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The History of Civil War and Hard Times Tokens

Posted October 30, 2017

Part of the draw of coin collecting is collecting items that reflect the history of their time. Ancient coins from Greece and Rome help cast a glimpse into millennia past. Similarly, coins from early American centuries also are steeped in amazing history. Civil War coins and hard times tokens are especially interesting. If you have… View Article

3 Handy Tips for Accidental Coin Collectors

Posted October 19, 2017

Most people with coin collections amass them deliberately, carefully selecting collectible coins over a period of time. But it is possible to end up with a coin collection that you didn’t create yourself. Maybe you inherited it or won it in a storage auction. However it happened, you may now be asking yourself, “What do… View Article

Share Your Coin Collection with the World-Photography Tips

Posted July 18, 2017

We live in a global society now. You love the custom display for your coin collection, but only the people who visit your living room will see it. You want to share that new Buffalo nickel you found with a larger audience. But you’ll need a nice photo to do that. Some people consider coins… View Article

Strike It Rich: 7 Best Practices for Using a Metal Detector

Posted June 22, 2017

Handheld metal detectors often appear in film and television, usually as comedic devices or symbols of hopeless causes. In reality, searching with a metal detector can often lead to the discovery of lost rings or keys, coins and other items, and foster a spirit of exploration. Whether you own a metal detector or plan to… View Article

Unique and Surprising Uses for Gold

Posted May 22, 2017

Remember when your history teachers lectured you and your classmates about the Gold Standard? Here’s a quick refresher in case you don’t remember. The Gold Standard is a monetary method that determines how much a nation’s currency is worth, depending on how much gold the country possesses as well as how much gold is worth… View Article

Top 5 Vacation Spots for Treasure Hunters

Posted May 18, 2016

In our previous blog posts, we’ve discussed some rare coins and precious metals that you might find in your everyday life. But if you want to get serious about finding treasure, eventually you’ll have to head outside and start looking. But what do treasure-hunting hopefuls do if there aren’t any historic sites or gold mines… View Article

Coin Collecting 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Collection

Posted May 16, 2016

Welcome to the world of coin collecting! If you’re just getting started, you may feel confused, intimidated, and even a little overwhelmed at the thought of starting your own coin collection. If so, we’re here to tell you that you have nothing to worry about. Coin collecting is a fun, exhilarating hobby that will keep… View Article

Don’t Fake It: 7 Ways to Identify Precious Metals

Posted May 16, 2016

When you think of precious metals, you probably think of expensive jewelry, Tiffany’s boxes, or the intricate cogs of a pricey watch. But many people manage to find precious metals in unlikely places. Treasure seekers find rare coins using metal detectors, while bargain shoppers often find precious metal jewelry at pawn shops and consignment boutiques…. View Article

Need Extra Money? 6 Ideas for Making an Easy Dollar

Posted March 16, 2016

Have you ever thought of ways to devise a get-rich-quick scheme? Maybe when you were younger, you thought a lemonade stand would rake in gobs of cash for your spending pleasure. Or perhaps you offered to mow neighborhood lawns so that you could afford a new bike. But now, you make a living working a… View Article

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