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

Posted by | Monday, November 6, 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 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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