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How to Care for Your Gold

If you love collecting gold coins or jewelry, you can find an amazing selection here at Coins of the Realm ! We offer a variety of great pieces, making it easy for you to create an inspiring ...
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Caring for Your Coin Collection

If you collect coins, you should know how to properly store them. The wrong types of storage can damage your coins and leave them exposed to harsh elements. Investing in proper storage will allow you ...
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An Essential Glossary of Terms for the Coin Collector

Collecting coins is a fun hobby that can be rewarding in a variety of ways. If you plan to start a coin collection, it is a good idea to learn some important terms before visiting a coin dealer. Take ...
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Spotlight on the American Eagle Bullion Coin

Collections can be fun and exciting, but they can also be a great form of investment! Adding coins to your collection is a simple and effective way to gain a more valuable selection of goods that ...
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Unique Holiday Gift Ideas for Coin Collectors

Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Now is a good time to get the items you want without having to deal with the Black Friday crowds. Make sure you get your loved ones the perfect gifts by ...
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Tips for Starting a Coin Collection

Are you looking for a new hobby? Coin collecting offers a number of benefits, such as owning a part of history and even making a profit. Doing some research can help you learn the tips and strategies ...
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Essential Tips for Caring for Your Coin Collection

Starting a coin collection can be a fun and valuable hobby. The coin dealers here at Coins of the Realm can help you find the perfect pieces to add to any collection. Following the right tips will ...
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What Is the World's Most Valuable Autograph?

Autographs are one of the most collectible items in the world. People research their favorite celebrities, politicians, and other famous figures to find a time and place to ask for their autographs. ...
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The Most Valuable Gemstones Ever Sold

Gemstones come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. These gorgeous and natural creations offer incomparable beauty that is perfect for many different types of jewelry. If you have purchased ...
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A History of the Lincoln Penny

Did you know that the Lincoln penny is the longest minted coin in the United States ? The penny was originally created in 1793, but it went through a lot of changes before it became the famous Lincoln ...
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Easy Ways to Start a Stamp Collection

Collecting is a great hobby for people of all ages. Becoming a stamp collector can help you get a great collection of historical and valuable items from around the world. Coins of the Realm offers a ...
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The Most Valuable Sports Autographs

Sports fans have been collecting famous athletes’ autographs for years. Some people collect the autographs of their favorite athletes to proudly display and pass on for generations. Others ...
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What Is Sterling Silver?

Sterling silver is often considered “pure silver,” but it is actually a silver alloy. True pure silver is too soft for most uses and contains 99.9% silver. Sterling silver only contains ...
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How to Get Started Collecting Coins

Coin collecting can be a lot of fun, and it can also be profitable. Your collection can begin with the coins found in your pocket change, or you can build your collection with classic coins bought ...
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Have You Ever Seen a 1943 Silver Penny?

All pennies are made of copper, except for the silver-looking ones made in 1943. Those are made of zinc and coated in steel. A 1943 copper penny is very valuable because only a few of them were ...
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How Are Coins Graded?

Whether you are a coin collector or have recently inherited someone else’s coin collection, it is important to educate yourself on how coins are graded. Experts grade coins to determine how much ...
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A Brief History of Gold

Since the beginning of recorded history, gold has been one of the most highly valued and sought-after precious metals. Gold is used in coins, jewelry, art, and even electronics equipment. This ...
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How to Collect Confederate Paper Money

Have you always been interested in collecting interesting artifacts from America’s past? Many people enjoy collecting Confederate paper money, which was in circulation for only a short time ...
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A Look at 5 of the Rarest Coins in American History

Do you find yourself fascinated by American history? For history buffs and numismatists alike, there are few treasures as interesting as rare coins. Many people take coins for granted, thinking of ...
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A Look at the Most Popular Gemstones

From bold red to sparkling blue, natural gemstones represent nearly every color in the rainbow. As your coin dealer will share with you, color is just one of the characteristics that draws in buyers ...
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Learn All About Your Favorite Gemstones by Downloading This Free App!

Are you a collector of rare or popular gemstones? Download the handy All about Gemstones guide free app! This helpful app offers fun facts and trivia about a number of precious and semi-precious ...
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Exploring the Process for Buying and Appraising Jewelry

Whether you're in the market for a diamond ring or a designer watch, it's important that you know how to get the most bang for your buck when buying jewelry from a jewelry and coin dealer. ...
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Understanding How Diamonds Are Formed

Have you ever stopped to think about how the sparkling diamonds in your engagement ring, tennis bracelet, or drop earrings came to be? The process by which diamonds take form is fascinating and begins ...
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Reasons to Choose Coins of the Realm as Your Jewelry Appraisal Source

Whether you’re looking to sell gold items or buy coins in Gaithersburg, you owe it to yourself to come see us at Coins of the Realm. Even if you only want to know the value of your collection, ...
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3 Factors to Consider Before Selling Gold or Jewelry

The value of gold, diamonds, and other precious jewelry has skyrocketed in recent years. This is largely due to the economy crashing—people turn to precious metals and stones during hard ...
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