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Building Legacies: The Orion Collection

Posted by | Tuesday, November 14, 2017 |

The Orion Collection is a well put together collection of New Orleans eagles. Assembling a complete set of New Orleans eagles is not an easy task, and very few collectors can say they have accomplished such a feat. The challenge many collectors face is that many New Orleans issues have extremely low survival rates. Issues like the rare 1883-O, where there are only about 40 to 50 coins known in all grades are very difficult for collectors to locate.The Orion Collection, however, also features a...

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Historic Gold Coins Resurface - 1895-O $10 Gold Liberty

Posted by | Monday, November 06, 2017 |

It’s no secret that the $10 gold coins minted at New Orleans are scarce. However, despite their scarcity, some dates appear to be dramatically undervalued.One date in particular that stands out is the 1895-O $10 gold coin. The New Orleans Mint struck just 98,000 $10 gold coins in 1895. A minuscule mintage especially when compared to the $10 gold coins minted at Philadelphia.There are several years where the main Mint in Philadelphia struck well over one million $10 gold coins, and some years...

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Building Legacies: The Cherry Villa Collection

Posted by | Tuesday, October 10, 2017 |

The Cherry Villa collection is a masterful collection centered around the always popular Morgan Silver Dollar. Although this collection consists of other U.S. coin series, the main focus, and passion for the collector who has built this important collection is the Morgan Silver Dollar series.Every Morgan Silver Dollar in this collection was hand-selected for its premium eye-appeal. The Cherry Villa is a collection that emphasizes quality. Even the common date Morgan Dollars in this collection...

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Affordable Yet Scarce New Orleans Half Eagle

Posted by | Tuesday, October 03, 2017 |

The New Orleans Mint struck two different types of $5 gold coins with the Liberty Head design during the 1800s.The first and most popular are the ones struck before the Civil War that do not have the Motto "IN GOD WE TRUST."In total, the New Orleans Mint struck $5 Gold Liberties without the Motto for just 12 years.It is important for collectors to understand that 99.5% of the original $5 gold coins minted at New Orleans have been lost, damaged, or melted down. This makes the few that have...

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