Should You Buy Gold Coins? 3 Reasons To Buy + 3 Reasons To Wait

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Coin collectors and investors alike love gold coins. After all, gold represents one of the oldest forms of wealth and has remained popular since ancient times. That's just one of the many things I find alluring about gold coinage.Think of it this way -- while countless forms of paper money and other currency have come in gone over the centuries, gold remains as "golden" as ever.It therefore makes perfect sense to add some gold coins to your collection or investment portfolio, … [Read more...]

Tips For Finding Coin Hoards Like The Famous Saddle Ridge Gold Coin Hoard

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Have you heard about the Saddle Ridge coin hoard?It's one of the most famous U.S. coin hoards ever, and it was discovered by a Sierra Nevada, California couple on their rural property in February 2013.The 1,427 gold coins -- all half eagles, eagles, and double eagles dated from 1847 and 1894 and buried in 8 coffee cans -- have a combined value of some $10 million.It is the largest-known hoard of gold coins that has ever been found in the U.S!There was $27,980 in face value … [Read more...]

Collecting Fake Coins – A New Facet Of Coin Collecting That’s Gaining Attention

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It used to be that you never uttered the C word or the F word in coin collecting; of course, those words would be counterfeit and fake, as in counterfeit and fake coins. Nowadays, many coin collectors use another term for these less-than-real coins that is a little more... ahem... politically correct, and that is “replica coins.”Novelty coins, replica coins, copy coins... No matter what term you use, though (even if it is fake coins!), collecting coins that aren’t 100 percent mint made is … [Read more...]

5 Cheap Gold Coins For Coin Collectors And Investors

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Gold coins have always been a favorite among coin collectors but, in recent years, gold prices have been surging. In fact, as of this writing, gold coin prices stand at around $1,500 per ounce, and that means that it’s getting pretty expensive for most people to buy even one hold coin – let alone a whole collection of them! So where are the cheap gold coins? Are there any inexpensive gold coins available?While prices for gold coins across the board are up from over a few years ago, it’s … [Read more...]

One Of The Rarest Coins In The World: The 1933 Gold Double Eagle

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One of the most rare and well-known coins in all of U.S. history is the 1933 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle -- a $20 gold coin that, by several accounts, shouldn't even be in existence.It is the rarest and most valuable coin in the world, designed by a famed sculptor at the request of President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905. It should never have been minted. And, for decades, the U.S. government has fought to keep a surviving few out of private hands. SourceIn the 1930s, during the … [Read more...]

New 2011 First Spouse Gold Coins

The 5th year of the First Spouse gold coins series has begun. First Spouse gold coins honor the wives of each of the presidents featured in the Presidential $1 coin series. The half-ounce gold coins in the First Spouse series are released throughout each year.   … [Read more...]

2011 Native American Gold Dollar Coin

With the Presidential $1 coin series in full tilt and now entering its 5th year, the changing designs on the Native American dollars also continue forth.2011 marks the 3rd year the United States Mint has been honoring Native American history and culture on the dollar coin.   … [Read more...]

5 Tips For Handling An Estate Collection Of Coins

Handling an estate collection can be one of the most difficult things you'll ever have to do. However, being responsible for securing the sale or disbursal of a large coin collection doesn't have to be hard.While I'm not a lawyer and have no training in legal issues, I'm a longtime coin collector and would like to offer you some tips that you may find helpful if you're in a situation where you're having to handle issues surrounding an estate coin collection.The advice I offer assumes you have … [Read more...]

Cash For Gold: Scam Or Real Deal?

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If you've done any driving around your town, you've probably seen the guys and gals -- many dressed up as cartoon characters, holiday icons, or even gold bars -- advertising cash for gold coins and gold jewelry....And if you haven't seen these folks waving signs on the side of your local roads, then you've probably seen the ads on local billboards, TV, or in magazines and circulars.Well, what about them?Are the cash for gold offers a good deal for you, or are they a scam?Can you … [Read more...]

Find Out Who Had The Only Complete Collection Of United States Coins

Trying to complete an album of coins -- say Lincoln cents or Morgan dollars -- can be a daunting and expensive task.But how about building a complete collection of United States coins?Yes -- I said a complete collection of all United States coins!Believe it or not, it had once been done!Before I go into more of the details of this extraordinary coin collection, I need to remind you on just how amazing this feat was...All regular-issue U.S. coins going back to 1793 Rare … [Read more...]