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Smart Investing: Gold

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Smart Investing: Gold
Do you think that the stock market will take a fall in the next five to ten years? Do you think that the strength of the dollar is going to decline in the next five to ten years? If you answered yes to either of those questions then it is time to invest in gold. And now is the best time to invest in gold, and make no mistake, gold is an investment. It is also an insurance policy. As the ever more volatile stock market tumbles, gold rises.

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The History of Confederate Coins: Part 2

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The History of Confederate Coins: Part 2
After the south lost its mint, a deal was struck with Philadelphia to create and produce one cent Confederate coins. The assignment was given to Mr. Robert Lovett. Lovett designed the coin, created the die, and eventually produced 12 samples of the coin. These samples were made of nickel and were meant to be sent out to Richmond for approval. It was a simple plan, but needless to say, the war had started and Lovett realized that dealing with the Confederate States may not be in his best interest. Lovett decided to hide the coins and the dies, and the Confederate Treasury never heard from him again.

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The History of Confederate Coins: Part 1

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The History of Confederate Coins: Part 1
1861 was a dark year for the United States. This was the year that many states seceded from the Union to create the Confederate States of America.  Although this Civil War era was not the brightest part of the United States’ rich history, there were certain artifacts left behind that help people connect to this time. As you may have expected from the title of this post, coins and money are a huge part of history and can serve as our connection to a certain time, in this case, Confederate America.  

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The 30th Anniversary Silver Eagle

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The 30th Anniversary Silver Eagle

The Silver Eagle coin was established in 1986, and continues to wow buyers to this very day. 2016 marked the 30th anniversary of this beautiful coin, and with a new year, comes a new design. The obverse (front) of the coin depicts Adolph A. Weinman’s expression of Lady Liberty. This depiction includes Lady Liberty walking towards the westward setting sun with the American flag draped over her shoulder. This Lady’s confident walk into the sunset is a timeless representation of the fearlessness that this great country stands for. On the reverse side (back), one will find John Mercanti’s heraldic bald...

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The History of Carson City Morgan Dollars & the GSA Hoard

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The History of Carson City Morgan Dollars & the GSA Hoard

    In 1964, The United States of America ran out of silver dollars that were minted between 1878 and 1935. Most of the coins were from the Carson City Mint. Due to its decreasing supply, the government ceased the exchange of silver certificates for silver dollars. Silver dollar coins were then held by the government. Congress set up the General Services Administration, also known as the GSA, to distribute the hoard of silver dollar coins to the public in 1970. The coins were divided and organized by mint and condition. Over two million coins received an “uncirculated” rating. Others...

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