A history of diamonds

The diamond is and always has been one of the most cherished items in our world’s existence. Apart from being a breathtakingly beautiful and naturally occurring stone, diamonds have also come to serve as an undying symbol of love and commitment.

The path diamonds have taken to reach their current modern state has been one of great interest, from its role in ancient eastern trade routes to its expansion into the present-day jewelry landscape. Here is a closer look at the history of diamonds that has helped make it one of the world’s most beloved jewels for thousands of years.

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Coin Lore: The Story of the Half Union 50-Dollar Gold Coin

There have been hundreds of different coins concepted and struck by the U.S. Mint over the centuries, whether to serve as a means of legal tender or simply as items of commemoration. From the American Eagle Proof coins to the Eisenhower silver dollar and beyond, U.S. history is rich with rare and unique coins – many of which are still highly sought after as collectible items today.

As extensive as the history of American coinage is, perhaps the most mysterious and legendary piece is the now often forgotten half union 50-dollar gold coin. The half union – while never having been released into circulation – is still often thought of as one of the most significant and well-known pattern coins in the history of the U.S. Mint.

Here is a closer look at the story behind the half union that makes it one of the more iconic coins in our nation’s history.

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Analyzing the 50-year history of gold prices

The history of gold dates back millennia, having first been used as a monetary store of value as early as 500 BCE. Its role has shifted many times throughout the centuries, from serving as a form of currency and as a standard economic value basis to now primarily serving as a diversification hedge against risk and inflation.

Still, throughout the centuries, gold has always been relied on as a key indicator of the states of global economies and as a means for anticipating what may be on the horizon in terms of fiscal growth.

Here is a closer look at the history of gold and of gold prices throughout the past 50 years to help inform the direction gold may be headed in the coming years and why now is an ideal time to sell your gold.

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How much is a gold quarter worth?

If you have one or numerous gold quarters in your possession, you may be wondering how much they’re worth and if you should sell them now or hold onto them as longer-term investments.

If this is the case, there’s an important distinction you should make between gold-plated quarters and gold quarters, as one is much more valuable than the other.

Here is a closer look at the differences between gold-plated quarters and gold quarters and how to go about getting value out of either.

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How to sell your gold online and in the mail

Over the past few decades, we’ve seen much of the retail landscape take its shopping experience to the internet, with everything from clothing and groceries to cars and furniture now being bought and sold online around the world every day.

But when it comes to buying and selling jewelry and precious metals, however, many are often more hesitant and less confident in the online process due to a wariness toward scams, damaged items, and an overall less-than-satisfying consumer experience.

The truth is that despite these concerns, the ease and success of selling your gold and other precious metals online is all about who you work with.

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