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Selling Gold at Los Angeles Gold & Silver

Posted by on January 26, 2018 in Featured, Gold

Selling Gold at Los Angeles Gold & Silver

Los Angeles Gold & Silver specializes in all Precious Metal objects. Because the last decade has seen such a dramatic rise in precious metal prices, “gold buying” businesses seem to be on every street corner in Los Angeles. 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 lifetime of specialized knowledge to understand an items true value. Don’t sell your items too...

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Is My 1795 Silver Dollar Real?

Posted by on January 26, 2018 in Antiques & Collectibles, Appraisal & Insurance, Coins, Silver

Is My 1795 Silver Dollar Real?

At Los Angeles Gold & Silver we receive many phone calls each week with customers curious about the value of their silver dollars. The most common calls concern the very earliest silver dollars ever produced by the U.S. mint from the years  1794- 1804. These coins are rare and quite valuable in original condition. They have also been heavily counterfeited for many decades, and these fakes are sold everywhere from pawn shops to eBay. While it is certainly possible that your early silver dollar may be authentic, it is much more likely that...

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Is My 1795 Silver Dollar Real?

Posted by on January 26, 2018 in Antiques & Collectibles, Appraisal & Insurance, Coins, Gold, Silver

Is My 1795 Silver Dollar Real?

At Los Angeles Gold & Silver we receive many phone calls each week with customers curious about the value of their silver dollars. The most common calls concern the very earliest silver dollars ever produced by the U.S. mint from the years  1794- 1804. These coins are rare and quite valuable in original condition. They have also been heavily counterfeited for many decades, and these fakes are sold everywhere from pawn shops to eBay. While it is certainly possible that your early silver dollar may be authentic, it is much more likely that...

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Are My Items Silver or Silverplate?

Posted by on January 25, 2018 in Antiques & Collectibles, Appraisal & Insurance, Gold, Precious Metals, Silver

Are My Items Silver or Silverplate?

Because Los Angele Gold & Silver is one of the top antique silver buyers in Los Angeles, we receive many inquiries each week from customers seeking to find out whether the silver items they have are pure silver or silver plated? In actuality most “pure” silver items are made of sterling silver which is 92.5% pure silver, with some other metal (usually copper) added for strength. Most items made of silver in the United States since the mid-1800’s will have the word Sterling or the number .925 stamped somewhere on the piece. The exception...

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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 intrinsic...

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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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