Great American Coin Co Blog
April 10, 2019

As the US slid deeper into the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt was desperate to prop up the country’s economy. Besides implementing a host of so-called “alphabet programs” like the WPA and CCC, he looked at the nation’s gold reserve and decided it needed to be in government hands, ...

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April 10, 2019

The U.S. Mint is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing mission by issuing a series of commemorative coins in silver, gold, and silver clad. The Apollo 11 50th
Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program marks one of the most ground-breaking events in American histor...

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February 03, 2019

2019 Silver American Eagles Bring Beauty to Bullion
The US Mint has released the new 2019 Silver American Eagle Bullion coins for sale through its network of official distributors.

When the US Mint began selling bullion coins in 1986, any old design wouldn’t do. They...

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January 03, 2019

The silver bullet has been part of legend and lore for over 250 years, dating back to the French countryside and a hunter named Jean Chastel.

The 1700s were not a good time to be roaming the woods of Europe alone. Thousands of people were attacked by wild animals, and many died. Often, es...

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January 03, 2019

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of the first US president, the George Washington Bicentennial Committee proposed issuing a half-dollar coin in his honor. But the inventory of half dollars was high enough that none were scheduled for production that year, so Congress chose to replac...

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January 03, 2019

Gold is great, but silver offers a beautiful way to show your affection without busting your budget. And at current silver prices, it’s a bargain, too.

Here are some ways to make this holiday season memorable with a gift of silver.

Old Silver Coins

The US ...

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January 03, 2019

Some of us are old enough to remember how special it was to receive a shiny new silver dollar on our birthday or at holiday time. If we were lucky, we saved it, because it’s worth a lot more than a dollar today. And the memories it brings back are priceless.

This year you can create speci...

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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 soul...

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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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