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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.
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What is a Silver Hallmark? 

What do you call the markings for fineness and weight on a silver bar or round? This article explains the hallmark and gives a brief

What is a PCGS Black Diamond Gold Buffalo? 

This article covers the PCGS Black Diamond label and provides a brief history of the Buffalo nickel’s design and real-life model.

Are There Rose Gold Coins? 

You’ve seen rose gold jewelry, but have you ever seen a rose gold coin? This article explains what rose gold is and whether there are

Who was George T. Morgan? 

Do you know who designed your favorite coins? This article is about George T. Morgan and the Morgan Silver Dollar.

What Gold Coins are IRA Eligible? 

Do you know what gold coins are eligible for Gold IRAs? This article explains the IRS standards that gold coins must meet for IRAs.

What are the Tax Benefits of Rolling a 401(k) into a Gold IRA? 

Explore and contrast 401(k)s with Self-Directed IRAs to unveil the tax advantages of gold IRAs. Learn the process of transferring your 401(k) funds into a

What Do Full Steps Mean on Jefferson Nickels? 

Have you encountered nickels labeled 'FS' or 'Full Steps'? This piece explains their significance and the criteria for their grading.

What is the Difference Between AU and BU Coins? 

If you’ve ever been shopping for coins and want to know what the difference between BU and AU coins, this article is for you.

How Can I Use Gold as Currency? 

Do you live in one of the 23 states that recognize gold as legal currency? Learn how to spend gold in these states.

What Gold Product Offers the Best Value for the Price and Weight? 

If you have ever wondered what the lowest cost gold products by weight are, this article is for you. We explore two gold purchasing methods

What is the Difference Between Certified and Uncertified Coins? 

If you're undecided between two similar coins, one certified and pricier, which should you pick? This article offers insights to guide your investment choice.

Why are Dimes the Smallest Coin? 

Looking at U.S. coins, there is one that does not fit the hierarchical trend of size and value. What makes the dime different? This article

Should I Buy Sovereign Bullion Coins or Silver Rounds? 

Ever found yourself undecided between buying silver bullion coins or silver rounds? This article discusses the differences between the two.

What Does it Mean for a Coin to be Scruffy? 

If you have seen a coin listed as ‘Scruffy,’ do you buy it without hesitation or close your browser window? We will explain what scruffy

What is the Silver Content of a 1965 Quarter? 

Are you aware that a 1965 quarter was intended to have no silver content? However, a few error coins having silver were produced.

What Does MS-64 Mean in Coin Grading? 

This article discusses the significance of the MS-64 grade for coins, the evaluation process for determining an MS-64 rating, and the reasons one might consider

Is My 1990 No Mint Mark Penny Rare? 

When does a penny become valued at 60 million times its nominal worth? Discover the history, scarcity, and worth of the 1990 No S mint

What is Eye Appeal? 

What does the term 'eye appeal' mean? Explore its definition and how various grading entities assess it when grading coins.

What do You Call a Coin Collector? 

Do numismatists and coin collectors refer to the same group of people? Although both engage in the collection of coins, they are not entirely identical.

What are Gold Backs? 

Have you seen gold backs? They resemble the U.S. dollar but are not made from a paper-cotton blend, they have gold sandwiched between polymer layers.

How Many Coins Are in a Standard U.S. Roll? 

Do you know how many coins are in a standard U.S. roll? Discover how many coins such as cents and quarters are in a roll.
What do you call the markings for fineness and weight on a silver bar or round? This article explains the hallmark and gives a brief
This article covers the PCGS Black Diamond label and provides a brief history of the Buffalo nickel’s design and real-life model.
You’ve seen rose gold jewelry, but have you ever seen a rose gold coin? This article explains what rose gold is and whether there are
Do you know who designed your favorite coins? This article is about George T. Morgan and the Morgan Silver Dollar.
Do you know what gold coins are eligible for Gold IRAs? This article explains the IRS standards that gold coins must meet for IRAs.
Explore and contrast 401(k)s with Self-Directed IRAs to unveil the tax advantages of gold IRAs. Learn the process of transferring your 401(k) funds into a
Have you encountered nickels labeled ‘FS’ or ‘Full Steps’? This piece explains their significance and the criteria for their grading.
If you’ve ever been shopping for coins and want to know what the difference between BU and AU coins, this article is for you.
Do you live in one of the 23 states that recognize gold as legal currency? Learn how to spend gold in these states.
If you have ever wondered what the lowest cost gold products by weight are, this article is for you. We explore two gold purchasing methods
If you’re undecided between two similar coins, one certified and pricier, which should you pick? This article offers insights to guide your investment choice.
Looking at U.S. coins, there is one that does not fit the hierarchical trend of size and value. What makes the dime different? This article
Ever found yourself undecided between buying silver bullion coins or silver rounds? This article discusses the differences between the two.
If you have seen a coin listed as ‘Scruffy,’ do you buy it without hesitation or close your browser window? We will explain what scruffy
Are you aware that a 1965 quarter was intended to have no silver content? However, a few error coins having silver were produced.
This article discusses the significance of the MS-64 grade for coins, the evaluation process for determining an MS-64 rating, and the reasons one might consider
When does a penny become valued at 60 million times its nominal worth? Discover the history, scarcity, and worth of the 1990 No S mint
What does the term ‘eye appeal’ mean? Explore its definition and how various grading entities assess it when grading coins.
Do numismatists and coin collectors refer to the same group of people? Although both engage in the collection of coins, they are not entirely identical.
Have you seen gold backs? They resemble the U.S. dollar but are not made from a paper-cotton blend, they have gold sandwiched between polymer layers.
Do you know how many coins are in a standard U.S. roll? Discover how many coins such as cents and quarters are in a roll.

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