Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
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  • There’s a certain allure to collecting coins. Some people are collectors, others investors, but most coin enthusiasts are a little of both. While there’s a difference between bullion and numismatic coins, and it’s important to know these distinctions, both types can appeal to collectors and investors alike. Different Types of Value Coins that fall under the bullion classification are manufactured ...

Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
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The History of Money

  • Before cash and credit cards, what did people use for money? Here’s a brief history of how currency came to be the way we know it today. 2500 BCE: Gold in Egypt and Mesopotamia During the third millennium BCE, gold bars were commonly used as currency in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and surrounding areas. They were not standardized, however, so each bar had to be weighed to establish its value. Later, the s...

Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
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  • Finding a rare coin such as a three-legged buffalo nickel or a quarter crafted from silver can be exciting finds. But these coins blow them out of the water with price estimations into the millions. Coins become rare for a variety of reasons, including political and controversial minting. Here are some of the rarest coins the world has to offer. 1804 Silver Dollar, Class I This coin is often calle...

Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
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  • Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers would like to wish all of our customers a Happy Thanksgiving!  We have many things to be thankful for this year, including our tremendous loyal customers.  You truly make it a pleasure to come into work everyday.  Speaking of work, we’ll be closed on Thanksgiving to spend time with family and catch a little football.  We plan on working a reduced schedule on Black Friday...

Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
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  • When considering buying or selling valuable coins, the first thing that comes to most people’s minds is silver and gold. But why did these two metals specifically become the standard of wealth? A Long History of Gold and Silver Used Across the World Silver and gold have played a huge role in American history, with iconic historical points like the massive gold rush to California during the late 18...

Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
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  • While the standard U.S. coins have remained the same for decades, many less common coins have been discontinued and are now obsolete. Those interested in collecting rare coins should be on the lookout for these historic denominations.  Bullion The term bullion describes coins that are composed entirely of gold, silver, or platinum and trade for their underlying metal content as opposed to any numi...

Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
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  • To protect the value of numismatic or rare coins, knowing how to care for them properly is essential. Here are tips that coin collectors should follow when it comes to handling, cleaning, maintaining, and storing their valuable coins. Handling Rare Coins When handling rare coins, they should always be picked up by the edges, never by the face. The natural oils of the skin quickly damage coins by l...

Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
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  • Any good collection has its staples. These pieces tend to be easily accessible with a moderate to affordable price, and are considered the building blocks upon which a more personalized collection can be based. When it comes to buying coins, the following are a few coins that are generally considered the essentials to any collection. Walking Liberty Half Dollar The Walking Liberty Half Dollar is r...

Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
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  • The World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colorado took place in the first week of August and showcased some captivating appearances and collections that would make any coin collector stop to take a look. Here are the most significant highlights from the event. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony  The World’s Fair of Money kicked off with a ribbon cutting ceremony to formally begin the event. Collector and author ...

Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
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  • For both experienced and beginner coin collectors, few coin types are as special and exciting as commemorative coins. Virtually every nation in history has issued commemorative coinage to honor and celebrate important people, places, and events, and the United States is no exception. History and Purpose Commemorative coins officially got their start in the United States in 1892 with a half dollar ...

Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
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  • Since Prehistoric times, gold has gradually increased its service and value to humans. Across the centuries, gold’s history has become a treasure trove of fascinating facts and startling information. Here are but a few of gold’s historical nuggets. The Beginnings The first metal ever worked by prehistoric humans was likely gold. Decorative objects unearthed in Bulgaria have been traced to 4000 B.C...

Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
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  • We’re selling a stunning Mexican gold coin set consisting of (6) uncirculated gold coins beautifully housed in a Capital holder for only 3% over spot!  This collection consists of the following coins: 1947 50 peso gold coin 1959 20 peso gold coin 1959 10 peso gold coin 1955 5 peso gold coin 1945 2 1/2 peso gold coin 1945 2 peso gold coin Mexican gold coins are highly popular in the U.S. and are ra...

Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
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  • Those lucky enough to come across rare coins in circulation could have a valuable find on their hands. Even though some of these six coins are relatively common, all are worth more than their original value. Lincoln Wheat Cents Most of these pennies are worth two to three times their face value if minted after 1934. Common date pre-1934 wheat cents are typically worth 5 to 10 cents, while rare or ...

Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
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  • Although paper currency is associated with modern times, this form of monetary exchange in the United States dates to before the signing of the Constitution. As with many endeavors in the New World, Benjamin Franklin played an essential role in the life of paper currency in the U.S. Franklin’s Role in Early Money In 1690, the Massachusetts Bay Colony began issuing paper notes to fund military expe...

Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
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  • Gold coins dealers recognize that gold has been used as currency for thousands of years, but it wasn’t always the standard for the global economy. After all, different countries placed value on different items throughout history, from cowrie shells to rice. The gold standard, as we know it, came around long after the United States declared its independence from Britain. What Is the Gold Standard? ...

Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
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  • When it comes to collecting rare coins, many people are under the assumption that the cleaner the coin, the better the quality. While this can be true, there are certain rules that must be followed when handling and caring for a rare coin collection. Here are a few simple tips to help collectors properly handle their coins and make sure that the quality and value of the collection is preserved. We...

Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
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  • When it comes to currency and coinage, there are different traits that a coin buyer may seek. Some coins are valuable because they are composed of precious metals, some because they’re very rare, and some foreign currency is collectible just because it’s interesting. These are a few of the strangest types of currency from around the world. 1. Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coins Canadian Maple Leafs are...

Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
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  • Civilizations have historically recognized the great men and women of their time by commemorating them on currency that rare coin dealers prize. In the United States, 53 individuals have been depicted on our banknotes. Today, even many collectors of rare coins and banknotes are unfamiliar with some of the figures on the earliest U.S. banknotes that were circulated as legal tender. 1. Salmon Portla...

Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
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  • Silver currency is one of the oldest forms of money—it first appeared in present-day Turkey around 600 BC. It’s also one of the most prevalent forms, with recorded use in every major empire from the ancient Greeks and Romans to the colonial U.S. Before buying silver coins, explore the history of the use of this precious metal as currency in the United States. The Establishment of Silver Currency i...

Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
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  • At the beginning of this millennium, the prices of precious metals skyrocketed to near record highs and have maintained a high value. Many first time investors have been drawn to gold, silver, and platinum as a tangible bulwark against highly variable markets. New investors often have questions about the difference between gold and silver bullion coins, and numismatic coins (rare coins). At Atlant...

Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
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  • Platinum is a rare metal admired for its “white gold” luster in jewelry. However, it’s even more appealing for its applications across industries such as medicine, auto manufacturing, electronics, and chemicals. The following are a few of platinum’s many applications. Medical Platinum’s resistance to corrosion from bodily fluids and its lack of reaction to bodily functions make platinum the ideal ...

Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
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  • Savvy collectors and rare coin dealers throughout the world buy and sell countless coins—some for substantial sums of money. But each of them had to start somewhere. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when starting your venture into rare coin collecting. Starting Your Collection Typically, most collectors are hobbyists. Some are casual collectors who started after sorting through some loose chang...

Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
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  • Although it’s been a while since many of you have heard from us, we wanted to let you know that we’ve been as busy as ever buying, selling and evaluating coins and coin collections at Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers.  In fact, the last part of 2016 and the first part of 2017 have been the busiest that we’ve had in the existence of our company.  We are appreciative of the thousands of customers that hav...

Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
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  • Large Selection of NGC & PCGS Certified Coins in Stock!

    For those of you who have done business for a while with Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers, you’re aware that we’re a full service coin and bullion dealer specializing in buying, selling and appraising gold, silver and platinum coins & bullion, old, rare and numismatic coins as well as paper currency.  We also are very active participants in the certified coin market, and in fact, are authorized NGC & PC...

  • Merry Christmas from Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers

    Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers would like to wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas!  We’re fortunate to have the best customers in the industry and are appreciative of all your business during 2016.  We look forward to an even better 2017 and will be rolling out some new initiatives and resources to better serve our customers. We’ll be closed on Christmas and on the 26th to celebrate Christmas...

  • Certified Coins: When to Submit Your Coins to NGC & PCGS

    We received a phone call last week from a gentleman who inherited a large and diverse coin collection from his grandfather.  His plan was to take the entire collection to NGC or PCGS to have the coins certified.  He indicated that he spent considerable time researching the coins and saw some dramatic price differences between certified coins and raw or ungraded coins.  While in some instances this...

  • Owner Tony Davis Suspects Fake Silver Dollars Made in China

    A local man purchased 40 silver dollars from a street vendor near the airport outside the Atlanta Farmers’ Market. Forest Park police called in our very own coin expert and store owner, Tony Davis, to assess whether or not the silver coins were counterfeit. The collection was said to be Morgan silver dollars. They were dated from the 1890s and marked minted in Carson City, Nevada. However, once ho...

Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
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  • Factors to Consider When Buying Gold Bars

    I met this morning with a nice gentleman that was selling a loose 100 gram gold bar.  He had saved up for quite a while to purchase the gold bar and was liquidating it for some short term cash needs.  This was his first purchase of gold bullion, so he had some questions as to if he made the right decision or not.  As we talked through some of the key aspects of buying and selling gold bars or gold...

  • 100 oz Engelhard Silver Bars on Sale @ Atlanta Gold & Coin!

    We’ve recently acquired a number of 100 oz Engelhard silver bars that we’re selling at competitive rates.  We’re offering additional discounted rates for purchases of (5) or more bars.  As you may or may not know, Engelhard silver bars, along with a few others, namely Johnson Matthey and Royal Canadian Mint, are the most popular and sought after silver bars in the market today.  These bars typical...

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Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers, LLC
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