Great American Coin Co Blog
July 25, 2018

Sets vs Singles The Mint began selling uncirculated gold and silver American Eagle coins in 2006 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the American Eagle bullion coin program. Since then individual uncirculated one ounce Gold Eagles have usually been offered with no production or ordering limits. W...

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October 05, 2018

Heritage Auctions held an auction of US Territorial Gold and early colonial coins in Chicago on October 11-14. It included a Kellogg & Co. $50 California gold coin considered the “king” of territorial gold coins.Pre-Revolutionary colonial coins from New England, Virginia, and New Jersey sold in ...

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October 01, 2018

When “Gold Fever” strikes, anything can happen. People can lose perspective and focus solely on the seductive yellow metal, leading to risky choices…and bad behavior.Death was a constant companion in the pursuit of gold and other precious metals and gems, and tales abound of haunted souls lurking in...

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September 30, 2018

This year there has been a spate of counterfeit discoveries in Nova Scotia, one of Canada’s eastern Maritime Provinces. Merchants in the Halifax area have reported several instances of fake Canadian and US bills showing up, most recently in the Halifax suburb of Dartmouth.A September 11, 2018 news r...

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September 26, 2018

A coin is a coin, no? Not necessarily, and knowing the differences among various coin-like objects is a step on the road to becoming a true numismatist. Plus, it can keep you from making buying mistakes.Here’s a look at what is and isn’t a coin.CoinsTrue coins are official state money with a specifi...

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September 21, 2018

Many coin collectors are also history buffs. Besides the coins themselves, the stories behind them offer a window on the past, both recent and historic, often from a unique perspective.For students of US history, the US Mint produces several series of commemorative medals and coins including a popul...

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September 17, 2018

The California Gold Rush led to the largest variety of privately made gold coins and created a collecting subspecialty of its own.As thousands of prospectors and fortune-seekers headed to California after the discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill outside Sacramento in 1848, the lucky ones needed a way ...

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September 14, 2018

By 1837 the Capped Bust design on US quarters and other denominations was looking dated. Mint engraver Christian Gobrecht was commissioned to produce a new design, consistent with the Liberty theme mandated by Congress.His depiction of Liberty seated on a boulder, her right hand supporting a shield ...

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September 10, 2018

Heritage Auctions, one of the premier coin auction houses, will hold an auction of US Territorial Gold Coins in Chicago on October 11-14. The auction includes coins from several collectors including the Marcello Collection of rare territorial gold coins. Highlighting the collection is a Kellogg &amp...

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