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South African Gold, Paul Kruger, and the Krugerrand

South African Gold, Paul Kruger, and the KrugerrandLegends of gold in South Africa predate the country's existence, and the ancient gold artifacts from the region have long proven them to be true.
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Wedding Coin Traditions from Around the World

Wedding Coin Traditions from Around the World"Something old and something new, something borrowed and something blue." It's a saying referenced in English folklore from as far back as the 1800s.
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Five Steps to Get the Most Money Selling Your Jewelry

Five Steps to Get the Most Money Selling Your JewelryWhatever your reason for selling, if you want to get the most money for your jewelry, just follow these simple steps.
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Ancient Chinese tomb found filled with treasure

Ancient Chinese tomb found filled with treasureOver 2,000 years ago, a king named Liu Fei was buried.
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Mobs Halt Sales of Kennedy Half-Dollar

Mobs Halt Sales of Kennedy Half-Dollar Over 50 years ago, an event took place that changed American history. In its wake, a special coin was issued: the Kennedy half-dollar.
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Final Number of Silver Libertads Is Still a Mystery

Final Number of Silver Libertads Is Still a MysteryAfter much delay, the 2014 Mexican Silver Libertads have been released to the public.
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Rare Silver Coin Found in Roll of Half Dollars

Rare Silver Coin Found in Roll of Half DollarsYou never know what you’ll get when you sort a roll of coins. One lucky man in New Orleans got the find of a lifetime. He found a very special 1861-O Seated Liberty half-dollar hiding in a roll of Kennedy half-dollars.
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How to Clean Coins to Make Them More Valuable

How to Clean Coins to Make Them More ValuableThe best method for cleaning coins is to never have to clean them at all. You can keep your coins looking great through proper storage and handling.
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The First U.S. Mint

The First U.S. MintIt’s 1776 and the ink is still drying on the U.S. Constitution. One of our Founding Fathers’ first actions was to create a continental currency, thinking that it would ease trade and unify the emerging country.
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The Top Questions Our Gold and Silver Buyers Are Asked

The Top Questions Our Gold and Silver Buyers Are AskedEvery day, people come in with questions about how the process works and how to turn their valuables into cold, hard cash. We’ve put together a list of answers to some of the questions we’re most often asked.
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The Top Five Most Notorious Mint Robberies

The Top Five Most Notorious Mint RobberiesInterested in acquiring some gold for yourself? There are easier ways than robbing the mint. If you’d like to learn more about buying or selling gold, come see the gold experts at Bellevue Rare Coins in Bellevue and Lynnwood.
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How to Find a Pot of Gold

How to Find a Pot of GoldEach year around St. Patrick’s Day, people start thinking about rainbows and the pots of gold coins that lie at the end of them. Well, some of us would like to believe so. But where did this Irish legend start?
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The Coin Flip That Shaped Northwest History

The Coin Flip That Shaped Northwest HistoryIn the mid-19th century, the area that is now Portland, Oregon, wasn’t much more than an endless stand of ancient evergreens rising around the banks of the Willamette River.
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Couple Finds $10 Million Worth of Gold Coins

Couple Finds $10 Million Worth of Gold CoinsThis once-in-a-lifetime story recently happened to a couple from a sparsely populated region of Northern California that stretches east from Sacramento to Nevada over the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
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Gold and Silver Roar Back

Gold and Silver Roar BackLast year, gold prices plummeted by more than 28 percent; it was the highest annual decline in more than 30 years. However, gold recently closed at over $1,330 an ounce, which was the highest it had been since last October.
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What An Olympic Gold Medal Is Really Worth

What An Olympic Gold Medal Is Really WorthHere are some details about the tradition of awarding medals in Olympic history, as well as the lowdown on the gold, silver and bronze medals at this year’s Olympic Games in Sochi.
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Incredible Diamonds Just Found in Africa

Incredible Diamonds Just Found in AfricaToday, approximately 65 percent of the diamonds mined each year across the world originate in Africa. Recently, there have been several big finds of large, rare diamonds in South Africa, Angola and Sierra Leone.
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Five Reasons You Should Invest in Gold Over Bitcoins

Five Reasons You Should Invest in Gold Over BitcoinsEveryone’s talking about Bitcoin these days. From tales about the digital currency’s mysterious founder to strike-it-rich stories about early investors, Bitcoin has captured the world’s imagination — as well as its dollars.
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The Simple Trick to Buying a Diamond Engagement Ring for Less

The Simple Trick to Buying a Diamond Engagement Ring for LessAccording to a study published in USA Today, weddings are on the uptick again after years of decline. Is 2014 the year you’ll be hearing wedding bells? If you’re planning to get married, you’ve probably been thinking about diamond engagement rings.
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We Shall Overcome: Commemorative Civil Rights Act Silver Dollar

We Shall Overcome: Commemorative Civil Rights Act Silver DollarThe United States Mint recently announced that the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 will be commemorated with the release of a brand-new silver dollar.
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The Biggest Gold Nugget Ever Found

The Biggest Gold Nugget Ever FoundThere’s a good reason gold seekers still descend upon the town. Just ten miles away lies the site of the discovery of the largest solid gold nugget ever found.
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When Pacific Northwest Banks Printed Their Own Money

When Pacific Northwest Banks Printed Their Own MoneyIn the early days of the United States, it was pretty important to know which bank issued your money — if you wanted to actually buy something.
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Tips for Starting Your First Coin Collection

Tips for Starting Your First Coin CollectionIf one of your New Year’s resolutions is to start a coin collection but you’re not sure where to start, here are some tips from the staff at West Seattle Coins and Bellevue Rare Coins.
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Top 10 Coin Stories of 2013

Top 10 Coin Stories of 2013The most talked-about coin of 2013 isn’t made of metal, produced by a mint, or accepted in vending machines (yet). This year may be remembered as the year of the bitcoin.
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Top 10 Gold Stories of 2013

Top 10 Gold Stories of 2013It’s been a fascinating year for the world’s most popular precious metal. From treasure hunters and hoarders to the possible end of quantitative easing, gold has been in the news constantly throughout these past 12 months.
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New Presidential Dollar Coins Coming Soon

New Presidential Dollar Coins Coming SoonThe United States Mint just announced the design selections for the 2014 Presidential Dollars, which will feature the 29th to 32nd presidents of the United States: Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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New First Spouse Commemorative Gold Coins Now Available

New First Spouse Commemorative Gold Coins Now AvailableAnd while some collectors rush to purchase the Ida McKinley and Edith Roosevelt releases, others are already anticipating this year’s final First Spouse commemorative coins, which will feature Helen Taft, Ellen Wilson and Edith Wilson.
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What Smart People Do to Get Maximum Payouts for Their Gold

What Smart People Do to Get Maximum Payouts for Their GoldGold prices are still near historic highs — and that’s why it’s a great time to sell your gold. But first you’ll have to figure out how much your gold is worth.
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The History of the Coin Flip

The History of the Coin FlipPeople all over the world resolve arguments and make decisions using the time-honored tradition of flipping a coin, but did you ever wonder how the practice started?
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When is a $10 Bill Worth $500,000?

When is a $10 Bill Worth $500,000?Think you might have a valuable coin or piece of currency? Interested in finding out more about starting or developing your collection? Come talk with the expert numismatists at West Seattle Coins and Bellevue Rare Coins.
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