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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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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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