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A Peek Into The American Platinum Eagles

Platinum is one of the rarest metals with an average abundance of 0.005 ppm (parts per million) on the Earth’s crust. South Africa is the world’s largest producer of platinum accounting for 80% of world’s total production. Platinum is classified among the most valuable precious metals world over. Is malleable and ductile and has a […]

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Follow Up To a Turbulent Year

Precious metals prices experienced a turbulent year in 2011 with both a dramatic rise and fall. This brought a great deal of attention to the alternative investment class and also some speculation about what the future may hold. During 2010, the price of silver had risen by an impressive 80%. The gains continued in early […]

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Save the Denomination, But Not the Date

The Buffalo Nickel is one of the most popular and iconic United States coin series. It is beloved by collectors for its wonderful images of a Native American chief and American Bison, colloquially referred to as a “buffalo”. The series was introduced in 1913, but changes were quickly made to the design. Originally the coins […]

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The Problem of Large Cents

After fifty years of production, the United States Mint faced up to the mounting problems of the one cent denomination. They were increasingly unpopular with the public due to their size and weight. The coins were often considered filthy. Because the coins were not legal tender, they were often rejected by banks who would only […]

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Popular and Unique Gold Coin Design

In the early twentieth century, President Roosevelt grew weary of the designs for circulating American coins. Most had not experienced an update in more than a generation and were similar across denominations. Through his efforts a series of changes were made which updated designs from the smallest to largest denominations. In 1908, the design for […]

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A Series Concluded Before Its Time

The Franklin Half Dollar coin series replaced the prior Walking Liberty series starting in 1948. Many thought it was fitting to recognize this important American on a circulating coin. Collectors who preferred the beauty of the prior series, perhaps overlooked the new series at first. The coin featured a portrait of Benjamin Franklin and the […]

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Old Designs on New Coins

Some of the most popular coin designs were creating during a time that many people refer to as the Renaissance in American coinage. In recent year, the United States Mint has been reusing these popular old designs in lieu of creating new designs for our generation. The first such instance occured when Congress passed laws […]

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