Blog Posts in 2011

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3 Reasons to Get a Formal Appraisal!

A formal appraisal is an evaluation of your goods that is documented in writing and suitable for use in legal matters. Formal appraisals can be given for entire collections or for individual items. ...
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Need More Info on Coins or Jewelry? Check Out The 5 Helpful Links Here

Are you interested in valuable coins? Do you want to learn more about popular gemstones for jewelry? Find more information regarding these topics on the following websites. To start your own coin ...
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The Truth Behind Sunken Treasure

The ocean is not only a majestic body of water, but also a mysterious haven for forgotten treasures. Throughout history, numerous civilizations and cultures have relied on water transportation to help ...
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Tips to Determine the Value of a Coin

If you’ve stumbled upon some old coins, a little bit of research will help you determine just how valuable they are. Many people think all coins become more valuable with age, but this ...
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3 Popular Alternatives to Diamonds

Diamonds are typically featured as the star of engagement rings, wedding bands, and other classic jewelry, but this doesn’t mean they’re the perfect choice for every woman. If you’re ...
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Check Out These Resources For More On Diamonds & Valuable Paper Artifacts

If you want to learn more about how diamonds are evaluated and how to preserve papers for archival purposes, check out the links below. Contact Coins of the Realm in Rockville at (301) 340-1640 with ...
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The 4 C's of Diamond Evaluation

Diamonds and their value are generally judged by four major categories. To learn what these categories are and what they mean, ask your local coin dealer and consider this brief overview: Carat Carat ...
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3 Tips for Preserving Paper Collectibles

When it comes to preserving paper collectibles, your first instinct may be to frame them or stick them in plastic holders—but these measures might not be ideal for the integrity of the item. To ...
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Attention Autograph Collectors! Video on Authenticating Lincoln's Signatures

If you’re interested in autographs, you probably want to add a few presidential signatures to your collection. In this video, the speaker shows viewers different examples of Abraham ...
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5 Links for More Gold and Autograph Information!

If you’d like to learn more about gold and other precious items, check out these links, and call Coins of the Realm at (301) 340-1640 today. To learn more about the gold karat system, check out ...
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How Valuable is a President's Signature?

Just how valuable is a president’s signature? You probably wouldn't ever want to discard an autograph from an important or famous individual, but worth can vary greatly. Consider the following ...
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4 Ways to Determine and Rate Gold Purity

If you own a piece of gold jewelry, you’ve probably seen a stamp in the metal that lists a number and the letter “k.” That stamp is a measure of the gold’s purity. To learn ...
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Interested in Buying or Selling Diamonds? Check Out This App!

To accurately measure the value of a diamond, its four essential qualities—commonly known as the 4 Cs—must be evaluated. The 4 Cs Interactive Diamond Buying Guide app for the iPhone is a ...
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Still Have Questions about Coin Collecting, Metal Care or Appraisals?

To discover more about coin collecting, caring for metals, and coin appraisal, check out the links below! Take a look at these articles to learn more about estate settlement. Coin Week has an ...
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Don't Devalue Your Coins: Tips for Preserving Your Collection

If you want to keep your coin collection in good condition, be sure to follow these tips: Never, Ever Clean Your Coins: The temptation to clean your coin collection may be very strong. After all, ...
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Why It's Important to Have Your Valuables Appraised

While it may seem easier to just mark down how much you think an item is worth, hiring a professional for appraisal and employing the services of an expert for things like estate settlements and ...
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Coin Collecting: How To Start A Coin Collection

In this video, the speaker discusses how to begin coin collecting. He suggests that you start off by collecting only coins that are from a particular time period and nation. That way, your collection ...
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Learn More About Coin And Stamp Collecting With Help From Coins of the Realm

If you’d like to learn more about coin and stamp collecting, then be sure to read these articles and websites. If you have any further questions, call Coins of the Realm at (301) 340-1640. The ...
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Questions To Ask Before Buying Gold And Silver Coins

Buying silver and gold coins can be a great investment opportunity, not to mention a fun hobby. To learn which questions you should ask before buying a gold or silver coin, read through this brief ...
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How To Collect Stamps

In this video, the speaker gives a general overview of stamp collecting. As he makes clear, the most financially valuable stamps are those that are in “superb” condition and have never ...
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What Can Make Rare Coins and Stamps Valuable?

To non-collectors, it may not always be clear why rare coins and stamps are so valuable. But, there is a rhyme and a reason behind the value we place on coins. Read on to learn more: Rarity First and ...
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Looking For More Information About Collectibles? Click Around!

Our recent blog entries have been all about caring for your prized collectibles and the most expensive autographs. If you’d like to learn more about autographs, paper currency, and stamps, then ...
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Rare Coins, Stamp Collections, and Paper Currency Collection Care

Stamps, rare coins, and paper currency won’t just take care of themselves—you have to make an effort to ensure that they remain in good condition throughout the decades. Here are the ...
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Card & Autograph Collecting: Tips on Getting Baseball Autographs

Getting autographs seems to waiver between difficult and easy, massively expensive and seemingly cheap—but there doesn’t seem to be any middle ground! In this video, the speaker outlines ...
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Coins Of The Realm: Some Of The Most Valuable Autographs In History

On the surface, some might say that collecting autographs isn’t as impressive as collecting, say, coins. After all, an autograph doesn’t have an intrinsic value the way that metal does. ...
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