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American Platinum Eagle: Did You Know?

In 1995, former Director of the United States Mint and current U.S. Money Reserve President, Philip N. Diehl, and others began the legislative process of creating a new platinum coin. The only U.S. bullion coin that has a yearly alternating design, this coin is unique in the pantheon of American Bullion for several reasons. If…

3 Facts About Platinum: Did You Know?

While commonly associated with modern industry, platinum has been used since ancient Egypt, where platinum alloys adorned coffins along with gold and silver. If you’re interested in learning more about platinum, watch this episode overviewing 3 facts about platinum. 3 Facts About Platinum: Did You Know? – Video Transcript Narrator          (00:04):…

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 The order was controversial and upset many people, and was finally repealed after decades in 1974.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…

Klondike Gold Rush - Did You Know?

Klondike Gold Rush: Did You Know?

The Klondike Gold Rush was a massive influx of gold miners to Canada’s Yukon territory and Alaska in the late 1800s. The hazardous conditions of the region made it a very dangerous journey. However, the allure of gold proved too strong to ignore for many. If you’re interested in learning more, watch today’s episode of…

Did You Know? - Mint Marks

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…

Did You Know? - Coin Edges

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…

Did You Know? History of American Coinage

History of American Coinage: Did You Know?

Have you ever been curious about the various events that lead to the creation of American coins? In today’s episode of U.S. Money Reserve’s “Did You Know?” we follow the 200-year timeline of American Coinage from the first coins ever minted to the famous, modern Gold American Eagle.  History of American Coinage: Did You…

Specialty coins did you know informational video

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.” …