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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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BINGLE, BANGLE

    The Great Depression was an extremely difficult time for any American to have endured. Work was, in essence, impossible to find and landlords were less than forgiving to tenants who could not make rent. Many were left starving on the streets of every major city and town. This unfortunate phenomenon extended on into…

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IN TWAIN WE TRUST

  January brings with it a time for many anew. This year not only are we seeing a few exceptional, one of a kind items being released for the Year of the Monkey, but we are also privileged to see in our lifetime two coins to honor a man who did as much for the…

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SILVER LININGS

Much like gold certificates, silver certificates were created in the latter 19th century to ease the transfer of silver bullion ownership and to represent the physical amount of silver being held by a financial institution. During a time when mining was booming throughout the country, it became imperative to carry the certificates, whose appearance mimicked…

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