Executive Order 6102: Did You Know?

There was a time in history that gold ownership was outlawed for many Americans. In 1933, Executive Order 6102 confiscated gold from citizens. The order was controversial and upset many people, and was finally repealed after decades in 1974. Executive Order 6102: Did You Know? – Video Transcription Narrator:          (00:07) Executive…

Fenn’s Hidden Treasure: Did You Know?

A mysterious treasure chest filled with gold and other rare artifacts estimated to be worth around $2,000,000 was hidden somewhere in the Rocky Mountains by a man named Forrest Fenn. To this day, the treasure has not been found. If you’re interested in learning more, watch this episode of U.S. Money Reserve’s “Did You Know?”…

Athena Parthenos: Did You Know?

The Parthenon in Athens is one of the most famous architectural marvels in the world. It used to house the massive gold and ivory statue, Athena Parthenos. The statue’s current whereabouts remains a mystery. If you’re interested in learning more, watch this episode of U.S. Money Reserve’s “Did You Know?” Athena Parthenos: Did You Know?…

3 High-Profile Coin Redesigns in America

Watch and listen to learn more about 3-high profile coin redesigns in America  3 High-Profile Coin Redesigns in America Narrator (00:13): The 1907 Double Eagle Gold Coin. In 1904, President Theodore Roosevelt, feeling that the current American coinage lacked artistic merit, asked U.S. Mint Director George Roberts to commission friend and sculptor, Augustus Saint-Gaudens,…

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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…

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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?

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…