-3519 Hours: Mon-Sat 10-7
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Issaquah

1175 NW Gilman Blvd Issaquah, WA 98027 425-392-0450 Mon-Fri 10 - 5
Closed Saturday & Sunday