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  • Why Platinum Coins Are Worth Adding To Your Portfolio

    If you have the financial means to invest in rare coins and precious metals, make sure you've made room in your collection to include platinum. The metal is a rare, scarce and costly commodity that has many unique properties. In nature, platinum is often found as part of the Platinum Group Metals (P...
  • Is the new gold standard here to stay?

    Though the economy regained some of its stability in 2011 and is projected to continue to rebound moving forward, many lawmakers around the United States aren't convinced the dollar will ever reach the strength it held prior to 2008. In 13 states around the country, reports CNN Money, legislatures a...
  • Rare Saint-Gaudens sketch is transformed into a gold coin

    Many people collect rare coins all over the world, and no coin commands more respect than this 2009 Ultra High Relief Gold coin. Through 21st century technology and the innovative vision of Director Ed Moy, the U.S. Mint was able to take one of Augustus Saint-Gaudens' original sketches and recreate...
  • States to Switch to Gold and Silver Currency

    The United States economic troubles resulted in various changes in several states, some a little more drastic than others. In 2011, the state of Utah took a stand against the Federal Reserve monetary policy, which Republican State Representative Brad Galvez backed, at the time, because Americans wer...
  • Augustus Saint-Gaudens and his influence on American currency

    One of the most popular rare coins collected today is the American Gold Eagle. In 1986, the first year the eagle coins were minted, they were an ounce in weight. Ever since its introduction, the gold coins have been produced in four weights - one-ounce, one-half ounce, one-fourth ounce and a one-ten...
  • Challenge coins helped bring troops together

    Typically, metal coins are minted as currency. People use them to pay for merchandise and collect them based upon their historic significance. During World War I however, American volunteer fighter pilots invented a game using uniquely minted metal coins, which have now become collector's items amon...
  • Get involved in the rare coin collecting culture

    People have collected rare coins for many years, and will likely continue to do so in the future. While the hobby did not gather speed until the 16th century, it is widely practiced in many cultures today, including in the United States. In fact, many famous public personalities have turned their...
  • Gold holds its worth through history

    Gold, in all of its visual beauty, is an invaluable component to modern dentistry in the world today. In fact, the use of gold in medicine and dentistry dates back thousands of years. According to The World Gold Council, it was first used by the Etruscans in the seventh century to hold in substitu...
  • Gold is more a part of you than you may think

    There are an increasing amount of people collecting gold coins, gold bullion and gold bars in the United States, but the precious metal has held value for various purposes for centuries. In fact, the historical literature shows gold being used as far back as the 19th century for treating condition...
  • Silver Helps Detect Disease

    Silver is an invaluable property in the medical field. Humans have known about silver and its natural antimicrobial properties for thousands of years reports Silver Sinus. The Phoenicians used silver bottles to store their water in order to prevent it from spoiling, and that was back in 1200 BC. Whi...

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