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Zimbabwe $100,000,000,000,000 Bank Note

As we venture home or away for the beginning of the Holiday Season, let's take a look at the Zimbabwe P# 91 2008 $100 Trillion bank note. Yup, a hundred trillion. $100,000,000,000,000. In the late 90's and early 2000's Zimbabwe went through a period of unprecedented inflation caused by high import trade imbalance, too much [...]

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Silver Dollar Type Coin Collecting: Part 1 of 2

I had a young girl in our store over the weekend who was desperately trying to finish her Lincoln Wheat Cent collection. All she needed, her father said, was a 1909-S, 1909-S VDB, 1914-D, 1922 Plain, and 1931-S. When I explained those weren't in the Under $25 boxes, but rather in certified holders starting at [...]

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What Happened to the D on the 1922-D Lincoln Wheat Cent?

As rare coin dealers, this is a question that often comes up from collectors working on their Lincoln Wheat Cent collection. Some coin collectors are looking for the 1922 from Philadelphia and the 1922 from the Denver mint. Let me put this discussion to bed quickly. The 1922 Lincoln Wheat Cent was only minted at [...]

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Affordable Three Cent Coins to Collect

As a result of the Gold Rush in 1849, the price of silver, relative to gold, rose substantially from the influx of newly discovered gold. Silver coins were hoarded and even exported and melted, causing a shortage of small silver change. The United States introduced the three cent coin and reduced the price of postage from [...]

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2016 Silver Kangaroos have arrived

We just received a small allotment of Perth Mint 2016 Kangaroo Silver bullion coins. We're excited to have these given the current shortage of silver bullion coins at reasonable prices. The Perth Mint has delivered the first-ever Australian Kangaroo 1 oz Silver bullion coin. Struck in .9999 fine Silver, this Australian Silver coin is a treasure [...]

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A Brief History of Newfoundland Coins

Coin collectors from Canada, the United States, and around the world seek out the rare and elusive coins from Newfoundland. This history of this small country, now a province of Canada is fascinating and can be seen in its coinage history.The first brief European contact with Newfoundland and Labrador came about 1000 AD when the [...]

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How to begin coin collecting

One of the most common questions we get from our customers is "How should I collect coins?" or "How do I get my son interested in collecting coins?" It's a more complicated question than it seems. First, let's remember rare coin collecting is supposed to be FUN. Second, it should be appropriate for your budget. [...]

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Large Denomination Bank Notes, $500 and $1,000

We have two large denomination notes available to rare bank note collectors, both certified by PMG as VF-35. The $500 note from 1934 features President McKinley who was assassinated in 1901. It is offered for $1,295 on our web site.  The $1,000 1934 Federal Reserve Bank Note PMG VF-35 is offered on our web site [...]

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Historical Indian Head Cents

Indian Head Cents share their history with the end of the Wild West. As Cowboy Money, many collectors enjoy the history surrounding this coins travels throughout the Civil War years, Reconstruction and end of the Wild West. In fact, the last two years, 1908 and 1909 were also minted in San Francisco. That tells you [...]

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Historical Documents: George Washington on Religion & Prosperity

I thought I would share the following with you in the wake of the Supreme Court decision and the upcoming Independence Day celebration; George Washington's Farewell Address, written in 1792 and revised in 1796 (after he accepted the second term) with the help of Alexander Hamilton. One of the most referenced parts of Washington's letter [...]

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