by: Ben Tseytlin - on Coins & Currency
1875 $5 Woodchopper

The 1875 Series $5 Woodchopper note is distinctive for its red seal along with the Allison & Wyman signature. Some of these notes are available in Choice Uncirculated condition, and are prized by collectors since they are undervalued compared to many other notes produced around the same time period.

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by: Ben Tseytlin - on Vintage & Luxury Watches
watches balance springs

One of the most fascinating components in modern watches is the balance spring, as it serves as the heart. Aside from the aesthetics, which most watch enthusiasts love, the miniature spring and its wheel have multiple functions, giving the watch a quality which is virtually organic.

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by: Ben Tseytlin - on Antiques & Jewelry
aquamarine

Aquamarine is classified as a beryl gem, which includes stones such as morganite and emeralds. The term “aqua” is meant to denote the ocean colors that it displays, namely, blue and green. It is a truly fabulous gem, and although not as well-known as diamonds, emeralds or topaz, will sometimes have a greater value and rarity.

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by: Ben Tseytlin - on Gold & Bullion
gold considered money

In a famous exchange between former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and Congressman Ron Paul, Bernanke was asked by Paul if he thought gold was money. Ben responded by saying that gold wasn’t money but a precious metal, and Congressman  Paul pointed out that the precious metal has been used as money for over 5,000 years. Below are some reasons why the Congressman is correct.

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by: Ben Tseytlin - on Vintage & Luxury Watches
Art Deco Elgin Legionnaire E

The Art Deco Elgin Legionnaire E-301 is an elegant watch with a case that is shaped like a cushion and a bezel that is engraved. It is one of the best examples of a stylish watch manufactured during the 1920s and 30s and is in crisp, almost mint condition, with virtually no brassing. It is 29 mm with 14 karat gold. The numerical dial is quite attractive, and this timepiece is powered through a 7-jewel movement that is manual.

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by: Ben Tseytlin - on Gold & Bullion
gold industrial metal

Although gold is well known for its investment value, little is said about its industrial use. In fact, billionaire Warren Buffet has heavily criticized the metal in the past, saying that it is basically dug up out of the ground only to be put back into a vault underground where it is then guarded. However, the truth is that the metal in fact does have a number of industrial uses, which are likely to increase in the future due to advances in technology.

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