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A Brief History About Collecting Coins from Pasadena Coin

Here's more information on coins from your Pasadena coin store. To the non-collectors, coin collecting can be seen as just a lame hobby to pass time; a way to feed on curiosity or wonder. The reality is that coin collecting is so much more than that. A Brief History of the Use of Metal Coins Back in the ancient times, the way to acquire something that is necessary for daily living was through bartering of other important goods or items. People would exchange their cattle, sheep skin or agricultural produce for land, other food or clothing. Later, with the growing knowledge and interest of people with metals like silver or gold, demand for these items led them to become the “currency” for acquiring goods. This new medium of trade became successful because of the convenience of exchange process that soon after, monetary values were assigned to these metals. During the time of Abraham, “shekal” was the unit of value of both silver and gold. Although one cannot really say who, when and how the first coin was minted, it was still agreed in history that the first minted coin was released in the islands of Greece. Later, Persians and Romans [...]

Platinum Eagles – at Your Pasadena TX Coin Store

The American Platinum Eagles are platinum bullion (solid) coins officially minted and released by United States Mint in the year 1997 are available at your Pasadena TX Coin Store. This coin is authorized by the United States Congress, being the first and only investment grade platinum coin ever issued by the United States Government. With this platinum coin, collectors can take advantage of it as investment in precious metals, since platinum is said to be rarer than gold. This is the only bullion coin whose weight, content and .9995 purity are backed by the United States Government. These coins are legal tender with the face value engraved in US Dollars but the United States Mint also produces proof and uncirculated versions of this coin for collection purposes. The proof version is distinctive in a sense that each year they have alternating reverse design from different artists giving it more appeal to collectors. Likewise, the proof and uncirculated version also contain the same amount of platinum. Designs and Sizes The term “eagle” in the coin’s name refers to the “soaring eagle” design at the tail side or back of the coin (reverse). The head side or front of coin (obverse) displays [...]