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Our Credentials

Anyone can tell you the value of a Coin. It takes the right knowledge and experience to do it honestly. At our store, all of our employees are either certified or in the process of getting certified by the American Numismatic Association (ANA).   Bill Latour:   ANA Certified in Advanced Grading of United States …

Numismatic Dictionary 101

  Have you ever heard or read certain words that you don’t understand? You were unsure to ask because you didn’t want to seem stupid. Here is a list of some words in the coin industry that you might here. So next time, you will understand what someone is talking about.   90%/Junk Silver: coins …

WATCH OUT FOR THIS SCAM!

Have you ever seen the TV or newspaper ad about buying “Limited Time Only” or “Only 3 easy payments of $xxx” coins or currency? Well, I hate to break it to you but, those are SCAMS.   Here is an example from an unnamed TV network that sells various items. They are selling a 1923 …

The ONLY Way To Clean Your Coins.

Yes, you can clean your coins. ONLY under certain conditions though.   First of all, DO NOT clean your coins unless something is literally harming it, like a corrosive substance.   The most common form of corrosion is ionic corrosion, resulting from chloride contamination. Whether it’s from sweaty skin or the chemical breakdown of aging …

Interested In Investing In Gold?

If so, here is some information to make sure you are making the right choice.   Here are a few things to know:   The 20 – 100 rule applies when gold pricing is relatively steady. $20 over spot for 1/10th oz and $100 over for 1 oz gold coins and bullion. When gold is …

Why 90% Silver?

What is 90% silver?   It is the old halves, quarters, and dimes. The cut-off date is anything 1964 and before. The amount of silver in each is proportional. A quarter has 2.5 times the amount of silver in a dime. The half dollar has twice the amount of silver in a quarter.   While …

Interested In Investing In Silver?

  If so, here is some information to make sure you are making the right choice.   Why not Gold?   The U.S. Gold to Silver Ratio in a strong economy should be a 60:1. With Gold at approximately $1925* and Silver at about $25*, that is a 77:1 ratio.   What does that mean? …

What Is Worth Getting Appraised?

Have you ever wondered if your 1776-1976 Quarter or Half Dollar is worth more than face value? The general rule of thumb is that if you got it in change, and unless it’s an error or variety, it is worth face value.   BRING IN: U.S. Government Packaging (U.S. Mint): Proof Sets, Mint Sets, Commemoratives, …