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What Is the History Behind the American Silver Eagle?

The American Silver Eagle is a beautiful coin with significant intrinsic and numismatic value. Investors the world over hold these coins in their precious metals portfolios. Coin collectors treasure them for their numismatic value. The Silver Eagle also has a fascinating history. Why the U.S. Needed a Silver Coin in the Mid-80s The idea for a silver U.S. coin came about as the answer a question about what to do with excess silver. The U.S. had a large stockpile of silver set aside. Yet,...

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eBay for Silver Coins

Looking for silver coins on eBay isn’t a difficult thing, all you have to do is type the phrase ‘silver coins’ in the search bar and you will come across hundreds of sellers offering silver coins. This is not the problematic part, the real problem begins before you start. It is essential for you to decide the type of coin you are interested in and how much you are willing to pay even before you start surfing. Otherwise, you will come across coins that are either out of your reach or not of your...

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Silver Coins in Wholesale

One great way to buy silver coins is to buy them in bulk. Buying bags of silver is one way to get silver in large quantities, these silver bags usually consist of a mix of silver dimes and some odd eagles. You can also get separate bags of 500 US silver dimes or 1000 silver dimes, etc. In most cases, they are from the old era (before 1964), which means that the coins will consist of 40 percent of silver. Other options include silver quarters or liberty dollar coins. Buying big bags – at least...

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Worth of Silver Coins

Silver coins are a great option. They attract thousands of investors and have proven to be quite reliable, even when the market is fluctuating. Don’t get us wrong. The value of silver fluctuates as well, but it’s said to be more reliable than other options like real estate and stocks. Some experts argue that silver is a better option than gold since it’s used in more industries. Plus, since silver is cheaper, more people can afford it, which makes it highly feasible for all kinds of investors....

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Coins Made of Silver

Coin collection is a popular hobby. People do it for a variety of reasons. Some like the aura of coins and some want to make money. Whatever your reason, it’s important to know what coins to collect. Silver coins appear to be a popular choice among buyers as they’re readily available and also more affordable than gold coins. Gold costs a lot more than silver; however, they both often appreciate at the same rate, which means the profit can end up being on the same level. We suggest that you...

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Value of Silver Coins

The interesting thing about silver is that its value is not fixed, hence the value of silver coins isn’t fixed either. It keeps on fluctuating based on a variety of factors discussed below: Rareness The rarity of a coin is important because it adds to the value and worth of the coins. The fewer the coins, the rarer it is. Rare coins are usually bought by those who enjoy collecting them. The simple demand and supply formula applies here. As supply reduces, demand increases, which pushes the...

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American Silver Eagle Proof Coins

Adolph A manufactured the American Silver Eagle Proof Coin in 1916 and in 1986 the US mint selected the design of ?Walking Liberty? for it. Despite being an old coin, it?s still quite in demand and does well among investors. This coin consists of 99.9 ounces of pure silver which makes it worth one US Dollar. The process of minting this coin is highly specialized; it uses a special die and is struck a number of times before undergoing scrutiny to make sure that it is manufactured perfectly....

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Silver Eagle Dollar Coin

The Silver Eagle coin was first launched by the US government in 1986, yet it continues to be in demand and is arguably one of the most popular silver coins of all time. It is known for its incredible design and is readily available, which makes it a good option for investors interested in silver coins. The head of the coin has some beautiful features designed by Adolph Weinman and the tail of the coin has a heraldic eagle designed by John Mercanti. This is why it is called the Silver Eagle...

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Value of Silver Dollar Coins

In the business of buying and selling, understanding the worth and value of Silver Dollar coins is extremely crucial. It can largely vary depending on factors such as the rarity of a coin and the condition it is in. For example, a Silver Morgan dollar coin ranges from a few dollars to thousands of dollars depending on its grade, quality, and rareness. If a coin is rare then the dealers pay little attention to the condition but if it is not rare then the condition is all they focus on. If you...

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Everything You Need to Know About Krugerrand Gold Coins

If you are someone who has researched gold coins at least once, then you might have come across ?Krugerrand gold coins?. Named after a former South African president, Stephanus Johannes Paul Kruger, these coins are still quite popular and in demand. Paul Kruger served as the president of South Africa from 1883 to 1900. He played a major role in the movement and therefore has a gold coin named after him. The observe of the Krugerrand gold coin has been stamped with his face, while the reverse...

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The 1804 US Silver Dollar Coin

If we had to name the most collected coin in the world, it would be, without a doubt, the US Dollar Silver coin. It is a 99.99 percent pure silver coin that came out in 1804. It is one of the rarest coins in the world, to the point that it was sold at a whopping price of over 4 million US Dollars at an auction. Even today, the demand for this incredible coin is pretty high. Let?s know a little more about it. Although the coin dates back to 1804, it was first minted in 1834 and then in the...

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Uruguay 1930 Constitution Centennial 5 Peso Gold Coin

Also known as the Uruguay 1930 Constitution Centennial 5 Peso NGC MS-62 Gold Coin, the Uruguay 5 Peso Gold Coin is a highly demanded coin by collectors all over the world. It first made an appearance during the Great Depression for two primary purposes. The Uruguay government launched it to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the republic. Moreover, it was an attempt by the government of Uruguay to boost their declining economy, as the effects of the Great Depression were quite evident in...

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US Silver Coins

The price of US silver coins depends upon several factors, including its rarity and condition. The coin pictured above is the Hawaiian Silver Half Dollar coin, which was sold for over 65,000 US dollars at the Bowers and Merena auction. If you search the web, you will find that many coins have fetched a price higher than their true value. Although the silver content in the majority of such coins is not very high, their price seems to increase at every auction, probably because with every passing...

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The Types of American Silver Dollars

If you search the web, you will find that hundreds of coins have been minted in the US. The industry kickstarted in the early 1790s and has been going strong since. However, most of these coins were minted previously using metals such as gold, silver ,and copper, which were then mixed in with other, less valuable metals in a larger ratio. However, out of all the coins that are minted in the US, the one to has gained a substantial amount of popularity is the US Silver Dollar. These coins have...

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Augustus Humbert $50 Gold Coins

If you are into gold coins, you would probably already be aware of the oddly shaped Augustus Humbert $50 gold coins. These are one of the most expensive coins available on the market. They sold for 290,000 US Dollars in 2011 due to their distinct shape, as they are octagonal (eight-sided). Originally they were supposed to be used by minors and were called 'ingots' due to their heavyweight and face value of 50 US Dollars. With the passage of time, they gained more popularity by the name of...

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2550 Buddha Jayanthi Commemorative Coins

In 2006, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka issued three commemorative coins on the request of the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Sri Lanka, to mark the 2550 Buddha Jayanthi, or the 2550th anniversary of Buddha. These three coins were of Rs 2000, Rs 1500, and Rs 5. On 11 May 2006, an inauguration ceremony was held for the 2550 Buddha Jayanthi at the Presidential Secretariat, where these coins were gifted to President Mahinda Rajapakse and a few other dignitaries. They became available to the general...

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2006 Baby Britannia Set

If you know someone who loves collecting coins and is also going to be a parent soon, congratulations, as your search for the perfect new arrival gift has ended successfully. This two-piece ?2 silver bullion set was announced by the British Royal Mint in 2006 and is made up of .958 pure silver. It makes the most perfect gift not only because of the countless features it has but also because it comes enclosed in an elegant presentation case, which looks appealing to the eyes while saving the...

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Benefits of Buying Both Gold and Silver Coins

Most coin collectors choose between gold and silver coins. Most people choose either of the two as their preferred way of investment, but there are benefits to be had for purchasing both. A diverse collection offers several advantages. It helps absorb price fluctuations better as with one metal; you're always on the lookout if the prices drop for that particular metal. Consequently, if you can buy both gold and silver coins, you have a better chance of your investment turning out to be a safe...

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Bezels For Silver Coins

If you want the world to know you own silver coins then consider getting your hands on a silver coin bezel. Silver coin bezel is a coin frame that protects the coin from wear and damage. The interesting thing is that you can attach a chain with the bezel and use it as a piece of jewelry (pendant). This jewelry or device is a circular ring that has a screw type closure that ensures that the coin is securely enclosed and fit for daily wear. This screw can be used to accommodate different coin...

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Collection of Silver Coins

A large number of people enjoy collecting silver coins. It is not the same as hoarding cash. It is about appreciating the history and craftsmanship involved in the creation of these coins. There are several benefits of coin collection including: It provides potential financial or investment benefits and can be stored for future use. Can be used to show the world what you?re interested in. It enhances your appreciation of art and beauty. You take pride in ownership of these coins and it provides...

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Proof Set of Silver Coins

People from all around the world collect silver coin proof sets. Some like the aesthetics of the coins and want something nice to be a part of their presentation and some have other reasons. Silver Proof Sets are popular because of their high quality. Plus, they look very good and are quite in demand. However, some people collect them solely for investment value. You can choose from many silver coin proof sets to invest in. Most auction houses, online auctions, and coin dealers have Silver Coin...

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All You Need to Know About Buying Gold Bullion

Most investors and collectors opt for gold coins, yet bullion, also known as a bar, is in demand as well. Bullion comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. You will find them in various finesse ranges – .995 to .9999 gold. Globally, there are 50 manufacturers of gold bars that produce 338 different varieties. Gold bars can be as small as one gram and as large as 1 kilogram. The 1kg bar is also referred to as the London Good Delivery bar. Bars less than 1kg in weight are typically called small...

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How to Buy Gold in the USA?

Gold is a renowned commodity across the world and with its large number of dealers and auction agents, the USA is one of the best places to buy gold. Several types of gold are available in the USA including: Rare gold including antique pieces. Buying these requires a keen eye and plenty of experience. They’re usually sold in auctions. Gold bars and bullions. They come in various shapes and sizes. Bullions and bars can be as heavy as 20 ounces or as light as 1 gram. The USA also offers a diverse...

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How to Buy Gold in Australia?

Australia has two mints – the Australian Mint and the Perth Mint – which makes buying gold in Australia pretty straightforward. The Perth Mint is favored by most due to its vast range of products, although there are many reputable gold dealers around the country as well. Some of the Australian gold items to buy are: Australian Gold Bars Australian bullion Australian Early Gold Jewellery Australian Gold Nuggets Australian Gold coins One particular gold coin, the Australian Gold Sovereign, is a...

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Collectors of Silver Coins

Collectors love to collect all kinds of things including silver coins. However, you have to be careful when buying silver coins as there are several types and grades available out there. You need to know about possible risks and rewards so you can get your hands on the right coin. Here are a few things worth knowing: The type of coin The condition of coin The percentage of silver in a coin Different countries issue silver coins, you can get your hands on any. We have covered this topic in...

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Special 2006 Fifa World Cup Coin

In celebration of the 2006 Fifa World Cup held in Germany, the Kiwi mint came up with a special silver coin. It was named after the 2006 Fifa World Cup Germany itself with a value of $1. This face value is nothing compared to the silver content of the coin which ranks at about .999 percent pure silver. A few features of this coin that make it noteworthy are: Striking of the Coin The 2006 Fifa World Cup Silver Coin was struck by a renowned refiner in NewZealand, Valcambi, one of the most...

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Silver Dollar Coin to Commemorate the Victoria Cross

In honor of the Victoria Cross, a special 2006 Proof Silver Dollar Coin was struck by the Royal Canadian Mint. Many of us know that the Victoria Cross is the highest military Decoration which was presented post the Crimean War. However, what most of us do not know is the reason why soldiers are awarded the Victoria Cross. It is awarded for, ?for acts of valor during war.? A total of 99 Canadians have received this award so far. The division is as follows: 8 awards were given for a showcase of...

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Special Edition Canadian Silver Maple Leaf

In 1979, the Canadian Royal Mint decided to introduce a special edition Canadian Golden Maple Leaf coin that was and still is considered to be one of the finest coins made of pure gold. After the success of the tiny 1 ounce coin, the Canadian Mint decided to mint a Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coin in 2006. It was based on the 1 ounce coin and weighed 1 ounce and was of the same quality with only one difference ? the metal used. While the 1979 coin was made of pure gold, this one was composed of...

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Silver Eagle Coin 2006

The 1916 half-dollar became popular for featuring Adolph A. Weinman's Walking Liberty. However, you will now also find this beauty on the obverse of the 2006 American Eagle Silver coin from the US Mint. Introduced to the world in 1986, the American Eagle is extremely popular among collectors and also investors. It is best known for its unique design but that?s not all that this beauty has to offer. According to an official statement, ?The United States Mint produces proof versions of the...

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Brigantine Tall Ships Silver Coin

In 2007, the world was introduced to its first and very special silver coin, the Brigantine Tall Ships $20 Silver Coin. What Does Brigantine Mean? Before we learn more about what made the coins so special, let's take a look at what Brigantine actually means. A brigantine is a vessel containing two masts. These masts are rigged in various shapes but at least one of them is a square. However, prior to this, the word brigantine usually referred to a small-sized ship that constitutes both oars and...

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1804 Rare Silver Dollar Coin

When you hear the word ?Dollar?, you probably imagine a green piece of paper with a printed image of George Washington. However, it's important to know that the first ever Dollar actually came in the form of a coin ? a Silver Dollar Coin. A silver dollar has a value of $1. However, what sets these coins apart from your usual cents or pennies is that despite their $1 value, these dollars are 99% pure silver. Collectors purchase silver dollar coins to add to their collection. 1804 U.S. Silver...

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Striking of a Special 2006 $1 Silver Coin

Australian Television celebrated its 50th anniversary by joining hands with the Royal Australian Mint to issue a special 2006 Fine Silver Coin with a buying value of $1. Those who study about the history of the organization might come across this iconic statement made by Bruce Gyngell: ?September 16, 1956 was when a large crowd gathered and peered inside departmental stores or in the comfort of their homes all across Australia. They waited impatiently to witness the very moment that TCN Channel...

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The ?5 Diamond Wedding 2007 Silver Proof Coin

The British Royal Mint surprised everyone when it announced the marvelous ?5 Diamond Wedding 2007 Silver Proof Coin to celebrate the Queen?s diamond wedding. According to a statement issued by the British Royal Mint, "On 20 November 1947 Princess Elizabeth married Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey, bringing much needed cheer to post-war Britain. Now, sixty years later, the Royal Mint has struck an official commemorative crown to celebrate the Diamond Wedding anniversary of the...

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Family Silver Proof Collection 2007

There?s good news for collectors, The British Royal Mint has a special and unique Family Silver Proof Collection. The mining facility only released 7,500 sets of these to the general public. More About the Collection The First Coin was the Act of Union Silver Proof ?2 Coin valued at ?29.95. In addition to this, the silver collection contains the following six coins: The 50p Scout Movement The ?2 Act of Union The ?1 Gateshead Millennium Bridge The ?5 Diamond Wedding Crown The ?2 Abolition of the...

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What Is a 3-Cent Silver?

At first thought, a three-center coin doesn’t make much sense. Most U.S. coin denominations are based on the decimal system. The dollar can be seen as a whole. Two half-dollar, four quarter-dollars, ten dimes, twenty nickels, or one hundred pennies can easily be exchanged for one dollar. Yet long ago, there was a coin valued at three cents that was in common use throughout America. It was called the three-cent piece in silver, the trime, or as it’s known now, the three-cent silver. Coin...

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What Are War Nickels?

No one enjoys a good story like an avid coin collector. The story behind a coin may be personal, such as how you found the coin or which relative gave it to you. Or, a coin’s tale may be related to a globally significant event. War nickels fit this description beautifully, and you may have your own personal story of discovery, too. Their stories are embedded in personal, American, and world history. So naturally, war nickels have fascinated coin collectors for decades. Coin Details The details...

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Who Designed the Silver American Eagle and Gold American Eagle Series?

The Silver American Eagle and the Gold American Eagle are among the most beautiful coins in the world. Although these coins make great additions to a precious metals portfolio, their attractive appearance gives them something special beyond the intrinsic value of the metals. Who created these magnificent coin designs? The two designers Adolph A. Weinman and Augustus Saint-Gaudens stand out as two of the most brilliant coin designers in the history of the United States. Gold American Eagle...

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History of the U.S. Mint: Why, When, Where, What, and How Many?

The U.S. Mint of today is a solid and stable institution that Americans rely on to keep up the supply of coins for all their personal and business needs. It almost seems like the Mint has been around forever, or at least since the beginning of the United States. However, there was a time when there was no U.S. Mint. The story of how the mint came into existence and how it developed into what it is today is a fascinating one. The U.S. Without a Mint While the leaders of the new country were...

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What is 90% Silver?

You may have heard about the great opportunity for investing in precious metals by buying 90% silver. You may even have heard these coins called “junk silver.” The question is, if they’re junk, what’s the point of investing in them, anyway? To help you understand their value and why it makes sense to set them aside, here’s a short primer on 90% silver coins. Definition of 90% Silver Ninety percent silver coins are those that are made of an alloy of 90% silver and 10% other metals. This type of...

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The Story Behind the Most Expensive Coin Ever Sold at Auction

A highly anticipated public auction was underway on the evening of January 24th, 2013. That night, one lucky buyer would leave Stack’s Bowers Galleries with an unmatchable treasure. In the prestigious New York City auction house, buyers waited anxiously to bid on a rare coin that was expected to sell for more than any other, ever. The coin was a 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar, and it was a coin with a backstory deeply rooted in early American history. America Needed a Dollar The story of the Flowing...

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Why Would You Invest in a St. Gaudens?

The St. Gaudens Double Eagle $20 gold coin has a fascinating history. The double eagle has been hoarded by ordinary citizens and sold by an Egyptian prince for millions. The design is impeccable, and the value is real. It’s a very interesting coin, to be sure, but is it really worth your attention? Here are some great reasons people have for investing in this timeless coin. Beautiful Design The design of the double eagle was sculpted by Augustus St. Gaudens, who was asked to create a design for...

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What Years Were the Morgan Silver Dollars Minted?

A large, heavy, and beautiful coin, the Morgan Silver Dollar holds a special place in the hearts of collectors. Today, both casual collectors and serious numismatists include Morgan’s in their coin collections. The coin was minted for a total of 27 years. How the Morgan Silver Dollar Came to Be The Morgan Silver Dollar was the first U.S. dollar coin minted after the government ended free coining of silver with the Coinage Act of 1873. In 1878, the Bland-Allison Act was passed to prevent the...

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GMRgold’s Bullion Box: What It Is and Why It Makes Perfect Sense

GMRgold has an exciting program you’ll want to try if you’re interested in investing in precious metals regularly. The new GMRgold Bullion Box program is easy to understand and easy to start. So, what is it? It’s only one of the most fascinating, no-hassle ways to build your precious metals investments. What is a GMRgold Bullion Box? The Bullion Box is GMRgold’s monthly subscription program for anyone interested in adding to their precious metals regularly. All you have to do is sign up, and...

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Austria 1 oz Silver Philharmonic Common Date Coin ? Another Music Great from Vienna

In 2008, the Austrian Mint began producing the Austria 1 oz Silver Philharmonic. While the coin is relatively new, the heritage behind it is centuries old. The coin?s design features images that reflect the history of the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra. Mozart and Beethoven, both among the greatest classical music composers, pushed for a professional orchestra in Vienna. However, it was not until 1842 that the Vienna Philharmonic gave its first performance. Otto Nikolai was persuaded to become...

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The 1 oz Silver Britannia 2016 ? A Distinctive World Coin

The 1 oz. Silver Britannia 2016 coin reflects the national character of its home country in a way few world coins do. The reverse of design of the coin is a personification of Britain, and many world coins choose images that do the same for their countries. What makes the Britannia so unique is the authority of its portrayal of Britannia. Britannia, a goddess that came into being around the 2nd century A.D., is shown on the 2016 Silver Britannia as a beautiful, strong woman. The commanding...

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2016 1 oz Silver Canadian Shield Coin Superman Design ? Should You Gift This Coin to Your Child?

Collecting and investing in .9999 fine silver coins are pursuits typically reserved for adults, but the new 2016 1 oz. Silver Canadian Shield Coin Superman Design may change all that. It is a coin both adults and their kids can enjoy. And, if you want your child to learn about precious metals, it makes a great starting point. This coin has several advantages over other coins you might choose for your children or grandchildren. You Love It and So Do Your Kids Comic book heroes are fun for...

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Why Choose a 2016 1 oz Silver Austrian Philharmonic Coin?

Silver bullion buyers have a wide variety of options, but the 2016 1 oz. Silver Austrian Philharmonic coin stands out in several ways. A beautiful coin with a design steeped in history, the 1 oz. Silver Austria Philharmonic is more than just a pretty face. It is silver bullion with both intrinsic and numismatic value, fit for any silver collection or precious metals portfolio. Design The design of the 2016 Austrian Silver Philharmonic features images that represent Austria very well. As the...

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1921 Morgan Silver Dollar AU ? How the Morgan Dollar Made Its Comeback

In 1904, it looked like the end for the Morgan Silver dollar. The silver that had been bought by the U.S. Treasury in accordance with the Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890 had finally been exhausted. Because there was a large supply of dollars in circulation at that time, the Treasury made no plans to ever reintroduce the Morgan dollar. In 1918, the U.S. made the decision to help its World War I ally, Great Britain. The German propaganda machine had successfully convinced the people of India...

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1 oz. Platinum Maple Leaf ? Japan?s Fascination with Maple Leaf Coins

Before the 1 oz. platinum Maple Leaf coin was introduced, the gold version of the coin was already extremely popular in Japan. In fact, gold Maple Leafs accounted for 70% of the market share in that country after 1994. To honor Japan?s love of the Maple Leaf, Junichiro Tanaka, then president of a major precious metals distributor in that country, was invited to strike the first platinum Maple Leaf. Tanaka traveled to the RCM Mint to strike the coin, using a 140 ton coin press, on September 22,...

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Canada 1 oz. Palladium Maple Leaf Common Date Coin ? Newer Metal, Iconic Design

The Canada 1 oz. palladium maple leaf common date coin features the iconic symbol of Canada. While the RCM has been minting coins since 1908, it was the introduction of the Maple Leaf bullion coins that first caught the eye of the general public. This design was first used in 1979 for the Gold Maple Leaf coin. Since then, it has been used for silver, platinum and most recently, palladium coins. Palladium was first discovered by English chemist William H. Wollaston in 1803. Although over two...

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Support Veterans? Causes with Tank Machine?s War On! Copper Coin

GMRgold is partnering with Tank Machine, a charismatic activist for U.S. Veterans? causes, to offer the 1 oz. Copper Tank Machine Challenge Copper Coin. Tank is committed to helping these honorable people return to civilian life in the most positive way possible. The coin itself is a tribute to the men and women who have served America in combat situations. The obverse is a design based on the American flag, with Tank Machine?s name above and his motto War On below. The reverse shows Tank?s...

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The Pete Rose Hit King Coin Joins the GMRgold Lineup

Pete Rose is making another spectacular appearance ? just as he always did as a Major League player ? on GMRgold?s exclusive 1 oz. Silver Pete Rose Hit King Coin. Rose earned the name Hit King when he surpassed the previous record for number of hits during a Major League career. By the time he left baseball, he had made 4,256 hits, a record that still stands in Major League play. This .999 Fine Silver coin honors Rose and helps his organization Hit King Academy provide baseball education and...

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Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Silver Coins and Bars to Strengthen Military Marriages

The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation and GMRgold have come together to present the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Silver coins and silver bars. These beautifully designed .999 Silver commemorative coins and bars pay homage to Kyle and all military veterans, with proceeds going to the foundation. CKFF started out as the brain child of Chris Kyle, former Navy SEAL and advocate for Veterans and their families. Although Kyle never saw this mission completed, his wife Taya established the foundation after his...

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Commemorate America?s Heroes with These Copper Collectible Coins and Medallion

The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation and GMRgold have teamed up to present a collectible coin medallion and uniquely designed coins struck in .999 Pure Copper. These copper coins were created as a means to honor Chris?s memory and contribute to the foundation named for him. Chris Kyle was better known to avid readers and patriots as the American Sniper. After serving in combat, he returned home to write his autobiography by the same name. The book was a smashing success and reached the top of the New...

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What?s the Point of Having a Design on the Silver Buffalo Round?

The 1 oz. Silver Round Buffalo bears the enduring images of a Native American warrior on the obverse and an American bison on the reverse. Yet, is there really a point in having such an iconic design on a Silver Round? After all, Rounds aren?t exactly collector items. People buy them for their Silver content, which would be the same regardless of any design that was or wasn?t placed on them. Actually, there are some distinct benefits to having rounds with a design. Benefit 1: Easily...

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Everything You Need to Know About Krugerrand Gold Coins

If you are someone who has researched gold coins at least once, then you might have come across ?Krugerrand gold coins?. Named after a former South African president, Stephanus Johannes Paul Kruger, these coins are still quite popular and in demand. Paul Kruger served as the president of South Africa from 1883 to 1900. He played a major role in the movement and therefore has a gold coin named after him. The observe of the Krugerrand gold coin has been stamped with his face, while the reverse...

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Augustus Humbert $50 Gold Coins

If you are into gold coins, you would probably already be aware of the oddly shaped Augustus Humbert $50 gold coins. These are one of the most expensive coins available on the market. They sold for 290,000 US Dollars in 2011 due to their distinct shape, as they are octagonal (eight-sided). Originally they were supposed to be used by minors and were called 'ingots' due to their heavyweight and face value of 50 US Dollars. With the passage of time, they gained more popularity by the name of...

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Uruguay 1930 Constitution Centennial 5 Peso Gold Coin

Also known as the Uruguay 1930 Constitution Centennial 5 Peso NGC MS-62 Gold Coin, the Uruguay 5 Peso Gold Coin is a highly demanded coin by collectors all over the world. It first made an appearance during the Great Depression for two primary purposes. The Uruguay government launched it to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the republic. Moreover, it was an attempt by the government of Uruguay to boost their declining economy, as the effects of the Great Depression were quite evident in...

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Benefits of Buying Both Gold and Silver Coins

Most coin collectors choose between gold and silver coins. Most people choose either of the two as their preferred way of investment, but there are benefits to be had for purchasing both. A diverse collection offers several advantages. It helps absorb price fluctuations better as with one metal; you're always on the lookout if the prices drop for that particular metal. Consequently, if you can buy both gold and silver coins, you have a better chance of your investment turning out to be a safe...

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GMRgold’s Bullion Box: What It Is and Why It Makes Perfect Sense

GMRgold has an exciting program you’ll want to try if you’re interested in investing in precious metals regularly. The new GMRgold Bullion Box program is easy to understand and easy to start. So, what is it? It’s only one of the most fascinating, no-hassle ways to build your precious metals investments. What is a GMRgold Bullion Box? The Bullion Box is GMRgold’s monthly subscription program for anyone interested in adding to their precious metals regularly. All you have to do is sign up, and...

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1 oz. Platinum Maple Leaf ? Japan?s Fascination with Maple Leaf Coins

Before the 1 oz. platinum Maple Leaf coin was introduced, the gold version of the coin was already extremely popular in Japan. In fact, gold Maple Leafs accounted for 70% of the market share in that country after 1994. To honor Japan?s love of the Maple Leaf, Junichiro Tanaka, then president of a major precious metals distributor in that country, was invited to strike the first platinum Maple Leaf. Tanaka traveled to the RCM Mint to strike the coin, using a 140 ton coin press, on September 22,...

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The Latest Queen Elizabeth II

The 1 oz. Canada .9999 Fine Gold Maple Leaf, of course, has the iconic Canadian Maple Leaf struck on its reverse. That?s the name of the coin, and it?s the image most often associated with these Canadian bullion coins. The coin also features the latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to be created for the Gold coin at the time the coin was minted. The story of how artist Susanna Blunt came to be chosen to create the latest portrait is a fascinating one. Susanna Blunt is a Canadian artist who...

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The Charms of Buying an Australia 1 oz Gold Kangaroo BU as a Random Year Coin

A random year order for an Australia 1 oz. Gold Kangaroo BU offers surprises that other random year coins can?t match. You not only get to open the box and find out what year you?ve received; you also get to check out which of the kangaroo designs has been used for that year. The Australia Gold 1 oz. Kangaroo coin evolved from the Gold Nugget series that was first released in 1986 as part of a proof set containing various fractional coins along with the 1 oz. coin. This coin, of course, had an...

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From the Gold Fields of Australia to the 2016 Australia 1 oz Gold Kangaroo

When Edward Hargraves discovered the first bit of gold near Bathurst, Australia, it is extremely unlikely that he thought about how Australian gold would one day be struck into .9999 Fine Silver Australia Gold Kangaroo coins. In fact, he was probably just thinking of how much he could sell it for, if truth be told. The establishment of the Perth Mint was still decades in the future at that time. Even when the Mint was started in 1899, its first coins bore no resemblance to the present-day 1 oz....

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Its History Is Only One Reason for Collecting the Swiss Gold 20 Francs Helvetia AU Random Year Coin

The Swiss Gold 20 Francs Helvetia was first minted in 1897 at the Swiss National Mint. Times were relatively prosperous in Switzerland, and the coin symbolized the country?s national identity. Also known as the ?Swiss Miss,? the Swiss Gold 20 Francs Helvetia obverse image is to Switzerland what Lady Liberty is to the U.S. Yet, during the Great Depression, this fractional gold sovereign was no longer minted. Two restrike years brought back the coin in 1947 and 1949. The obverse design of the...

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Here?s What Makes the 1 oz. Gold Bar from Perth Mint Easy to Own

The 1 oz. Gold Bar from Perth Mint is an easy coin to buy, own and sell. Its advantages include its one ounce weight, its assay card and its production at the Perth Mint. Buying the Perth Mint Gold bar is simple. Because it is only 1 ounce, it is convenient to buy in large numbers or to round out a larger order including larger bars and coins. Owning the Perth Mint 1 oz. bar means you will need to store it somewhere. It fits and stacks easily in a home safe or small safe deposit box at the...

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The Classically-Designed $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle AU

In 1850, following the previous year?s California gold rush, the U.S. Mint struck the first $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle. The coin was produced from then until 1907, when President Theodore Roosevelt ordered a redesign of the coin, which resulted in the Saint-Gaudens design. However, this first Double Eagle also had a beautiful design, created by James B. Longacre. Also called the Liberty Head or Liberty Coronet Double Eagle, the Longacre design is far less common than the Saint-Gaudens Double...

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50 One Gram Gold Bars in One Gold Combibar from Valcambi

Many investors want to have a large number of smaller Gold bars to add flexibility to their Precious Metals holdings but like the convenience of ordering a larger Gold bar. The 50 x 1 Gram Gold Combibar from Valcambi satisfies both needs. As a 50 gram Combibar from Valcambi in Assay, the large Gold bar is easy to stack and store. From the first Valcambi Combibar you add to your collection, you have significantly increased your Gold holdings. In one quick order and one shipment, you can add a...

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Here?s What Makes the 1 oz. Gold Bar from Perth Mint Easy to Own

The 1 oz. Gold Bar from Perth Mint is an easy coin to buy, own and sell. Its advantages include its one ounce weight, its assay card and its production at the Perth Mint. Buying the Perth Mint Gold bar is simple. Because it is only 1 ounce, it is convenient to buy in large numbers or to round out a larger order including larger bars and coins. Owning the Perth Mint 1 oz. bar means you will need to store it somewhere. It fits and stacks easily in a home safe or small safe deposit box at the...

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50 One Gram Gold Bars in One Gold Combibar from Valcambi

Many investors want to have a large number of smaller Gold bars to add flexibility to their Precious Metals holdings but like the convenience of ordering a larger Gold bar. The 50 x 1 Gram Gold Combibar from Valcambi satisfies both needs. As a 50 gram Combibar from Valcambi in Assay, the large Gold bar is easy to stack and store. From the first Valcambi Combibar you add to your collection, you have significantly increased your Gold holdings. In one quick order and one shipment, you can add a...

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Everything You Need to Know About Krugerrand Gold Coins

If you are someone who has researched gold coins at least once, then you might have come across ?Krugerrand gold coins?. Named after a former South African president, Stephanus Johannes Paul Kruger, these coins are still quite popular and in demand. Paul Kruger served as the president of South Africa from 1883 to 1900. He played a major role in the movement and therefore has a gold coin named after him. The observe of the Krugerrand gold coin has been stamped with his face, while the reverse...

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Augustus Humbert $50 Gold Coins

If you are into gold coins, you would probably already be aware of the oddly shaped Augustus Humbert $50 gold coins. These are one of the most expensive coins available on the market. They sold for 290,000 US Dollars in 2011 due to their distinct shape, as they are octagonal (eight-sided). Originally they were supposed to be used by minors and were called 'ingots' due to their heavyweight and face value of 50 US Dollars. With the passage of time, they gained more popularity by the name of...

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Uruguay 1930 Constitution Centennial 5 Peso Gold Coin

Also known as the Uruguay 1930 Constitution Centennial 5 Peso NGC MS-62 Gold Coin, the Uruguay 5 Peso Gold Coin is a highly demanded coin by collectors all over the world. It first made an appearance during the Great Depression for two primary purposes. The Uruguay government launched it to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the republic. Moreover, it was an attempt by the government of Uruguay to boost their declining economy, as the effects of the Great Depression were quite evident in...

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Benefits of Buying Both Gold and Silver Coins

Most coin collectors choose between gold and silver coins. Most people choose either of the two as their preferred way of investment, but there are benefits to be had for purchasing both. A diverse collection offers several advantages. It helps absorb price fluctuations better as with one metal; you're always on the lookout if the prices drop for that particular metal. Consequently, if you can buy both gold and silver coins, you have a better chance of your investment turning out to be a safe...

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1 oz. Platinum Maple Leaf ? Japan?s Fascination with Maple Leaf Coins

Before the 1 oz. platinum Maple Leaf coin was introduced, the gold version of the coin was already extremely popular in Japan. In fact, gold Maple Leafs accounted for 70% of the market share in that country after 1994. To honor Japan?s love of the Maple Leaf, Junichiro Tanaka, then president of a major precious metals distributor in that country, was invited to strike the first platinum Maple Leaf. Tanaka traveled to the RCM Mint to strike the coin, using a 140 ton coin press, on September 22,...

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The Latest Queen Elizabeth II

The 1 oz. Canada .9999 Fine Gold Maple Leaf, of course, has the iconic Canadian Maple Leaf struck on its reverse. That?s the name of the coin, and it?s the image most often associated with these Canadian bullion coins. The coin also features the latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to be created for the Gold coin at the time the coin was minted. The story of how artist Susanna Blunt came to be chosen to create the latest portrait is a fascinating one. Susanna Blunt is a Canadian artist who...

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The Charms of Buying an Australia 1 oz Gold Kangaroo BU as a Random Year Coin

A random year order for an Australia 1 oz. Gold Kangaroo BU offers surprises that other random year coins can?t match. You not only get to open the box and find out what year you?ve received; you also get to check out which of the kangaroo designs has been used for that year. The Australia Gold 1 oz. Kangaroo coin evolved from the Gold Nugget series that was first released in 1986 as part of a proof set containing various fractional coins along with the 1 oz. coin. This coin, of course, had an...

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From the Gold Fields of Australia to the 2016 Australia 1 oz Gold Kangaroo

When Edward Hargraves discovered the first bit of gold near Bathurst, Australia, it is extremely unlikely that he thought about how Australian gold would one day be struck into .9999 Fine Silver Australia Gold Kangaroo coins. In fact, he was probably just thinking of how much he could sell it for, if truth be told. The establishment of the Perth Mint was still decades in the future at that time. Even when the Mint was started in 1899, its first coins bore no resemblance to the present-day 1 oz....

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Its History Is Only One Reason for Collecting the Swiss Gold 20 Francs Helvetia AU Random Year Coin

The Swiss Gold 20 Francs Helvetia was first minted in 1897 at the Swiss National Mint. Times were relatively prosperous in Switzerland, and the coin symbolized the country?s national identity. Also known as the ?Swiss Miss,? the Swiss Gold 20 Francs Helvetia obverse image is to Switzerland what Lady Liberty is to the U.S. Yet, during the Great Depression, this fractional gold sovereign was no longer minted. Two restrike years brought back the coin in 1947 and 1949. The obverse design of the...

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The Classically-Designed $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle AU

In 1850, following the previous year?s California gold rush, the U.S. Mint struck the first $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle. The coin was produced from then until 1907, when President Theodore Roosevelt ordered a redesign of the coin, which resulted in the Saint-Gaudens design. However, this first Double Eagle also had a beautiful design, created by James B. Longacre. Also called the Liberty Head or Liberty Coronet Double Eagle, the Longacre design is far less common than the Saint-Gaudens Double...

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What Is the History Behind the American Silver Eagle?

The American Silver Eagle is a beautiful coin with significant intrinsic and numismatic value. Investors the world over hold these coins in their precious metals portfolios. Coin collectors treasure them for their numismatic value. The Silver Eagle also has a fascinating history. Why the U.S. Needed a Silver Coin in the Mid-80s The idea for a silver U.S. coin came about as the answer a question about what to do with excess silver. The U.S. had a large stockpile of silver set aside. Yet,...

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American Silver Eagle Proof Coins

Adolph A manufactured the American Silver Eagle Proof Coin in 1916 and in 1986 the US mint selected the design of ?Walking Liberty? for it. Despite being an old coin, it?s still quite in demand and does well among investors. This coin consists of 99.9 ounces of pure silver which makes it worth one US Dollar. The process of minting this coin is highly specialized; it uses a special die and is struck a number of times before undergoing scrutiny to make sure that it is manufactured perfectly....

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Silver Eagle Dollar Coin

The Silver Eagle coin was first launched by the US government in 1986, yet it continues to be in demand and is arguably one of the most popular silver coins of all time. It is known for its incredible design and is readily available, which makes it a good option for investors interested in silver coins. The head of the coin has some beautiful features designed by Adolph Weinman and the tail of the coin has a heraldic eagle designed by John Mercanti. This is why it is called the Silver Eagle...

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Value of Silver Dollar Coins

In the business of buying and selling, understanding the worth and value of Silver Dollar coins is extremely crucial. It can largely vary depending on factors such as the rarity of a coin and the condition it is in. For example, a Silver Morgan dollar coin ranges from a few dollars to thousands of dollars depending on its grade, quality, and rareness. If a coin is rare then the dealers pay little attention to the condition but if it is not rare then the condition is all they focus on. If you...

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The 1804 US Silver Dollar Coin

If we had to name the most collected coin in the world, it would be, without a doubt, the US Dollar Silver coin. It is a 99.99 percent pure silver coin that came out in 1804. It is one of the rarest coins in the world, to the point that it was sold at a whopping price of over 4 million US Dollars at an auction. Even today, the demand for this incredible coin is pretty high. Let?s know a little more about it. Although the coin dates back to 1804, it was first minted in 1834 and then in the...

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US Silver Coins

The price of US silver coins depends upon several factors, including its rarity and condition. The coin pictured above is the Hawaiian Silver Half Dollar coin, which was sold for over 65,000 US dollars at the Bowers and Merena auction. If you search the web, you will find that many coins have fetched a price higher than their true value. Although the silver content in the majority of such coins is not very high, their price seems to increase at every auction, probably because with every passing...

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The Types of American Silver Dollars

If you search the web, you will find that hundreds of coins have been minted in the US. The industry kickstarted in the early 1790s and has been going strong since. However, most of these coins were minted previously using metals such as gold, silver ,and copper, which were then mixed in with other, less valuable metals in a larger ratio. However, out of all the coins that are minted in the US, the one to has gained a substantial amount of popularity is the US Silver Dollar. These coins have...

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2550 Buddha Jayanthi Commemorative Coins

In 2006, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka issued three commemorative coins on the request of the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Sri Lanka, to mark the 2550 Buddha Jayanthi, or the 2550th anniversary of Buddha. These three coins were of Rs 2000, Rs 1500, and Rs 5. On 11 May 2006, an inauguration ceremony was held for the 2550 Buddha Jayanthi at the Presidential Secretariat, where these coins were gifted to President Mahinda Rajapakse and a few other dignitaries. They became available to the general...

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2006 Baby Britannia Set

If you know someone who loves collecting coins and is also going to be a parent soon, congratulations, as your search for the perfect new arrival gift has ended successfully. This two-piece ?2 silver bullion set was announced by the British Royal Mint in 2006 and is made up of .958 pure silver. It makes the most perfect gift not only because of the countless features it has but also because it comes enclosed in an elegant presentation case, which looks appealing to the eyes while saving the...

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Benefits of Buying Both Gold and Silver Coins

Most coin collectors choose between gold and silver coins. Most people choose either of the two as their preferred way of investment, but there are benefits to be had for purchasing both. A diverse collection offers several advantages. It helps absorb price fluctuations better as with one metal; you're always on the lookout if the prices drop for that particular metal. Consequently, if you can buy both gold and silver coins, you have a better chance of your investment turning out to be a safe...

Read more

Bezels For Silver Coins

If you want the world to know you own silver coins then consider getting your hands on a silver coin bezel. Silver coin bezel is a coin frame that protects the coin from wear and damage. The interesting thing is that you can attach a chain with the bezel and use it as a piece of jewelry (pendant). This jewelry or device is a circular ring that has a screw type closure that ensures that the coin is securely enclosed and fit for daily wear. This screw can be used to accommodate different coin...

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Collection of Silver Coins

A large number of people enjoy collecting silver coins. It is not the same as hoarding cash. It is about appreciating the history and craftsmanship involved in the creation of these coins. There are several benefits of coin collection including: It provides potential financial or investment benefits and can be stored for future use. Can be used to show the world what you?re interested in. It enhances your appreciation of art and beauty. You take pride in ownership of these coins and it provides...

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Proof Set of Silver Coins

People from all around the world collect silver coin proof sets. Some like the aesthetics of the coins and want something nice to be a part of their presentation and some have other reasons. Silver Proof Sets are popular because of their high quality. Plus, they look very good and are quite in demand. However, some people collect them solely for investment value. You can choose from many silver coin proof sets to invest in. Most auction houses, online auctions, and coin dealers have Silver Coin...

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Collectors of Silver Coins

Collectors love to collect all kinds of things including silver coins. However, you have to be careful when buying silver coins as there are several types and grades available out there. You need to know about possible risks and rewards so you can get your hands on the right coin. Here are a few things worth knowing: The type of coin The condition of coin The percentage of silver in a coin Different countries issue silver coins, you can get your hands on any. We have covered this topic in...

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Special 2006 Fifa World Cup Coin

In celebration of the 2006 Fifa World Cup held in Germany, the Kiwi mint came up with a special silver coin. It was named after the 2006 Fifa World Cup Germany itself with a value of $1. This face value is nothing compared to the silver content of the coin which ranks at about .999 percent pure silver. A few features of this coin that make it noteworthy are: Striking of the Coin The 2006 Fifa World Cup Silver Coin was struck by a renowned refiner in NewZealand, Valcambi, one of the most...

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Silver Dollar Coin to Commemorate the Victoria Cross

In honor of the Victoria Cross, a special 2006 Proof Silver Dollar Coin was struck by the Royal Canadian Mint. Many of us know that the Victoria Cross is the highest military Decoration which was presented post the Crimean War. However, what most of us do not know is the reason why soldiers are awarded the Victoria Cross. It is awarded for, ?for acts of valor during war.? A total of 99 Canadians have received this award so far. The division is as follows: 8 awards were given for a showcase of...

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Special Edition Canadian Silver Maple Leaf

In 1979, the Canadian Royal Mint decided to introduce a special edition Canadian Golden Maple Leaf coin that was and still is considered to be one of the finest coins made of pure gold. After the success of the tiny 1 ounce coin, the Canadian Mint decided to mint a Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coin in 2006. It was based on the 1 ounce coin and weighed 1 ounce and was of the same quality with only one difference ? the metal used. While the 1979 coin was made of pure gold, this one was composed of...

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Silver Eagle Coin 2006

The 1916 half-dollar became popular for featuring Adolph A. Weinman's Walking Liberty. However, you will now also find this beauty on the obverse of the 2006 American Eagle Silver coin from the US Mint. Introduced to the world in 1986, the American Eagle is extremely popular among collectors and also investors. It is best known for its unique design but that?s not all that this beauty has to offer. According to an official statement, ?The United States Mint produces proof versions of the...

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Brigantine Tall Ships Silver Coin

In 2007, the world was introduced to its first and very special silver coin, the Brigantine Tall Ships $20 Silver Coin. What Does Brigantine Mean? Before we learn more about what made the coins so special, let's take a look at what Brigantine actually means. A brigantine is a vessel containing two masts. These masts are rigged in various shapes but at least one of them is a square. However, prior to this, the word brigantine usually referred to a small-sized ship that constitutes both oars and...

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1804 Rare Silver Dollar Coin

When you hear the word ?Dollar?, you probably imagine a green piece of paper with a printed image of George Washington. However, it's important to know that the first ever Dollar actually came in the form of a coin ? a Silver Dollar Coin. A silver dollar has a value of $1. However, what sets these coins apart from your usual cents or pennies is that despite their $1 value, these dollars are 99% pure silver. Collectors purchase silver dollar coins to add to their collection. 1804 U.S. Silver...

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Striking of a Special 2006 $1 Silver Coin

Australian Television celebrated its 50th anniversary by joining hands with the Royal Australian Mint to issue a special 2006 Fine Silver Coin with a buying value of $1. Those who study about the history of the organization might come across this iconic statement made by Bruce Gyngell: ?September 16, 1956 was when a large crowd gathered and peered inside departmental stores or in the comfort of their homes all across Australia. They waited impatiently to witness the very moment that TCN Channel...

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The ?5 Diamond Wedding 2007 Silver Proof Coin

The British Royal Mint surprised everyone when it announced the marvelous ?5 Diamond Wedding 2007 Silver Proof Coin to celebrate the Queen?s diamond wedding. According to a statement issued by the British Royal Mint, "On 20 November 1947 Princess Elizabeth married Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey, bringing much needed cheer to post-war Britain. Now, sixty years later, the Royal Mint has struck an official commemorative crown to celebrate the Diamond Wedding anniversary of the...

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Family Silver Proof Collection 2007

There?s good news for collectors, The British Royal Mint has a special and unique Family Silver Proof Collection. The mining facility only released 7,500 sets of these to the general public. More About the Collection The First Coin was the Act of Union Silver Proof ?2 Coin valued at ?29.95. In addition to this, the silver collection contains the following six coins: The 50p Scout Movement The ?2 Act of Union The ?1 Gateshead Millennium Bridge The ?5 Diamond Wedding Crown The ?2 Abolition of the...

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What Years Were the Morgan Silver Dollars Minted?

A large, heavy, and beautiful coin, the Morgan Silver Dollar holds a special place in the hearts of collectors. Today, both casual collectors and serious numismatists include Morgan’s in their coin collections. The coin was minted for a total of 27 years. How the Morgan Silver Dollar Came to Be The Morgan Silver Dollar was the first U.S. dollar coin minted after the government ended free coining of silver with the Coinage Act of 1873. In 1878, the Bland-Allison Act was passed to prevent the...

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GMRgold’s Bullion Box: What It Is and Why It Makes Perfect Sense

GMRgold has an exciting program you’ll want to try if you’re interested in investing in precious metals regularly. The new GMRgold Bullion Box program is easy to understand and easy to start. So, what is it? It’s only one of the most fascinating, no-hassle ways to build your precious metals investments. What is a GMRgold Bullion Box? The Bullion Box is GMRgold’s monthly subscription program for anyone interested in adding to their precious metals regularly. All you have to do is sign up, and...

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Austria 1 oz Silver Philharmonic Common Date Coin ? Another Music Great from Vienna

In 2008, the Austrian Mint began producing the Austria 1 oz Silver Philharmonic. While the coin is relatively new, the heritage behind it is centuries old. The coin?s design features images that reflect the history of the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra. Mozart and Beethoven, both among the greatest classical music composers, pushed for a professional orchestra in Vienna. However, it was not until 1842 that the Vienna Philharmonic gave its first performance. Otto Nikolai was persuaded to become...

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The 1 oz Silver Britannia 2016 ? A Distinctive World Coin

The 1 oz. Silver Britannia 2016 coin reflects the national character of its home country in a way few world coins do. The reverse of design of the coin is a personification of Britain, and many world coins choose images that do the same for their countries. What makes the Britannia so unique is the authority of its portrayal of Britannia. Britannia, a goddess that came into being around the 2nd century A.D., is shown on the 2016 Silver Britannia as a beautiful, strong woman. The commanding...

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2016 1 oz Silver Canadian Shield Coin Superman Design ? Should You Gift This Coin to Your Child?

Collecting and investing in .9999 fine silver coins are pursuits typically reserved for adults, but the new 2016 1 oz. Silver Canadian Shield Coin Superman Design may change all that. It is a coin both adults and their kids can enjoy. And, if you want your child to learn about precious metals, it makes a great starting point. This coin has several advantages over other coins you might choose for your children or grandchildren. You Love It and So Do Your Kids Comic book heroes are fun for...

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Why Choose a 2016 1 oz Silver Austrian Philharmonic Coin?

Silver bullion buyers have a wide variety of options, but the 2016 1 oz. Silver Austrian Philharmonic coin stands out in several ways. A beautiful coin with a design steeped in history, the 1 oz. Silver Austria Philharmonic is more than just a pretty face. It is silver bullion with both intrinsic and numismatic value, fit for any silver collection or precious metals portfolio. Design The design of the 2016 Austrian Silver Philharmonic features images that represent Austria very well. As the...

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1921 Morgan Silver Dollar AU ? How the Morgan Dollar Made Its Comeback

In 1904, it looked like the end for the Morgan Silver dollar. The silver that had been bought by the U.S. Treasury in accordance with the Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890 had finally been exhausted. Because there was a large supply of dollars in circulation at that time, the Treasury made no plans to ever reintroduce the Morgan dollar. In 1918, the U.S. made the decision to help its World War I ally, Great Britain. The German propaganda machine had successfully convinced the people of India...

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Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Silver Coins and Bars to Strengthen Military Marriages

The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation and GMRgold have come together to present the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Silver coins and silver bars. These beautifully designed .999 Silver commemorative coins and bars pay homage to Kyle and all military veterans, with proceeds going to the foundation. CKFF started out as the brain child of Chris Kyle, former Navy SEAL and advocate for Veterans and their families. Although Kyle never saw this mission completed, his wife Taya established the foundation after his...

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What?s the Point of Having a Design on the Silver Buffalo Round?

The 1 oz. Silver Round Buffalo bears the enduring images of a Native American warrior on the obverse and an American bison on the reverse. Yet, is there really a point in having such an iconic design on a Silver Round? After all, Rounds aren?t exactly collector items. People buy them for their Silver content, which would be the same regardless of any design that was or wasn?t placed on them. Actually, there are some distinct benefits to having rounds with a design. Benefit 1: Easily...

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Look for These Security Features on the 2016 Canada 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf BU

The 2016 Canada Silver 1 oz Maple Leaf BU is a beautiful coin with the national symbol of Canada, the Maple Leaf, on its reverse and the latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. The Silver coin also has several security features, some of which you might not even realize are meant to avoid counterfeiting. Radial Design Radiating lines provide the backgrounds for both the obverse and reverse of this 1 oz. Silver bullion coin. At first glance, they may appear to be nothing more than a...

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Why Collectors and Investors around the World Love the 2016 Australia 1 oz Silver Kangaroo

Collectors and investors the world over have fallen in love with the 2016 Australia 1 oz. Silver Kangaroo BU, and with good reasons. The coin is the first Silver bullion Kangaroo produced by the Perth Mint. It is also a stunningly beautiful coin that catches the light. And then, there?s the famed marsupial so deeply associated with Australian culture. For investors, the attraction is simple. It?s a .9999 Fine Silver coin from a reputable mint known for high quality Gold and Silver coins and...

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Here?s Why the 2016 Australia 1 oz. Silver Koala BU Is a Collector?s Dream

Any 1 oz. Silver bullion coin of the high quality produced by the Perth Mint makes a wise investment, but the 2016 Australia 1 oz. Silver Koala BU is also ideal for collectors. Why? The answer lies in two main factors: the quantity produced and the unique design. The Silver Koala is presented by GMRgold in Brilliant Uncirculated condition, making it the right quality for collectors to hold. What?s unique about the Silver Koala, however, is its design. Since it was introduced in 2007, the Koala...

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More Than a Pretty Face, the 1 oz. Silver American Eagle Is a Solid Investment

The 1 oz. Silver American Eagle in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) quality is a dazzlingly beautiful coin. Stuck in .999 Fine Silver, the coin features the Adolph A. Weinman Walking Liberty design originally made famous on the 1916 Silver Half Dollar from the U.S. Mint. Lady Liberty walks gracefully, draped in an American flag, towards a rising sun on the obverse of the Silver American Eagle. The reverse shows a heraldic American eagle with 13 sparkling stars above it. There is no question it is an...

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Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Silver Coins and Bars to Strengthen Military Marriages

The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation and GMRgold have come together to present the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Silver coins and silver bars. These beautifully designed .999 Silver commemorative coins and bars pay homage to Kyle and all military veterans, with proceeds going to the foundation. CKFF started out as the brain child of Chris Kyle, former Navy SEAL and advocate for Veterans and their families. Although Kyle never saw this mission completed, his wife Taya established the foundation after his...

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What Is the History Behind the American Silver Eagle?

The American Silver Eagle is a beautiful coin with significant intrinsic and numismatic value. Investors the world over hold these coins in their precious metals portfolios. Coin collectors treasure them for their numismatic value. The Silver Eagle also has a fascinating history. Why the U.S. Needed a Silver Coin in the Mid-80s The idea for a silver U.S. coin came about as the answer a question about what to do with excess silver. The U.S. had a large stockpile of silver set aside. Yet,...

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American Silver Eagle Proof Coins

Adolph A manufactured the American Silver Eagle Proof Coin in 1916 and in 1986 the US mint selected the design of ?Walking Liberty? for it. Despite being an old coin, it?s still quite in demand and does well among investors. This coin consists of 99.9 ounces of pure silver which makes it worth one US Dollar. The process of minting this coin is highly specialized; it uses a special die and is struck a number of times before undergoing scrutiny to make sure that it is manufactured perfectly....

Read more

Silver Eagle Dollar Coin

The Silver Eagle coin was first launched by the US government in 1986, yet it continues to be in demand and is arguably one of the most popular silver coins of all time. It is known for its incredible design and is readily available, which makes it a good option for investors interested in silver coins. The head of the coin has some beautiful features designed by Adolph Weinman and the tail of the coin has a heraldic eagle designed by John Mercanti. This is why it is called the Silver Eagle...

Read more

Value of Silver Dollar Coins

In the business of buying and selling, understanding the worth and value of Silver Dollar coins is extremely crucial. It can largely vary depending on factors such as the rarity of a coin and the condition it is in. For example, a Silver Morgan dollar coin ranges from a few dollars to thousands of dollars depending on its grade, quality, and rareness. If a coin is rare then the dealers pay little attention to the condition but if it is not rare then the condition is all they focus on. If you...

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The 1804 US Silver Dollar Coin

If we had to name the most collected coin in the world, it would be, without a doubt, the US Dollar Silver coin. It is a 99.99 percent pure silver coin that came out in 1804. It is one of the rarest coins in the world, to the point that it was sold at a whopping price of over 4 million US Dollars at an auction. Even today, the demand for this incredible coin is pretty high. Let?s know a little more about it. Although the coin dates back to 1804, it was first minted in 1834 and then in the...

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US Silver Coins

The price of US silver coins depends upon several factors, including its rarity and condition. The coin pictured above is the Hawaiian Silver Half Dollar coin, which was sold for over 65,000 US dollars at the Bowers and Merena auction. If you search the web, you will find that many coins have fetched a price higher than their true value. Although the silver content in the majority of such coins is not very high, their price seems to increase at every auction, probably because with every passing...

Read more

The Types of American Silver Dollars

If you search the web, you will find that hundreds of coins have been minted in the US. The industry kickstarted in the early 1790s and has been going strong since. However, most of these coins were minted previously using metals such as gold, silver ,and copper, which were then mixed in with other, less valuable metals in a larger ratio. However, out of all the coins that are minted in the US, the one to has gained a substantial amount of popularity is the US Silver Dollar. These coins have...

Read more

2550 Buddha Jayanthi Commemorative Coins

In 2006, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka issued three commemorative coins on the request of the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Sri Lanka, to mark the 2550 Buddha Jayanthi, or the 2550th anniversary of Buddha. These three coins were of Rs 2000, Rs 1500, and Rs 5. On 11 May 2006, an inauguration ceremony was held for the 2550 Buddha Jayanthi at the Presidential Secretariat, where these coins were gifted to President Mahinda Rajapakse and a few other dignitaries. They became available to the general...

Read more

2006 Baby Britannia Set

If you know someone who loves collecting coins and is also going to be a parent soon, congratulations, as your search for the perfect new arrival gift has ended successfully. This two-piece ?2 silver bullion set was announced by the British Royal Mint in 2006 and is made up of .958 pure silver. It makes the most perfect gift not only because of the countless features it has but also because it comes enclosed in an elegant presentation case, which looks appealing to the eyes while saving the...

Read more

Benefits of Buying Both Gold and Silver Coins

Most coin collectors choose between gold and silver coins. Most people choose either of the two as their preferred way of investment, but there are benefits to be had for purchasing both. A diverse collection offers several advantages. It helps absorb price fluctuations better as with one metal; you're always on the lookout if the prices drop for that particular metal. Consequently, if you can buy both gold and silver coins, you have a better chance of your investment turning out to be a safe...

Read more

Bezels For Silver Coins

If you want the world to know you own silver coins then consider getting your hands on a silver coin bezel. Silver coin bezel is a coin frame that protects the coin from wear and damage. The interesting thing is that you can attach a chain with the bezel and use it as a piece of jewelry (pendant). This jewelry or device is a circular ring that has a screw type closure that ensures that the coin is securely enclosed and fit for daily wear. This screw can be used to accommodate different coin...

Read more

Collection of Silver Coins

A large number of people enjoy collecting silver coins. It is not the same as hoarding cash. It is about appreciating the history and craftsmanship involved in the creation of these coins. There are several benefits of coin collection including: It provides potential financial or investment benefits and can be stored for future use. Can be used to show the world what you?re interested in. It enhances your appreciation of art and beauty. You take pride in ownership of these coins and it provides...

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Proof Set of Silver Coins

People from all around the world collect silver coin proof sets. Some like the aesthetics of the coins and want something nice to be a part of their presentation and some have other reasons. Silver Proof Sets are popular because of their high quality. Plus, they look very good and are quite in demand. However, some people collect them solely for investment value. You can choose from many silver coin proof sets to invest in. Most auction houses, online auctions, and coin dealers have Silver Coin...

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Collectors of Silver Coins

Collectors love to collect all kinds of things including silver coins. However, you have to be careful when buying silver coins as there are several types and grades available out there. You need to know about possible risks and rewards so you can get your hands on the right coin. Here are a few things worth knowing: The type of coin The condition of coin The percentage of silver in a coin Different countries issue silver coins, you can get your hands on any. We have covered this topic in...

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Special 2006 Fifa World Cup Coin

In celebration of the 2006 Fifa World Cup held in Germany, the Kiwi mint came up with a special silver coin. It was named after the 2006 Fifa World Cup Germany itself with a value of $1. This face value is nothing compared to the silver content of the coin which ranks at about .999 percent pure silver. A few features of this coin that make it noteworthy are: Striking of the Coin The 2006 Fifa World Cup Silver Coin was struck by a renowned refiner in NewZealand, Valcambi, one of the most...

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Silver Dollar Coin to Commemorate the Victoria Cross

In honor of the Victoria Cross, a special 2006 Proof Silver Dollar Coin was struck by the Royal Canadian Mint. Many of us know that the Victoria Cross is the highest military Decoration which was presented post the Crimean War. However, what most of us do not know is the reason why soldiers are awarded the Victoria Cross. It is awarded for, ?for acts of valor during war.? A total of 99 Canadians have received this award so far. The division is as follows: 8 awards were given for a showcase of...

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Special Edition Canadian Silver Maple Leaf

In 1979, the Canadian Royal Mint decided to introduce a special edition Canadian Golden Maple Leaf coin that was and still is considered to be one of the finest coins made of pure gold. After the success of the tiny 1 ounce coin, the Canadian Mint decided to mint a Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coin in 2006. It was based on the 1 ounce coin and weighed 1 ounce and was of the same quality with only one difference ? the metal used. While the 1979 coin was made of pure gold, this one was composed of...

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Silver Eagle Coin 2006

The 1916 half-dollar became popular for featuring Adolph A. Weinman's Walking Liberty. However, you will now also find this beauty on the obverse of the 2006 American Eagle Silver coin from the US Mint. Introduced to the world in 1986, the American Eagle is extremely popular among collectors and also investors. It is best known for its unique design but that?s not all that this beauty has to offer. According to an official statement, ?The United States Mint produces proof versions of the...

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Brigantine Tall Ships Silver Coin

In 2007, the world was introduced to its first and very special silver coin, the Brigantine Tall Ships $20 Silver Coin. What Does Brigantine Mean? Before we learn more about what made the coins so special, let's take a look at what Brigantine actually means. A brigantine is a vessel containing two masts. These masts are rigged in various shapes but at least one of them is a square. However, prior to this, the word brigantine usually referred to a small-sized ship that constitutes both oars and...

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1804 Rare Silver Dollar Coin

When you hear the word ?Dollar?, you probably imagine a green piece of paper with a printed image of George Washington. However, it's important to know that the first ever Dollar actually came in the form of a coin ? a Silver Dollar Coin. A silver dollar has a value of $1. However, what sets these coins apart from your usual cents or pennies is that despite their $1 value, these dollars are 99% pure silver. Collectors purchase silver dollar coins to add to their collection. 1804 U.S. Silver...

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Striking of a Special 2006 $1 Silver Coin

Australian Television celebrated its 50th anniversary by joining hands with the Royal Australian Mint to issue a special 2006 Fine Silver Coin with a buying value of $1. Those who study about the history of the organization might come across this iconic statement made by Bruce Gyngell: ?September 16, 1956 was when a large crowd gathered and peered inside departmental stores or in the comfort of their homes all across Australia. They waited impatiently to witness the very moment that TCN Channel...

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Family Silver Proof Collection 2007

There?s good news for collectors, The British Royal Mint has a special and unique Family Silver Proof Collection. The mining facility only released 7,500 sets of these to the general public. More About the Collection The First Coin was the Act of Union Silver Proof ?2 Coin valued at ?29.95. In addition to this, the silver collection contains the following six coins: The 50p Scout Movement The ?2 Act of Union The ?1 Gateshead Millennium Bridge The ?5 Diamond Wedding Crown The ?2 Abolition of the...

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The ?5 Diamond Wedding 2007 Silver Proof Coin

The British Royal Mint surprised everyone when it announced the marvelous ?5 Diamond Wedding 2007 Silver Proof Coin to celebrate the Queen?s diamond wedding. According to a statement issued by the British Royal Mint, "On 20 November 1947 Princess Elizabeth married Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey, bringing much needed cheer to post-war Britain. Now, sixty years later, the Royal Mint has struck an official commemorative crown to celebrate the Diamond Wedding anniversary of the...

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What Years Were the Morgan Silver Dollars Minted?

A large, heavy, and beautiful coin, the Morgan Silver Dollar holds a special place in the hearts of collectors. Today, both casual collectors and serious numismatists include Morgan’s in their coin collections. The coin was minted for a total of 27 years. How the Morgan Silver Dollar Came to Be The Morgan Silver Dollar was the first U.S. dollar coin minted after the government ended free coining of silver with the Coinage Act of 1873. In 1878, the Bland-Allison Act was passed to prevent the...

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Austria 1 oz Silver Philharmonic Common Date Coin ? Another Music Great from Vienna

In 2008, the Austrian Mint began producing the Austria 1 oz Silver Philharmonic. While the coin is relatively new, the heritage behind it is centuries old. The coin?s design features images that reflect the history of the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra. Mozart and Beethoven, both among the greatest classical music composers, pushed for a professional orchestra in Vienna. However, it was not until 1842 that the Vienna Philharmonic gave its first performance. Otto Nikolai was persuaded to become...

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The 1 oz Silver Britannia 2016 ? A Distinctive World Coin

The 1 oz. Silver Britannia 2016 coin reflects the national character of its home country in a way few world coins do. The reverse of design of the coin is a personification of Britain, and many world coins choose images that do the same for their countries. What makes the Britannia so unique is the authority of its portrayal of Britannia. Britannia, a goddess that came into being around the 2nd century A.D., is shown on the 2016 Silver Britannia as a beautiful, strong woman. The commanding...

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2016 1 oz Silver Canadian Shield Coin Superman Design ? Should You Gift This Coin to Your Child?

Collecting and investing in .9999 fine silver coins are pursuits typically reserved for adults, but the new 2016 1 oz. Silver Canadian Shield Coin Superman Design may change all that. It is a coin both adults and their kids can enjoy. And, if you want your child to learn about precious metals, it makes a great starting point. This coin has several advantages over other coins you might choose for your children or grandchildren. You Love It and So Do Your Kids Comic book heroes are fun for...

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Why Choose a 2016 1 oz Silver Austrian Philharmonic Coin?

Silver bullion buyers have a wide variety of options, but the 2016 1 oz. Silver Austrian Philharmonic coin stands out in several ways. A beautiful coin with a design steeped in history, the 1 oz. Silver Austria Philharmonic is more than just a pretty face. It is silver bullion with both intrinsic and numismatic value, fit for any silver collection or precious metals portfolio. Design The design of the 2016 Austrian Silver Philharmonic features images that represent Austria very well. As the...

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1921 Morgan Silver Dollar AU ? How the Morgan Dollar Made Its Comeback

In 1904, it looked like the end for the Morgan Silver dollar. The silver that had been bought by the U.S. Treasury in accordance with the Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890 had finally been exhausted. Because there was a large supply of dollars in circulation at that time, the Treasury made no plans to ever reintroduce the Morgan dollar. In 1918, the U.S. made the decision to help its World War I ally, Great Britain. The German propaganda machine had successfully convinced the people of India...

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Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Silver Coins and Bars to Strengthen Military Marriages

The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation and GMRgold have come together to present the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Silver coins and silver bars. These beautifully designed .999 Silver commemorative coins and bars pay homage to Kyle and all military veterans, with proceeds going to the foundation. CKFF started out as the brain child of Chris Kyle, former Navy SEAL and advocate for Veterans and their families. Although Kyle never saw this mission completed, his wife Taya established the foundation after his...

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What?s the Point of Having a Design on the Silver Buffalo Round?

The 1 oz. Silver Round Buffalo bears the enduring images of a Native American warrior on the obverse and an American bison on the reverse. Yet, is there really a point in having such an iconic design on a Silver Round? After all, Rounds aren?t exactly collector items. People buy them for their Silver content, which would be the same regardless of any design that was or wasn?t placed on them. Actually, there are some distinct benefits to having rounds with a design. Benefit 1: Easily...

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Look for These Security Features on the 2016 Canada 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf BU

The 2016 Canada Silver 1 oz Maple Leaf BU is a beautiful coin with the national symbol of Canada, the Maple Leaf, on its reverse and the latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. The Silver coin also has several security features, some of which you might not even realize are meant to avoid counterfeiting. Radial Design Radiating lines provide the backgrounds for both the obverse and reverse of this 1 oz. Silver bullion coin. At first glance, they may appear to be nothing more than a...

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Why Collectors and Investors around the World Love the 2016 Australia 1 oz Silver Kangaroo

Collectors and investors the world over have fallen in love with the 2016 Australia 1 oz. Silver Kangaroo BU, and with good reasons. The coin is the first Silver bullion Kangaroo produced by the Perth Mint. It is also a stunningly beautiful coin that catches the light. And then, there?s the famed marsupial so deeply associated with Australian culture. For investors, the attraction is simple. It?s a .9999 Fine Silver coin from a reputable mint known for high quality Gold and Silver coins and...

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Here?s Why the 2016 Australia 1 oz. Silver Koala BU Is a Collector?s Dream

Any 1 oz. Silver bullion coin of the high quality produced by the Perth Mint makes a wise investment, but the 2016 Australia 1 oz. Silver Koala BU is also ideal for collectors. Why? The answer lies in two main factors: the quantity produced and the unique design. The Silver Koala is presented by GMRgold in Brilliant Uncirculated condition, making it the right quality for collectors to hold. What?s unique about the Silver Koala, however, is its design. Since it was introduced in 2007, the Koala...

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More Than a Pretty Face, the 1 oz. Silver American Eagle Is a Solid Investment

The 1 oz. Silver American Eagle in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) quality is a dazzlingly beautiful coin. Stuck in .999 Fine Silver, the coin features the Adolph A. Weinman Walking Liberty design originally made famous on the 1916 Silver Half Dollar from the U.S. Mint. Lady Liberty walks gracefully, draped in an American flag, towards a rising sun on the obverse of the Silver American Eagle. The reverse shows a heraldic American eagle with 13 sparkling stars above it. There is no question it is an...

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The 1 oz Silver Britannia 2016 ? A Distinctive World Coin

The 1 oz. Silver Britannia 2016 coin reflects the national character of its home country in a way few world coins do. The reverse of design of the coin is a personification of Britain, and many world coins choose images that do the same for their countries. What makes the Britannia so unique is the authority of its portrayal of Britannia. Britannia, a goddess that came into being around the 2nd century A.D., is shown on the 2016 Silver Britannia as a beautiful, strong woman. The commanding...

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Why Choose a 2016 1 oz Silver Austrian Philharmonic Coin?

Silver bullion buyers have a wide variety of options, but the 2016 1 oz. Silver Austrian Philharmonic coin stands out in several ways. A beautiful coin with a design steeped in history, the 1 oz. Silver Austria Philharmonic is more than just a pretty face. It is silver bullion with both intrinsic and numismatic value, fit for any silver collection or precious metals portfolio. Design The design of the 2016 Austrian Silver Philharmonic features images that represent Austria very well. As the...

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Everything You Need to Know About Krugerrand Gold Coins

If you are someone who has researched gold coins at least once, then you might have come across ?Krugerrand gold coins?. Named after a former South African president, Stephanus Johannes Paul Kruger, these coins are still quite popular and in demand. Paul Kruger served as the president of South Africa from 1883 to 1900. He played a major role in the movement and therefore has a gold coin named after him. The observe of the Krugerrand gold coin has been stamped with his face, while the reverse...

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Uruguay 1930 Constitution Centennial 5 Peso Gold Coin

Also known as the Uruguay 1930 Constitution Centennial 5 Peso NGC MS-62 Gold Coin, the Uruguay 5 Peso Gold Coin is a highly demanded coin by collectors all over the world. It first made an appearance during the Great Depression for two primary purposes. The Uruguay government launched it to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the republic. Moreover, it was an attempt by the government of Uruguay to boost their declining economy, as the effects of the Great Depression were quite evident in...

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2550 Buddha Jayanthi Commemorative Coins

In 2006, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka issued three commemorative coins on the request of the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Sri Lanka, to mark the 2550 Buddha Jayanthi, or the 2550th anniversary of Buddha. These three coins were of Rs 2000, Rs 1500, and Rs 5. On 11 May 2006, an inauguration ceremony was held for the 2550 Buddha Jayanthi at the Presidential Secretariat, where these coins were gifted to President Mahinda Rajapakse and a few other dignitaries. They became available to the general...

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2006 Baby Britannia Set

If you know someone who loves collecting coins and is also going to be a parent soon, congratulations, as your search for the perfect new arrival gift has ended successfully. This two-piece ?2 silver bullion set was announced by the British Royal Mint in 2006 and is made up of .958 pure silver. It makes the most perfect gift not only because of the countless features it has but also because it comes enclosed in an elegant presentation case, which looks appealing to the eyes while saving the...

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Special 2006 Fifa World Cup Coin

In celebration of the 2006 Fifa World Cup held in Germany, the Kiwi mint came up with a special silver coin. It was named after the 2006 Fifa World Cup Germany itself with a value of $1. This face value is nothing compared to the silver content of the coin which ranks at about .999 percent pure silver. A few features of this coin that make it noteworthy are: Striking of the Coin The 2006 Fifa World Cup Silver Coin was struck by a renowned refiner in NewZealand, Valcambi, one of the most...

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Silver Dollar Coin to Commemorate the Victoria Cross

In honor of the Victoria Cross, a special 2006 Proof Silver Dollar Coin was struck by the Royal Canadian Mint. Many of us know that the Victoria Cross is the highest military Decoration which was presented post the Crimean War. However, what most of us do not know is the reason why soldiers are awarded the Victoria Cross. It is awarded for, ?for acts of valor during war.? A total of 99 Canadians have received this award so far. The division is as follows: 8 awards were given for a showcase of...

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Special Edition Canadian Silver Maple Leaf

In 1979, the Canadian Royal Mint decided to introduce a special edition Canadian Golden Maple Leaf coin that was and still is considered to be one of the finest coins made of pure gold. After the success of the tiny 1 ounce coin, the Canadian Mint decided to mint a Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coin in 2006. It was based on the 1 ounce coin and weighed 1 ounce and was of the same quality with only one difference ? the metal used. While the 1979 coin was made of pure gold, this one was composed of...

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Brigantine Tall Ships Silver Coin

In 2007, the world was introduced to its first and very special silver coin, the Brigantine Tall Ships $20 Silver Coin. What Does Brigantine Mean? Before we learn more about what made the coins so special, let's take a look at what Brigantine actually means. A brigantine is a vessel containing two masts. These masts are rigged in various shapes but at least one of them is a square. However, prior to this, the word brigantine usually referred to a small-sized ship that constitutes both oars and...

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The ?5 Diamond Wedding 2007 Silver Proof Coin

The British Royal Mint surprised everyone when it announced the marvelous ?5 Diamond Wedding 2007 Silver Proof Coin to celebrate the Queen?s diamond wedding. According to a statement issued by the British Royal Mint, "On 20 November 1947 Princess Elizabeth married Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey, bringing much needed cheer to post-war Britain. Now, sixty years later, the Royal Mint has struck an official commemorative crown to celebrate the Diamond Wedding anniversary of the...

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Austria 1 oz Silver Philharmonic Common Date Coin ? Another Music Great from Vienna

In 2008, the Austrian Mint began producing the Austria 1 oz Silver Philharmonic. While the coin is relatively new, the heritage behind it is centuries old. The coin?s design features images that reflect the history of the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra. Mozart and Beethoven, both among the greatest classical music composers, pushed for a professional orchestra in Vienna. However, it was not until 1842 that the Vienna Philharmonic gave its first performance. Otto Nikolai was persuaded to become...

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The 1 oz Silver Britannia 2016 ? A Distinctive World Coin

The 1 oz. Silver Britannia 2016 coin reflects the national character of its home country in a way few world coins do. The reverse of design of the coin is a personification of Britain, and many world coins choose images that do the same for their countries. What makes the Britannia so unique is the authority of its portrayal of Britannia. Britannia, a goddess that came into being around the 2nd century A.D., is shown on the 2016 Silver Britannia as a beautiful, strong woman. The commanding...

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2016 1 oz Silver Canadian Shield Coin Superman Design ? Should You Gift This Coin to Your Child?

Collecting and investing in .9999 fine silver coins are pursuits typically reserved for adults, but the new 2016 1 oz. Silver Canadian Shield Coin Superman Design may change all that. It is a coin both adults and their kids can enjoy. And, if you want your child to learn about precious metals, it makes a great starting point. This coin has several advantages over other coins you might choose for your children or grandchildren. You Love It and So Do Your Kids Comic book heroes are fun for...

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Why Choose a 2016 1 oz Silver Austrian Philharmonic Coin?

Silver bullion buyers have a wide variety of options, but the 2016 1 oz. Silver Austrian Philharmonic coin stands out in several ways. A beautiful coin with a design steeped in history, the 1 oz. Silver Austria Philharmonic is more than just a pretty face. It is silver bullion with both intrinsic and numismatic value, fit for any silver collection or precious metals portfolio. Design The design of the 2016 Austrian Silver Philharmonic features images that represent Austria very well. As the...

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1 oz. Platinum Maple Leaf ? Japan?s Fascination with Maple Leaf Coins

Before the 1 oz. platinum Maple Leaf coin was introduced, the gold version of the coin was already extremely popular in Japan. In fact, gold Maple Leafs accounted for 70% of the market share in that country after 1994. To honor Japan?s love of the Maple Leaf, Junichiro Tanaka, then president of a major precious metals distributor in that country, was invited to strike the first platinum Maple Leaf. Tanaka traveled to the RCM Mint to strike the coin, using a 140 ton coin press, on September 22,...

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Canada 1 oz. Palladium Maple Leaf Common Date Coin ? Newer Metal, Iconic Design

The Canada 1 oz. palladium maple leaf common date coin features the iconic symbol of Canada. While the RCM has been minting coins since 1908, it was the introduction of the Maple Leaf bullion coins that first caught the eye of the general public. This design was first used in 1979 for the Gold Maple Leaf coin. Since then, it has been used for silver, platinum and most recently, palladium coins. Palladium was first discovered by English chemist William H. Wollaston in 1803. Although over two...

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Look for These Security Features on the 2016 Canada 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf BU

The 2016 Canada Silver 1 oz Maple Leaf BU is a beautiful coin with the national symbol of Canada, the Maple Leaf, on its reverse and the latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. The Silver coin also has several security features, some of which you might not even realize are meant to avoid counterfeiting. Radial Design Radiating lines provide the backgrounds for both the obverse and reverse of this 1 oz. Silver bullion coin. At first glance, they may appear to be nothing more than a...

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The Latest Queen Elizabeth II

The 1 oz. Canada .9999 Fine Gold Maple Leaf, of course, has the iconic Canadian Maple Leaf struck on its reverse. That?s the name of the coin, and it?s the image most often associated with these Canadian bullion coins. The coin also features the latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to be created for the Gold coin at the time the coin was minted. The story of how artist Susanna Blunt came to be chosen to create the latest portrait is a fascinating one. Susanna Blunt is a Canadian artist who...

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Why Collectors and Investors around the World Love the 2016 Australia 1 oz Silver Kangaroo

Collectors and investors the world over have fallen in love with the 2016 Australia 1 oz. Silver Kangaroo BU, and with good reasons. The coin is the first Silver bullion Kangaroo produced by the Perth Mint. It is also a stunningly beautiful coin that catches the light. And then, there?s the famed marsupial so deeply associated with Australian culture. For investors, the attraction is simple. It?s a .9999 Fine Silver coin from a reputable mint known for high quality Gold and Silver coins and...

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Here?s Why the 2016 Australia 1 oz. Silver Koala BU Is a Collector?s Dream

Any 1 oz. Silver bullion coin of the high quality produced by the Perth Mint makes a wise investment, but the 2016 Australia 1 oz. Silver Koala BU is also ideal for collectors. Why? The answer lies in two main factors: the quantity produced and the unique design. The Silver Koala is presented by GMRgold in Brilliant Uncirculated condition, making it the right quality for collectors to hold. What?s unique about the Silver Koala, however, is its design. Since it was introduced in 2007, the Koala...

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The Charms of Buying an Australia 1 oz Gold Kangaroo BU as a Random Year Coin

A random year order for an Australia 1 oz. Gold Kangaroo BU offers surprises that other random year coins can?t match. You not only get to open the box and find out what year you?ve received; you also get to check out which of the kangaroo designs has been used for that year. The Australia Gold 1 oz. Kangaroo coin evolved from the Gold Nugget series that was first released in 1986 as part of a proof set containing various fractional coins along with the 1 oz. coin. This coin, of course, had an...

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From the Gold Fields of Australia to the 2016 Australia 1 oz Gold Kangaroo

When Edward Hargraves discovered the first bit of gold near Bathurst, Australia, it is extremely unlikely that he thought about how Australian gold would one day be struck into .9999 Fine Silver Australia Gold Kangaroo coins. In fact, he was probably just thinking of how much he could sell it for, if truth be told. The establishment of the Perth Mint was still decades in the future at that time. Even when the Mint was started in 1899, its first coins bore no resemblance to the present-day 1 oz....

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Its History Is Only One Reason for Collecting the Swiss Gold 20 Francs Helvetia AU Random Year Coin

The Swiss Gold 20 Francs Helvetia was first minted in 1897 at the Swiss National Mint. Times were relatively prosperous in Switzerland, and the coin symbolized the country?s national identity. Also known as the ?Swiss Miss,? the Swiss Gold 20 Francs Helvetia obverse image is to Switzerland what Lady Liberty is to the U.S. Yet, during the Great Depression, this fractional gold sovereign was no longer minted. Two restrike years brought back the coin in 1947 and 1949. The obverse design of the...

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The Classically-Designed $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle AU

In 1850, following the previous year?s California gold rush, the U.S. Mint struck the first $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle. The coin was produced from then until 1907, when President Theodore Roosevelt ordered a redesign of the coin, which resulted in the Saint-Gaudens design. However, this first Double Eagle also had a beautiful design, created by James B. Longacre. Also called the Liberty Head or Liberty Coronet Double Eagle, the Longacre design is far less common than the Saint-Gaudens Double...

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What Is the History Behind the American Silver Eagle?

The American Silver Eagle is a beautiful coin with significant intrinsic and numismatic value. Investors the world over hold these coins in their precious metals portfolios. Coin collectors treasure them for their numismatic value. The Silver Eagle also has a fascinating history. Why the U.S. Needed a Silver Coin in the Mid-80s The idea for a silver U.S. coin came about as the answer a question about what to do with excess silver. The U.S. had a large stockpile of silver set aside. Yet,...

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American Silver Eagle Proof Coins

Adolph A manufactured the American Silver Eagle Proof Coin in 1916 and in 1986 the US mint selected the design of ?Walking Liberty? for it. Despite being an old coin, it?s still quite in demand and does well among investors. This coin consists of 99.9 ounces of pure silver which makes it worth one US Dollar. The process of minting this coin is highly specialized; it uses a special die and is struck a number of times before undergoing scrutiny to make sure that it is manufactured perfectly....

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Value of Silver Dollar Coins

In the business of buying and selling, understanding the worth and value of Silver Dollar coins is extremely crucial. It can largely vary depending on factors such as the rarity of a coin and the condition it is in. For example, a Silver Morgan dollar coin ranges from a few dollars to thousands of dollars depending on its grade, quality, and rareness. If a coin is rare then the dealers pay little attention to the condition but if it is not rare then the condition is all they focus on. If you...

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Everything You Need to Know About Krugerrand Gold Coins

If you are someone who has researched gold coins at least once, then you might have come across ?Krugerrand gold coins?. Named after a former South African president, Stephanus Johannes Paul Kruger, these coins are still quite popular and in demand. Paul Kruger served as the president of South Africa from 1883 to 1900. He played a major role in the movement and therefore has a gold coin named after him. The observe of the Krugerrand gold coin has been stamped with his face, while the reverse...

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Augustus Humbert $50 Gold Coins

If you are into gold coins, you would probably already be aware of the oddly shaped Augustus Humbert $50 gold coins. These are one of the most expensive coins available on the market. They sold for 290,000 US Dollars in 2011 due to their distinct shape, as they are octagonal (eight-sided). Originally they were supposed to be used by minors and were called 'ingots' due to their heavyweight and face value of 50 US Dollars. With the passage of time, they gained more popularity by the name of...

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Uruguay 1930 Constitution Centennial 5 Peso Gold Coin

Also known as the Uruguay 1930 Constitution Centennial 5 Peso NGC MS-62 Gold Coin, the Uruguay 5 Peso Gold Coin is a highly demanded coin by collectors all over the world. It first made an appearance during the Great Depression for two primary purposes. The Uruguay government launched it to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the republic. Moreover, it was an attempt by the government of Uruguay to boost their declining economy, as the effects of the Great Depression were quite evident in...

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US Silver Coins

The price of US silver coins depends upon several factors, including its rarity and condition. The coin pictured above is the Hawaiian Silver Half Dollar coin, which was sold for over 65,000 US dollars at the Bowers and Merena auction. If you search the web, you will find that many coins have fetched a price higher than their true value. Although the silver content in the majority of such coins is not very high, their price seems to increase at every auction, probably because with every passing...

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The Types of American Silver Dollars

If you search the web, you will find that hundreds of coins have been minted in the US. The industry kickstarted in the early 1790s and has been going strong since. However, most of these coins were minted previously using metals such as gold, silver ,and copper, which were then mixed in with other, less valuable metals in a larger ratio. However, out of all the coins that are minted in the US, the one to has gained a substantial amount of popularity is the US Silver Dollar. These coins have...

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2550 Buddha Jayanthi Commemorative Coins

In 2006, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka issued three commemorative coins on the request of the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Sri Lanka, to mark the 2550 Buddha Jayanthi, or the 2550th anniversary of Buddha. These three coins were of Rs 2000, Rs 1500, and Rs 5. On 11 May 2006, an inauguration ceremony was held for the 2550 Buddha Jayanthi at the Presidential Secretariat, where these coins were gifted to President Mahinda Rajapakse and a few other dignitaries. They became available to the general...

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2006 Baby Britannia Set

If you know someone who loves collecting coins and is also going to be a parent soon, congratulations, as your search for the perfect new arrival gift has ended successfully. This two-piece ?2 silver bullion set was announced by the British Royal Mint in 2006 and is made up of .958 pure silver. It makes the most perfect gift not only because of the countless features it has but also because it comes enclosed in an elegant presentation case, which looks appealing to the eyes while saving the...

Read more

Special 2006 Fifa World Cup Coin

In celebration of the 2006 Fifa World Cup held in Germany, the Kiwi mint came up with a special silver coin. It was named after the 2006 Fifa World Cup Germany itself with a value of $1. This face value is nothing compared to the silver content of the coin which ranks at about .999 percent pure silver. A few features of this coin that make it noteworthy are: Striking of the Coin The 2006 Fifa World Cup Silver Coin was struck by a renowned refiner in NewZealand, Valcambi, one of the most...

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Silver Dollar Coin to Commemorate the Victoria Cross

In honor of the Victoria Cross, a special 2006 Proof Silver Dollar Coin was struck by the Royal Canadian Mint. Many of us know that the Victoria Cross is the highest military Decoration which was presented post the Crimean War. However, what most of us do not know is the reason why soldiers are awarded the Victoria Cross. It is awarded for, ?for acts of valor during war.? A total of 99 Canadians have received this award so far. The division is as follows: 8 awards were given for a showcase of...

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Special Edition Canadian Silver Maple Leaf

In 1979, the Canadian Royal Mint decided to introduce a special edition Canadian Golden Maple Leaf coin that was and still is considered to be one of the finest coins made of pure gold. After the success of the tiny 1 ounce coin, the Canadian Mint decided to mint a Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coin in 2006. It was based on the 1 ounce coin and weighed 1 ounce and was of the same quality with only one difference ? the metal used. While the 1979 coin was made of pure gold, this one was composed of...

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Silver Eagle Coin 2006

The 1916 half-dollar became popular for featuring Adolph A. Weinman's Walking Liberty. However, you will now also find this beauty on the obverse of the 2006 American Eagle Silver coin from the US Mint. Introduced to the world in 1986, the American Eagle is extremely popular among collectors and also investors. It is best known for its unique design but that?s not all that this beauty has to offer. According to an official statement, ?The United States Mint produces proof versions of the...

Read more

Brigantine Tall Ships Silver Coin

In 2007, the world was introduced to its first and very special silver coin, the Brigantine Tall Ships $20 Silver Coin. What Does Brigantine Mean? Before we learn more about what made the coins so special, let's take a look at what Brigantine actually means. A brigantine is a vessel containing two masts. These masts are rigged in various shapes but at least one of them is a square. However, prior to this, the word brigantine usually referred to a small-sized ship that constitutes both oars and...

Read more

1804 Rare Silver Dollar Coin

When you hear the word ?Dollar?, you probably imagine a green piece of paper with a printed image of George Washington. However, it's important to know that the first ever Dollar actually came in the form of a coin ? a Silver Dollar Coin. A silver dollar has a value of $1. However, what sets these coins apart from your usual cents or pennies is that despite their $1 value, these dollars are 99% pure silver. Collectors purchase silver dollar coins to add to their collection. 1804 U.S. Silver...

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Striking of a Special 2006 $1 Silver Coin

Australian Television celebrated its 50th anniversary by joining hands with the Royal Australian Mint to issue a special 2006 Fine Silver Coin with a buying value of $1. Those who study about the history of the organization might come across this iconic statement made by Bruce Gyngell: ?September 16, 1956 was when a large crowd gathered and peered inside departmental stores or in the comfort of their homes all across Australia. They waited impatiently to witness the very moment that TCN Channel...

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Family Silver Proof Collection 2007

There?s good news for collectors, The British Royal Mint has a special and unique Family Silver Proof Collection. The mining facility only released 7,500 sets of these to the general public. More About the Collection The First Coin was the Act of Union Silver Proof ?2 Coin valued at ?29.95. In addition to this, the silver collection contains the following six coins: The 50p Scout Movement The ?2 Act of Union The ?1 Gateshead Millennium Bridge The ?5 Diamond Wedding Crown The ?2 Abolition of the...

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The ?5 Diamond Wedding 2007 Silver Proof Coin

The British Royal Mint surprised everyone when it announced the marvelous ?5 Diamond Wedding 2007 Silver Proof Coin to celebrate the Queen?s diamond wedding. According to a statement issued by the British Royal Mint, "On 20 November 1947 Princess Elizabeth married Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey, bringing much needed cheer to post-war Britain. Now, sixty years later, the Royal Mint has struck an official commemorative crown to celebrate the Diamond Wedding anniversary of the...

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Austria 1 oz Silver Philharmonic Common Date Coin ? Another Music Great from Vienna

In 2008, the Austrian Mint began producing the Austria 1 oz Silver Philharmonic. While the coin is relatively new, the heritage behind it is centuries old. The coin?s design features images that reflect the history of the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra. Mozart and Beethoven, both among the greatest classical music composers, pushed for a professional orchestra in Vienna. However, it was not until 1842 that the Vienna Philharmonic gave its first performance. Otto Nikolai was persuaded to become...

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The 1 oz Silver Britannia 2016 ? A Distinctive World Coin

The 1 oz. Silver Britannia 2016 coin reflects the national character of its home country in a way few world coins do. The reverse of design of the coin is a personification of Britain, and many world coins choose images that do the same for their countries. What makes the Britannia so unique is the authority of its portrayal of Britannia. Britannia, a goddess that came into being around the 2nd century A.D., is shown on the 2016 Silver Britannia as a beautiful, strong woman. The commanding...

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2016 1 oz Silver Canadian Shield Coin Superman Design ? Should You Gift This Coin to Your Child?

Collecting and investing in .9999 fine silver coins are pursuits typically reserved for adults, but the new 2016 1 oz. Silver Canadian Shield Coin Superman Design may change all that. It is a coin both adults and their kids can enjoy. And, if you want your child to learn about precious metals, it makes a great starting point. This coin has several advantages over other coins you might choose for your children or grandchildren. You Love It and So Do Your Kids Comic book heroes are fun for...

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Why Choose a 2016 1 oz Silver Austrian Philharmonic Coin?

Silver bullion buyers have a wide variety of options, but the 2016 1 oz. Silver Austrian Philharmonic coin stands out in several ways. A beautiful coin with a design steeped in history, the 1 oz. Silver Austria Philharmonic is more than just a pretty face. It is silver bullion with both intrinsic and numismatic value, fit for any silver collection or precious metals portfolio. Design The design of the 2016 Austrian Silver Philharmonic features images that represent Austria very well. As the...

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1921 Morgan Silver Dollar AU ? How the Morgan Dollar Made Its Comeback

In 1904, it looked like the end for the Morgan Silver dollar. The silver that had been bought by the U.S. Treasury in accordance with the Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890 had finally been exhausted. Because there was a large supply of dollars in circulation at that time, the Treasury made no plans to ever reintroduce the Morgan dollar. In 1918, the U.S. made the decision to help its World War I ally, Great Britain. The German propaganda machine had successfully convinced the people of India...

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1 oz. Platinum Maple Leaf ? Japan?s Fascination with Maple Leaf Coins

Before the 1 oz. platinum Maple Leaf coin was introduced, the gold version of the coin was already extremely popular in Japan. In fact, gold Maple Leafs accounted for 70% of the market share in that country after 1994. To honor Japan?s love of the Maple Leaf, Junichiro Tanaka, then president of a major precious metals distributor in that country, was invited to strike the first platinum Maple Leaf. Tanaka traveled to the RCM Mint to strike the coin, using a 140 ton coin press, on September 22,...

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Canada 1 oz. Palladium Maple Leaf Common Date Coin ? Newer Metal, Iconic Design

The Canada 1 oz. palladium maple leaf common date coin features the iconic symbol of Canada. While the RCM has been minting coins since 1908, it was the introduction of the Maple Leaf bullion coins that first caught the eye of the general public. This design was first used in 1979 for the Gold Maple Leaf coin. Since then, it has been used for silver, platinum and most recently, palladium coins. Palladium was first discovered by English chemist William H. Wollaston in 1803. Although over two...

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Support Veterans? Causes with Tank Machine?s War On! Copper Coin

GMRgold is partnering with Tank Machine, a charismatic activist for U.S. Veterans? causes, to offer the 1 oz. Copper Tank Machine Challenge Copper Coin. Tank is committed to helping these honorable people return to civilian life in the most positive way possible. The coin itself is a tribute to the men and women who have served America in combat situations. The obverse is a design based on the American flag, with Tank Machine?s name above and his motto War On below. The reverse shows Tank?s...

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The Pete Rose Hit King Coin Joins the GMRgold Lineup

Pete Rose is making another spectacular appearance ? just as he always did as a Major League player ? on GMRgold?s exclusive 1 oz. Silver Pete Rose Hit King Coin. Rose earned the name Hit King when he surpassed the previous record for number of hits during a Major League career. By the time he left baseball, he had made 4,256 hits, a record that still stands in Major League play. This .999 Fine Silver coin honors Rose and helps his organization Hit King Academy provide baseball education and...

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Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Silver Coins and Bars to Strengthen Military Marriages

The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation and GMRgold have come together to present the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Silver coins and silver bars. These beautifully designed .999 Silver commemorative coins and bars pay homage to Kyle and all military veterans, with proceeds going to the foundation. CKFF started out as the brain child of Chris Kyle, former Navy SEAL and advocate for Veterans and their families. Although Kyle never saw this mission completed, his wife Taya established the foundation after his...

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Commemorate America?s Heroes with These Copper Collectible Coins and Medallion

The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation and GMRgold have teamed up to present a collectible coin medallion and uniquely designed coins struck in .999 Pure Copper. These copper coins were created as a means to honor Chris?s memory and contribute to the foundation named for him. Chris Kyle was better known to avid readers and patriots as the American Sniper. After serving in combat, he returned home to write his autobiography by the same name. The book was a smashing success and reached the top of the New...

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What?s the Point of Having a Design on the Silver Buffalo Round?

The 1 oz. Silver Round Buffalo bears the enduring images of a Native American warrior on the obverse and an American bison on the reverse. Yet, is there really a point in having such an iconic design on a Silver Round? After all, Rounds aren?t exactly collector items. People buy them for their Silver content, which would be the same regardless of any design that was or wasn?t placed on them. Actually, there are some distinct benefits to having rounds with a design. Benefit 1: Easily...

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Look for These Security Features on the 2016 Canada 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf BU

The 2016 Canada Silver 1 oz Maple Leaf BU is a beautiful coin with the national symbol of Canada, the Maple Leaf, on its reverse and the latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. The Silver coin also has several security features, some of which you might not even realize are meant to avoid counterfeiting. Radial Design Radiating lines provide the backgrounds for both the obverse and reverse of this 1 oz. Silver bullion coin. At first glance, they may appear to be nothing more than a...

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The Latest Queen Elizabeth II

The 1 oz. Canada .9999 Fine Gold Maple Leaf, of course, has the iconic Canadian Maple Leaf struck on its reverse. That?s the name of the coin, and it?s the image most often associated with these Canadian bullion coins. The coin also features the latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to be created for the Gold coin at the time the coin was minted. The story of how artist Susanna Blunt came to be chosen to create the latest portrait is a fascinating one. Susanna Blunt is a Canadian artist who...

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Why Collectors and Investors around the World Love the 2016 Australia 1 oz Silver Kangaroo

Collectors and investors the world over have fallen in love with the 2016 Australia 1 oz. Silver Kangaroo BU, and with good reasons. The coin is the first Silver bullion Kangaroo produced by the Perth Mint. It is also a stunningly beautiful coin that catches the light. And then, there?s the famed marsupial so deeply associated with Australian culture. For investors, the attraction is simple. It?s a .9999 Fine Silver coin from a reputable mint known for high quality Gold and Silver coins and...

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Here?s Why the 2016 Australia 1 oz. Silver Koala BU Is a Collector?s Dream

Any 1 oz. Silver bullion coin of the high quality produced by the Perth Mint makes a wise investment, but the 2016 Australia 1 oz. Silver Koala BU is also ideal for collectors. Why? The answer lies in two main factors: the quantity produced and the unique design. The Silver Koala is presented by GMRgold in Brilliant Uncirculated condition, making it the right quality for collectors to hold. What?s unique about the Silver Koala, however, is its design. Since it was introduced in 2007, the Koala...

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The Charms of Buying an Australia 1 oz Gold Kangaroo BU as a Random Year Coin

A random year order for an Australia 1 oz. Gold Kangaroo BU offers surprises that other random year coins can?t match. You not only get to open the box and find out what year you?ve received; you also get to check out which of the kangaroo designs has been used for that year. The Australia Gold 1 oz. Kangaroo coin evolved from the Gold Nugget series that was first released in 1986 as part of a proof set containing various fractional coins along with the 1 oz. coin. This coin, of course, had an...

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From the Gold Fields of Australia to the 2016 Australia 1 oz Gold Kangaroo

When Edward Hargraves discovered the first bit of gold near Bathurst, Australia, it is extremely unlikely that he thought about how Australian gold would one day be struck into .9999 Fine Silver Australia Gold Kangaroo coins. In fact, he was probably just thinking of how much he could sell it for, if truth be told. The establishment of the Perth Mint was still decades in the future at that time. Even when the Mint was started in 1899, its first coins bore no resemblance to the present-day 1 oz....

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Its History Is Only One Reason for Collecting the Swiss Gold 20 Francs Helvetia AU Random Year Coin

The Swiss Gold 20 Francs Helvetia was first minted in 1897 at the Swiss National Mint. Times were relatively prosperous in Switzerland, and the coin symbolized the country?s national identity. Also known as the ?Swiss Miss,? the Swiss Gold 20 Francs Helvetia obverse image is to Switzerland what Lady Liberty is to the U.S. Yet, during the Great Depression, this fractional gold sovereign was no longer minted. Two restrike years brought back the coin in 1947 and 1949. The obverse design of the...

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The Classically-Designed $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle AU

In 1850, following the previous year?s California gold rush, the U.S. Mint struck the first $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle. The coin was produced from then until 1907, when President Theodore Roosevelt ordered a redesign of the coin, which resulted in the Saint-Gaudens design. However, this first Double Eagle also had a beautiful design, created by James B. Longacre. Also called the Liberty Head or Liberty Coronet Double Eagle, the Longacre design is far less common than the Saint-Gaudens Double...

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More Than a Pretty Face, the 1 oz. Silver American Eagle Is a Solid Investment

The 1 oz. Silver American Eagle in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) quality is a dazzlingly beautiful coin. Stuck in .999 Fine Silver, the coin features the Adolph A. Weinman Walking Liberty design originally made famous on the 1916 Silver Half Dollar from the U.S. Mint. Lady Liberty walks gracefully, draped in an American flag, towards a rising sun on the obverse of the Silver American Eagle. The reverse shows a heraldic American eagle with 13 sparkling stars above it. There is no question it is an...

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GMRgold’s Bullion Box: What It Is and Why It Makes Perfect Sense

GMRgold has an exciting program you’ll want to try if you’re interested in investing in precious metals regularly. The new GMRgold Bullion Box program is easy to understand and easy to start. So, what is it? It’s only one of the most fascinating, no-hassle ways to build your precious metals investments. What is a GMRgold Bullion Box? The Bullion Box is GMRgold’s monthly subscription program for anyone interested in adding to their precious metals regularly. All you have to do is sign up, and...

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GMRgold’s Bullion Box: What It Is and Why It Makes Perfect Sense

GMRgold has an exciting program you’ll want to try if you’re interested in investing in precious metals regularly. The new GMRgold Bullion Box program is easy to understand and easy to start. So, what is it? It’s only one of the most fascinating, no-hassle ways to build your precious metals investments. What is a GMRgold Bullion Box? The Bullion Box is GMRgold’s monthly subscription program for anyone interested in adding to their precious metals regularly. All you have to do is sign up, and...

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Canada 1 oz. Palladium Maple Leaf Common Date Coin ? Newer Metal, Iconic Design

The Canada 1 oz. palladium maple leaf common date coin features the iconic symbol of Canada. While the RCM has been minting coins since 1908, it was the introduction of the Maple Leaf bullion coins that first caught the eye of the general public. This design was first used in 1979 for the Gold Maple Leaf coin. Since then, it has been used for silver, platinum and most recently, palladium coins. Palladium was first discovered by English chemist William H. Wollaston in 1803. Although over two...

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GMRgold’s Bullion Box: What It Is and Why It Makes Perfect Sense

GMRgold has an exciting program you’ll want to try if you’re interested in investing in precious metals regularly. The new GMRgold Bullion Box program is easy to understand and easy to start. So, what is it? It’s only one of the most fascinating, no-hassle ways to build your precious metals investments. What is a GMRgold Bullion Box? The Bullion Box is GMRgold’s monthly subscription program for anyone interested in adding to their precious metals regularly. All you have to do is sign up, and...

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Support Veterans? Causes with Tank Machine?s War On! Copper Coin

GMRgold is partnering with Tank Machine, a charismatic activist for U.S. Veterans? causes, to offer the 1 oz. Copper Tank Machine Challenge Copper Coin. Tank is committed to helping these honorable people return to civilian life in the most positive way possible. The coin itself is a tribute to the men and women who have served America in combat situations. The obverse is a design based on the American flag, with Tank Machine?s name above and his motto War On below. The reverse shows Tank?s...

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Commemorate America?s Heroes with These Copper Collectible Coins and Medallion

The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation and GMRgold have teamed up to present a collectible coin medallion and uniquely designed coins struck in .999 Pure Copper. These copper coins were created as a means to honor Chris?s memory and contribute to the foundation named for him. Chris Kyle was better known to avid readers and patriots as the American Sniper. After serving in combat, he returned home to write his autobiography by the same name. The book was a smashing success and reached the top of the New...

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The Pete Rose Hit King Coin Joins the GMRgold Lineup

Pete Rose is making another spectacular appearance ? just as he always did as a Major League player ? on GMRgold?s exclusive 1 oz. Silver Pete Rose Hit King Coin. Rose earned the name Hit King when he surpassed the previous record for number of hits during a Major League career. By the time he left baseball, he had made 4,256 hits, a record that still stands in Major League play. This .999 Fine Silver coin honors Rose and helps his organization Hit King Academy provide baseball education and...

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What Is the History Behind the American Silver Eagle?

The American Silver Eagle is a beautiful coin with significant intrinsic and numismatic value. Investors the world over hold these coins in their precious metals portfolios. Coin collectors treasure them for their numismatic value. The Silver Eagle also has a fascinating history. Why the U.S. Needed a Silver Coin in the Mid-80s The idea for a silver U.S. coin came about as the answer a question about what to do with excess silver. The U.S. had a large stockpile of silver set aside. Yet,...

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2006 Baby Britannia Set

If you know someone who loves collecting coins and is also going to be a parent soon, congratulations, as your search for the perfect new arrival gift has ended successfully. This two-piece ?2 silver bullion set was announced by the British Royal Mint in 2006 and is made up of .958 pure silver. It makes the most perfect gift not only because of the countless features it has but also because it comes enclosed in an elegant presentation case, which looks appealing to the eyes while saving the...

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Special 2006 Fifa World Cup Coin

In celebration of the 2006 Fifa World Cup held in Germany, the Kiwi mint came up with a special silver coin. It was named after the 2006 Fifa World Cup Germany itself with a value of $1. This face value is nothing compared to the silver content of the coin which ranks at about .999 percent pure silver. A few features of this coin that make it noteworthy are: Striking of the Coin The 2006 Fifa World Cup Silver Coin was struck by a renowned refiner in NewZealand, Valcambi, one of the most...

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Silver Dollar Coin to Commemorate the Victoria Cross

In honor of the Victoria Cross, a special 2006 Proof Silver Dollar Coin was struck by the Royal Canadian Mint. Many of us know that the Victoria Cross is the highest military Decoration which was presented post the Crimean War. However, what most of us do not know is the reason why soldiers are awarded the Victoria Cross. It is awarded for, ?for acts of valor during war.? A total of 99 Canadians have received this award so far. The division is as follows: 8 awards were given for a showcase of...

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1804 Rare Silver Dollar Coin

When you hear the word ?Dollar?, you probably imagine a green piece of paper with a printed image of George Washington. However, it's important to know that the first ever Dollar actually came in the form of a coin ? a Silver Dollar Coin. A silver dollar has a value of $1. However, what sets these coins apart from your usual cents or pennies is that despite their $1 value, these dollars are 99% pure silver. Collectors purchase silver dollar coins to add to their collection. 1804 U.S. Silver...

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Striking of a Special 2006 $1 Silver Coin

Australian Television celebrated its 50th anniversary by joining hands with the Royal Australian Mint to issue a special 2006 Fine Silver Coin with a buying value of $1. Those who study about the history of the organization might come across this iconic statement made by Bruce Gyngell: ?September 16, 1956 was when a large crowd gathered and peered inside departmental stores or in the comfort of their homes all across Australia. They waited impatiently to witness the very moment that TCN Channel...

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1921 Morgan Silver Dollar AU ? How the Morgan Dollar Made Its Comeback

In 1904, it looked like the end for the Morgan Silver dollar. The silver that had been bought by the U.S. Treasury in accordance with the Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890 had finally been exhausted. Because there was a large supply of dollars in circulation at that time, the Treasury made no plans to ever reintroduce the Morgan dollar. In 1918, the U.S. made the decision to help its World War I ally, Great Britain. The German propaganda machine had successfully convinced the people of India...

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