What is a Burnished Coin?

Burnished. Is it a coin type? Classification? Grade? To “burnish” something means to make it shiny or lustrous, especially by rubbing. In the world of numismatics—the study of coins and currency—a burnished coin is more than a polished piece of gold or silver. The basics: What is a burnished coin? The burnishing process was first…

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Who Inspired the Indian Head on the Gold American Buffalo Coin?

The Gold American Eagle depicts Lady Liberty, fearlessly gazing into America’s future. The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf features the first portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to show her without a crown. The Gold American Buffalo features… who? The answer isn’t as straightforward as you might think. The front of the Gold American Buffalo shows a…

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What’s the Difference Between Proof Coins & Uncirculated Coins?

Many people think that all coins are made the same way, just with different designs and out of different precious metals. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Coins are minted in various ways and for different purposes to produce different finishes. Proof coins and uncirculated coins, for instance, are both wonderfully designed and carefully…

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Get to Know the World’s Most Popular & Trusted Coin Minting Facilities

A nation’s mint is generally responsible for producing the country’s currency and has the government’s consent to manufacture legal tender coins. Mints can also produce coin-related products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins, as well as silver and gold bullion coins. U.S. Money Reserve is committed to delivering only the highest quality precious metals products,…

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