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Should I Sell Gold to a Seattle Pawn Shop or “We Buy Gold” Shop?

Sell gold to pawn shop or we buy gold business

If you have some gold to sell, you’re probably looking for a simple, hassle-free way to sell it. And your first bet might be to go to one of Seattle’s many “We Buy Gold” businesses, or to a local pawn shop. But is it a good idea to sell gold to a pawn shop in…

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Why Is Gold Controversial as an Investment?

gold investment controversial

Gold has been used as a store of value for literally thousands of years. And yet, when you tell someone you’re interested in gold today, you may get odd looks. Likewise, the opinions of professional investors and financial advisors vary hugely when it comes to gold. Some say you should invest in precious metals, while others…

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What to Do with Broken Jewelry

what to do with broken jewelry

If you have old jewelry laying around, you might be wondering what to do with it. If the jewelry is in good condition, you can likely sell it or donate it to a local thrift shop. But what if it’s broken?   What to Do with Broken Jewelry For pieces that are damaged, broken, or…

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4 Investment Strategies for Inflation

Investment Strategies for Inflation

In 10 years from now, $1 will not buy as much as that same dollar would buy today. This is the basic principle behind inflation; that prices for goods and services rise continually over time. Inflation has been on investors’ minds recently, as official inflation measures have exceeded 4%, the fastest pace since 1991. The…

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Selling Silver: What You Need to Know

Selling Silver in Seattle

Silver might not get as much love as gold, but it’s certainly still a valuable metal. If you have some old silver laying around, you may be wondering what it’s worth, and how you might go about selling it. This article will dive into the logistics of selling silver, including how to ensure you get…

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Why Are Old US Gold Coins So Rare?

Why are old US gold coins so rare?

Prior to the 1930’s, gold coins were commonplace in the United States. They were in common circulation, and used for everyday purchases as well as a means of saving and building wealth. In the modern era, these coins are collector’s items. Many of them are rare, some exceptionally rare, even though millions were produced. Where did all…

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How Gold Built Seattle: The Klondike Gold Rush

Klondike Gold Rush Seattle

Seattle is the beautiful city that we all know and love. Today, it’s a modern metropolis known for coffee, music and tech companies. But originally, Seattle was built on the back of something surprisingly low-tech: Gold. As it turns out, the original fortunes of Seattleites were made as a result of a legendary gold rush….

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Can You Use Precious Metals for Retirement Savings?

Precious Metals for Retirement

Saving for retirement is a vital part of preparing for your future. Whether you plan to travel the world or just kick back and relax, you will need money to fund your retirement – and in most cases, social security just won’t cut it. Most experts recommend investing in a mix of equities (stocks), bonds,…

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Is Now a Good Time To Sell Gold?

Is now a good time to sell gold?

At Bellevue Rare Coins, we buy gold from the public every day of the week. We take pride in our work and love helping people understand what their items are worth, and why. Because of our reputation in the Seattle area, we often have clients ask us questions about their valuables. Two of the most…

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The Most Expensive Coin Ever Sold

Most expensive coin

Every so often, a coin comes along that is so rare that it is truly almost priceless. Of course, even “priceless” things have a price these days – but they are often so absurdly expensive that it is hard to wrap your head around. Up until recently, the most expensive coin ever sold was the…

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What Is Palladium? The “Other” Precious Metal

What Is Palladium?

Precious metals are simply elemental metals with a high economic value, generally due to a combination of usefulness and rarity. While there are around a dozen materials that are often considered precious metals, the “Big Four” are gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. Gold and silver are “household names” – you would be hard-pressed to find…

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The 2020 National Coin Shortage: Why Nickles, Dimes and Quarters are in Short Supply

2020 is a year of continuous curveballs. The latest bizarre crisis facing the United States? A shortage of common coins in circulation. Just as stocks of toilet paper, hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies return to normal levels, another item we take for granted is in drastically short supply: regular pocket change.   Banks and businesses…

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Buying Gold and Selling Gold? The Answers to Common Questions

At  Bellevue Rare Coins, our business is buying gold and selling gold, as well as rare coins, silver, jewelry, and antiques. Every day, people come into one of our five locations with questions about how to start investing in precious metals—or how to turn the valuables they have into cold, hard cash. You’ve got questions….

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Inside the Gold Selling Process

  With the price of gold returning to near-record levels, it’s an excellent time to consider selling your gold coins or gold jewelry that you don’t use anymore. But before you sell, make sure you know the answer to this question: how much is my gold really worth? Evaluating gold is a fairly simple process,…

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Bellevue Parks to Visit this Summer

Bellevue is a city built for the Pacific Northwest sunshine. With over 2700 acres of open parks, you can get lost in the wilderness without leaving the city limits. Whether you're looking to break a sweat or relax on your day off, you can find a park to suite your needs in Bellevue. Wilburton Hill...
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