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What Actually Makes a Coin Valuable?

Posted by on December 2, 2016 in Antiques & Collectibles, Appraisal & Insurance, Coins, Gold, Silver

What Actually Makes a Coin Valuable?

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive at Los Angeles Gold and Silver is “What actually makes a coin valuable?”  There are a number of answers. There are several factors contributing to the market value of a coin. The simple answer is that any coin is worth what a buyer is willing to pay for it. However, the complexities of the numismatic marketplace go deeper. Rarity is one of the most important factors in establishing the value of a coin. Generally speaking, a scarce or rare coin will sell for considerably more than a more...

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What Are My Gold and Silver Coins Worth?

Posted by on November 6, 2016 in Coins, Gold, Precious Metals, Silver

What Are My Gold and Silver Coins Worth?

We receive many phone calls each week from people wanting sell coins in Los Angeles. Often times it is a collection of old United States coins that were collected by an older relative and passed down. They will often ask what we are paying for old silver coins, or want to know what their coin collection may be worth. The over-simplification of evaluating the value of a coin collection is a product of the recent rise in precious metals prices. As “gold buyers” have opened on every street corner, many numismatic (collectible) gold & silver...

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Ultra-Rare British Coin Found Among Child’s ‘Pirate Treasure’

Posted by on October 29, 2016 in Gold

Ultra-Rare British Coin Found Among Child’s ‘Pirate Treasure’

Via Weather.com News – – How many of us, when we were kids, played pirate – a plastic sword, an eye patch and a pouch full of fake gold doubloons we could only pretend were liberated from a Spanish galleon? One British man doesn’t have to pretend anymore. The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, recently discovered that the “pirate treasure” he played with as a child contained an ultra-rare coin that may be worth more than $300,000! To learn more about this incredible story click...

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American Eagle Gold Coin vs $20 Double Eagle Gold Coin?

Posted by on October 25, 2016 in Antiques & Collectibles, Appraisal & Insurance, Coins, Gold, Precious Metals, Prices / Spot Prices

American Eagle Gold Coin vs $20 Double Eagle Gold Coin?

   As Coin Dealers in Los Angeles, we are often asked by customers who are interested in investing in gold coins which is a better investment when comparing the American Eagle gold coin to the pre-1933 $20 Double Eagle gold coin. For anyone looking to buy or sell gold coins in Los Angeles it is important to understand the distinction between a bullion coin and a numismatic coin. Bullion coins are valued based solely on their precious metal content, and numismatic coins can have a “collectible” value that is much higher than their...

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Now May Be the Time to Invest in Gold

Posted by on October 11, 2016 in Gold, Precious Metals, Prices / Spot Prices

Now May Be the Time to Invest in Gold

From CNBC News: Oct. 11, 2016 Despite recent drops in the price of gold, now may be the time to add exposure to the precious metal thanks to demand from Asia, experts suggest.  Read the full story here…...

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Commodities Sustain Bounce-back, Dollar Swaying Bulls

Posted by on October 10, 2016 in Gold, Precious Metals, Prices / Spot Prices

Commodities Sustain Bounce-back, Dollar Swaying Bulls

From The Bullion Desk: Oct 10, 2016 The copper and gold price posted a minor uptick Monday in the US, although upside remain capped by a multi-month high dollar.  Copper for December settlement on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange jumped 3.20 cents or 1.5% to $2.1955 per pound. Trade has ranged from $2.1645 to $2.2025.  Comex gold for December delivery rose $9.00 or 0.7% to $1,260.90 per oz. The contract is still hovering around a four-month low.  Read the full story...

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What is Art Glass and What Makes it Valuable?

Posted by on September 30, 2016 in Antiques & Collectibles, Appraisal & Insurance, Art / Fine Art, Gold

What is Art Glass and What Makes it Valuable?

Art glass is a type of glass works that is more decorative in intent than functional intent.  These works are created by individual glass artists, and/or artist assistants, using small-scale furnaces in glass studios or work environments. While contemporary art glass is known for its hand-wrought aspect and individual creativity, vintage art glass (made prior to the 1960s) can include factory-made glass artistry, produced by small teams of factory workers. After machines began to take over the production of “utilitarian” glass...

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Panning for Gold Lately? Not Like This Guy!

Posted by on September 13, 2016 in Gold, News, Precious Metals

Panning for Gold Lately? Not Like This Guy!

Imagine you go out prospecting for gold and you find a nugget “as thick as a T-bone steak: 5 inches long, 1 1/2 inch thick by 4 inches wide!” Bryant Shock, co-owner of Gold Prospecting Adventures in Jamestown, California described a large nugget found last week by an amateur gold prospector at Woods Creek in Jamestown.  The prospector who found the huge nugget goes by the name Oscar and has chosen to keep a low profile. Do you blame him? That is a lot of gold! Check out the story and video by clicking...

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Selling Gold at Los Angeles Gold & Silver

Posted by on September 6, 2016 in Gold, Precious Metals, Prices / Spot Prices

Selling Gold at Los Angeles Gold & Silver

Why do business with Los Angeles Gold & Silver? Because we are one of the best in the industry and you won’t find a more ethical place to work with. We specialize in all Precious Metal objects. Because the last decade has seen such a dramatic rise in precious metal prices, “gold buying” businesses seem to everywhere. But, they are not all created equal!  There is a profound difference between a business that is only interested in buying as much gold & silver as possible and melting it all down, and one that applies a...

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What Are My Coins Worth?

Posted by on August 27, 2016 in Coins, Gold, Silver

What Are My Coins Worth?

As many of you know, we are professional numismatists and have been buying, selling & appraising coins and coin collections for over 25 years. Whether you are a collector in search of a particularly hard to find specimen, or are looking for information about what your coins may be worth, we are uniquely qualified to help you.  We purchase all United States coins and currency (paper money). We purchase all world coins composed of precious metal, many that are not, and some world currency. We provided Free Appraisals for all coins and coin...

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