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Bowers and Merena to Auction Exclusive U.S. Coins

by gold on Feb.15, 2010, under Coins

bowers-and-merena-to-auction-exclusive-us-coinsBowers and Merena Auctions, America’s leading rare coin and currency auction house, will conduct the Official Auction of the March 2010 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo. Scheduled for March 2-6 at the Baltimore Convention Center, the sale will present over 3,300 lots of important United States coins and currency. Ponterio & Associates, division of Bowers and Merena, will present more than 2,400 lots of world and ancient coins and currency. (continue reading…)

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Gold Jewellery Designer to Sell Coins for Charity

by gold on Feb.15, 2010, under Coins

gold-jewellery-designer-to-sell-coins-for-charityAn American gold jewellery designer has come up with a unique idea that is hoped to help raise money for various charities, it has been revealed. (continue reading…)

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Royal Canadian Mint Presents Vancouver 2010 Gold and Silver Coins

by gold on Feb.15, 2010, under Coins

royal-canadian-mint-presents-vancouver-2010-gold-and-silver-coinsDid you know that the Royal Canadian Mint is the proud producer of the gold, silver and bronze medals for the winning athletes of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games? (continue reading…)

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Gold Coin Displayed in Tucson, Arizona

by gold on Feb.15, 2010, under Coins

gold-coin-displayed-in-tucson-arizonaA gold coin handmade by Old Pueblo Lapidary Club president Pete Peterson is among the exhibits at a gems show in Tucson, Arizona. (continue reading…)

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First Gold Coin and Investing in Gold Today

by gold on Jan.12, 2010, under Coins

first-gold-coin-and-investing-in-gold-todayAlthough gold has been recognized as a store of value virtually since the dawn of history, the first gold coins are believed to have been minted in 670 B.C. by King Gyges of Lydia in Turkey. The legendary King Croesus minted 98% pure gold coins in 550 B.C.

Half a millennium later, Julius Caesar minted gold coins to pay the Roman Legions. Somewhat apprehensive at first, the soldiers were happy to discover that the value of the gold in the coins rapidly surpassed their face value. (continue reading…)

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The Most Expensive Gold Coin Bought for $1.2M at Auction

by gold on Oct.27, 2009, under Coins

the-most-expensive-gold-coin-bought-for-12m-at-auctionThe only remaining 1609 centen coin, the biggest solid gold coin to be minted in Spain and considered to be the most expensive in the world, was sold at auction today in Barcelona for its reserve price of 800,000 euros. (continue reading…)

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Pure American Gold Used to Make 2006 Gold Buffalo Coins

by gold on Oct.20, 2009, under Coins

2006-american-buffalo-gold-coin-pure-goldThe United States has many competitors when it comes to producing gold bullion coins. The South African Krugerrand (1967 onward) and the Canadian Maple Leaf (1979 onward) to name but two. The United States entered the field in 1986 with the American Gold Eagle and produced it’s first 24 karat .999 fine coin with the issue of the 2006 Buffalo gold coins. (continue reading…)

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