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Like Potato Chips, One Mint is Never Enough

Most readers are familiar with P, D, and S coins, but did you know that before there was a CC mintmark, there was just a C? And that the D mintmark used by Denver was used before the Civil War by a … Continue reading

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Giving the Gift of Coins

As Thanksgiving approaches my thoughts turn toward holiday shopping. Gift giving is a careful balance between pleasing the receiver and finding pleasure in sharing the gift. Choosing the right item can be challenging. We all like to give presents that … Continue reading

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Ten Great Coin Gift Ideas

We’ve all heard the saying, “Good things come in small packages.” Giving the gift of a collectible coin proves that famous quote. When you present a coin, you are giving much more than a gift. You are sharing a piece … Continue reading

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The Historic Lure of Gold Coins

The pirate opens his treasure chest, the dragon enters its lair, the king surveys his vault. All are filled with golden treasure, gold jewelry, gold tableware, gold ornaments and gold coins. We would all love to have a trove of … Continue reading

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Coin Collectors Preserve History for Future Generations

The modern world is changing at an unprecedented pace. I know we hear that lament often and now take it for granted. In fact, we hardly even register the comment anymore. I guess we’re too busy learning to use our … Continue reading

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