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The Best Gold and Silver Coins for Investing

Best Gold and Silver Coins

Note: This is for informational purposes only and should not be considered investment advice. Speak with a qualified financial advisor if you have questions about investing.    If you’re interested in investing in precious metals, one of the most popular methods is to simply buy physical gold or silver coins. Bars are another option, but coins…

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How Much Is My Gold Jewelry Worth?

How much is gold jewelry worth

If you’re looking for some extra cash, a good place to start is to sell unwanted valuables like jewelry or coins. But you may be wondering — how much is my jewelry actually worth? If you have a piece of gold jewelry, it’s likely valuable. But two identical looking gold chains could have completely different values….

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Is It a Good Time to Buy Precious Metals?

Is it a good time to buy precious metals

Note: This article is for informational purposes only and should not be considered investment advice. Speak to a qualified financial advisor if you have questions about investing.    Whether you’re new to investing in precious metals or you’re a seasoned veteran, you may be wondering — is now a good time to buy gold? Or…

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Washington State Coin Club Directory

Washington coin club directory

Coin collecting is a fantastic hobby. And like most hobbies, it’s even better when you can share it with other people! While coin collecting is enjoyable on your own, nothing beats gathering with fellow coin enthusiasts to show off your collections, share tips, or trade items. And coin clubs are alive and thriving! There are…

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Crypto 101: An Intro to Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency basics

Disclaimer: This post is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as investment advice.  Most people have now heard of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, but there is still a lot of confusion about the topic.  Investors may have seen Bitcoin’s meteoric rise and wondered how to get in on the action.  Technology enthusiasts…

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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


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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