Gold in Salvation Army Kettles: Did You Know?

Since the 90s, people have been putting something out of the ordinary into salvation army donation buckets: Gold. Everything from Gold American Eagle Coins, South African Krugerrand Coins and even gold bars have been donated in a practice that continues to today.  Gold in Dentistry: Did You Know? – Video Transcription Narrator:     …

U.S. Coin Mint Marks: Did You Know?

A mint mark is a small letter or symbol that is stamped into a coin as it is being made to identify which mint the coin was produced at. Congress created the mint marking process after the first mint branches were created in 1835. If you’re interested in learning more about mint marking, watch this…

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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.” …

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Genuinely Bizarre Things Made of Gold

Make no mistake: Gold is a serious business. As an asset, gold can influence markets, bolster retirement portfolios, and serve as a hedge against global economic uncertainty. Despite that seriousness, however, visionaries around the world have created some unapologetically odd things made of gold. Time Is Money—Lots of Money Every hour is the “golden hour”…

Celebrating the South African Krugerrand

South African Krugerrand Celebrates 52 Years

Happy birthday to the South African Krugerrand! The first South African Krugerrands were struck on July 3, 1967, when the public was just beginning to gain interest in buying and holding gold coins for personal portfolios. Since then, Krugerrands have been struck every year with occasional small changes in diameter and thickness. Follow along to…

What is a Burnished Coin?

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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8 Rules to Follow for Proper Coin Handling

Gold and silver coins are visually stunning, which can make it tempting to pick them up, admire them, and show them off to friends and family. Doing so, however, could diminish a coin’s condition and future profit potential. If you must touch, hold, or transport your gold or silver coins, learn how to do it…