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Affordable Yet Scarce New Orleans Half Eagle

Posted by | Tuesday, October 3, 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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It's Not Always About Low Mintage

Posted by | Friday, September 29, 2017 |

Sometimes novice collectors get sucked into the low mintage hype. Series like the First Spouse Gold Coin series has produced some of the lowest minted gold coins in the last 100 years. However, just because a coin is “rare” (i.e., low minted), it doesn’t make it valuable.To better explain this, I will compare a low-minted First Spouse Gold coin and a relatively low-minted Silver American Eagle.The 2011-W Eliza Johnson First Spouse $10 Gold Coin has an extremely low mintage of just 2,915 coins...

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Congratulations to the ELLE COLLECTION!

Posted by | Thursday, September 21, 2017 |

Congratulations to the ELLE COLLECTION on adding this superb Type 1 No Motto New Orleans Gold Eagle! In 1844, the New Orleans Mint struck 118,700 $10 gold coins, and today just 593 coins have been certified in all grades. That's just one-half of one-percent of the original mintage that is known to have survived.

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Congratulations to the QUANTUM LEAP COLLECTION!

Posted by | Tuesday, September 19, 2017 |

We would like to congratulate the QUANTUM LEAP COLLECTION for adding this hard to locate piece to an already impressive collection! 1882-O $10 Gold Liberty PCGS AU 55 Mintage: 10,820 Population in all grades (NGC/PCGS): 378 Population in AU55 (NGC/PCGS):65 The 1882-O eagle has an original mintage of just 10,820 coins. Today, less than 400 examples are certified in all grades by both NGC and PCGS. When available, the 1882-O eagle is typically found in Very Fine (VF) to Extra-Fine grades (XF). In...

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