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INVESTING IN GOLD? HERE’S HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT DEALER.

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  Purchasing gold is an important financial decision. It goes without saying that when making a choice as to who and what company you are planning to do business with, one should do their due diligence and research the companies they are considering doing business within their respective areas. Recent events in the Greater Seattle…

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AND THE OSCAR GOES TO…

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  Eighty-eight years ago, the United States was introduced to what is now one of the most recognized figures in the world; a symbol that would end up meaning more to those in the acting realm than the Hinesman to an American college football player, the Academy Award, Oscar.   For the better part of…

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IN TWAIN WE TRUST

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  January brings with it a time for many anew. This year not only are we seeing a few exceptional, one of a kind items being released for the Year of the Monkey, but we are also privileged to see in our lifetime two coins to honor a man who did as much for the…

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EXTRAVAGANT GIFTS

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  To many, December is known as the month of giving to those near and dear to us as much as our bank accounts will allow, as we shower those in gifts that we may otherwise not consider gifting. But what happens when your friends and family are among the 1% who are fortunate enough…

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REAL de OCHO

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Back in June of 2015, Eric Schmitt and his family made an unthinkable discovery of over $1.5 million in coins and various artifacts later determined to be those of a sunken Spanish fleet. Heading to Spain from Havana, Cuba, the fleet compiled of 11 ships were caught and eventually succumbed to a hurricane. Each ship…

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GOLDEN TICKET OR CERTIFIED TRASH

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Gold certificates have a long standing in the history of the financial world. Because moving tangible gold during the transfer of ownership can be a physically tasking ordeal and the carrying of large quantities of gold coin can also be quite cumbersome, gold certificates have been used as far back as 17th century Europe, most…

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TRINKETS OF DEATH: CURSES AND LEGENDS OF JEWELS AND HEIRLOOMS

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  Silverware, estate jewelry and fine china and vases are some of the most common items to be passed down through generations. Though beautiful pieces, their seedy history is not always known at first. Some owners are quick to find out, but only when it is too late. In the spirit of Halloween and all…

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TOP 5 GOLD PRODUCING COUNTRIES

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  For centuries, gold has been an ongoing commodity sought after by both the rich and poor. Throughout history the metal has been synonymous with power, wealth, beauty and accomplishment, a constant leader in the precious metals industry that has set the bar for the investment purposes, and a contributing factor to a country’s economy….

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TO BULLION OR NOT

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What is bullion? Who determines the worth of bullion? What is the difference between bars and coins? Are bullion coins or numismatic (collectible) coins valued at a higher rate? For many, these are questions without simple answers. Bellevue Rare Coins has decided to tackle these and provide simplified answers for those interested.   Let us…

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ART NOUVEAU vs. ART DECO: A Dipping of the Toes for the Jewelry Novice

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  Countless are the times that we go out seeking a new piece to add to our collection of jewelry. While some may be more than comfortable navigating their way through the process of searching for and purchasing that fabulous new item, others would say that “intimidating” is an understatement. In an effort to help…

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Antarctica: The Last Frontier

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  Vast, more frigid than most can imagine, barren and quiet possibly the most fragile ecosystem known to man, Antarctica has been dubbed the “Last Frontier”. The ski culture has hopes to some day put ski resorts on the continent and become a tourist attraction. Many countries have their hand in oil, coal mining and…

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An Epic Journey: How Gold Is Made

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Since gold was first discovered, people have wanted to know how to make it. Unfortunately, alchemy is not possible. But how is gold — or Au, its elemental name — created? Though geologists have had theories for years about how the Earth creates gold, it wasn’t until recently that scientists discovered how the universe creates…

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The Little-Known Story of the “Fort Knox of Silver”

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On Saturday, May 23rd, the newest group of cadets graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point. The school is the only one in the country that is also home to a U.S. Mint. But the West Point Mint’s proximity to a prestigious military academy isn’t the only thing that makes it special…

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Sunken Ship Full of Treasure Lies Off Uruguayan Coast

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In 1763, a British ship named Lord Clive was sailing off the coast of what’s now Uruguay. The ship was allegedly stocked with massive amounts of rum, as well as treasure chests full of gold and silver coins. During a raid, Spanish troops attacked the city of Colonia del Sacramento with cannon fire. The Lord…

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Yellow and Rose Gold Drive Gold Demand

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For much of the ’00s, platinum, white gold, and silver ruled runways and street styles. But in the last few years, both yellow gold and rose gold have made huge comebacks. The romantic hues offer a more robust feel than their silver-looking counterparts, leading to a high demand for stylish accessories all over the world….

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Bellevue

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Lynnwood

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West Seattle

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