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Should I Get Coins Graded? Pros and Cons to Coin Grading

Person holding a graded gold coin

Every coin collector eventually faces a dilemma: Is it worth getting coins graded? Or should you just leave them ungraded/BU? The answer, of course, is highly dependent on the specific coin(s) you’re considering getting graded — as well as your plans for the coins. This guide will go over the pros and cons of coin…

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Inherited Jewelry? Here’s What to Do Next

Inherited Jewelry Collection

If you’ve recently received an inheritance, you might be wondering what to do with the physical assets that you now own. Jewelry is commonly included in estates — if you’ve recently inherited jewelry, here’s what to do next. First, Consider the Sentimental Value Any time you receive an inheritance, you should first consider if the…

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Inherited a Watch or Watch Collection? Here’s What to Do Next

Inherited watch collection on display

If you’ve recently received an inheritance, you may be wondering the best course of action. With liquid assets the path might be more clear — but what should you do with physical valuables that you inherit? If you inherit a watch collection, for example, what should you do with it? It starts with understanding what…

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Inherited a Coin Collection? Here’s What to Do Next

Inherited Coin Collection

It’s a common scenario: You inherited a coin collection from a loved one, and now aren’t sure what to do with it. Don’t worry – this guide will explain what to do with an inherited coin collection and go over all your best options. I Inherited a Coin Collection – Now What? First things first,…

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Is Old Paper Currency Valuable? Here’s How to Sell Paper Money

Collectible currency on display

We hear a lot of talk about coin collecting and the value of rare coins. But what about collecting currency, like old dollar bills and silver certificates? Is old currency valuable? And if so, what’s the best way to sell collectible currency? Is Old Currency Valuable? Yes, many types of old currency are valuable — but…

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Is Sterling Silver Flatware Valuable? Here’s How to Tell What You Have (and Sell It!)

sterling silver flatware value

Do you have old silverware or sterling silver flatware in your home? It could be worth a good chunk of change – but how do you know what you have? And is sterling silver flatware valuable? This guide goes over how you can determine the type of antique silverware you have, and estimate how much…

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Rate Cuts in 2024? The Fed’s Impact on Gold and Silver Prices

Investor looking at rate graphs

2023 was the year of rising interest rates. Could 2024 see rate cuts? It seems possible, given the Federal Reserve’s recent guidance. As markets digest the possibility of rate cuts in 2024, we look at the gold and silver spot markets to see what falling interest rates could mean for precious metal investors. Are Interest…

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How to Sell Rare Coins: Tips for Appraisal, Grading, and Selling Rare Coins

Sell Rare Coins

Did you know that the most expensive coin ever sold fetched a mind-boggling $18,872,250 at auction? Yes, that’s nearly $19 million for a single coin — a 1933 Double Eagle in exceptional condition. Rare coins can be worth a pretty penny! While you likely aren’t sitting on a $19 million one-of-a-kind like the 1933 Double…

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The Most Expensive Coin Ever Sold + Top 10 Most Valuable Coins

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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Here’s How to Sell a Coin Collection in Seattle

Picture of coin collection for sale

Did you know that the value of the global coin collection market was worth $8.8 billion in 2022? Perhaps more impressively, it’s set to grow at approximately 10.5% per year, reaching $17.3 billion by 2029. Okay, so maybe your coin collection isn’t worth billions — but you may be surprised at how much it is worth….

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Gold Hits New All-Time High: $2,135 per Ounce

Gold All-Time High

Gold investors have had a wild run as of late. In early December 2023, gold hit a new all-time high: Several, actually! This article explains the new gold all-time high, why it happened, why it matters, and what might be next for gold spot prices. Gold All-Time High: $2,135 per Ounce Update 3/11/24: The gold…

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What Is the Gold to Silver Ratio? Does It Matter?

Gold and silver coins stacked up

Precious metals investors have plenty of good reasons to buy both gold and silver. But is either better than the other? And is now a “better” time to buy gold, silver, or both? Some traders and investors look to the gold to silver ratio to track the ratio between these two metals. This informs their trading…

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Gold Tops $2,000: What’s Driving the Gold Price Rally?

Gold Over 2000 per oz 2023

In recent months, gold investors have seen the gold spot price surging and approaching all-time highs. Gold has now spiked over $2,000 per oz multiple times in this year — but what’s driving the gold price rally? Gold Spot: 2023 Performance In the last 12 months to date, gold has surged from just under $1,700…

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Protect Your Bullion Investments: Secure Storage, Insurance, IRAs and More

Gold in a bank vault safe

We all know the importance of investing in a wide variety of assets to help grow wealth and spread out risk. And many choose to use physical precious metal bullion – like gold bars or silver coins – to improve the overall diversification of their investment holdings. But investing in precious metals present a unique…

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Why Do Central Banks Buy Gold?

Why do central banks buy gold

There’s a whole lot of gold in the world – about 244,000 metric tons discovered so far, to be exact. That’s around 538,020,000 pounds of gold, or around 7,846,125,000 troy ounces. In dollar terms, that amount of gold would be worth $14,319,178,125,000 (that’s $14.3 trillion dollars). A mind-boggling quantity of gold, to be sure. But where…

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