The Truth About Blackbeard: Did You Know?

Pirates have been an icon of popular culture for decades, inspiring beloved books and movies such as Treasure Island and the Goonies. Despite being active for only two years, no pirate is more famous than Edward Teach, better known by his nickname, Blackbeard. Who was Blackbeard and how much treasure did he have? Has it…

Different Types of Coin Edges: Did You Know?

Did you know coins can be edged in more than one way? Precious metal coins can have reeded, milled, grooved, lettered, decorated, or plain edges. Each edging technique has different characteristics that allow for unique coin designs that can be differentiated by look and feel. If you’re interested in learning more about the coin edging…

Graded vs Ungraded Coins: Did You Know?

Coins are classified by applying the official Sheldon grading scale from 1 to 70, with 1 being the worst and 70 being the absolute best possible condition. A higher grade can often result in greater potential profit in the open market. In this episode of U.S. Money Reserve’s “Did You Know?,” we cover the difference…

Vintage coins did you know informational

Vintage Coins: Did You Know?

Prior to the coin recall of 1933, various American gold and silver coins were produced as currency and placed into circulation.  Vintage Coins: Did You Know? – Video Transcription Narrator:               00:08 The 1849 Liberty double Eagle is one of the most famous and valuable coins ever struck. Only a single example of this legendary…

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Specialty Coins: Did You Know?

Over the years, the United States Mint has designed and struck a variety of precious metal coins to commemorate certain people, places, and events. These coins are highly collectible and produced only in limited numbers. If you’re interested in learning more about these coins, watch today’s episode of U.S. Money Reserve’s “Did You Know.” …

Why Is the Bald Eagle on So Many Coins?

Why Is the Bald Eagle on So Many Coins?

You already know that majestic imagery of the bald eagle graces many of our coins and that it’s also our national emblem. But did you know that the U.S. nearly missed out on incorporating the powerful bird into our nation’s official seal, the one and only “Great Seal”? It’s true. Many people toiled away at…

What Is Bretton Woods? Learn About the Bretton Woods Conference

What Is Bretton Woods? We Recognize & Explain

The year 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the Bretton Woods Conference, which created the World Bank and its sister institution, the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Learn how the Bretton Woods system affected gold—and what we can learn from it today. Setting World Monetary Policy In July 1944, shortly after D-Day, delegates from 44 nations…