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Buying & Selling by Appointment Only

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

September 14, 2016 at 12:10 pm

Save Big on Shipping Insurance with ANA Benefit

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Company specializes in insuring packages worth $500 or more.

The American Numismatic Association and the North American Collectibles Association are offering ANA members the opportunity to save substantially on shipping insurance through the popular online program,

Many ANA members have taken advantage of a six-month trial offer for $45. Most decided they liked the savings and service, and committed to the program for a full subscription.


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Written by Robert L. Wilson

July 6, 2012 at 9:11 am

ANA to Annouce Dealer of the Year

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July 5, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Provident Metals Silver & Gold Twitter Giveaway

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Now through Friday, Provident Metals will be randomly selecting one Twitter follower per day to receive FREE Silver & Gold!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

June 27, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Provident Metals | The Purchasing Power of Gold

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With the current precious metal correction, dip, drop, or what ever you want to call it.  Now is the time to take a step back and really visualize why you are buying these metals.  Provident Metals has put together this fun fact filled video “Maintain Purchasing Power With Gold.”  It’s my position that if you have been in the buying mode, no matter what your reasons, you have to buy when spot prices are on the climb as well as when it is on “Sale” like today!  It can all be summed up in two words, cost averaging!

Written by Robert L. Wilson

October 3, 2011 at 9:59 am

The New York Times Store | Coins & Currency

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No one knows news better than The New York Times.  While browsing its pages I found The New York Times Store, that sells “Rare and Newsworthy Items,”  of which a section is dedicated to “Coins & Currency.”  They offer a variety of nicely framed collages featuring coins, currency, artifacts, photos, and stamps.  These items are well put together and really capture the era they are honoring.  Any of these would make a nice addition to your home or office.  You will also find a variety of coins and coin sets available for purchase.  Take a minute to see what treasure you might find.  There are a few must-haves for Civil War buffs and history lovers alike!

Image: The New York Times Store

Written by Robert L. Wilson

September 6, 2011 at 9:00 am

Coin Grading Basics

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A Post By Robert Fazio, President of Goldline International, an advertising sponsor.

It’s rare (no pun intended) for a coin—gold or otherwise—to be identified without a description of the coin’s condition. That description, however, can be confusing to someone who isn’t familiar with coin grading especially since, like most industries, the coin world often relies upon initials or slang to describe their products.

To help you better understand some of the more common grades and descriptions, I’ve set forth a brief primer below. As you read these descriptions, keep in mind that grading is more art than science. While the prominent coin grading services like Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and Numismatic Coin Guaranty (NGC) work hard to standardize their grading, experts may disagree about a coin’s condition even when applying the same objective standards.

Circulated Coins

When a coin is graded as “circulated,” it means the coin shows wear and tear. Look at the coins in your pocket or purse and you’ll see evidence of this wear from nicks and scratches to worn surfaces as coins rub together or are handled over time. While collectors often prefer coins that are “uncirculated” or in “Mint State” condition, there is an allure to a circulated coin which, at one time, was used as common currency hundreds or thousands of years ago. For example, Goldline has offered Ancient Constantine coins which were struck between 307-337 during the reign of Constantine the Great (280-337 A.D.), the first Christian Roman Emperor. Amazingly, these coins are in About Uncirculated (AU) condition and appear as they did when struck nearly 1,700 years ago.

Uncirculated Coins

A coin that shows no wear is designated an uncirculated coin. This does not mean, however, that the coin may not show signs of age. By their nature, metals react with the environment and, over time, begin to display what is commonly referred to as “tarnish” and what the coin world calls “toning.” Many people new to rare coins often prefer a coin free of toning while experienced collectors value toning for its beauty and evidence of the coin’s history and age. In fact, some unscrupulous dealers have been known to artificially tone coins.

Uncirculated coins generically may be referred to as “Brilliant Uncirculated” or “BU” coins. Goldline offers Swiss 20 Francs gold coins, which were minted between 1883 and 1949, that are Brilliant Uncirculated coins, appearing as they did when minted up to 125 years ago. If graded, BU coins will have a minimum grade of Mint State 60 (or MS-60).

This brings us to the Mint State (“MS”) system of grading which grades coins on a scale of 1-70. Coins in uncirculated condition will be graded between MS-60 and MS-70 with MS-70 representing the perfect coin.

An MS-60 through MS-62 coin, although uncirculated, will show “bag marks” (marks which come from coins striking each other, something that often occurs in bags of coins) and minor scratches. Some or all of the original luster will be present.

An MS-63 or MS-64 grade is sometimes referred to as “Choice Brilliant Uncirculated” or “Choice BU.” MS- 65 coins, or “Gem” or “Superb Gem” coins, usually possess bright luster and very few bag marks. MS-66 though MS-69 coins in nearly any denomination are quite scarce and the values rise significantly from lower graded coins.

The MS-70 coin is flawless. Coins dated pre-1964 in MS-70 are extremely uncommon. Even more modern coins graded a perfect MS-70 are uncommon when compared to the total population of those graded coins.

For more information regarding coin grades, coin collecting and buying gold coins you may reach a Goldline Account Executive or numismatist at 877-376-2646.

This post was originally published in Goldline’s newsletter, American Advisor. ©Goldline International, Inc. All rights reserved.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

August 19, 2011 at 8:00 am

Eastern Numismatics & Whitey Ford

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If you’re looking to sell your precious metals or rare coins, take it from Whitey Ford and give Jonathan Parella a call at Eastern Numismatics.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

May 31, 2011 at 5:31 am

B & T Coins and Militaria

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I was driving through Jacksonville, Florida and I found this great shop.  B&T Coins & Militaria is the kind of place that makes me love the coin business.  When the term small business was coined, no pun intended, they were talking about companies like this.  Run by the owner/operator, BJ and his Daughter, he some good coins, but even better militaria.  Stop on in if you in the neighborhood and take a look at the fascinating items he has on display.

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USCOINS.COM | Eastern Numismatics

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I was speaking with a good friend and trusted numismatist,  Jonathan Parrella, about the incredible gains in the precious metal market we have seen the past five years.  He is the Manager and a Senior Numismatist at Eastern Numismatics, a full service Rare Coin and Bullion Company.  This company has a true interest in seeing their clients portfolios perform, they have dedicated ENI Coin Consultants that have the knowledge and experience to help you find the best quality coins and precious metals for your portfolio.  They have been in business since 1974 with a beautiful “Rare Coin Gallery” in Garden City, NY, as well as a subsidiary to service the South, The National Estate Buyers in Sarasota, FL.  I have worked with Jonathan and the professionals at Eastern Numismatics, they are honest people looking out for their clients best interest.  USCOINS.COM is their online portal with pages of impartial information and online access to their refined numismatic inventory.  This site is diverse, educational, and a great tool for anyone buying and selling rare coins or precious metals.  As always, I try to instill in my readers that you need a coin professional on your side, someone you can work with frequently, and someone who knows where “you” want to spend “your” money.  Because building the right portfolio of rare coins and bullion is instrumental for growth potential.  Call or email Jonathan Parrella today, he will guide you in the right direction for a prosperous future in precious metals and numismatics.

Contact Info:

Jonathan Parrella

Phone:  800-835-0008


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Written by Robert L. Wilson

March 10, 2011 at 8:08 am

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