How Not to Get Scammed By T.V. Ads for Coins

If there is one story from this week that makes my blood boil is from the Houston Chronicle. They reported that a 72-year old woman was duped by the National Collector’s Mint (NCM) into purchasing $1.3 million in alleged rare coins. The elderly woman, like many other elderly Read More …

A Little History About U.S. Paper Money

Large-Size U.S. Paper Money Large-size U.S. paper money of 1861-1929 was once 50% larger than today’s currency. Of all U.S. paper money, the large-size notes issued before 1929 offer the greatest variety of beautiful, artistic designs, subject matter, and history. Their unique themes and symbolic Read More …

The History of Pre-1933 US Gold Coins

  Pre-1933 Gold coins are amongst some of the rarest and most sought-after gold bullion types available on the precious metals market. These U.S. Gold Coins have been struck in 90% gold purity by the U.S. Mint since before 1933 but their history dates back to the 18th century. The Coinage Act Read More …

History Of The Obverse Silver Eagle Design

The Silver American Eagle is one of the most prolific and successful bullion programs produced by the United States Mint. Silver American Eagles are widely popular and highly collected coins today but their significance is rooted in more than just the sales. There is historical Read More …

Reality and Myths About Investing in Gold

For a few years now, the public hasn’t focused much on gold prices. However, the recent sabre-rattling in the Korean peninsula has the price fluctuating in every direction attracting renewed interest. So let’s have a look at gold prices, gold as an investment and investments Read More …

Where to Find Your Coin’s Mintmark

Locating a Mint Mark on Coins If you are looking for a mint mark on coins made in the United States before 1968, they are usually on the reverse. In 1968, however, the location was changed by the Mint Director to the obverse (front) side Read More …