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WHY WAS THE COMPOSITION OF THE PENNY CHANGED AND WHY DO WE CONTINUE TO USE ONE CENT COINS?

Historically, coins have been created from metals reflecting their value. Just as gold coins reflect a higher face value, pennies, or one cent coins, reflect their metal value. However, in 1982, the United States Treasury anticipated an increase in the price of copper, which opened the door for a new coin composition.   The once…

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WHAT IS A GOLD CERTIFICATE?

Though no longer used as a legal form of tender in today’s circulation, gold certificates were once a popular currency and used for everyday transactions. Why are we no longer using them? And why do collectors still find them appealing for their collections?   Historically, gold certificates first appear in London and Amsterdam, by goldsmiths…

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TO INVEST IN GOLD OR INVEST IN BITCOIN: THAT IS THE QUESTION

Technological advances occur every single day in our rapidly changing world. New methods of exchanging currency happen to be one of them which hit the virtual world in January 2009 and is once again making headlines by splitting off into two worlds- bitcoins and bitcoin cash. With this recent offering hitting the market on Tuesday,…

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WHY COIN COLLECTING IS A FAVORITE PAST TIME

Coin collecting is a cherished hobby amongst collectors and often sparks many fond memories. Endless nights searching through sacks of coins and coin rolls in hopes of coming across a Wheat Penny, a Buffalo Nickel, or a Seated Liberty come to mind for some. Overall, it’s the hard work and the fulfillment of the chase…

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THE TOUR DE FRANCE WINNER WILL BE THE LUCKY OWNER OF ONE BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED TROPHY

Le Tour de France, the cycling world’s equivalent to the World’s Series, Stanley Cup, and World Cup. Like the previously mentioned major sporting events, the race has a declared winner of various jersey colors who then become the recipients of the most coveted trophies known to bicycle enthusiasts and professionals. While the Tour de France…

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THIS ONE OF A KIND WORLD WAR II ERA PENNY IS WORTH MORE THAN YOU THINK

World War II was a time when most had very little, and rationing became a large part of everyday life. With metal being in short supply and copper in such high demand by the government for bullet casings, the United States Mint also felt the pressure to accommodate the needs of the time. This supply…

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CELEBRATE 4TH OF JULY WITH A FANTASTIC FIREWORKS DISPLAY AT LAKE UNION

Independence Day is a time to honor the birth of our nation and what better way to celebrate in the Greater Seattle Area than watching the fireworks at Lake Union.   This 4th of July, Seattle is expecting some gorgeous weather, complete with clear skies and mid-70’s temperatures, which will allow for full visibility to…

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THE WATCH ONCE BELONGING TO THE LAST EMPEROR OF VIETNAM NOW HOLDS THE RECORD FOR THE MOST EXPENSIVE WATCH, AGAIN.

There’s something to be said about a watch whose very existence put it at the top of the list for two legendary Rolex dealers. When asked by Rolex collectors and enthusiasts, “If you could only own one Rolex, what would it be?” Andrew Shear and Eric Ku could only offer one collective answer, the 36mm…

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HOW MUCH BULLION SHOULD I INVEST IN?

Gold and silver investments are often recommended by financial advisors but just how much should you invest in to get more bang for your buck? Bellevue Rare Coins has done a bit of research to help those considering precious metal investments and here is what we found out…   In terms of which metal to…

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE U.S. OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY

June 12, 2017, kicks off the U.S. Open Championship, the second-oldest golf tournament in the world. The location changes annually and this year, Erin Hills Golf Course in Erin, Wisconsin will host the 117th U.S. Open, where golfers from around the world will compete for the most desired trophies the sport has to offer.  …

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THE BELLEVUE RARE COINS FOUNDATION IS PUTTING OUR CHILDREN FIRST

  As with any mom and pop shop, Bellevue Rare Coins had big dreams when they first open their doors for business back in 1979. After a few years of changing hands, Pat Hoolahan’s children Eric, Ryan, Angela, and Daniel took ownership and now are fulfilling others dreams and needs with the Bellevue Rare Coins…

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THE DIFFERENT WAYS TO COLLECT COINS

Coin collecting is a world unto itself, which provides endless possibilities in the way one chooses to collect. While those possibilities can surmount, making it feel impossible to know where to begin, there are a few key ways to collect coins and not feel overwhelmed.     Slabbed Coins- Some collectors have chosen to seek…

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THE TOP FIVE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT COIN COLLECTING

Coin collecting raises a lot of questions and concerns for many, especially beginners. Here are some general answers to the top five most frequently asked questions our staff at Bellevue Rare Coins have been asked.   What Makes A Coin Valuable? Simply put, supply and demand. A coin’s value is determined by how many are…

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HOW TO SELL YOUR DIAMONDS

 Are you considering selling your diamonds but feel as though you have no idea where to begin with the process? Take a deep breath and keep reading because we have a few tips to help you along the way!   TIP #1 Diamonds are typically given as a gift to display passion or love, making…

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SLIDESHARE: THE MANY FORMS OF DIAMOND JEWELRY

Diamond jewelry is the epitome of glamour and elegance, and regardless of shape or size – diamonds always look stunning. The following are some dazzling examples of how diamonds are incorporated into different types of jewelry. If you’re thinking of selling your estate jewelry, please reach out to Bellevue Rare Coins in Seattle for a free…

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  • Bellevue

    Bellevue

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

    Lynnwood

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

    West Seattle

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

    Issaquah

    1175 NW Gilman Blvd
    Issaquah, WA 98027
    Hours: Mon-Sat 10-7
    Sunday Closed
    Phone: 425-392-0450