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Molds Can Cause A Multitude Of Headaches
Molds are members of the fungi kingdom. They feed by absorbing nutrients from living or dead organisms. Starches are among their favorite foods. Cellulose, which is the main component of paper money, is a long chain-starch. As such, molds love to eat paper. Molds can easily feed on your favorite cur
More History Of The Buffalo Nickel
While the identities of the models for the Indian on the nickel is open for debate, such isn’t the case for the model used for the buffalo. A buffalo named Black Diamond, who was a resident of the New York Zoological Park served as the model
Morgan Silver Dollar Prehistory
In the early 1950’s, Morgan silver dollars were not very popular with the coin collecting community. Granted a few rare dates were of some interest to serious collectors, but collectors focused on more popular coins series. Of course, times have changed and Morgan silver dollars are extremely popula
Morgan's Prices On the Rise
Precious metals seem to be continuing under pressure with god being down around 1 percent. Silver down 3 percent, and platinum down approximately 4 percent. Silver continues to be resilient whenever gold prices take a breather from its recent negative selling pressure, silver normally rallies. Acros
Mr. Glad And His Nickels
His real name was Alfred Richmond Rodway. But in his time, everyone knew him simply as “Mr. Glad.” Silver-haired and always wearing gloves, “Mr. Glad” handed out coffee, sandwiches, and nickels in New York City during the Great Depression.
Mysterious Nevada Hoard Auction
The recent story of a mysterious Nevada recluse’s gold stash has reached a new chapter. On February 26, 2013 a portion of the hoard brought in over $3.5 million at auction. It was the allure of the mystery that attracted some bidders to the auction held in Carson City, Nev.
New Bill Would Outlaw Fake Slabbed Coins
For decades Public Law 93-167 aka the “Hobby Protection Act” has governed reproductions of American coinage and political posters. On July 30 the U.S. House of Representitives passed a major revision to the Hobby Protection Act. The bill is now being sent to the U.S. Senate for their approval and pa
New Coin Collecting Course
Coin collectors who want a better grounding in the basics of numismatics can now learn at their own pace from a new downloadable course from Krause Publications. “Coin Collecting 101:The Basics of Coin Collecting” is being offered as a PDF download in a zipped file.
Not All Slabbed Coins Are Equal
Over the last 30 years 3rd party coin certification has had a very tremendously positive effect on coin grading. However, there are a few pitfalls to slabbed coins. One of these pitfalls is the wide-spread proliferation of sub-standard, copycat coin grading services.
Now Is The Time To Collect Copper
With the price of precious metals so high, many coin collectors are being priced out of the market for gold and silver coins. Now is the time for these collectors to get back to the roots of our hobby. Perhaps it is time to remember that collecting coins is not just about the precious metal content
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