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Coin Clubs Rule!!

New collectors often don't have access to the clubs that most of us do. And many people (including me) don't find local coin clubs until later. So what can you do while you wait?
Written by Calvin Pineda at 14:00

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Is it Time to Consider Peace Silver Dollars?

As contrarian investors, we’re always looking for depressed prices in various segments of the market, and one of the glaring examples of an undervalued coin at the moment is the Peace silver dollar. At the time of this writing, the melt value of Peace silver dollars is approximately $15.30. Lower end examples of Peace silver dollars can be had for as little as $20, which is at a very reasonable premium level and one which we haven’t seen in quite some time. In general, the premium for Peace silver dollars tends to contract as silver prices increase, which makes the current low premiums especially surprising, since silver is currently less than $21 an ounce. In today’s article, we’ll delve further into Peace dollars, compare current values to their big sister, Morgan silver dollars, and look at relative values of other popular bullion and semi-numismatic silver coins.
Written by Tony Davis at 00:00

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Do your American Gold Eagle Bullion Coins Have Numismatic Value?

The American gold eagle is one of the most popular gold bullion coins available in the market today. Through 2013, over 20 million ounces of American gold eagles have been minted, putting these coins on par with South African gold krugerrands and Canadian gold maple leaf coins as the highest minted modern gold bullion coins. As we typically see in the coin market, collectors have identified American gold eagles that were produced in lower quantities, which has caused the value of these coins to rise above and beyond the gold bullion value; resulting in bullion coins selling at numismatic values. In today's article, Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers is going to take a look at the better date American gold eagle coins (by denomination) and identify for you coins that will bring you more than just your typical gold eagle premiums.
Written by Tony Davis at 00:00

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Burnished Silver Eagles: Numismatic Coins without an Outrageous Price Tag

In a previous article for Money.org, we highlighted several bullion and proof American silver eagle coins that sell at a premium over and above the standard rates for these coins. We also touched upon other types of American silver eagles, such as burnished silver eagles and reverse proof silver eagles. Today we’re going to delve a bit further into burnished silver eagles, including the coins’ origins, pricing information and why we believe that these coins make a great addition to any coin collector’s numismatic coin collection.
Written by Tony Davis at 00:00

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Four Factors to Consider Before Buying Gold Coins

As a coin and bullion dealer, we regularly meet with individuals who are interested in purchasing gold coins for the first time, and as you would expect, for newcomers, the number of potential options can be overwhelming. Inevitably, our prospective customers ask us which gold coins they should purchase. Rather than recommend a specific coin, we discuss with them a few factors that they should consider. Once we discuss the various options, including the pros and cons of each, we’re in a much better position to serve our customers. In today’s post, we’re going to walk through the same steps that we discuss with our customers by addressing four factors that you should consider before buying gold coins.
Written by Tony Davis at 00:00
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