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  • How Coins Are Made: The Evolution of Coinage Manufacturing

    The Early Days of Hammer & Anvil Humans began creating coins around 700 B.C., and the process has evolved steadily since its inception. In the beginning, the manufacturing of coins was a slow and tedious task. To make each coin, scraps of metal were thinned with a hammer and anvil. Once the desi...
  • Lavere Redfield: The Potato Farmer That Hoarded Silver Dollars

    While most of us have heard stories of different coin collectors that have amassed very specific coin collections that they have kept for show, there are those that we seldom hear about. These coin hoarders are less concerned with collecting coins for the sake of creating a collection, instead, they...
  • The Honorable History Behind the Kennedy Half Dollar

    Certified collectible coins are a strong investment choice. They’re beautiful, valuable, and often have a fascinating history you can appreciate. One of the most popular collectible coins out there is the Kennedy half dollar. With its portrayal of one of the country’s favorite past president...
  • Lady Liberty Coin: Beginning of Diversity in American Coinage

    The Changing Face of Lady Liberty For the first time in history, Lady Liberty is portrayed as a black woman on an officially minted coin from the United States Mint. The newly-released gold coin is designed in part to help commemorate the 225th anniversary of the Mint but also is a celebration of...
  • The 1933 Double Eagle Gold Coin: A Modern Treasure with an Intriguing Heritage

    Infused with an abundance of mystery and known to collectors as one of the most intriguing gold coins in the world, the famed 1933 Saint-Gaudens $20 double eagle has a storied past that is entwined with drama, courtroom battles, greed -- and the quest to unearth hidden stashes of these precious pi...
  • How the Big Gold Maple Leaf Coin Was Stolen and Where It Is Now

    The Big Gold Maple Leaf Recently, a massive gold coin known as the “Big Maple Leaf” was stolen from a German museum. The coin was approximately 21” in diameter, minted from pure .9999 gold, and weighed about 220 pounds. The crime has become an international story because it is one of the most ...
  • Commemorate the Trump Presidency With One of These Coins

    Since President Trump’s inauguration, coins commemorating the historic event have flooded the market, which means you’ll have a lot of options to choose from. Of course, with so many options, you can also expect some variations in design and quality, so you’ll want to take your time to make ...
  • Top 5 Most Expensive Silver Coins

    Silver is for second place. Everywhere from the Olympics to a children’s spelling bee we see the silver medal awarded to the second best and the gold reserved for the winner. We’ve been sold this order of things for centuries, but the world’s top five silver coins each come with their own ...
  • Coin Collecting Tips: How to Handle Gold Coins Like a Pro

    While the famed "Midas touch" may be a mythical aspiration, there is nothing imaginary about the negative impact that careless handling and reckless touching can have on gold and other precious metals. Selecting and purchasing gold coins is an important part of any collection, but investors today m...
  • Will Donald Trump’s Face Be on a Coin?

    Donald Trump on a coin? Believe it or not, just a month or so into the presidency, and plenty of people are already wondering if - and how - the 45th president’s face might wind up on the nation’s currency, joining the ranks of other presidents like Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson and Roosevelt...

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