by: Ben Tseytlin - on Vintage & Luxury Watches
Panerai

It has only been about 22 years since Panerai watches and straps became accessible to the general public, but during that time the brand has had spectacular success, unseating other watchmakers that have been in business longer. Today these watches are worn by both A-listers and royalty, and below are some reasons why.

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by: Ben Tseytlin - on Coins & Currency
Newest 100 Bill

The U.S. government has made some recent changes to the $100 bill, which is designed to enhance its security. This piece of currency is one of the most recognized and traded worldwide, and according to experts the Federal Reserve has been working on the security upgrade since 2003. The new bills were originally scheduled for release in 2011, but due to problems with creases their circulation was delayed.

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by: Ben Tseytlin - on Antiques & Jewelry
Chalcedony

The gemstone known as chalcedony is a member of the quartz family. It comes in a variety of patterns, colors and shapes, and is distinctive due to its translucency combined with its solid and light color which usually ranges from blue to gray or white.

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by: Ben Tseytlin - on Coins & Currency
Gold Coin

Before shopping for gold coins, whether in a physical store or online, it is essential to understand the premiums. These premiums are the reason why 2 bullion gold coins that have the same amount of silver or gold within them are priced differently. When you buy from most dealers, the price you pay will be higher than the spot price, regardless of whether you’re getting gold, silver, palladium or platinum.

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by: Ben Tseytlin - on Gold & Bullion
Sterling Silver

Those that are shopping for silver, whether it is jewelry or cutlery, will eventually come across the word “sterling silver.” Although silver and sterling is sometimes used interchangeably, technically they are not exactly the same. Below is a description of sterling and how it differs from pure silver.

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by: Ben Tseytlin - on Gold & Bullion
Gold and Real Estate

A lot has been written on the gold/silver ratio, and what it entails, but what about the ratio between gold and real estate? With recent price increases, it is important to provide a brief historical analysis so that investors can know what to look for and how to profit.

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