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…

Stacks of shimmering gold bars

Why Do People Buy Gold?

People buy physical gold for many reasons: to protect against losses in other asset categories, for security in times of crisis, and because it’s a tangible, liquid, and private asset. Why might YOU buy gold? The choice is yours. Make an informed decision. Learn more as we dive deeper into each of these reasons people…

Certified Proof Coin Case Label

How to Read the Label on a Certified Proof Coin

You may already know how powerful certified proof coins can be when held for a long time. What you may not know, however, is what all the information on the coin’s plastic slab means. There are numbers, letters, abbreviations, dates, and more. Understanding this printed information equips you with the knowledge you need to properly…

Coin Grading

This informative video shows how numismatic coins are graded and what gives them their unique value and rarity. Graded coins make an excellent addition to any precious metals portfolio and can help diversify even further than bullion can.   Coin Grading – Video Transcription   Narrator: 00:02                  …