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Half Dimes Forerunners To The Nickel
Silver half-dimes predated five-cent pieces alternatively known as nickels and even coexisted with them for many years. The Mint struck half-dimes from 1794 to 1873. Half-dime mintage numbers were low and intermittent before 1829.
Are You Still Feeling The Effects Of 2008?
It is no big secret that people who lived through the Great Depression were forever changed by their experiences during the 1930s. Many leaned a distrust for banks. Some were reluctant to borrow money to pay for things, even a house.
Hobby Is Losing Collectors
Coin collecting can be a fun, interesting, and sometimes profitable hobby. So one wonders why our hobby is losing collectors. There are certainly many things that come to mind. One of the issues is the stagnant economy we are still facing. Despite all of the hoopla about a recovery, the recovery is
How Do You Spend Your Bullion?
If you made a bundle of money on your gold and silver between 2001 and 2011, what did you do with your windfall profits? What did you spend it on? Did you buy a new car? A recent article in the “AARP Bulletin” talked about the buyers of new cars.
Are You Still Reeling From 2008?
The generation who lived through the Great Depression was forever changed by it. It has dominated their lives and behavior for years. The “Baby Boomers” and our younger generations cannot begin to imagine what this trauma was even like. We have not experienced anything close to it.
Silver 1855 Trime
There are a number of lesser known and oftentimes scarce coins that are interesting in their own right. The 1855 three-cent piece can be considered to be one of these specimens. The silver three-cent piece was an unusual creation for an unusual time. The story begins in the California gold fields in
Learn How To Grade Coins
Learning how to grade coins is something every serious coin collector needs to learn. At first the task will seem daunting. after all there are a number of reputable third-party grading services that will grade a coin for you for a set price that varies from company to company.
Minnesota Coin Collectors Will Be Shunned
The nation’s coin dealers are shunning Minnesotan coin collectors. It isn’t that the coin dealers have any issues with the collectors themselves, rather it is a new state law that is driving the rejection of doing business with collectors in Minnesota.
Gold-Plated Coins Not A Bargain
Invest In Gold For The Long Run
It usually doesn’t take much to get the gold bugs excited these days. For the umpteenth time this year, gold has rose over $1,300. Does this signify that a new trend has begun? It is anybody’s guess on that one, and too premature to even attempt to guess correctly.
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