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Archive for June 2011

Top 6 Rare US Coins

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While this is a very informative and interesting video.  The computerized voices are a little too Max Headroom for me.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

June 30, 2011 at 6:30 am

Safe Find | Wall Clock With Hidden Compartment

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When I posted about the InvisiVault, I mentioned not leaving certain items on the kitchen counter.  Welcome the wall clock with a hidden compartment.  Officially know as the Embassy JB4985, it merely hangs on the wall with a simple hinged design.  It can keep the honest people honest that come through your home.  You can pick one up at Amazon for not too much money.

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June 29, 2011 at 6:29 am

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First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Gold Coin | Julia Grant

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Did you know that during the Civil War Julia Grant moved her home often to be as close to her husband as possible while he commanded the Union forces? She even brought her children with her when she thought it was safe enough! Bring history to life with this exquisite gold coin. The obverse features a detailed portrait of the first lady. The reverse features an image that captures the courtship of a young Julia Dent and Ulysses S. Grant. They are seen sharing their love for the outdoors while horseback riding at her family’s plantation, White Haven. This enchanting coin is available in both proof and uncirculated qualities. Enhance your coin collection by ordering today!

Image/Text: U.S. Mint

Written by Robert L. Wilson

June 28, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Second Party Grading Launches New Website

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Second Party Grading has updated their website recently.  I originally met Mike Ellis at the F.U.N. show back in January.  Mike started this company to be your “Second Opinion” on coins you may have that are already graded, or for a pre-screening of raw coins before you send them in to a third-party grader.  Anyone who has a real interest in the numismatic world, knows that coin grading is an art and not a science, thus is has changed throughout the years.  This being the case, for better or for worse, we have companies like SPG and CAC to be the consumer watchdogs.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

June 28, 2011 at 6:28 am

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Ohio Precious Metals | Refinery

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Refineries are places that few people will ever go to, or do any business with what so ever.  What people don’t know that this is where most coin dealers, jewelers, and “We Buy Gold” business get their scrap gold, silver, or any precious metal melted and assayed.  It is only at this point you can sell these metals on the  market at market price.  I found Ohio Precious Metals located east of Cincinnati, which seems to be a full service and reputable refinery.  They claim to be Socially Responsible, belong to numerous associations, and is the only refiner in the world that has a Brinks Vaulting Service located within their refinery.  I find this pretty impressive.  Refineries are few and far between due to the refining process, which can be very toxic and cumbersome.  That being said, doing business with one is total opposite, one phone call I’m sure you would find out how easy it is to get your scrap metal refined.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

June 27, 2011 at 6:27 am

Gold Facts

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

June 24, 2011 at 6:24 am

2011 September 11 National Medal

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This beautiful proof silver medal commemorates the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. The medal’s designs are emblematic of the courage, sacrifice and strength of those individuals who perished in the attacks, the bravery of those who risked their lives to save others that day, and the endurance, resilience and hope of those who survived. The obverse features Lady Liberty holding a Lamp of Remembrance with the inscriptions ALWAYS REMEMBER and 2001 – 2011. The reverse features an eagle against a background of cascading water with the inscriptions HONOR and HOPE. A $10 surcharge per medal is authorized to be paid to the non-profit National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Order today and continue the legacy of hope.

Image/Text:  U.S.Mint

 

Written by Robert L. Wilson

June 23, 2011 at 6:23 am

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