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Holiday Coin Traditions

This time of year is marked with various traditions, stories, and icons. From twinkling lights to red-nosed reindeer, some seem fitting for the holidays we celebrate, while others do not.

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7 Christmas Gifts For The Numismatist in Your Life

With cheerful music, sweet treats, and festive decor, this certainly seems to be the most wonderful time of the year. Amid the celebration and joy however, there is one caveat we all face. That is the pressure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

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Native American $1 Coin Program

On November 28th, we will celebrate the harmonious relationship of two unlikely allies. On the first Thanksgiving in 1620, pilgrims and Native Americans gathered to share a bountiful feast in celebration of their overcome hardship and the kindness of the native people.

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The Legend of the $2 Bill

Imagine yourself at a checkout counter, having just paid for your groceries, when without warning, you are handed a $2 bill as your change. You may glance at it once, then again, to check if you see correctly. Then for a moment or two, you might stare in awe at the rare find.

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10 Fun Facts About Gold

From pirates to California miners, people everywhere and from all walks of life are crazy about gold. Perhaps this obsession is owed to its dazzling color, or unique qualities, or simply to its inherent rarity.

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The History of US Coins

In a world of credit cards, Apple Pay, and automated billing systems, it’s hard to recall a time in which we relied on coins. But for the greater portion of history, we exchanged goods and services with the change in our pockets.

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How to Sell Your Jewelry: 5 Important Things You Should Know

If you have a tangled mess of jewelry in your drawer, some heirlooms collecting dust, or you’re looking for some extra cash, it may be a smart move to sell your jewelry. However, with this endeavor come questions of whether or not you’re getting the best deal.

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5 Factors That Affect Gold Prices

5 Factors That Affect Gold Prices Gold is among the finest treasures the world has ever known. Since the ancient Mesopotamia's first finding of the rarity, it has adorned structures and humans to symbolize wealth, prosperity, and even godliness. Even in recent history, when James Marshall discovered gold in the foothills of the California Sierra […]

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A Beginner’s Guide To Stamp Collecting

A Beginner’s Guide To Stamp Collecting A stamp is far more than a small piece of paper with a picture on one side and some glue on the other. Since their first use, stamps have served as a symbol of a time past- a glimpse into history and the lives of its participants. Not only […]

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Frank Lloyd Wright

Renowned architect of the Prairie school movement, Frank Lloyd Wright was known for his ground-breaking designs of homes and buildings in the mid 20th century. And we are fortunate to have some of his notes and autographed mementoes in store! Come by to check out his treasured items including a detailed book inscription, a signed […]

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The Liberty Seated Half Dollars
Christian Gobrecht designed the Seated Liberty Half Dollar. The design was based upon Britannia which had been heavily used in British coins. It was minted from 1839 to 1891. There were several variations in the design that denoted various changes that were made to the currency over the years, specifically, in the amount of silver [...]
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The $500 Dollar Bill
There is a lot of 100 Dollar Bill love in the world. They've been affectionately termed C-Notes and Benjamins. However, did you know that there is a 500 Dollar Bill? There is, but unfortunately, you're not going to be able to walk into your bank and ask for one because they have been out of [...]
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A Beginner's Guide to Coin Collecting
If you are interested in starting a coin collection, you will find yourself with an exciting new hobby. A hobby that is simple enough for anyone to join, as we use coins daily, and can find them easily. Many households may have jars of coins sitting on bedside tables, or you may find coins jingling [...]
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Our Founding Fathers

Our founding fathers and great leaders who brought us through triumph and tragedy are what we see now on our coins.

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The Kennedy Half Dollar

John F. Kennedy was one of our most popular presidents. Ask anyone who was alive during 1963, and they will most likely be able to tell you where they were when they found out that he had been assassinated. It was this love and admiration that led to the creation of the Kennedy Half Dollar. […]

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