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Do you know how much silver is in the ocean? This Answer covers how much silver has been produced, how much is thought to remain unmined, and some of its uses.
This Answer provides a new way to find the value of U.S. coins with the APMEX Coin Value Guide.

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How Do I Find the Value of a Rare Dollar? 

Use this guide as a starting point to assess the rarity of unique dollars in your collection.

What Does Red Mean in Penny Grading? 

Have you seen the letters RD, RB, or BN on the slab of a graded cent or copper coin? This Answer explains the meaning behind

What are Full Bands on a Mercury Dime? 

If you have just begun your U.S. coin collection and wondered what Full Bands means, this Answer is for you!

I Can Only Afford a Few Grams of Gold Per Month. What Should I Buy? 

If you can only afford 1-2 grams of gold per month, what is the best investment strategy for you? We will break four investment strategies

What is the Largest Coin? 

Can you identify the largest coins on earth? After reading this Answer, you will be able to.

What are Gold Futures? 

If you’ve wanted an explanation of gold futures contracts, read this Answer!

Is There a Coin-Identifying Mobile App?  

Alternative mobile applications include CoinSnap, an app that utilizes AI-driven image recognition for coin identification, and PCGS Cert Verification, which is geared towards verifying the

What are the Dimensions of APMEX 1 Ounce Gold Bars? 

If you’ve purchased one of our products through a third party, verify the product’s authenticity. One way to begin that process is to determine that

What is the Full Head Designation for Standing Liberty Quarters?

If you have spent much time collecting coins, you’ve seen the term Full Head or FH used to describe Standing Liberty Quarters. What is a

How Did the Nickel Get its Name?

Why is the nickel called a nickel? Do nickels contain silver? Discover the history of the nickel.

How Did the Dime Get its Name?

If you ever wondered how the dime got its name, or how the March of Dimes got its name, this Answer is for you.

Are There Any Coins in Medallic Alignment? 

Medallic alignment is used to describe the relationship between the reverse and obverse of a coin or medal, but are there any coins in medallic

What is the Difference Between Poor-1 and Fair-2 in Coin Grading? 

Explore the differences between PCGS and NGC Poor-1 and Fair-2 coin gradings.

What is a Pattern Coin? 

Wikipedia doesn't tell the full story! Learn the difference between pattern coins, die trails, and specimen coins. The difference matters.

What is the Difference Between .999 and .9999 Gold? 

The difference between .999 gold and .9999 gold is more than 9 one-hundredths of one percent. We describe what distinguishes one from another in this Answer.

Is Gold Legal Tender in Texas? 

As the legal status of gold slowly shifts across the nation, you may be wondering how your state views gold. This article answers that query

Why Do We Give Infants Silver? 

Why do we give silver coins, rounds, or spoons to newborns and to infants on their christening day? We will answer that and tell you

Who was Christian Gobrecht? 

Do you know who designed the Seated Liberty, Liberty Head, and Braided Hair designs? Discover the background and designs of Christian Gobrecht.

What are Full Bell Lines on a Franklin Half Dollar? 

What do Full Bell Lines (FBLs) mean on Franklin Half Dollars? Learn about Full Bell Lines and understand the grading process for these coins.

Who was Charles Barber? 

You’ve heard of Barber coins, but do you know which Barber designed them? This article provides a brief bio and explanation of what makes Barber

What do the Words ARCHNID AVST DUX Mean on My Maria Theresia Thaler?

What does the inscription on the Maria Theresa Thaler say in English? We answer that question and provide a brief history of the Habsburg Dynasty
Use this guide as a starting point to assess the rarity of unique dollars in your collection.
Have you seen the letters RD, RB, or BN on the slab of a graded cent or copper coin? This Answer explains the meaning behind
If you have just begun your U.S. coin collection and wondered what Full Bands means, this Answer is for you!
If you can only afford 1-2 grams of gold per month, what is the best investment strategy for you? We will break four investment strategies
Can you identify the largest coins on earth? After reading this Answer, you will be able to.
If you’ve wanted an explanation of gold futures contracts, read this Answer!
Alternative mobile applications include CoinSnap, an app that utilizes AI-driven image recognition for coin identification, and PCGS Cert Verification, which is geared towards verifying the
If you’ve purchased one of our products through a third party, verify the product’s authenticity. One way to begin that process is to determine that
If you have spent much time collecting coins, you’ve seen the term Full Head or FH used to describe Standing Liberty Quarters. What is a
Why is the nickel called a nickel? Do nickels contain silver? Discover the history of the nickel.
If you ever wondered how the dime got its name, or how the March of Dimes got its name, this Answer is for you.
Medallic alignment is used to describe the relationship between the reverse and obverse of a coin or medal, but are there any coins in medallic
Explore the differences between PCGS and NGC Poor-1 and Fair-2 coin gradings.
Wikipedia doesn’t tell the full story! Learn the difference between pattern coins, die trails, and specimen coins. The difference matters.
The difference between .999 gold and .9999 gold is more than 9 one-hundredths of one percent. We describe what distinguishes one from another in this Answer.
As the legal status of gold slowly shifts across the nation, you may be wondering how your state views gold. This article answers that query
Why do we give silver coins, rounds, or spoons to newborns and to infants on their christening day? We will answer that and tell you
Do you know who designed the Seated Liberty, Liberty Head, and Braided Hair designs? Discover the background and designs of Christian Gobrecht.
What do Full Bell Lines (FBLs) mean on Franklin Half Dollars? Learn about Full Bell Lines and understand the grading process for these coins.
You’ve heard of Barber coins, but do you know which Barber designed them? This article provides a brief bio and explanation of what makes Barber
What does the inscription on the Maria Theresa Thaler say in English? We answer that question and provide a brief history of the Habsburg Dynasty

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