What is Art Glass and What Makes it Valuable?

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...

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The Allure of Antiques and Collectibles

The Allure of Antiques and Collectibles

Throughout the ages, Antiques and collectibles have continued to attract millions of people around the globe, and in recent times the craze has only grown. More than ever before, people from all walks of life are attending antique shows everywhere – from local neighborhood shows to global events and road trips, antiques and collectibles continue to pull audiences. Why? Because it is the ultimate treasure hunt!Collectors purchase antiques...

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What’s My Antique Silver Worth?

What’s My Antique Silver Worth?

Antique silver is our passion at Los Angeles Gold & Silver. If you are in the market to sell antique silver in Los Angeles, we can be of assistance.  We provide free appraisals on all silver items at our store in Beverly Hills, with no obligation. It is our pleasure to share the knowledge we have accumulated concerning all items made of silver from around the world. The last decade has been a very interesting one in the world of antique...

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How Much Gold is in Olympic Gold Medals?

How Much Gold is in Olympic Gold Medals?

At Los Angeles Gold & Silver, we are asked all sorts of questions about gold and silver values. The big question on everyone’s mind is the Olympic gold medals! How much gold do they really contain and how much are they worth? According to sources, the medal values are much different than you might think.  In fact, the medals contain more silver than gold!  Check out the latest post here via Kitco and see what those values actually...

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The Intrigue of Coin Hoards

The Intrigue of Coin Hoards

There are times throughout history when a collection of coins is found that electrifies the imaginations of both the general public and the most ardent collectors alike. These large finds are referred to as hoards, a name that implies the coins were hidden away and eventually lost to the world and their owners. The Saddle Ridge Coin Hoard is the name given to the collection of 1,427 gold coins found buried in a rust covered metal can in the...

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History of the Morgan Silver Dollar (The most collected Silver coin in the world).

History of the Morgan Silver Dollar (The most collected Silver coin in the world).

The Morgan silver dollar was produced by the U.S. Mint from 1878-1921. It is composed of 90% silver & 10% copper, and contains just over 3/4oz (.77) of pure silver. The name “Morgan” is derived from the designer/engraver of the original design, George T. Morgan, who was actually not an American but an Englishman. The coin depicts the profile portrait of “Lady Liberty” on the obverse, and a Bald Eagle with wings spread clutching three arrows...

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