Famous Government Mints: The U.S. Mint

Famous Government Mints: The U.S. Mint

Earlier this month we posted an article that provides an overview of government mints around the world, including their history, main functions, and the gold coins, silver coins and bullion they produce.  As an extension of this article, we will be taking a more...
Guide to Investing in Silver and Gold Metal Bullion

Guide to Investing in Silver and Gold Metal Bullion

There was a time in our history when every cent of American currency in circulation was backed by gold and silver.  In the days of the gold standard, one U.S. dollar could be converted into 1.5 grams of gold.  The gold standard was suspended temporarily in 1933 at the...
How to Store and Care for Your Coin Collection

How to Store and Care for Your Coin Collection

Since ancient times, people have enjoyed collecting coins for their value and beauty.  Coins are often sought after if they are made from precious metals like gold or silver, if they are rare coins, or if they have some type of historical significance.  An experienced...
How and Where to Sell Your Rare Vintage Wine

How and Where to Sell Your Rare Vintage Wine

Wine has long been considered a fine drink for people from all walks of life from the common man to the noble classes.  People have been consuming wine since ancient times and it has been an important part of many different cultures.  It is no wonder that there are...
Where Can I Sell Valuable Coins?

Where Can I Sell Valuable Coins?

There are several reasons why someone might start a coin collection.  A collector might be interested in numismatics, which is the study of currency, or they may be interested in collecting what are essentially historical artifacts.  Many coins are sought after by...
Tips on How and Where to Sell Scrap Gold Jewelry

Tips on How and Where to Sell Scrap Gold Jewelry

After years of buying or collecting jewelry, it is inevitable that you will end up with jewelry that is old and broken, or scrap jewelry.  Scrap gold jewelry can quickly build up in your jewelry box, taking up space and getting tangled with your good jewelry.  If you...
Can I Start Coin Collecting on a Budget?

Can I Start Coin Collecting on a Budget?

Coin collecting is a very popular hobby that dates as far back as Ancient Rome and truly developed during the Renaissance.  In ancient Rome, scholars and state treasuries collected coins, and it has even been said that Roman emperor Augustus would give rare coins as...