Blog Posts in 2014

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What Tools are Required for Stamp Collecting?

Although no tools are technically required for stamp collecting, there are certain tools that can help you get more enjoyment (and even more value) out of the “Hobby of the Kings.” Whether ...
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Launching the Arches National Park Quarter

Arches National Park is a red rock wonderland and one of the most stunning national parks in the United States. In April, the U.S. Mint launched the 2014 Arches National Park Quarter as part of its ...
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Factors to Consider When Starting a Coin Collection

Buying collectible coins is an excellent way to diversify your investment portfolio while also enjoying a rewarding hobby. But like any investment, buying collectible coins requires you to spend a ...
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What Are Mint Sets?

Mint sets are the complete, uncirculated set of coins released by the United States Mint in any given year. They typically contain one coin of each denomination made that year. This includes a penny, ...
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A Look at How to Identify Stamps

Collecting stamps is a popular hobby worldwide that provides many different opportunities to get involved, depending on what interests you. You can find people who collect all kind of stamps, people ...
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How Are Coins Made?

The U.S. Mint frequently issues new coins, such as the America the Beautiful series of quarters beginning in 2010. However, there is a long process that happens before these coins ever reach your ...
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A Guide to Collecting Gold Coins and Gold Bullion

Collecting valuable items like gold can be exciting, but it is critical to be informed before you make any significant purchases. It’s important to know what is authentic, and also how to ...
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Determining the Value of Your Paper Money

The value of an old U.S. Treasury note or other form of paper currency depends on its age, condition, and prevalence. In general, older notes of scarce denominations that are in very good or extremely ...
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Looking Back at Famous U.S. Coins

Fame has come in all shapes and sizes in the United States, from celebrities to toys and beyond. The coin world has been no exception, with some rare and unique coins garnering huge followings and an ...
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Famous Stamp Collectors Over the Years

Suitable for all ages and capable of being practiced anytime and anywhere, stamp collecting is a hobby that enjoys wide popularity. Given the extent of its appeal, it should come as no surprise that ...
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Couple Discovers Rare Gold Coin Collection

“Buried treasure” is a term that almost everyone is familiar with, but many people who assume that most of the world’s hidden riches have already been dug up do not keep an eye out ...
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Understanding Gold's History as a Currency

When someone sees a gold coin or a piece of fine jewelry, a common reaction is to think about how much it’s worth. The fact that gold has been considered valuable since the dawn of civilization ...
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A Rare Bronze Penny Sells for One Million Dollars

Although many people completely disregard pennies in modern times, others will pay massive amounts of money for the right one cent coin. Watch this video to learn about the rare bronze penny that sold ...
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Fundamental Factors that Influence the Value of Gold

Gold is used for a variety of purposes, including the production of medical and aircraft equipment. However, most people are only interested in the investment opportunity that gold represents. While ...
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Cleaning Tips to Help Your Jewelry Collection Sparkle

Even the finest jewelry will not be appreciated by friends and passersby unless it is sparkling clean. If you want your dealer-purchased gold necklace and diamond ring to look their best without ...
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The Steps of Cleaning Gold

Gold may be endlessly durable, but contact with skin, soap, and even air can cause the precious metal to lose its gleam over time. If your gold is not looking quite as nice as it did when you first ...
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A Beginner's Guide to Starting a Stamp Collection

An age-old pastime for Gaithersburg hobbyists, maintaining a stamp collection can be exciting and rewarding. If you know that you want to collect stamps but are not sure where to start, follow the ...
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What is the Ten Percent Solution?

At Coins of the Realm, we know that Gaithersburg residents come to us to get the best possible offer on the gold coins, jewelry, and collector’s items they wish to sell. As our “ten ...
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Cleaning Tips to Help Your Jewelry Collection Sparkle

Even the finest jewelry will not be appreciated by friends and passersby unless it is sparkling clean. If you want your dealer-purchased gold necklace and diamond ring to look their best without ...
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The Steps of Cleaning Gold

Gold may be endlessly durable, but contact with skin, soap, and even air can cause the precious metal to lose its gleam over time. If your gold is not looking quite as nice as it did when you first ...
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A Beginner's Guide to Starting a Stamp Collection

An age-old pastime for Gaithersburg hobbyists, maintaining a stamp collection can be exciting and rewarding. If you know that you want to collect stamps but are not sure where to start, follow the ...
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Getting to Know the Jewelry Division at Coins of the Realm

Since 1974, Coins at the Realm has built a reputation buying and selling gold, silver, rare coins, and other valuable collector items. We also have a thriving jewelry division, Anthony’s ...
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Tips for Storing and Preserving Your Valuable Paper Items

Family records, valuable autographs, and other precious paper items can rot over time, and their ink can fade if they are not stored properly. If you have valuable paper items that you would like to ...
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Steps for Determining Whether a Diamond is Real

Diamonds captivate hearts and dazzle minds in a way few rocks can. These impressive features give diamonds their worth, which gives con artists motivation to pawn off fake diamonds to unsuspecting ...
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How to Start an Autograph Collection

Everyone has idols, or at least musicians, writers, athletes, actors, or politicians whose work they admire and appreciate. If you are looking to start an autograph collection as a hobby interest or ...
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