A BRIEF HISTORY OF SILVER CERTIFICATES

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Forms of currency come and go throughout the histories of nations around the world, from the Franc to the Euro, and from simple gold pieces to the standard silver coin. The U.S. is a relatively young nation (240 years old) but its currencies have changed several times since its founding. One currency lost to antiquity… Read more »

FIVE WAYS TO SPOT A FAKE COIN

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  Counterfeit, or “fake”, coins are pesky inevitables in the world of coin collecting but there are a number of tips suggested by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and Professional Coin Grading Services (PCGS).   Look for the seam Counterfeit coins typically have casting seams, which can be very apparent to the naked eye. Fake… Read more »

5 COINS FOR THOSE ON A BUDGET

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Let’s face it, coin collecting is an expensive hobby but those who love to engage in it know the long-term value of their investments. Sometimes it takes a bit longer for that initial investment to pay off but the stories and history behind those coins are what make them worth every penny.   1864 2… Read more »

5 “MUST HAVE” BOOKS FOR ALL COIN COLLECTORS

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  Coin collecting can be very daunting at times, but the authors of these books have given numismatists the knowledge they need to guide themselves through the world of coins. Making sure to include as much information as possible in these excellent reference books, collectors and coin enthusiasts can feel more at ease when completing… Read more »

WHAT IS A COIN CLUB AND WHERE CAN ONE BE FOUND IN THE PORTLAND AREA?

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    What is a coin club exactly and how does one join? Is there extensive criteria to become a member of a club or do they except entry level numismatists? We did a little research and hope you will find the following information about coins clubs in the Pacific Northwest to be of help!… Read more »