Palladium American Eagle Bullion Coins, Liberty Head Double Eagles, Swedish copper coin

Welcome back to Something About Coins! Americans are likely to see palladium bullion coins as part of the American Eagle series, per the first article, and a review of five gold Double Eagles is given in the second. A brief history lesson behind Sweden's 10-daler coin, a 43-pound copper coin is described in the third, and divulges secrets to buying and selling coins in the fourth article. Enjoy!

American Eagle Palladium Bullion Coin Act to Become Law,
The American Eagle Palladium Bullion Coin Act of 2010 will soon become law. The Act passed in the House on September 29 and then in the Senate on November 30. It is now cleared for the White House. When the Act, numbered H.R. 6166, is signed into law as the President is expected to do within a week, the United States Mint family of American Eagle products will expand to include palladium coins along with the gold, silver and platinum coins that have been produced for years. "I'm pleased that my legislation cleared the final hurdle and is now ..." Click for coin article

The Fab Five Type Three $20 Liberty Head Double Eagles,
There are five ultra-low mintage Type Three Liberty Head double eagles that were produced for circulation during the 1880's and 1890's. These five issues have not necessarily received the attention that the so-called Fab Five late date St. Gaudens double eagles (the 1929, 1930-S, 1931, 1931-D and 1932) have but they are now popular with collectors and have risen dramatically in value over the last decade. The 1881, 1882, 1885, 1886 and 1891 double eagles have a combined mintage of just 5,911. There are a number of possible reasons as to why ... Click for coin article

Here's What A 43-Pound Coin Looks Like,
On a recent podcast, we explored gold's central role in the history of money. But, even before the rise of paper bills, gold wasn't the only option. Sweden, for example, used a copper standard for a while in the 1600s and 1700s. That didn't work out so well. Because copper was so abundant — and because the value of coins was based largely on the value of the metal they were made of — Sweden's 10-daler coin was actually a ginormous 43-pound slab of copper, more than two feet long by one foot wide. Listener Sarah Y. sent us a link to this picture ... Click for coin article

Insiders Secrets to the Coin Biz,
This two-part article will teach you the behind-the-scenes secrets to buying and selling coins. In the first part, I explain the business from the coin dealer's perspective, how he views the coins people bring him to him, hoping he'll buy them, and how he arrives at his offers. In the second part, I explain how to sell your own coins for maximum profit when you want a dealer to buy them. It should come as no surprise that one of the most important things you can do is "stage" your collection, much like Realtors "stage" a house for sale. Make the collection look ... Click for coin article

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