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WHAT IS THE BRIXTON POUND AND WHO IS USING THIS VIBRANT CURRENCY?

  Across the pond in 2009, a small community in South London created the Brixton Pound, a flashy, vibrant currency complete with portraits of famous Brixtons such as David Bowie. The currency was designed to help support shopping with local small business owners while deterring shoppers from investing in chain stores.   Today, the currency…

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COULD GOLD BECOME THE GO TO TREATMENT FOR CANCER?  

  Gold is the world’s most precious metal. Highly regarded for its investment value along with its malleable, non-corrosive characteristics, gold has almost endless capabilities within the industrial and medical realms. Historically, gold has been utilized in the dental community as fillings, tooth replacements, etc. but now it may hold the key to help the…

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THE TOP 5 MOST VALUABLE UNITED STATES COINS

Throughout the ages, the United States has some of the world’s most valuable coins. Here are the country’s Top 5 picks based on their current value based on the collector’s ability to find them in uncirculated/mint condition. And also just how much potential the coins have to set you back!   1913 Liberty Head Nickel…

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THE MOST POPULAR (AND VALUABLE) RHODIUM COINS

Considered to be one of the world’s most expensive metals, rhodium is rarer than gold and silver combined. Discovered after being isolated from platinum, rhodium was found to be a glittering, crisp reflective metal, silvery-white in color, which is also resistant to corrosion. These metal characteristics make rhodium the perfect metal for jewelry and investment…

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DIAMOND-BACKED CRYPTOCURRENCY IS MAKING WAVES ONCE AGAIN

Digital coinage has been an up and coming means of currency for a number of years now but most recently within the last two years, two companies have launched their own cryptocurrency backed by one of the world’s most steadfast commodities, diamonds.   Both PinkCoin and SparkleCOIN have developed cryptocurrency platforms backed solely by diamonds,…

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TOP TEN FACTS EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT PALLADIUM

The forty-sixth element of the periodic table, palladium, was discovered in 1803 and named after an asteroid. More rare than gold or silver, the silvery element is found in only one location in the United States, the Stillwater Mine in Montana, and a handful of others throughout the world. This substance is what gives white…

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WHAT ARE GRADED COINS AND WHO EXACTLY GRADES THEM?

Coins are one of the most exceptional items in the world of collecting. With various ways to collect coins, the possibilities seem endless. Though some coins are more valuable than others, graded coins tend to fetch the most when it comes time for resale. But what is a graded coin? Who does the grading and…

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THE TOP 5 MOST VALUABLE PENNIES

The United States Mint has issued an abundance of one cent coins throughout the course of its relatively short history. From wheat pennies to Indian heads, below Bellevue Rare Coins presents the Top 5 Most Valuable Pennies to ever make it into circulation.   1944 Steel Wheat Penny Lacking a mint marking, as it was…

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HOW MUCH IS YOUR DENTAL GOLD REALLY WORTH?

Most adults have had some form of dental work throughout their lifespan, which involved a fair amount of metal to be implanted, attached, or otherwise adhered to their pearly whites. One metal dentists love to work with is gold due to the mouths inability to break down or corrode material. But just how many karats…

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SOUTH AFRICA’S RAREST GOLD COIN IS THE INFAMOUS SINGLE 9 POND

The 1898 “Single 9” Pond is considered to be South Africa’s rarest form of coin. While greatly desired throughout South Africa, this rare gold coin is hardly known outside of the country.   Single 9 Ponds were first created during the Anglo-Boer War, a period during the latter 19th Century when the British and Afrikaans…

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THE MONEY BELT: WHAT IS IT AND HOW MUCH IS IT WORTH?  

  On Saturday, August 26th, 2017, Floyd Mayweather became the recipient of boxing’s most prestigious title and victory décor- the Money Belt.   A turquoise alligator leather belt, containing more gold, diamonds, sapphires, and emeralds was bestowed upon Mayweather after defeating his competitor (and months of trash talking), Connor McGregor. Albeit fairly gaudy, the belt…

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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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  • Bellevue

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    321 Bellevue Way NE
    Bellevue, WA 98004
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    Phone: 425-454-1283
  • Lynnwood

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    Lynnwood, WA 98037
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    Seattle, WA 98116
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    Phone: 206-938-3519
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    Issaquah

    1175 NW Gilman Blvd
    Issaquah, WA 98027
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    Phone: 425-392-0450