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The Gold and Silver Mine: 1-ounce silver coins popular with collectors and …
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In addition to the U.S. Mint, which makes the 1-ounce silver eagles, other countries also make silver coins: Canada strikes the 1-ounce maple plus other wildlife series, Australia the “roo” (kangaroo) and koala bear coins, China the panda, and Great …

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The Gold and Silver Mine- Coin recycling open to counterfeiting abuses
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I was recently turned on to a news article in the Philadelphia Inquirer by Don Williams because he was intrigued by its' title about the U.S. government going after coin recyclers. Since technically I am a coin recycler because I buy old U.S. silver …

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The Gold and Silver Mine- Make no mistake: there are errors in all coin …
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Hunting for major errors in coins and currency is a fun pastime and, if someone is fortunate enough to find one, it can be quite profitable. Errors that have been made by the mint, and ones I've written about in past articles include double dies, coins …

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The Gold and Silver Mine: Exonumia Part 3
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This continues my examples of collecting items that are related to the field of numismatics, but are not really true coins or paper money. This is known as exonumia, and is a relatively easy opportunity to put together an inexpensive but interesting …

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The Gold and Silver Mine: A token look at coins you can nickel and dime into a …
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Last weeks' article dealt with the area of numismatics that are not the average coin or currency collectibles. This group of collectibles, known as exonumia offer a wide range of opportunities to collect interesting and historical items without hurting …

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The Gold and Silver Mine: Don't take coin grading too seriously
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An article I just read about the four major independent coin grading services written by a grader for one of them said it was his feeling that the same coin (denomination, date and mint) that had the same grade designation – if these four coins were to …

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The Gold and Silver Mine- Collector's advice: Start saving things that you like
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Coin collecting came later for me and was influenced by my neighbor who had no interest in stamps but did collect coins. I'm flexible, so I started collecting coins also so that I would have a friend to share the hobby with. Again family and friends …

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The Gold and Silver Mine: Different ways to detect counterfeit coins
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There is no easy answer to that which will suffice for all coins. In some cases the coin was counterfeited with a base metal in order to be spent as a real coin, this being the era when our coins were made of gold or silver. Or the counterfeiter used a …

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The Gold and Silver Mine: Banks' need for coins helps shape collectors' market
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It should come as no surprise that coins with the lowest mintage figures are those that command the highest prices from collectors. But why do mints make different amounts of coins every year and who decides what coins need to be minted? Certain events …

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The Gold and Silver Mine: Mint's need for silver may mean the time is right …
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One thing that is known is that the U.S. Mint has run out of silver to mint the American Silver Eagle, which is popular among silver investors. Right now I am facing a 30-day delay in being able to replenish my stock of coins, which should indicate …

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The Gold and Silver Mine: There's a variety of opportunities for currency …
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For example a Silver Certificate will have a blue seal, a Gold Certificate a gold seal, a Federal Reserve Note a green seal and so on. I also mentioned star notes, that is notes that have stars printed before or after their serial number indicating …

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The Gold and Silver Mine: High price of old bills make modern paper money …
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Collecting currency – paper money – has been an area of the hobby that has taken second place to coin collecting. But recent activity shows that while not as popular as coins, paper money has a strong following. Early paper, obsolete notes from the …

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The Gold and Silver Mine: There are arguments for and reasons against …
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The original intent of a coin was to provide the holder with its value in precious metal, meaning a dime had ten cents worth of silver, a quarter twenty five cents and so on. The same held true with gold coins where they too had their stated value in gold.

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The Gold and Silver Mine: U.S. currency could learn from the forward-thinking euro
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Gold at least is something tangible. Douglas Keefe is the president of Beachcomber Coins, Inc. He and his wife, Linda, operate Beachcomber Coins and Collectibles, formerly in the Shore Mall, now located at 6692 Black Horse Pike in the old Wawa building …

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The Gold and Silver Mine: Woman's face appears headed for the sawbuck
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Why they don't just issue a commemorative silver $1 and gold $5 coins like they do for virtually every other event is beyond me. In any event the current individual pictured on the $10 Bill is Alexander Hamilton, a true patriot, having served in …

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The Gold and Silver Mine: Summertime doesn't heat up collectibles markets
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Well it looks like summer is finally upon on us with weather becoming more seasonable. Summertime usually results in less activity for collectibles as collectors turn to other, outdoor interests, and who can blame them. I have noticed though that the …

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The Gold and Silver Mine: Rare gold coins pop up after 70 years
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A while ago I wrote about a 1933 $20 gold piece that sold in auction for over $7 million. At that time, it was the only known coin of that date to have survived out of a mintage of 445,500 coins struck by the mint. That was the year, 1933, when …

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The Gold and Silver Mine: Here's the real scoop about fake money
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Counterfeiting has been a problem for time immemorial. Ever since the Greeks started producing coins out of precious metals – copper, silver and gold; all right, copper isn't that precious – there was some enterprising individual out there making his …

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The Gold and Silver Mine: Facing up to putting a woman on a federal reserve note
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Although none of these coins were popular, it had no bearing on the women pictured. The only other examples of women on United States coinage are the commemorative dollar issued in 1999 featuring Dolly Madison, and the first spouses series of $10 gold …

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The Gold and Silver Mine: Benny Binion's $1 million display only part of the story
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Douglas Keefe is the president of Beachcomber Coins, Inc. He and his wife Linda operate Beachcomber Coins and Collectibles, formerly in the Shore Mall, now located at 6692 Black Horse Pike in the old Wawa building just past the former Cardiff Circle.

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